Genetics

New study offers insight into genesis of spina bifida

A group of researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have led an investigation that offers new insight into the causes of spina bifida, the most common structural disorder of the human nervous ...

Medications

Follow-up finds landmark steroid study remains safe 50 years on

A study has found there are no adverse long-term cardiovascular health consequences for the now-adult children of mothers who were given corticosteroids because they were at risk of early birth in a landmark trial conducted ...

Pediatrics

Stress hormone during pregnancy linked to IQ in children

Higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol during the third trimester of pregnancy may impede intelligence quotient (IQ) scores in boys aged 7 years old, according to research presented at the 26th European Congress of ...

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