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Marijuana use among pregnant women linked to low birth weight infants

Marijuana use among pregnant women linked to low birth weight infants

Pregnant women’s financial strain linked to low-birth-weight infants

Pregnant women’s financial strain linked to low-birth-weight infants

Non-obese Filipino Americans have higher prevalence of diabetes than non-Hispanic whites, study finds

Non-obese Filipino Americans have higher prevalence of diabetes than non-Hispanic whites, study finds

Babies with low or high birth weight may be at increased risk for developing NAFLD, study suggests

Babies with low or high birth weight may be at increased risk for developing NAFLD, study suggests

Lower-face asymmetries may help identify early life stress

Lower-face asymmetries may help identify early life stress

Low and high birth weights linked to severity of liver disease in children

Low and high birth weights linked to severity of liver disease in children

Scientists develop method to track perfluorinated chemicals in the body

Scientists develop method to track perfluorinated chemicals in the body

Study identifies potential risks for mothers who are cancer survivors

Study identifies potential risks for mothers who are cancer survivors

Increased uric acid levels in early life may lead to high blood pressure later on

Increased uric acid levels in early life may lead to high blood pressure later on

Daily consumption of dairy products during pregnancy reduces risk of having low birth weight babies

Daily consumption of dairy products during pregnancy reduces risk of having low birth weight babies

Factors contributing to childhood adiposity begin before birth, study shows

Factors contributing to childhood adiposity begin before birth, study shows

High levels of folate during pregnancy may decrease hypertension risk in children

High levels of folate during pregnancy may decrease hypertension risk in children

Maternal overweight and obesity linked to increased risk of child’s cerebral palsy

Maternal overweight and obesity linked to increased risk of child’s cerebral palsy

Birth-weights of babies have not increased over last 150 years, research reveals

Birth-weights of babies have not increased over last 150 years, research reveals

Treating pregnant women for mild thyroid dysfunction provides no benefit, study finds

Treating pregnant women for mild thyroid dysfunction provides no benefit, study finds

Low birth weight babies more likely to experience mental health problems later in life, research finds

Low birth weight babies more likely to experience mental health problems later in life, research finds

Maternal stress can affect growth of fetal muscles, study shows

Maternal stress can affect growth of fetal muscles, study shows

Preterm babies given monoclonal antibody appear less likely to develop recurrent wheeze

Preterm babies given monoclonal antibody appear less likely to develop recurrent wheeze

New analysis finds toxic highly fluorinated chemicals in fast food packaging

New analysis finds toxic highly fluorinated chemicals in fast food packaging

In utero environment can impact brain development, study shows

In utero environment can impact brain development, study shows