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Scientists urge caution on common antimicrobial chemicals Triclosan and Triclocarban

Scientists urge caution on common antimicrobial chemicals Triclosan and Triclocarban

Cryopreservation of Embryos to Improve Assisted Reproductive Technology

Cryopreservation of Embryos to Improve Assisted Reproductive Technology

Study finds, 70% of women are not gaining a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy

Study finds, 70% of women are not gaining a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy

Maternal consumption of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy linked to obesity in children

Maternal consumption of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy linked to obesity in children

Advanced maternal age does not increase birth risks, study finds

Advanced maternal age does not increase birth risks, study finds

Preterm infants have higher risk of heart failure than babies born at full term

Preterm infants have higher risk of heart failure than babies born at full term

Woman’s gradual weight gain can increase risk of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy

Woman’s gradual weight gain can increase risk of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy

Year-round flu vaccinations for pregnant mothers benefit babies in subtropical regions

Year-round flu vaccinations for pregnant mothers benefit babies in subtropical regions

Breast-feeding may aid development of white matter structures in the brains of premature babies

Breast-feeding may aid development of white matter structures in the brains of premature babies

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