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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

Vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy linked to increased risk of preterm birth

Vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy linked to increased risk of preterm birth

Immigration fears among Latina mothers linked to lower birth weight babies

Immigration fears among Latina mothers linked to lower birth weight babies

UC biologists use frog models to study how early stressors may play role in onset of adult diseases

UC biologists use frog models to study how early stressors may play role in onset of adult diseases

Antidepressant use during pregnancy could increase risk of birth defects in baby, study reveals

Antidepressant use during pregnancy could increase risk of birth defects in baby, study reveals

Accurate test for jaundice could lead to effective treatment in premature newborns

Accurate test for jaundice could lead to effective treatment in premature newborns

Maternal multi-micronutrients, nurturing environment in early life foster childhood development

Maternal multi-micronutrients, nurturing environment in early life foster childhood development

Biomarker linked to depression during pregnancy and low birth weight in baby

Biomarker linked to depression during pregnancy and low birth weight in baby