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Premature infants have greater risk of SIDS than full-term babies

Premature infants have greater risk of SIDS than full-term babies

Combined effect of genetic change and ozone exposure could increase risk for autism

Combined effect of genetic change and ozone exposure could increase risk for autism

Prenatal exposure to pain-relieving drug can impair development of male behavior

Prenatal exposure to pain-relieving drug can impair development of male behavior

Study finds link between common household chemicals and birth defects in mice

Study finds link between common household chemicals and birth defects in mice

Study finds direct link between birth outcomes and placental oxygen transport

Study finds direct link between birth outcomes and placental oxygen transport

Twin girls joined at the head separated successfully by team of doctors at CHOP

Twin girls joined at the head separated successfully by team of doctors at CHOP

Researchers explore impact of hair products on breast cancer risk

Researchers explore impact of hair products on breast cancer risk

Decrease in diversity of vaginal microbes linked to preterm birth

Decrease in diversity of vaginal microbes linked to preterm birth

Study makes recommendations on how to reduce Africa's child mortality rates

Study makes recommendations on how to reduce Africa's child mortality rates

New study establishes link between prenatal stress and onset of eating disorders

New study establishes link between prenatal stress and onset of eating disorders

Phthalate exposure linked to depressed thyroid function in young girls

Phthalate exposure linked to depressed thyroid function in young girls

Long-term stress for the mother can influence growth of unborn child through amniotic fluid

Long-term stress for the mother can influence growth of unborn child through amniotic fluid

A new Zika threat hovers as summer’s mosquitoes get bzzzzy

A new Zika threat hovers as summer’s mosquitoes get bzzzzy

Physical stress to mother during pregnancy can influence growth of unborn child

Physical stress to mother during pregnancy can influence growth of unborn child

Mindfulness training during childbirth can help cope with labor pain, reduce depression symptoms

Mindfulness training during childbirth can help cope with labor pain, reduce depression symptoms

Exposure to high prenatal stress and air pollution linked to increased risk for childhood asthma

Exposure to high prenatal stress and air pollution linked to increased risk for childhood asthma

New report highlights racial, ethnic inequalities in Chicago

New report highlights racial, ethnic inequalities in Chicago

Gestational exposure to marijuana smoke may have lasting effects on the retina

Gestational exposure to marijuana smoke may have lasting effects on the retina

Obese women may get less dangerous form of preeclampsia, study suggests

Obese women may get less dangerous form of preeclampsia, study suggests

New conference aims to improve understanding of how advances in genomics influence society

New conference aims to improve understanding of how advances in genomics influence society