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Study: About 8% of West Virginia newborns are exposed to alcohol few weeks before birth

Study: About 8% of West Virginia newborns are exposed to alcohol few weeks before birth

Drug to improve fetal growth may increase blood pressure and blood sugar levels in offspring

Drug to improve fetal growth may increase blood pressure and blood sugar levels in offspring

Many household filters are only partially effective at removing PFAS from drinking water

Many household filters are only partially effective at removing PFAS from drinking water

Study provides key insights into pregnant women's use of marijuana

Study provides key insights into pregnant women's use of marijuana

Study: Low-birth weight associated with poor cardiorespiratory fitness later in life

Study: Low-birth weight associated with poor cardiorespiratory fitness later in life

Small birthweight can cause breathlessness in later life, finds study

Small birthweight can cause breathlessness in later life, finds study

U.S. birth weights fall due to soaring rates of cesarean deliveries and inductions

U.S. birth weights fall due to soaring rates of cesarean deliveries and inductions

NICU babies have higher risk of mental health problems in later life

NICU babies have higher risk of mental health problems in later life

Antenatal depression on the rise in low and middle-income countries, study shows

Antenatal depression on the rise in low and middle-income countries, study shows

Cannabis exposure during pregnancy has measurable impact on placental and fetal growth

Cannabis exposure during pregnancy has measurable impact on placental and fetal growth

Kangaroo mother care increases survival of low birth weight babies

Kangaroo mother care increases survival of low birth weight babies

Maternal pre-pregnancy weight and early childhood weight associated with obesity in adolescence

Maternal pre-pregnancy weight and early childhood weight associated with obesity in adolescence

Exposure of pregnant women to persistent organic pollutants linked to smaller fetuses

Exposure of pregnant women to persistent organic pollutants linked to smaller fetuses

Traffic-related pollution increases a pregnant woman’s risk for hypertension

Traffic-related pollution increases a pregnant woman’s risk for hypertension

Pregnant teens have higher rates of depression and substance use

Pregnant teens have higher rates of depression and substance use

Professional emotional support needed for women during high-risk pregnancies

Professional emotional support needed for women during high-risk pregnancies

Boys born small at higher risk of infertility

Boys born small at higher risk of infertility

Study reports case-specific monetary estimates for childhood illness linked to air pollution

Study reports case-specific monetary estimates for childhood illness linked to air pollution

Smoking during pregnancy may increase woman's risk of developing gestational diabetes

Smoking during pregnancy may increase woman's risk of developing gestational diabetes

Study estimates health effects of breathing airborne PCBs around New Bedford Harbor

Study estimates health effects of breathing airborne PCBs around New Bedford Harbor