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Heavier babies more likely to develop childhood allergies

Heavier babies more likely to develop childhood allergies

Heavier babies may be at greater risk of childhood allergies

Heavier babies may be at greater risk of childhood allergies

Maternal stress could affect a baby's brain development

Maternal stress could affect a baby's brain development

Twin birth rate falls in the US due to improvements in reproductive technology

Twin birth rate falls in the US due to improvements in reproductive technology

Men should stay alcohol-free for at least six months before conception

Men should stay alcohol-free for at least six months before conception

Low birth weight linked to chronic health conditions later in life

Low birth weight linked to chronic health conditions later in life

Severe vomiting in early pregnancy linked to increased autism risk

Severe vomiting in early pregnancy linked to increased autism risk

Researchers identify new genetic signals for regulation of infant growth

Researchers identify new genetic signals for regulation of infant growth

Paracetamol use during pregnancy linked to childhood behavioral problems

Paracetamol use during pregnancy linked to childhood behavioral problems

Cannabis use may alter gene linked to autism in male sperm

Cannabis use may alter gene linked to autism in male sperm

Exposure to pesticides in the womb linked to changes in brain activity in adolescents

Exposure to pesticides in the womb linked to changes in brain activity in adolescents

New toolkit enhances early detection, treatment of iron deficiency in pregnancy

New toolkit enhances early detection, treatment of iron deficiency in pregnancy

Study finds no harm to newborns from opioid maintenance treatment during pregnancy

Study finds no harm to newborns from opioid maintenance treatment during pregnancy

Hookah smoking not a safe option, finds new study

Hookah smoking not a safe option, finds new study

Depression is the single largest driver of substance use in pregnant women

Depression is the single largest driver of substance use in pregnant women

Study finds link between proximity to fracking activities and mental health issues during pregnancy

Study finds link between proximity to fracking activities and mental health issues during pregnancy

Mozambican women using kerosene lamps have higher exposure to black carbon

Mozambican women using kerosene lamps have higher exposure to black carbon

Danbury Hospital launches 'Healing Hugs' for its most vulnerable patients

Danbury Hospital launches 'Healing Hugs' for its most vulnerable patients

Adults who were born pre-term less likely to have sexual, romantic relationships

Adults who were born pre-term less likely to have sexual, romantic relationships

Exercise during pregnancy can promote bone health of both mother and child

Exercise during pregnancy can promote bone health of both mother and child