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Study finds large racial/ethnic differences in use of medication for OUD during pregnancy

Study finds large racial/ethnic differences in use of medication for OUD during pregnancy

MicroRNAs in maternal blood may predict development of preeclampsia

MicroRNAs in maternal blood may predict development of preeclampsia

Prenatal exposure to air pollutants is linked with growth delays

Prenatal exposure to air pollutants is linked with growth delays

Pregnancy and fetal outcomes with COVID-19

Pregnancy and fetal outcomes with COVID-19

Vegetable intake before pregnancy reduces risk of preterm birth

Vegetable intake before pregnancy reduces risk of preterm birth

Women born by cesarean have greater risk of obesity and diabetes

Women born by cesarean have greater risk of obesity and diabetes

Study compares health of pregnant and non-pregnant women with IBD

Study compares health of pregnant and non-pregnant women with IBD

Men who had early puberty at higher risk of type 2 diabetes

Men who had early puberty at higher risk of type 2 diabetes

Newer antiretroviral drugs may be the safest, most effective HIV treatment during pregnancy

Newer antiretroviral drugs may be the safest, most effective HIV treatment during pregnancy

Rotavirus vaccination not linked to type 1 diabetes mellitus risk

Rotavirus vaccination not linked to type 1 diabetes mellitus risk

Health effects of the Australian bushfires

Health effects of the Australian bushfires

Clinical factors during pregnancy associated with congenital CMV infection in newborns

Clinical factors during pregnancy associated with congenital CMV infection in newborns

Study analyzes the effect of maternal smoking on newborns’ body size and proportion

Study analyzes the effect of maternal smoking on newborns’ body size and proportion

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