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Children should be screened for high blood pressure at age 3

Children should be screened for high blood pressure at age 3

Study to begin to develop patient guidelines for the use of antidepressant medications in pregnancy and following birth

Study to begin to develop patient guidelines for the use of antidepressant medications in pregnancy and following birth

New initiative to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality

New initiative to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality

Teen birth rate hits record low and prevalence of overweight among children has increased

Teen birth rate hits record low and prevalence of overweight among children has increased

Antidepressants should not be avoided in treatment of pregnant women with severe depression

Antidepressants should not be avoided in treatment of pregnant women with severe depression

New York study reveals that babies in the womb are more sensitive than their mothers to DNA damage from pollution

New York study reveals that babies in the womb are more sensitive than their mothers to DNA damage from pollution

World is currently facing a twin epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes in young people

World is currently facing a twin epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes in young people

Newborns are more susceptible to DNA damage from pollution than their mothers

Newborns are more susceptible to DNA damage from pollution than their mothers

Exposure to excess hormones in the womb increases risk of heart disease and diabetes

Exposure to excess hormones in the womb increases risk of heart disease and diabetes

Novel findings on treatments for childhood obesity and early polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in young girls

Novel findings on treatments for childhood obesity and early polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in young girls

Obese women more likely to have pregnancy complications and caesarean sections than women of average weight

Obese women more likely to have pregnancy complications and caesarean sections than women of average weight

Breastfeeding decreases risk of heart disease later in life

Breastfeeding decreases risk of heart disease later in life

A mother-to-be who eats fish during the later stages of pregnancy is less likely to have a very small baby

A mother-to-be who eats fish during the later stages of pregnancy is less likely to have a very small baby

Pregnancy massage may reduce the risk of premature births

Pregnancy massage may reduce the risk of premature births

Survey reveals important information about pregnancy health

Survey reveals important information about pregnancy health

Breastfeeding helps against low weight infants and infection

Breastfeeding helps against low weight infants and infection

Pregnant women need to be aware of coffee and tea strength

Pregnant women need to be aware of coffee and tea strength

Mothers who smoke increase the likelihood of daughters smoking 3 fold

Mothers who smoke increase the likelihood of daughters smoking 3 fold

Dental x-rays when pregnant linked to low birth weight

Dental x-rays when pregnant linked to low birth weight

Prediction of adult diseases in infancy

Prediction of adult diseases in infancy