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No change in UK perinatal death rate from infections and prematurity in 20 years

No change in UK perinatal death rate from infections and prematurity in 20 years

Recommendations made for new research to settle questions on in vitro fertilization (IVF)

Recommendations made for new research to settle questions on in vitro fertilization (IVF)

Sedentary children at higher risk of chronic fatigue syndrome

Sedentary children at higher risk of chronic fatigue syndrome

Number of low birth weight infants born in America rose between 1990 and 2000

Number of low birth weight infants born in America rose between 1990 and 2000

Boys generally at greater risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Boys generally at greater risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Full-term infants born to nonsmoking women living within two miles of the WTC weighed significantly less

Full-term infants born to nonsmoking women living within two miles of the WTC weighed significantly less

Are nicotine patches safe for pregnant women?

Are nicotine patches safe for pregnant women?

High stress during pregnancy may increase likelihood of behavior problems in child

High stress during pregnancy may increase likelihood of behavior problems in child

Madeline Mann, the world's smallest surviving baby now 15

Madeline Mann, the world's smallest surviving baby now 15

Mother’s milk may not be best for preterm babies

Mother’s milk may not be best for preterm babies

Pregnant women with high levels of thyroid hormone may pass on toxins to their developing fetus

Pregnant women with high levels of thyroid hormone may pass on toxins to their developing fetus

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