Women with thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy face increased risk for gestational diabetes
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  June 12, 2018  
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 Women with thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy face increased risk for gestational diabetesWomen with thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy face increased risk for gestational diabetes
 
Women with thyroid dysfunction in the first half of pregnancy face an increased risk for gestational diabetes, a form of diabetes that is typically diagnosed during the second trimester, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
 
   Nature and effects of breastfeeding on health of mothers and babiesNature and effects of breastfeeding on health of mothers and babies
 
Guidelines recommend breastfeeding as the best source of nutrition for most babies. The Nutrition 2018 meeting will feature new research findings on the nature of breast milk and how breastfeeding may affect the health of both moms and babies.
 
   Study shows modest link between mother’s attitude towards baby during pregnancy and later interactionsStudy shows modest link between mother’s attitude towards baby during pregnancy and later interactions
 
Mothers who 'connect' with their baby during pregnancy are more likely to interact in a more positive way with their infant after it is born, according to a study carried out at the University of Cambridge. Interaction is important for helping infants learn and develop.
 
 Researchers develop model that predicts changes in BUP exposure during pregnancy
 
Researchers develop model that predicts changes in BUP exposure during pregnancyBuprenorphine (BUP) is approved for the treatment of opioid addiction. The current dosing regimen of BUP in pregnant women is based on recommendations designed for non-pregnant adults, but physiological changes during pregnancy may alter BUP exposure and efficacy.
 
 
 ‘Where the need is’: Tackling teen pregnancy with a midwife at school
 
‘Where the need is’: Tackling teen pregnancy with a midwife at schoolWhile U.S. teen pregnancy rates overall have trended steadily downward in the past decade, they remain high in some communities. The rates for black and Latina teens is around twice that of whites, and kids from low-income families tend to have higher rates.
 
 
 Prenatal and postnatal exposure to tobacco smoke linked with hearing impairment in children
 
Prenatal and postnatal exposure to tobacco smoke linked with hearing impairment in childrenExposure to tobacco smoke prenatally and postnatally was associated with hearing impairment in a Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology study of young children in Japan.
 
 
 Study finds decline in pregnancy and birth rates among teens in Minnesota
 
Study finds decline in pregnancy and birth rates among teens in MinnesotaPregnancy and birth rates continue to decline for 15-19-year-olds in Minnesota, with rates decreasing the most among youth from communities of color.
 
 
 Study: Maternal fatty acid balance critical for reducing obesity in children
 
Study: Maternal fatty acid balance critical for reducing obesity in childrenThe balance between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in the tissues of female mammals, which previous research has suggested can impact the incidence of obesity in their offspring, appears to do so through its effect on the microbial population of the infant's gastrointestinal tract.