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Study shows beneficial bacteria can be restored to C-section babies

Study shows beneficial bacteria can be restored to C-section babies

A new study has demonstrated that vital beneficial bacteria can be restored to babies born by caesarean section (C-section). The human microbiota consists of trillions...
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Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on women

Laura Turquet of UN Women tells us how the COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on the lives of women around the world. The...
Progress towards eliminating child deaths could be reversed by COVID-19

Progress towards eliminating child deaths could be reversed by COVID-19

According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 could reverse the major progress that has been made toward eliminating preventable child deaths. The number of deaths...
Can we change attitudes to reduce health marginalisation for a polyamorous family?

Can we change attitudes to reduce health marginalisation for a polyamorous family?

New research published in CMAJ sheds a light on how a polyamorous family experiences marginalisation during pregnancy and birth. An estimated one in five single...

High lead levels during pregnancy linked to child obesity

Children born to women who have high blood levels of lead are more likely be overweight or obese. This is compared to those whose mothers...

Domestic violence reduces breastfeeding in developing countries

Mothers in low to middle-income countries are 13% less likely to breastfeed their infants exclusively in the first six months if they experience domestic...
Pregnant women taking epilepsy drugs increase language impairment in their children

Pregnant women taking epilepsy drugs increase language impairment in their children

Today at the 5th European Academy of Neurology Congress, researchers present how epilepsy drugs taken by pregnant women is associated with higher risk of...
Parent and child exercise: the importance of exercising as a new parent

Parent and child exercise: the importance of exercising as a new parent

The pressure of becoming a parent can be quite daunting and having a brand-new little bundle of joy can take a toll on physical...
Maternal mental illness: one in four UK children have a mother with mental illness

Maternal mental illness: one in four UK children have a mother with mental illness

According to University of Manchester, one in four UK children between the ages of 0 and 16 have a mother with a mental illness...
Did you know long-term depression risk for mothers is linked to past eating disorders?

Did you know long-term depression risk for mothers is linked to past eating disorders?

According to a UCL-led study, a history of eating disorders and body image concerns before or during pregnancy are associated with long-term depression symptoms...
Surgical abortion and the link to physician procedures

Surgical abortion and the link to physician procedures

According to new research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, physician procedure volume is linked to outcomes after surgical abortion. Although surgically induced abortion...
Did you know that maternal gestational diabetes is linked to diabetes in children?

Did you know that maternal gestational diabetes is linked to diabetes in children?

According to research published in CMAJ, diabetes in children is more likely to occur if the mother of the child experienced maternal gestational diabetes. Early...
Sexually transmitted infections: WHO release new estimates on congenital syphilis

Sexually transmitted infections: WHO release new estimates on congenital syphilis

According to WHO, due to sexually transmitted infections, there was approximately 661,000 total cases of congenital syphilis in 2016 resulting in over 200,000 stillbirths...
Do you know the correlation between breast feeding and eczema?

Do you know the correlation between breast feeding and eczema?

According to new research, breast feeding children exclusively for the first three months of life had significantly lower odds of them experiencing eczema. Presented during...
Could robotic sensor technology diagnose live reproductive issues?

Could robotic sensor technology diagnose live reproductive issues?

A third of women in England suffer severe reproductive health problems such as infertility and early menopause, but now robotic sensor technology could identify...
Higher rates of miscarriage could be caused by oral antifungal drug

Higher rates of miscarriage could be caused by oral antifungal drug

Published in CMAJ, new research has found that oral antifungal drug used to treat yeast infections is linked to higher rates of miscarriage. A commonly...
ADHD risk factors increase with prenatal valproate exposure

ADHD risk factors increase with prenatal valproate exposure

According to Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, valproate exposure during pregnancy is associated with increasing ADHD risk factors among offspring. In a population-based study of 913,302...
Breast cancer risk remains high decades after childbirth

Breast cancer risk remains high decades after childbirth

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have found that contrary to previous knowledge, breast cancer risk remains elevated 20-30 years after childbirth. Generally, women...
Natural selection in womb: can this explain adulthood health problems?

Natural selection in womb: can this explain adulthood health problems?

Researchers propose random epigenetic differences cause embryos to survive under adverse conditions, however survivors may experience adulthood health problems. According to the international research team...
Rotavirus infection influenced by complex interactions in mother’s milk

Rotavirus infection influenced by complex interactions in mother’s milk

Researchers have found that the sugars and microbiome in mother's milk influence neonatal rotavirus infection. An international team of researchers from several institutions, used a...

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