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High doses of vitamin C during pregnancy may keep babies from memory issues later in life

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Apr 21, 2021 … CAMBRIDGE, England — Taking vitamin C can protect babies before they are even born from losing their memory later in life, scientists believe. The tablets ensure babies’ brains develop properly, even if their oxygen supply is cut short, according to a new study. Low oxygen in the womb, known as chronic fetal hypoxia, is one…

Dozens of ‘mystery chemicals’ never reported before discovered inside people

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Mar 17, 2021 … SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — If 2020 didn’t make people paranoid enough when it comes to their health, a new report on the chemicals seeping into the human body may take the cake. Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco have uncovered over 100 different foreign chemicals inside of people. Even more unnerving, 55 of these substances…

Breastfeeding moms do not transfer COVID-19 to babies, milk may actually fight the virus

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Mar 15, 2021 … ROCHESTER, N.Y. — In a welcome change of pace, researchers from the University of Rochester are offering up some good coronavirus news. Their study indicates that COVID-infected breastfeeding mothers don’t transfer SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID, through their breast milk. That in and of itself is welcome news, but study authors also report that COVID antibodies…

THC from marijuana use still detectable in a mother’s breast milk 6 weeks later

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Mar 10, 2021 … AURORA, Colo. — Just as smoking and drinking during pregnancy can have a negative impact on a child’s development, a new study finds marijuana use even after the delivery can be detrimental to a newborn. Researchers at Children’s Hospital Colorado say tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of marijuana, remains in a woman’s breast milk for…

Obesity and COVID-19: Report finds pandemic death rate is 10 times higher in overweight countries

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Mar 04, 2021 … LONDON — Obesity is one of the many health conditions doctors say can put someone at greater risk from COVID-19. A new report is now revealing the true scope of how being overweight is contributing to the pandemic’s death toll. Researchers with the World Obesity Federation find nearly 90 percent of the deaths from COVID have…

Thanks to Kamala Harris, women more optimistic about gender equality now than ever before

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Mar 02, 2021 … NEW YORK — Women are feeling more optimistic than ever about achieving their dreams thanks to Kamala Harris’ rise to the vice presidency, a new survey finds. Ahead of International Women’s Day, a OnePoll study asked 1,000 American women and 1,000 American men to analyze their views on gender equality in the United States and the…

Childhood cancer survivors are not more likely to terminate pregnancies, study concludes

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Jan 25, 2021 … HELSINKI, Finland — It’s more difficult for women who beat cancer as a child to become pregnant in comparison to the general population. But, that doesn’t mean that once they’re pregnant cancer survivors are any more likely to undergo an abortion. That’s the main conclusion of a new study conducted by scientists in Finland. In…

Mothers of children with autism have ‘significantly different’ metabolite levels, scientists say

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Jan 18, 2021 … TROY, N.Y. — The findings of a new study may revolutionize how infant autism-risk is assessed in pregnant mothers. Researchers from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Arizona State University, and the Mayo Clinic report that mothers of children born with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) show significantly different metabolite levels as long as two to five years after…

Exposure to toxic metals like nickel, lead can disrupt pregnancy

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Dec 31, 2020 … NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Pregnant women already have a long list of substances to avoid, such as alcohol and caffeine. Now, researchers from Rutgers University recommend that all expecting mothers-to-be do their best to avoid exposure to toxic metals including nickel, lead, arsenic, and cobalt. Researchers say exposure to such metals while pregnant may disrupt the…

Scientists find ‘forgotten’ organ that protects women and unborn babies during pregnancy

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Dec 24, 2020 … VIENNA, Austria — A “forgotten organ” may hold the key to protecting the health of women and their unborn babies during pregnancy. This revelation comes as an international team of scientists say they’ve solved one of the immune system’s greatest mysteries. Their study shows that making sure the thymus, a small gland behind the sternum,…

Study finds new link between miscarriage risk and maternal genes

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Dec 20, 2020 … TARTU, Estonia — Occurring in roughly 15 percent of clinical pregnancies, miscarriage is considered the most common complications an expecting mother can face. Now, a new study reports newly discovered connections between maternal genes and miscarriage risk. Researchers from the Estonian Genome Center of the University of Tartu in Estonia conducted the study. Physicians have been…

Scientists identify the 3 life stages when alcohol is most harmful to the brain

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Dec 04, 2020 … LONDON — Alcohol can be synonymous with fun and good times, or at least that’s what beer or liquor ads would have you believe. While it’s certainly fair to say drinking responsibly can foster a fun evening, alcohol consumption has been known to hurt brain health for decades. Now, researchers have identified the three points…

Babies born younger? Scientists discover thyroid hormones can lengthen lifespan before birth

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Nov 12, 2020 … TURKU, Finland — It may sound like something Yogi Berra might say, but you’re never as young as the day you were born. Scientists in Finland however are trying to change this fact. Their study finds certain hormones in a pregnant mother’s body can actually rewind the biological clock. Simply put, babies can be born…

‘Killer couch chemicals’ found in living rooms can cause diabetes

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Nov 11, 2020 … RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Amid all the reminders to stay indoors this year, scientists in California are warning about the dangers still inside your home. A new study finds household chemicals, particularly flame retardants, could be contaminating your body right now. Researchers say this is especially dangerous for pregnant women, as their research reveals these chemicals cause…

Vitamin D levels during pregnancy linked to a baby’s IQ as they grow

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Nov 10, 2020 … SEATTLE, Wash. — For expecting mothers, vitamin D is important for their health and their baby’s too. A study finds this critical nutrient isn’t just vital for growth but also impacts a child’s intelligence as well. Researchers from Seattle Children’s Research Institute say mothers with higher vitamin D levels during pregnancy tend to have children…

Heavier newborn babies have higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation as adults

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Oct 28, 2020 … BEIJING, China — Health experts say a big birth weight usually means that child will be a big adult. An international study finds a larger birth weight can also spell trouble for that child’s heart later in life. Researchers say babies weighing well over eight pounds or more have a significantly higher risk for developing…

Cannabis use during pregnancy can change a child’s mental ability, behavior

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Oct 20, 2020 … PULLMAN, Wash. — From smoking, to drinking, to poor diet choices, there are many things that negatively impact a pregnancy. A study is adding to that list, saying regular cannabis use may have serious side-effects that last into adulthood for that child. Researchers at Washington State University find offspring of regular cannabis users experience long-term cognitive…