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Glucose levels linked to maternal mortality even in non-diabetic women

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Glucose levels linked to maternal mortality even in non-diabetic women Glucose levels linked to maternal mortality even in non-diabetic women Credit: CC0 Public Domain An elevated pre-pregnancy hemoglobin A1c—which measures average blood glucose concentration—is associated with a higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes even in women without known diabetes, according …

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    Behavioral disorders more common in children exposed to maternal antenatal corticosteroids

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    Behavioral disorders more common in children exposed to maternal antenatal corticosteroids Behavioral disorders more common in children exposed to maternal antenatal corticosteroids Credit: CC0 Public Domain Maternal antenatal corticosteroid treatment is standard care when there is a risk for preterm delivery. The treatment improves the prognosis of babies born preterm. …

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      Measuring maternal grief in Africa

      Measuring maternal grief in Africa

      Measuring maternal grief in Africa Measuring maternal grief in Africa In places where children die with tragic frequency, the collective grief of parents affects all society. Credit: Mary Long/Shutterstock Most parents living in industrialized countries today reasonably presume that all their children will survive childhood. But child death remains woefully …

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        Maternal obesity may be related to risk for ADHD in children

        Maternal obesity may be related to risk for ADHD in children 1

        (HealthDay)—Mothers with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 kg/m² and greater are more likely to see behavioral problems and psychiatric symptoms in their children, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Pediatrics. Sonia L. Robinson, Ph.D., from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health …

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          Low maternal vitamin D may raise risk for ADHD in offspring

          Low maternal vitamin D may raise risk for ADHD in offspring 2

          (HealthDay)—There is an association between low maternal vitamin D during early pregnancy and an elevated risk for offspring attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Minna Sucksdorff, M.D., from University of Turku in Finland, and colleagues …

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            CDC releases first data on maternal mortality since 2007

            CDC releases first data on maternal mortality since 2007 4

            (HealthDay)—The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics has released the first national data on maternal mortality since 2007. The data are presented in three National Vital Statistics Reports. A consensus process was recommended for all states to add a standardized checkbox to improve identification …

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              Higher maternal socioeconomics offer little protection against toxic prenatal stress

              Higher maternal socioeconomics offer little protection against toxic prenatal stress 5

              T2-Weighted Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging Brain Segmentation. Segmentation results of total brain (orange), cortical gray matter (green), white matter (blue), deep gray matter (brown), brainstem (yellow), cerebellum (light blue), left hippocampus (purple) and right hippocampus (red) on a 3-Dimensional reconstructed T2-weighted MR image of a fetus at 26.4 gestational weeks. …

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                Link found between maternal depression and atopic dermatitis in children

                Link found between maternal depression and atopic dermatitis in children 6

                Credit: CC0 Public Domain Maternal depression in the postpartum period, and even beyond, is associated with the development of atopic dermatitis (AD) throughout childhood and adolescence, according to a recent study published in the journal Dermatitis. AD is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease typically characterized by itch, pain, and sleep …

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