Babies of pregnant women exposed to pollutants may have lower IQs

The study, led by researchers at the University of Washington and UCSF as part of the ECHO PATHWAYS consortium, will be published in the September issue of Environmental Research and is currently available online. Researchers looked at 1,005 pregnant women participating in the Conditions Affecting Neurodevelopment and Learning study, set in Shelby County, Tennessee, and […]

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Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s health

Dr Andrew Lutzkanin, a physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State Health, has a research interest in perinatal outcomes. He said the journey to motherhood taxes a woman in more ways than one. Because about half of all pregnancies nationwide are unintended, he said he doesn’t always have a chance […]

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Eating spinach can help regulate blood pressure and prevent cancer

Spinach or Spinacia Oleracea is a vegetable that originated from Persia (called Iran at present). It is related to quinoa and beets and it belongs to the amaranth family. Much like any other vegetable, spinach is full of antioxidants and nutrients, making it very healthy. Spinach is high in insoluble fibre and low in carbs. […]

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‘Eat nuts three times a week’ during pregnancy to improve your child’s I.Q.

According to the study, children born to mothers who consumed 2 to 3 ounces of nuts per week during the first trimester of pregnancy typically scored higher on I.Q., memory and attention tests, compared with women who did not eat nuts. Previous research has shown that eating nuts is associated with a reduced risk of […]

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Consuming folic acid, multivitamins during pregnancy tied to lower autism risk

Women who take multivitamins and folic acid during or before pregnancy cut the risk of their children developing autism by nearly three quarters, according to new research. A study of more than 45,000 children whose mothers had taken supplements were 73 per cent less likely to be on the autism spectrum. Mothers who consumed the […]

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Swim for a cause: Spina Bifida foundation to organise event to raise awareness on birth defects

Swim for a cause: Spina Bifida foundation to organise event to raise awareness on birth defects

The Spina Bifida foundation of India and Meyer Organics are organising ‘Swim for a cause’ campaign in Mumbai on Sunday. 50 physically challenged spina bifida patients, doctors and patient families will come together to encourage sports – especially swimming in their regular daily schedules. As a part of Corporate Social Responsibility, Meyer Organics has undertaken […]

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