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Pregnant women with long commutes to work at high risk for adverse birth outcomes

The study is the first to examine the impact of long-distance commuting during pregnancy on infant health. An analysis of data gleaned from 2014 and 2015 New Jersey birth records, revealed that for pregnant women who commute at least 50 miles to work, each ten miles of travel distance increased the probability of having a […]

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Night shift work linked to a higher risk of miscarriage

“Women working night shifts are exposed to light at night which disrupts their circadian rhythm and decreases the release of melatonin,” lead author Dr Luise Molenberg Begtrup explained. “Melatonin has been shown to be important in maintaining a successful pregnancy, possibly by preserving the function of the placenta.” To take a closer look at the […]

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Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk, finds study

Symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and cognitive problems characterise schizophrenia. So far, however, researchers have been unable to find out exactly what causes this condition. That being said, they have identified some likely risk factors – such as the presence of certain sets of genes, or exposure to some viruses. Due to older research suggesting […]

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Vitamin B12 deficiency tied to obesity during pregnancy, finds study

Pregnant women with low levels of vitamin B12 had metabolic markers indicative of increased fat production and reduced breakdown, which suggests that low vitamin B12 levels could predispose pregnant women to obesity. These findings highlight the importance for pregnant women to consume a diet rich in vitamin B12 to help prevent obesity and its related […]

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Can pomegranate juice be helpful in protecting the infant brain?

When it comes to protecting the newborn brain, taking steps to mitigate risk before birth may be critical. Some newborns, such as those with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), are at heightened risk. Being able to intervene before birth to aid in protecting the newborn brain may prevent the often-devastating effects of brain injury. In a […]

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Is vigorous exercise safe during the third trimester of pregnancy?

As a result, some women believe it’s safer to avoid any risks in pregnancy, no matter how small. Vigorous exercise may be considered one of these risks. But we’ve recently reviewed the research and found vigorous exercise is safe during pregnancy, including in the third trimester. And not only is it safe; it’s healthy, too. […]

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Women with chronic physical conditions more likely to experience mental illness in pregnancy

Hilary Brown, an assistant professor at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health & Society at U of T Scarborough and her colleagues used data from ICES, a non-profit research institute where she’s also an adjunct scientist. ICES uses population-based health information to study a broad range of healthcare issues. “Women with a chronic physical condition like […]

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New study reveals how cancer cells evade the immune system

All you need to know about sepsis

Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. If not recognized early and managed, it can lead to septic shock, multiple organ failure, and death. Any infectious pathogen can potentially cause sepsis. Antimicrobial resistance determines clinical unresponsiveness to treatment, its rapid evolution, and septic shock. Sepsis patients with resistant […]

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As more women are planning late pregnancies, this is what you need to be aware of

For millennia now, women have been getting pregnant and giving birth to healthy babies. And yet, once the news gets out that there’s a bun in the oven, you’re treated like a flower. There is no stopping the maid or the grandmother next door from imparting some kind, but unsolicited advice about how you must […]

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Pregnant women who eat more fibre may lower child’s celiac disease risk, finds study

The study researchers analysed information from more than 88,000 Norwegian children and their mothers, who gave birth between 1999 and 2009. The mothers were asked about their fibre and gluten intake in their 22nd week of pregnancy, and the children were followed for about 11 years for a diagnosis of celiac disease. The researchers found […]

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