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Major Study Confirms Moms’ Smoking Changes Fetal DNA

Major Study Confirms Moms’ Smoking Changes Fetal DNA

  Miami, United States – Women who smoke while pregnant may harm their babies by chemically altering the DNA of the developing fetus, a major study including more than 6,000 women ...

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Overweight Mothers Have Larger Babies: Study

Overweight Mothers Have Larger Babies: Study

  Washington, United States – Overweight or obese women give birth to larger babies, says new research which could make some pregnant women think twice before reaching for that box of ...

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‘Vaginal Seeding’ for C-section Babies ill-advised: Experts

‘Vaginal Seeding’ for C-section Babies ill-advised: Experts

  Paris, France – The increasingly popular practice of swabbing newborns delivered by caesarean section with fluid from the mother’s vagina may not be safe, doctors and researchers cautioned. Known as ...

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Breast is Best for Babies, Mothers and Economy: Study

Breast is Best for Babies, Mothers and Economy: Study

  Paris, France – Breastfeeding more babies for longer could save the global economy some $300 billion in a single year, simply by yielding smarter and higher-earning offspring, researchers said. It ...

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Microcephaly: What is Happening to the Babies?

Microcephaly: What is Happening to the Babies?

  Paris, France – Pregnant women are being urged to think twice before travelling to Latin American and Caribbean countries battling a rise in cases of microcephaly — a rare but ...

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No Link Between Contraceptive Pill and Birth Defects: Study

No Link Between Contraceptive Pill and Birth Defects: Study

  Paris, France – Oral contraceptives taken just before or during pregnancy do not increase the risk of birth defects, according to a large-scale study published. Examining records for nearly 900,000 ...

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Factfile: What is Acute Otitis Media?

Factfile: What is Acute Otitis Media?

  BABY MINDER – Acute otitis media (AOM) is an infection of the middle ear, often caused by bacteria. It is the most common childhood illness for which medical attention ...

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Factfile: What is Rotavirus?

Factfile: What is Rotavirus?

  BABY MINDER – Rotavirus is the most common virus that infects the gut (stomach and intestine) causing gastroenteritis in infants and children. Almost every child has been infected with ...

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