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Exposure to Air Pollution Just Before or After Conception Raises Risk of Birth Defects

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Women exposed to air pollution just prior to conception or during the first month of pregnancy face an increased risk of their children being born with birth defects, such as cleft lip or palate or abnormal hearts.

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:22:11 AM

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Recordings Reveal Deep Credibility Gap When Doctors And Parents Discuss Outcomes For Critically Ill Infants

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - An analysis of 16 audiotaped conversations between parents of infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and clinicians found that medical staff routinely downplay quality of life issues....

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:49:28 AM

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High-Fat Diet May Change Breast Milk Makeup, Affect Baby's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Bethesda, Md. —New research suggests that following a high-fat diet during lactation—regardless of diet during pregnancy—alters RNA activity in breast milk.

Dec 4, 2017 - 2:50:36 PM

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Sperm RNA May Serve as Biomarkers of Future Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Human sperm may hold the potential to serve as biomarkers of the future health of newborn infants, according to a new study by a Wayne State University School of Medicine research team.

Dec 4, 2017 - 10:11:48 AM

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Living in a ‘War Zone’ Linked to Delivery of Low Birthweight Babies

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Mums-to-be living in war zones/areas of armed conflict are at heightened risk of giving birth to low birthweight babies.

Nov 30, 2017 - 10:51:42 AM

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Removing Chemical Used to Make Teflon-like Coatings Has Led to Fewer Low Birth Weights and Less Brain Damage

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Government and industry efforts since 2003 to phase out chemicals used to make non-stick coatings, such as Teflon, have prevented more than 118,000 low-weight births and related brain damage in the United States.

Nov 27, 2017 - 10:03:32 AM

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High-Fat Diet May Change Breast Milk Makeup, Affect Baby's Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Bethesda, Md. —New research suggests that following a high-fat diet during lactation—regardless of diet during pregnancy—alters RNA activity in breast milk.

Nov 22, 2017 - 10:43:42 AM

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For Infants with Certain Forms of Heart Disease, Are Shunts or Stents Better to Maintain Blood Flow Until Surgery?

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Philadelphia, Nov. 21, 2017 -- Infants with various forms of congenital heart disease require a stable source of blood flow to their lungs in order to survive until a more definitive operation can be performed.

Nov 21, 2017 - 3:25:58 PM

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Global Birth Season Study Links Environment with Disease Risk

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York, NY —Studies have shown that babies born in winter tend to have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes at some point, while fall babies have a greater lifetime risk of depression.

Nov 15, 2017 - 12:06:48 PM

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Bacteria May Help Babies’ Digestive Tracts More Than Suspected, Scientists Find

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Some of the first living things to greet a newborn baby do a lot more than coo or cuddle.

Nov 8, 2017 - 11:23:21 AM

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