05 Dec 2018
Being large for gestational age at birth combined with maternal diabetes is associated with a near-trebling of child’s risk of obesity | Canada
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that children who are larger than average at birth (large for gestational age or LGA) and born to mothers with gestational diabetes are almost three times as likely to be obese as…
03 Dec 2018
Smoking during pregnancy may lead to childhood eye condition | International
In an Acta Ophthalmologica analysis of 11 relevant articles, maternal smoking during pregnancy was associated with a 46 per cent increased risk that offspring will develop strabismus.
29 Nov 2018
New screening tool to improve outcomes for kids with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) has often been called the 'invisible disability' due to its high rate of non- or misdiagnosis among children.
16 Nov 2018
Preeclampsia: We can do more
The condition, characterized by high blood pressure, can be fatal and have long-term health effects for both mothers and babies.
15 Nov 2018
Ask the tough questions: Bring fetal alcohol spectrum disorder out of the shadows
Clinicians need to ask questions about drinking in pregnancy to ensure cases of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) are properly diagnosed.
19 Oct 2018
Cord blood clue to respiratory diseases
New research has found children born in the last three months of the year in Melbourne may have a greater risk of developing respiratory diseases.
24 Sep 2018
Social position determines pregnant women’s exposure to air pollution and other environmental factors: Spain
Socio-economic position determines the environmental hazards—such as air pollution and noise—that pregnant women are exposed to in urban areas.
23 Sep 2018
USA: Mothers’ pesticide levels linked with autism in children
A new study finds that elevated pesticide levels in pregnant women are associated with an increased risk of autism among their children.
22 Sep 2018
Blood test may identify gestational diabetes risk in first trimester
Blood test conducted as early as the 10th week of pregnancy may help identify women at risk for gestational diabetes, a serious pregnancy-related condition.