The increasing number of women with gestational diabetes could lead to many more children with early diabetes

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that children exposed to gestational diabetes in the wombs of their mothers are… Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Ever growing number of women with gestational diabetes suggests future will be filled with children with early diabetes

Children exposed to gestational diabetes in the wombs of their mothers are themselves around six times more likely to develop diabetes or prediabetes than children not exposed, research shows. With the increase in gestational diabetes (GDM), there is a growing need to understand the effects of glucose exposure on the newborn in the womb, at […]

Newborn screening expansion offers early diagnosis and treatment to infants with SCID

Data from 11 newborn screening programs showed that newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) can be successfully implemented across public health newborn screening programs. SCID babies are born without a developed immune system and are subject to a wide variety of life-threatening infections. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

Severe combined immune deficiency: Early detection and transplantation provide best outcomes

Children born with severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) have the best chance of survival if they undergo a hematopoietic stem cell transplant as soon after birth as possible, according to a detailed analysis of 10 years of outcome data. These findings, the researchers say, argue for expanding newborn screening for SCID, which leaves affected infants […]

Early predictor for preeclampsia found by researchers

A biomarker has been discovered that could give expecting mothers and their doctors the first simple blood test to reliably predict that a pregnant woman may develop preeclampsia, at least as early as six weeks into the pregnancy. Preeclampsia is a cardiovascular disorder generally occurring late in pregnancy and often resulting in an early delivery, […]

‘Often and early’ gives children a taste for vegetables

Exposing infants to a new vegetable early in life encourages them to eat more of it compared to offering novel vegetables to older children, new research suggests. The researchers also found that even fussy eaters are able to eat a bit more of a new vegetable each time they are offered it. Infant’s Health News […]

Birth by C-section, early antibiotic use put kids at risk for allergic esophagitis

Children delivered by cesarean section and those given antibiotics during early infancy appear more prone to developing allergic inflammation of the esophagus — the muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach, according to results of a study. Eosinophilic esophagitis, or EoE, is an emerging allergic disease, the causes of which remain unclear. While […]

Early menopause linked to mental decline

“Premature menopause is linked with poor thinking and reaction times,” The Daily Telegraph reports. A large French study found that women who had their menopause before the age of 40 had memory problems and delayed reaction times. Premature menopause is usually defined as occurring before or around the age of 40. This can happen because of […]

Early pregnancy alcohol linked to heightened premature, small baby risk

Drinking alcohol during the first three months of pregnancy may heighten the risk of having a premature or unexpectedly small baby, suggests research. Drinking during the period leading up to conception was also linked to a higher risk of restricted fetal growth, this study shows, indicating that this may also be a critical period, suggest […]

Even light drinking in early pregnancy raises risk of small or preterm baby

A new study suggests light alcohol consumption during the first trimester is linked to a higher risk of bearing a preterm or unexpectedly small baby, even if expectant mothers keep within the government-recommended limit of two units a week. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

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