In-utero methadone or subutex exposure could alter gene expression, cause severe neonatal abstinence syndrome

Some infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) secondary to in-utero opioid exposure have a more difficult time going through withdrawal than others, but the underlying reasons are not… Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Fetal exposure to lead linked to obesity in mice

When we think of ill effects from lead exposure various neurologic problems usually come to mind. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Visual exposure predicts infants’ ability to follow another’s gaze

Following another person’s gaze can reveal a wealth of information critical to social interactions and also to safety. Gaze following typically emerges in infancy, and new research looking at preterm infants suggests that it’s visual experience, not maturational age, that underlies this critical ability. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

Infant toenails reveal in utero exposure to low-level arsenic, study finds

Infant toenails are a reliable way to estimate arsenic exposure before birth, a study shows. A growing body of evidence suggests that in utero and early-life exposure to arsenic may have detrimental effects on children, even at the low to moderate levels common in the United States and elsewhere. The fetus starts to develop toenails […]

Study: Prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke on inhibition control

Individuals prenatally exposed to tobacco smoke exhibited weaker response in some regions of the brain while processing a task that measures inhibition control (the ability to control inappropriate responses). Prenatal tobacco smoke exposure is a risk factor for adverse physical and mental outcomes in children. Growing evidence suggests that smoking during pregnancy may increase the […]

Folate levels in young women reduced by UV exposure

Women who are pregnant or trying to fall pregnant and taking a folic acid supplement may be at risk of reducing their folate benefit through sun exposure, a new QUT study has warned. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Exposure to environmental toxins linked to autism incidence rates

Researchers from the University of Chicago have found that rates of autism and intellectually disability in the US correlate with incidence of genital malformation in newborn males at county level – an indicator of fetus exposure to harmful environmental factors, such as pesticides.The research team, including Prof. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Chemical exposure: the impact on infant brain development

There are more than 80,000 industrial chemicals in widespread use across the US. Around 3,000 of these chemicals are in products that we come into contact with every day, including clothing, carpets, toys, cleaning products and cosmetics. But is it safe to be so frequently exposed to these chemicals?Past studies have associated chemical exposure with […]

Exposure to BPA linked to liver tumors in mice

In one of the first studies to show a significant association between BPA and cancer development, University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers have found liver tumors in mice exposed to the chemical via their mothers during gestation and nursing. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Fetal exposure to nicotine increases long-term risk of obesity

Many women are encouraged to quit smoking when they become pregnant using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) whether as gum, transdermal patches, nasal spray or lozenges. But new research has shown that nicotine from either smoking or NRT causes a wide range of long-term adverse reactions for the offspring, including an increased risk of obesity and […]

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