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Mothers who smoke are more likely to deliver smaller babies even after a full-term pregnancy, increasing the risks of birth defects and neurological disorders later in life, say researchers from McGill University. The team of researchers, which includes Assistant Professor Michael Dahan and Ido Feferkorn of the McGill University Health Care Center, examined the effects
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  British and Canadian researchers recently investigated the possible associations between fetal exposure to maternal anxiety during pregnancy and outcomes of attentional deficits. The concept of fetal programming indicates that the woman’s environment before and during pregnancy can affect the “programming” of the growing fetus. Therefore, a prenatal environment which is less than optimal could
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] The use of antibiotics during pregnancy cannot always be avoided. Researchers investigating the impact of antibiotic use on the health of premature infants recently published their findings in the Journal of Pediatrics. Babies born prematurely are extremely vulnerable even in the protective environment provided by neonatal intensive care
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