prenatal exposure

Plastic bottle compound harms several generation


June 17th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Exposure to low doses of Bisphenol A (BPA), a toxic man-made chemical, during gestation has immediate and long-lasting trans-generational effects on the brain and social behaviour, ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to pollution harmful for kids


May 21st, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Prenatal exposure to air pollution through the mother can be especially serious for asthmic children, says a new study. Researchers looked at several pollutants, including carbon ... Read more...

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High testosterone retards language skills in boys


January 30th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Boys exposed to high levels of testosterone in the foetal stage are twice as likely to experience retarded language development. "An estimated 12 percent of toddlers ... Read more...

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Smoking moms’ kids more vulnerable to heart disease


June 23rd, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) Children whose mothers smoke during pregnancy have lower levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, known to protect against heart disease in later life. By the age ... Read more...

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Scale to assess newborns exposed to methamphetamine may predict later problems


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A scale used to assess the behaviour of newborns exposed to methamphetamine before birth might be able to identify those children who will develop problems later on.A large ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to chemical in plastic linked to wheezing in kids


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 02 (ANI): A Penn State College of Medicine researcher has indicated that exposure to chemical bisphenol A during early pregnancy may be associated with wheezing in children.Bisphenol A, or BPA, ... Read more...

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Prenatal pesticide exposure lowers kids’ IQ


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): A new study has found that prenatal exposure to common insecticide is associated with deficit in kids' IQ and working memory at age 7.Chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate pesticide, was ... Read more...

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Prenatal pesticide exposure tied to lower IQ


April 21st, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides, widely used on food crops, is related to lower intelligence scores at age seven. Researchers from the School of Public Health, ... Read more...

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Low IQ linked to pesticide exposure


April 21st, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 21 (IANS) Pregnant women exposed to high levels of pesticide will have children with lower IQs, say experts.Researchers have concluded this based on three separate studies, two were ... Read more...

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‘Thirdhand smoke’ dangerous to unborn babies’ lungs


April 20th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): Prenatal exposure to toxic components of a newly recognized category of tobacco smoke-known as 'thirdhand smoke'-can have as serious or an even more negative impact on an infants' ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to pollutants linked to behavioural problems in children


April 13th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A new study has found that when pregnant mothers are exposed to pollutants, created by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and other organic material, it could lead ... Read more...

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Kids born to smoking mums ‘more likely to become smokers’


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Children of women who smoked during pregnancy are more likely to become smokers, according to a new study.The research found that prenatal exposure to nicotine increased the vulnerability ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to sex hormone linked with genius


March 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 13 (IANS) High IQ in some people may be linked to exposure of sex hormone in the womb, says a new study. University of Alberta researcher Marty Mrazik, ... Read more...

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Genius linked to prenatal exposure of higher levels of testosterone


March 12th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study from University of Alberta has said that being bright is linked to prenatal exposure of higher levels of testosterone.According to Marty Mrazik, in the same ... Read more...

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Toxic chemicals found in pregnant women: US study


January 15th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A new US study has found that the bodies of almost all pregnant women carry multiple chemicals.The research, conducted by the University of California, San Francisco, found that ... Read more...

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Pregnant women in US carry risky multiple chemicals


January 14th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Practically all pregnant women in the US carry multiple chemicals, including the banned ones, says a new study. The study is the first to take note of all ... Read more...

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Cell phone use by pregnant mums linked to behavioural problems in kids


December 7th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that pregnant mothers who use mobile phones regularly are likely to give birth to kids with behavioural problems, especially if those children start ... Read more...

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Why smoking in pregnancy ups baby’s sudden death risk


November 11th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Babies whose mothers smoke during pregnancy have a far higher risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the leading cause of death during the first year of life. ... Read more...

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X-rays may increase childhood leukemia risk


October 5th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health has revealed that diagnostic X-rays may increase the risk of developing childhood leukemia.Specifically, ... Read more...

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Male twin sibling ups mental rotation performance in females


September 8th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): They say having a twin influences your life, for as long as you live, but a new study suggests that females with a male co-twin score higher on ... Read more...

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Pesticide exposure in womb causes attention disorders


August 20th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Children whose mothers were exposed to pesticide during pregnancy were at a greater risk of having attention disorders as they grew up, suggests a study. University of California ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to pesticides linked to attention problems later in life


August 20th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): A new study has found that kids who were exposed to organophosphate pesticides while still in mother's womb are more likely to develop attention disorders later in life.Researchers ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure could protect kids from allergies later in life


July 14th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that exposure to certain allergens in the womb may have a positive effect on children as they grow up.The study found that when ... Read more...

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High blood sugar in pregnancy may raise diabetes risk in kids


June 23rd, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A new study has shown that kids of mothers whose blood glucose (sugar) was high during pregnancy are more likely to have low insulin sensitivity-a risk factor for ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to BPA may raise breast cancer risk


May 29th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Exposure in the womb to chemicals like Bisphenol-A (BPA) and Diethylstilbestrol (DES) can increase an offspring's risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.Researchers at Yale School ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to plastic chemical linked to breast cancer


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Adult women who were exposed prenatally to bisphenol-A (BPA, a chemical commonly used in plastic food containers) or diethylstilbestrol (DES) could be at increased risk of breast cancer, ... Read more...

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Prenatal air pollution exposure ‘adversely affects kids’ cognitive development’


April 21st, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Children's cognitive ability can be affected by mother's exposure to urban air pollutants, says a new study.The study by the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) carried ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to phthalates linked to behaviour problems in kids


January 29th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): In a new study, higher prenatal exposure to phthalates-manmade chemicals that interfere with hormonal messaging-has been linked to disruptive and problem behaviours in children between the ages of ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to flame-retardant compounds adversely affects kids’ neurodevelopment


January 20th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that prenatal exposure to ambient levels of flame retardant compounds - that inhibit or resist the spread of fire- affects neurodevelopment in young ... Read more...

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Extra pounds at birth reduce TB risk


January 8th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): New research at the University of Michigan suggests that every 1.1 pounds of birth weight reduces the possibility of developing tuberculosis later in life by almost 46percent in ... Read more...

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Asthma, pre-term labour drugs may increase autism risk in developing fetus


December 3rd, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Drugs commonly prescribed for the treatment of asthma and pre-term labour in pregnant mothers might put kids at an increased autism risk, reveals a new study.Beta 2 adrenergic ... Read more...

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Exposure to lead, tobacco smoke ups ADHD risk


November 23rd, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A new research conducted at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center suggests that children's exposure to tobacco smoke while still in the mother's womb and lead during childhood ... Read more...

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Language learning begins in the womb


November 6th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) From their very first days, newborns' cries already bear the mark of the language their parents speak, reveals a new study. The findings suggest that infants begin picking up ... Read more...

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Globally-acclaimed Surgeon Prof Rama Kant now on SRNT Treatment Committee


September 27th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by admin
One of the most-credible International agencies for tobacco research – SRNT - has inducted Lucknow-based Internationally-acclaimed Surgeon and tobacco control crusader - Professor (Dr) Rama Kant - in its Treatment Committee. Prof ... Read more...

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Exposure to alcohol in womb leads to sleep problems


August 3rd, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Babies exposed to alcohol in the womb and those who are small at birth develop sleep problems as eight-year-olds, says a new study. Poor sleep and sleep disturbances ... Read more...

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