Children exposed to air pollution in early years more likely to develop food allergies

The modern world is highly industrialized and urbanized. One accompaniment of this change in lifestyle is the rise of food allergies. A new research paper explores associations between food allergies…

Children exposed to diverse accents perform better in learning new words

If elementary school children are accustomed to many regional and foreign accents because they hear them frequently in their linguistic environment, then it is easier for them to learn new…

Children more likely to develop asthma if their father was exposed to second-hand smoke in childhood

Children are more likely to develop asthma if their father was exposed to second-hand smoke when he was a child, according to a study published today (Thursday) in the European…

Infants exposed to COVID-19 in the womb exhibit differences in neurodevelopmental outcomes

Babies born to mothers who suffered COVID-19 disease during pregnancy seem to exhibit differences in neurodevelopmental outcomes at 6 weeks, according to a preliminary analysis presented in the 30th European…

New Study Finds Pregnant People Exposed to These Common Chemicals

Researchers found that pregnant people are exposed to several potentially harmful chemicals from plastics, pesticides, and other sources. Pregnant women can be exposed to chemicals in food, water, air, dust,…

Children exposed to maltreatment present a response-to-stress pattern like that of adolescents

The acute psychosocial stress states stimulate the secretion of an antibody type protein which is decisive in the first immune defense against infection, but only after puberty. However, children with…

Children prenatally exposed to antipsychotics do not have increased risk for neurodevelopmental disorders

Children of women who took antipsychotic medications late in their pregnancy did not demonstrate increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders, according to findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Women who take…

Pregnant women exposed to excessive disinfectants more likely to have children with asthma

Published: Published Date – 12:15 PM, Sun – 3 April 22 Representational Image Tokyo: Think twice before using disinfectants. According to a recent study, the excessive use of disinfectants by…

Study shows a small increased risk of congenital abnormalities in infants exposed to opioids in utero

A new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.211215 shows a small increased risk of congenital abnormalities in infants exposed to opioid medications in the first trimester of pregnancy.…

Children are more exposed to microplastics than adults, says expert

Plastic breaks down into microplastics and even smaller nanoplastics. These plastics can be found almost everywhere around the globe. Researchers can now confirm the presence of microplastics in the placenta…