Symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy increases risk of complications for mother and infant

In a recent study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, researchers investigate the obstetric and neonatal outcomes in pregnant females infected with the severe acute respiratory…

Covid during pregnancy increases risk of maternal death

Comment on this story Comment Pregnant people infected with the coronavirus have a seven times higher risk of dying compared with pregnant individuals who are not infected, a finding that…

Taking Tylenol while pregnant increases ADHD risk for kids: study

Women who take painkillers could be increasing their baby’s odds for developing attention disorders and sleeping problems, a new study suggests. Using data from the First Baby Study in Pennsylvania, researchers…

Prenatal exposure to air pollution increases risk of childhood allergic rhinitis and asthma

In a recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers assessed the impact of prenatal exposure to air pollution on immune perturbations.  There is evidence that…

Consumption of ultra-processed foods increases risk of COVID-19

The rapid transmission of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causal agent of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, has immensely affected the global healthcare sector and…

Exposure to multiple phthalates during pregnancy increases risk of preterm birth

Pregnant women who were exposed to multiple phthalates during pregnancy had an increased risk of preterm birth, according to new research by the National Institutes of Health. Phthalates are chemicals…

Acute illness increases cortisol levels in children and adolescents

A new JAMA Network Open study reports that in children and adolescents without glucocorticoid (GC) deficiency, circulating cortisol levels were higher during acute illnesses as compared to when they were otherwise…

Childhood bronchitis increases the risk of lung diseases in adult life

Bronchitis in early childhood has been found to increase the risk of lung diseases in middle age according to research from the Allergy and Lung Health Unit at the University…

Maternal Obesity Greatly Increases a Child’s Risk of Heart Problems

According to a recent study in mice, maternal obesity affects the fetus’ heart health and function. Obesity during pregnancy increases the risk of lifelong heart disease in offspring Obesity is…

Maternal obesity greatly increases offspring’s risk of cardiac problems in later life

Maternal obesity impairs heart health and function of the fetus according to a new study in mice. The study, published in The Journal of Physiology found that maternal obesity causes…