Diminished ovarian reserve linked to pre-eclampsia, placental vascular lesions | Latest news for Doctors, Nurses and Pharmacists

Among pregnant women who conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF), diminished ovarian reserve appears to contribute to a higher incidence of pre-eclampsia and multiple placental vascular lesions of foetal origin,…

Certain Jobs Linked to Increased Risk of Miscarriage / Pregnancy Loss

A new study published in the Journal of Occupational Health found that certain occupations in South Korea were linked with higher risks of miscarriage and stillbirth among pregnant women. The…

Missed nursing care linked to higher odds of adverse outcomes for very low birthweight infants

Sometimes hospital staff nurses cannot provide required care due to time constraints. This reality can contribute to potentially dire outcomes for very low birthweight (VLBW) infants, who weigh less than…

Proximity to residential green space linked with higher birth weight

There is scientific evidence that maternal exposure to natural environments supports healthy fetal growth. However, study results up to date had been heterogeneous across regions and there is very little…

Air pollution during pregnancy linked to delay in children’s gross motor neurodevelopmental milestones

A recent study in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology has linked exposure to tiny particles of air pollution-; called fine particulate matter-; during pregnancy to delays in children’s gross motor,…

Parental discord linked to children’s genetic risk for alcohol problems

Parents can transmit a genetic risk for alcohol problems to their children not only directly, but also indirectly via genetically influenced aspects of the home environment, such as marital discord…

Early deprivation may be more closely linked with cognitive and emotional functioning in adolescence

Experiences of early adversity due to poverty, abuse, and neglect are known to interfere with children’s cognitive and emotional development. Recent research in Psychological Science expands on past work by…

Social vulnerabilities linked to cardiometabolic risk during pregnancy

Research Highlights: Social vulnerabilities, such as living in poverty, living in a single-parent household, not having a car or being described as a minority, were associated with cardiometabolic risk during…

Playing video games may be linked with improved cognitive abilities in children

A study of nearly 2,000 children found that those who reported playing video games for three hours per day or more performed better on cognitive skills tests involving impulse control…

COVID-19 linked to increase in U.S. pregnancy-related deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 drove a dramatic increase in the number of women who died from pregnancy or childbirth complications in the U.S. last year, a crisis that has disproportionately…