Neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage linked to adverse weight development in children

A new study shows that living in a neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage is a risk factor for adverse weight development in children under school age. Researchers studied the connection between neighborhoods’…

Higher NT-proBNP Level in Early Pregnancy Linked to Lower Risk of HDP, Hypertension

New research investigated the association of future cardiovascular disease with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) and the role of natriuretic peptides in detecting subclinical cardiac dysfunction following pregnancy. The results…

Study highlights the neurologic manifestations linked with COVID-19 in hospitalized children

Of hospitalized children who tested or were presumed positive for SARS-CoV-2, 44% developed neurological symptoms, and these kids were more likely to require intensive care than their peers who didn’t…

Starting hormone treatment in adolescence linked to better mental health in transgender people

For transgender people, starting gender-affirming hormone treatment in adolescence is linked to better mental health than waiting until adulthood, according to new research led by the Stanford University School of…

Young children’s mobility, motor skills linked with good vision and eye health

Toddler and young children’s mobility and motor skills – and preschool development – are closely aligned with good vision and eye health.   Professor Nicola Anstice at Flinders Health2Go clinic…

Changes in white matter connections during development linked to psychosis risk

Brain imaging studies have shown structural and functional abnormalities in people with psychosis in the connections between the cortex and the thalamus, the major waystation for incoming sensory information and…

Higher arterial stiffness during adolescence linked to increased risk of hypertension, obesity in young adulthood

Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland, the University of Exeter, and the University of Bristol carried out the study using data from one of the world’s most extensive ongoing…

Live Birth Linked to Greater HIV Care Engagement in Europe

This cohort study of women living with HIV, pregnant and not pregnant, investigated outcomes related to engagement in HIV care following a live birth. Pregnancies that resulted in a live…

Maternal exposure to flame retardants linked with ASD-relevant behavioral traits in offspring

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, are a class of fire-retardant chemicals that are ubiquitous. They are found on upholstery, carpets, curtains, electronics, and even infant products. Flame retardants migrate out…

Maternal pre-pregnancy BMI linked to pediatric allergic disease development

A University of Ottawa-led study of nearly 250,000 children in Ontario over seven years – the largest of its kind – found a mother’s weight before pregnancy may impact their…