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Pregnant women with high BP risk preterm delivery and low birth weight

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:52

Researchers have said that pregnant women with chronic hypertension (high blood pressure) are highly likely to suffer from adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm delivery, low birth weight and neonatal death.

Risk of birth problems doubles after assisted conception

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 15:29

A new study has shown that the risk of serious complications such as stillbirth, preterm birth, low birth weight and neonatal death is around twice as high for babies conceived by assisted reproductive therapies compared with naturally conceived babies.

Air pollution linked to low birth weight in Europe

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 09:22

Women exposed to even low levels of urban air pollution during pregnancy may be at heightened risk of having a low-birth weight baby, according to a review of evidence from Europe.

UN warning over millions of teenage mothers

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 22:53

Around 7.3 million girls under the age of 18 give birth each year in developing countries, risking death and suffering that can only be addressed by changing social attitudes, a UN report said Wednesday.

Maternal smoking linked to poor infant immunity

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 14:20

A new study has revealed that smoking during pregnancy is associated with both respiratory and non-respiratory infections in infants, resulting in increased risk for hospitalization and death.

Air pollution ups risk of underweight babies

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 11:25

A new study has revealed that pregnant women exposed to even low levels of air pollution are at a higher risk of delivering low birth weight babies.

Kids born to mums under 30 at higher risk of childhood death

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 12:46

A new research has found that children born to mothers under 30 are more likely to die than those born to older mums.

Poor oral health in pregnant women linked to pre-term, low-birth weight babies

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 14:16

A new study has indicated that women with periodontal disease may be at risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such giving birth to a pre-term or low-birth weight baby.

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