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International study gives new insights into development in womb

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 15:04

An international study, involving scientists at the University of Southampton, has used an analysis of epigenetic marks on De-oxyribonucleic acid ( DNA) to measure how much a baby`s development in the womb is determined by the genes inherited from the parents, as compared with the mother`s nutrition, mental health and lifestyle.

Prenatal smoking linked to enhanced aggressive behavior in children

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:31

Scientists have revealed that they have found evidence of an interaction between and genetic risk factors that increase aggressive behavior in children, especially in girls.

Maternal smoking, hormonal stress up daughter`s risk of nicotine use

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 22:22

A new 40-year longitudinal study has warned that women who continue to smoke and live under stressful conditions during their pregnancy increase their daughter`s chances of nicotine dependence later in life.

Women who smoke could disrupt prenatal development of babies

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 15:49

A new study has demonstrated how exposure to tobacco smoke affects the development of human immune system on molecular level.

Prenatal cocaine exposure affects baby`s behaviour and brain

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 15:48

Researchers including an Indian researcher prenatal cocaine exposure can have negative effects on baby`s normal brain development and behaviour, from birth and into adulthood.

Prenatal alcohol exposure lethal for baby

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 10:37

Animal experiments have shown that prenatal alcohol exposure in utero, especially during the early stages of pregnancy, can cause fetal alcohol syndrome.

Seeds of disease are sown before birth

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 11:22

Stress might have harmed your health even before you were born, a new study suggests.

Prenatal exposure to flame retardants linked to learning problems, hyperactivity

Last Updated: Monday, May 06, 2013, 14:47

Mothers exposed to flame retardants during pregnancy may put their offspring at high risk for learning problems and hyperactivity in their early childhood, a new study has warned.

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