9/11 dust caused widespread pregnancy issues: Study

Pregnant women living near the World Trade Centre and who were exposed to the 9/11 dust were more likely to have given birth prematurely and delivered babies with low birth weight, says a study.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Low birth weight could be factor for age-related sight loss

Researchers have claimed that people who were born with a low birth weight could be likelier to develop age-related vision loss.

Air pollution linked to low birth weight

Mothers who are exposed to particulate air pollution of the type emitted by vehicles, urban heating and coal power plants are significantly more likely to bear children of low birth weight, an international study has revealed.

Air pollution linked to low birth weight: Study

Pregnant women who live in areas with high air pollution are significantly more likely to bear children of low birth weight, according to the largest international study of its kind.

Genes pay role in low birth weight and later diabetes risk

In a new study, researchers have identified four new genetic regions that influence birth weight, providing further evidence that genes as well as maternal nutrition are important for growth in the womb.

New genes behind low birth weight, adult shortness and diabetes identified

An international team of genetics researchers has discovered four new gene regions that contribute to low birth weight – three of those regions influence adult metabolism, and appear to affect longer-term outcomes such as adult height, risk of type 2 diabetes and adult blood pressure.

Low birth weight `may increase heart and kidney disease risk`

Being underweight at birth may have consequences above and beyond the known short-term effects.

Low birth weight, poor diet impair girls` learning ability

Lower birth weight and poor diet in childhood can lead to poor learning and behaviour in children, particularly girls, according to a new study.

Andhra nutrition policy to prevent low birth weight infants

The Women Development and Child
Welfare Department in the state is working on a `Nutrition Policy` to address the issue.

Andhra nutrition policy to prevent low birth weight infants

The Women Development and Child
Welfare Department in the state is working on a `Nutrition Policy` to address the issue.

Low birth weight ‘may affect development of autism’

Low birth weight is an important environmental factor contributing to the risk of autism spectrum disorder.

Low birth weight linked to early puberty, cancers

Researchers have found more evidence on the links between low birth weight, early puberty and cancer.

Low birth weight linked to early puberty, cancers

Researchers have found more evidence on the links between low birth weight, early puberty and cancer.