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Beijing Olympics study links pollution to lower birth weight

Beijing Olympics study links pollution to lower birth weight

April 28, 2015

Exposure to high levels of pollution can have a significant impact on fetal growth and development. Late pregnancy is a particularly important period of fetal growth, and the study suggests pollution may interfere with this period of development.

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Male hormones may enhance female fertility

Male hormones may enhance female fertility

March 3, 2014

A new study suggests androgens help drive the development of follicles – which may in turn assist in aiding women undergoing fertility treatment.

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Vaccine volunteers sought

Vaccine volunteers sought

February 24, 2014

Researchers are recruiting 20 healthy volunteers to test the safety, tolerability and immune response to an investigational vaccine against cytomegalovirus, a little-known but widespread herpes virus.

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In Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes Less Risky than Type 1

In Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes Less Risky than Type 1

November 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Type 1 diabetics show more complications and poor outcomes than Type 2 and non-diabetic women. Historically, research on diabetes in pregnancy hasn’t differentiated between the two types.

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Nutrient in Eggs and Meat May Influence Gene Expression from Infancy to Adulthood

Nutrient in Eggs and Meat May Influence Gene Expression from Infancy to Adulthood

September 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Consuming greater amounts of choline – a nutrient found in eggs and meat – during pregnancy may lower an infant’s vulnerability to stress-related illnesses.

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