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31 July 2019 - MedicalXpress - Expectant mothers can mitigate the impact of marijuana on baby's brain development

Research finds that choline, an essential micronutrient, can prevent fetal brain developmental problems that can occur when mothers use marijuana while pregnant.


29 July 2019 - MedicalXpress - Midwives and nurse-midwives may underestimate the dangers of prenatal alcohol use

No amount of alcohol use during pregnancy has been proven safe, and yet many nurses who provide prenatal care are failing to communicate the dangers.


10 June 2019 - The Conversation - Drinking alcohol at conception shown to harm rats – new study

Drinking alcohol while pregnant can have a devastating impact on the developing baby, leading to poor cognition and behaviour. But what if a mother drinks before she knows she is pregnant?


10 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - New report card could mark governments' progress in improving preconception health

Researchers say action for healthier pregnancies and babies means increasing intake of vitamins, being free of smoking and alcohol and keeping to a healthy diet and weight before conception.


10 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Drinking alcohol even at conception damages placenta development: study

In this study, the placentas of rats that consumed alcohol around the time of conception were reduced significantly, with negative health implications.


26 April 2019 - Science Daily - No safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, suggest researchers

Study finds that teenagers who were exposed to alcohol while in the womb show altered brain connections consistent with impaired cognitive performance.


27 February 2019 - Science Daily - Smoking and alcohol: Double trouble for the brain?

Along with many other harmful health consequences, smoking tobacco causes chemical changes, oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain. Excessive alcohol use can have similar effects. Surprisingly, however, very few studies have examined the combined impact of smoking and alcohol on the brain. Now, researchers have shown that in rats, the joint use of tobacco and alcohol could increase neural damage in particular brain regions.


27 February 2019 - Nutraingredients - Adequate prenatal omega-3 intake can vastly lower preterm birth risk: DSM expert

Danger of spontaneous pre-term births can be reduced by implementing omega-3 supplementation early on in pregnancy - summary of presentation given at the 2019 NutraIngredients Omega-3 Summit


29 November 2018 - MedicalXpress - First UK estimates of children who could have conditions caused by drinking in pregnancy

Up to 17 per cent of children in the UK could have symptoms consistent with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) according to new research published today in Preventive Medicine.


13 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - The long-term effects of maternal high-fat diets

If a mother eats a high-fat diet, this can have a negative effect on the health of her offspring - right down to her great-grandchildren. This is the conclusion drawn by researchers at ETH Zurich from a study with mice.


6 July 2018 - Cardiovascular Business - Mother’s lifestyle influences child’s obesity risk

A mother’s example could be instrumental in a child maintaining a healthy weight, suggests new research published in The BMJ. In a study of nearly 25,000 children, those whose mothers adhered to five healthy lifestyle factors carried a 75 percent lower risk of obesity than children whose mothers had none of those habits. The factors included a body mass index (BMI) below 25, a high-quality diet, regular exercise, no smoking and low alcohol consumption.


19 June 2018 - MedicalXpress - Binge drinking during youth may impact future offspring

Preconception binge drinking may have negative consequences on future offspring's growth, social interactions and development during puberty according to a rat-based study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.


19 June 2018 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3s and cognitive health: From memory and moms and babies, and from mood to the military

From memory and cognitive function, to mood and a potential in people with PTSD, there’s lots of research going on for omega-3s and brain health, but what does the science currently say?


14 June 2018 - BBC - 'Women spend more time planning holiday than pregnancy'

Ideally, women should plan a pregnancy months in advance, experts say. Some women spend more time planning their summer holiday than they do a pregnancy, a survey by baby charity Tommy's suggests. Only one in five started taking folic acid before stopping contraception, while one in six didn't take it at all.


22 May 2018 - The Conversation - Women need better information about drinking in pregnancy

How much do you know about the guidance on drinking in pregnancy? Most are aware of the “don’t drink” message. But if you’re an expectant mother, or someone who’s job involves giving advice, our new study shows that the abstinence message can feel too simplistic.


10 May 2018 - Science Daily - Prenatal marijuana use can affect infant size, behavior, study finds

Smoking during pregnancy has well-documented negative effects on birth weight in infants and is linked to several childhood health problems. Now, researchers have found that prenatal marijuana use also can have consequences on infants' weight and can influence behavior problems, especially when combined with tobacco use.


24 April 2018 - Science Daily - Maternal binge drinking linked to mood problems and alcohol abuse in offspring

Study shows for first time that binge drinking during pregnancy and lactation may make offspring more vulnerable to mood disturbances and alcohol abuse as adolescents.


17 April 2018 - MedicalXpress - Parental diet before conception affects child's health

A child's health can be compromised not only by a mother who smokes or drinks during pregnancy, but by the obesity and poor diet of both parents well before the child is conceived, researchers say.


21 February 2018 - Science Daily - Securing a child's future needs to start during parents' teen years

A child's growth and development is affected by the health and lifestyles of their parents before pregnancy -- even going back to adolescence -- according to a new paper.


6 November 2017 - The Conversation - It’s not just mums who need to avoid alcohol when trying for a baby

A myriad of studies are showing biological fathers who drink alcohol may have a significant role in causing health problems in their children.