Pregnancy

Study: Early pregnancy particulate matter exposure, pre-pregnancy adiposity and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus in Finnish primiparous women: An observational cohort study. Image Credit: Ground Picture / Shutterstock.com

Gestational diabetes mellitus linked to early particle exposure with high BMI

The incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is rapidly increasing worldwide and affects up to one in six pregnant women. A new Primary Care Diabetes A review study relates this to a high body mass index (BMI) before the onset of pregnancy, associated with exposure to different levels of particles (PM) of a certain size. …

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Pregnancy is a genetic battlefield: Conflicts of interest vs mom-dad genes

Pregnancy is a genetic battlefield: Conflicts of interest vs mom-dad genes

Baby showers. Babymoons. Baby arrival parties. There are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the 40-week transition to parenthood. Often, these celebrations implicitly assume that pregnancy is cooperative and mutually beneficial for both parent and fetus. But this belief obscures a more interesting truth about pregnancy: mother and fetus may not coexist peacefully in the same …

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Pregnancy is a genetic battleground - how conflicts of interest pit mum and dad's genes against each other

Pregnancy is a genetic battleground – how conflicts of interest pit mum and dad’s genes against each other

Baby showers. Babymoons. Baby arrival parties. There are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the 40-week transition into parenthood. Often, these celebrations implicitly assume that pregnancy is cooperative and mutually beneficial for both parent and fetus. But this belief obscures a more interesting truth about pregnancy: mother and fetus may not coexist peacefully in the same …

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New research helps better understand risks associated with prenatal Zika virus infections

New research helps better understand risks associated with prenatal Zika virus infections

About one-third of children born to mothers infected with the Zika virus during pregnancy have at least one abnormality consistent with congenital Zika syndrome in the first few years of life, new research shows. The findings – based on the pooled analysis of 13 studies looking at pediatric outcomes among more than 1,500 Zika virus-affected …

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