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Higher Quality Diet Associated With Reduced Risk Of Some Birth Defects

Healthier dietary choices by pregnant women are associated with reduced risks of birth defects, including neural tube defects and orofacial clefts, according to a study published Online First by the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The investigation was carried out by Suzan L. Carmichael, Ph.D., from Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., […]

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Extreme Morning Sickness Could Lead To Lifelong Emotional And Behavioral Disorders In Children, Such As Depression And Bipolar Disorder

An extreme form of pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) takes a heavy toll on thousands of women each year and can lead to hospitalization and pregnancy termination. But new research suggests pregnant women are not the only victims. A joint study by UCLA and the University of Southern California has found […]

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Diet Of Low-Income Families Often Falls Short in Nutrition

More than seven in 10 low-income families in a new University of Nebraska-Lincoln study struggled to reach adequate levels of nutrition in their diet, researchers said. When asked to recall their food choices from the previous day, only 28 percent of participating parents and caregivers reported meals with adequate amounts of nutrients like Vitamins A […]

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Researchers Discover How Vitamins And Minerals May Prevent Age-Related Diseases

Severe deficiency of the vitamins and minerals required for life is relatively uncommon in developed nations, but modest deficiency is very common and often not taken seriously. A new research published online in the FASEB Journal, however, may change this thinking as it examines moderate selenium and vitamin K deficiency to show how damage accumulates […]

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Autism Researchers Present New Findings On Nutrition, Diet, Sleep, And CAM Treatments

Much about autism is unknown, but researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) are working to learn more about the neurodevelopmental disorder and its most effective treatments. A team of researchers from URMC joins researchers from across the world in San Diego this week for the 10th annual International Meeting for Autism Research. […]

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Maternal Stress During Pregnancy May Affect Child’s Obesity

There is increasing evidence from human and animal studies that offspring of parents who were physically or psychologically stressed are at higher risk of developing obesity, and that these offspring may in turn “transmit” that increased risk to the next generation. Now research conducted at the University of Minnesota and Georgetown University suggests that a […]

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