Depression in pregnancy may affect mental health in kids
Oct01

Depression in pregnancy may affect mental health in kids

Depression during pregnancy may increase the risk of behavioural and emotional problems in children, according to new research in low and middle income countries. Depression in pregnancy is thought to affect up to one in five women globally in the late stages of pregnancy and shortly after birth. It is characterised by low mood and feelings of hopelessness, and is brought on by a number of factors that can include life events such as...

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World’s first baby born from 3-parent technique
Sep28

World’s first baby born from 3-parent technique

The world’s first baby has been born thanks to a controversial new technique employed by US scientists to include DNA from three parents in the embryo, said a report Tuesday. The baby boy was born five months ago in Mexico to Jordanian parents, and is healthy and doing well, said the report in New Scientist magazine, described as an “exclusive.” The boy’s mother carried genes for a disorder known as Leigh...

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Why Mom’s Diet in Pregnancy Is Important
Jul08

Why Mom’s Diet in Pregnancy Is Important

Missing link in epigenetics could explain conundrum of disease inheritance The process by which a mother’s diet during pregnancy can permanently affect her offspring’s attributes, such as weight, could be strongly influenced by genetic variation in an unexpected part of the genome, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The discovery could shed light on why many human genetic studies have...

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