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Polycarbonate Bottles Leak BPA Into Consumed Liquid
Posted: Monday, May 25, 2009
Drinking from polycarbonate bottles increases levels of urinary bisphenol A (BPA), according to a recent study. BPA had been connected to cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, and even infertility, in past research.

Indigenous High Altitude Women Birth Bigger Babies
Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009
Women of high-altitude backgrounds, such as indigenous Andean cultures, have increased blood flow to the uterus, and subsequently give birth to larger babies at high altitude, than women without this background. Low birth weights are associated with numerous conditions of poor health and infant mortality.

Periodontal Disease Can Lead To Gestational Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
A new study by NYU dental researchers has uncovered evidence that pregnant women with periodontal (gum) disease face an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes even if they don't smoke or drink, a finding that underscores how important it is for all expectant mothers - even those without other risk factors - to maintain good oral health.

Pre-Natal Nutrition Essential to Preventing Future Disease in Offspring
Posted: Monday, April 13, 2009
Women consuming unhealthy diets during pregnancy put their child at risk for numerous future health problems, suggests a recent study. Diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), obesity, and stunted growth, were seen to be the most prevalent complications developed in animal models, where the mother's had poor nutrition.

Diabetes Linked to Pregnancy-Related Depression in Low-Income Women
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Among low-income pregnant women, those with diabetes have almost twice the odds of having perinatal depression and are also more likely to have postpartum depression, researchers report.

Pregnancy Increases The Risk of Depression For Those With Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Low-income pregnant women and new mothers with diabetes have nearly twice the risk of experiencing depression during and after pregnancy than women without diabetes, according to a new study.

Diabetes Increases Risk of Pelvic Girdle Syndrome
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008
Pregnant diabetic women might be at increased risk of suffering from pelvic girdle syndrome (PGS), according to a recent Norwegian study. Past research had shown that the hormone relaxin, was related to both PGS and type 1 diabetes, but this is the first study to investigate a potential direct link between PGS and diabetes.

Continuous Glucose Control Improves Pregnancy Outcomes in Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2008
For diabetic women, continuous glucose monitoring during pregnancy may not only improve glycemic control but also diminish the risk of complications, researchers found.

Paternal Age Linked to Bipolar Disorder Incidence
Posted: Monday, September 01, 2008
Bipolar disorder, a common psychological ailment, is significantly more common among individuals who were born by older fathers, according to a recent study. The study found that children born by fathers aged 29 or older were at increased risk for the condition.

C-Section Delivery Increases Risk for Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Babies delivered by Caesarean section (C-section) are significantly more likely to develop juvenile (type 1) diabetes, according to a recent study. This observation could help explain how this poorly understood disease develops.

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