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Infant Brain Study Helps Make Case for a Universal US Paid Leave Policy

Infant Brain Study Helps Make Case for a Universal US Paid Leave Policy

Research suggests that infants whose mothers received paid family leave showed greater brain activity in their first three months.

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Antenatal education in Scotland during the pandemic

Antenatal education in Scotland during the pandemic

A newly published research report commissioned by Public Health Scotland and the Scottish Government describes how maternity care in Scotland has been experienced during the pandemic.

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NICE improves the diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

NICE improves the diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

NICE’s latest quality standard published 16 March 2022 sets out how health and care services can improve the diagnosis, assessment, and prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

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Reading builds resilience among at-risk kids

Reading builds resilience among at-risk kids

 

New research from the University of South Australia shows that reading aloud can triple a child’s resilience at school, particularly for children at-risk.

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Paternal Alcohol Use Increases Frequency Of Fetal Development Issues

Paternal Alcohol Use Increases Frequency Of Fetal Development Issues

Michael Golding, an associate professor in the CVMBS’ Department of Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology (VTPP), has spent years investigating the father’s role, specifically as it relates to drugs and alcohol, in fetal development.

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SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 vaccination rates in pregnant women in Scotland

SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 vaccination rates in pregnant women in Scotland

From the University of Edinburgh. Having an infection like coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) can have an impact on the health of a pregnant woman and her baby. The SARS-CoV-2 virus causes COVID-19 disease.

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Upskilling the early years workforce

Upskilling the early years workforce

A recent report from the Children's Alliance has made a number of recommendations about upskilling the early years workforce.

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Latest NICE Guideline on Induction of Labour

Latest NICE Guideline on Induction of Labour

The recurrent theme of the new Guideline for Induction of Labour released by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK today is that in all circumstances, the woman’s decision about her care must be respected.

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Making birth safer in England

Making birth safer in England

The UK Government has published its response to the Health and Social Care Committee’s enquiry into the safety of maternity services in England.

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Home birth in the USA

Home birth in the USA

Home birth is controversial in the United States. A recent study conducted by midwives, obstetricians and epidemiologists from the University of British Columbia and Bastyr University in Washington found that  a planned home birth with a licensed midwife is as safe as giving birth at a licensed birth centre.

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Depression in pregnancy and placental changes

Depression in pregnancy and placental changes

Research from the United States’ Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has shown that episodes of maternal stress or depression during pregnancy are associated with chemical modifications to placental genes.

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Link between ACEs and neurologic disease

Link between ACEs and neurologic disease

This cross-sectional study from the University of Pennsylvania recruited 198 patients who were attending an outpatient neurology clinic.

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