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New research reinforces danger of drinking alcohol while pregnant

Women who drink alcohol at moderate or heavy levels in the early stages of their pregnancy might damage the growth and function of their...

Mothers’ weight before and during pregnancy affects baby’s weight

A new study published in the journal Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica (AOGS) reveals that both pre-pregnant weight (body mass index, BMI) and weight gain in pregnancy are important predictors of babies' birthweight. This is important since...

Successful periodontal therapy may reduce the risk of preterm birth, according...

PHILADELPHIA -- - A collaboration led by a periodontal researcher from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has found a possible link between the success of gum-disease treatment and the likelihood of giving birth prematurely, a...

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