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Early weight gain in pregnancy correlates with childhood obesity, first study of its size shows

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Weight gain in early pregnancy has the greatest impact on infant size at birth, according to a new study. The study is the largest ever analysis of the effect that weight gain in early pregnancy ...

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Women Who Have Kids in Their 30s May Live Longer, Study Finds

If you’re a child-free woman, you may have heard the (obnoxious) warning that women’s fertility plummets in their 30s, despite the fact that this can happen for men too and many women start families in their 30s, 40s, and even ...

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Study Finds Men Have a 'Biological Clock' Too

Many women who reach their thirties without having kids are familiar with patronizing warnings that their “biological clocks” are ticking. And there is some truth to one’s fertility declining over time. But it’s time to stop acting like women are ...

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Babies born big more likely to become obese as children, study finds

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Infants born with a high birthweight are more likely to become obese as children, a new study suggests. By identifying at-risk infants early, doctors could work with parents to prevent weight gain and the health ...

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High-fat diet in pregnancy increases breast cancer risk over generations in animal study

Feeding pregnant female mice a diet high in fat derived from common corn oil resulted in genetic changes that substantially increased breast cancer susceptibility in three generations of female offspring, reports a team of researchers led by scientists at Georgetown ...

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Study examines use of fat grafting for postmastectomy breast reconstruction

The use of fat grafting as a tool for breast reconstruction following a mastectomy may improve breast satisfaction, psychosocial well-being, and sexual well-being in patients, according to a study published by JAMA Surgery. Fat grafting as an adjunct to breast ...

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Children shorter if they drink non-cow's milk, study suggests

Researchers have linked the consumption of non-cow’s milk with shorter height in children. A new study of more than 5,000 children has associated consumption of non-cow’s milk with shorter height, raising concerns about the nutritional content of cow’s milk alternatives. ...

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Risk for binge drinking differs by ethnicities, income and changes with age, study finds

A new study led by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis assistant professor of psychology Tamika Zapolski has found differing risks for binge drinking based on race, income and age. Zapolski found that African-Americans and Hispanics in the lowest income bracket (annual ...

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Study of sisters helps explain dad's influence on risky sexual behavior

What is it about a father that affects his teenage daughter’s likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behavior? Researchers have long shown links between father involvement and daughters’ sexual behavior, with the standard explanation attributing that influence to shared genes ...

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Predicting autism: Study links infant brain connections to diagnoses at age two

For the first time, autism researchers used MRIs of six-month olds to show how brain regions are connected and synchronized, and then predict which babies at high risk of developing autism would be diagnosed with the condition at age two. ...

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