Prenatal COVID exposure affects babies’ motor skills, speech, studies find
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(Solarina Ho/ CTV News) — Infants born to those who tested positive for COVID-19 during pregnancy may have neurodevelopmental issues after birth, according to new preliminary findings from two separate studies out of the U.S. and Spain.

The peer-reviewed U.S. study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open on  …

Mothers who breastfeed have lower risk of postpartum depression
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(Adam Greenland/ Very Well Mind) — A recent study, published in the Journal of Women’s Health, has found positive associations between breastfeeding and improved maternal mental health. In this analysis, researchers dug deep into the existing body of research on the topic to integrate the information in the form  …

Researchers say they’ve found the reason why infants die from SIDS
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(Michelle Butterfield/ Global News) — A new and groundbreaking study has pinpointed what researchers believe is the reason infants and babies die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Researchers from The Children’s Hospital in Westmead in Sydney, Australia, have found that a lowered level of a certain enzyme,   …

Asthma in toddlers linked to in-utero exposure to air pollution
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(Damian Carrington/ The Guardian) — Infants whose mothers were exposed to higher levels of tiny air pollution particles during pregnancy are much more likely to develop asthma, according to research.

The study analysed the impact of ultra-fine particles (UFPs), which are not regulated by governments. These are thought  …