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1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High levels of nicotine were found in the hair of many children with premature birth-related lung disease whose parents claimed not to smoke, a new study finds. 319 more words

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Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others

By Maureen Salamon
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — After undergoing weight-loss surgery, women are significantly less prone to diabetes during pregnancy but twice as likely to deliver smaller-than-normal infants, a new study suggests. 651 more words

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Editorial: Make politics more family friendly

Balancing a career and children is a major juggling act. But for parents in politics — particularly new mothers — it can be more like a three-ring circus. 328 more words


Councillors say it's time city hall rules reflect new reality of women on council

City councillor Émile Thuillier gave birth to her second son, Alexandre, on Dec. 28. She returned to work soon afterward because, as a city councillor, she’s not entitled to maternity leave. 496 more words

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Sound of Mother's Voice in Womb May Aid Fetal Brain Growth

By Randy Dotinga
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Babies may get a brain boost in the womb when they hear the voices and heartbeats of their mothers, a new study suggests. 576 more words

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Plastics Chemical Tied to Changes in Boys' Reproductive Development

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When expectant mothers are exposed to plastics chemicals called phthalates during the first trimester, their male offspring may have a greater risk of infertility later in life, a new study suggests. 629 more words

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Smoking During Pregnancy May Raise Diabetes Risk for Daughters: Study

MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women whose mothers smoked while pregnant may be two to three times more likely to develop diabetes as adults, new research suggests. 267 more words

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