Stable home lives improve prospects for preemies: Medical challenges at birth less important than stressful home life in predicting future psychiatric health

As they grow and develop, children who were born at least 10 weeks before their due dates are at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder and anxiety disorders. They also have a higher

Children living in countryside outperform children living in metropolitan area in motor skills: Young children’s daily living environment and motor skills are closely related in the Finnish context

In a recent study with 3 to 7-year-old children provided an example of how children’s daily living environment and motor skills are closely related in the Finnish context. The main finding revealed that residential density

The bacteria building your baby: Exposure to influential bacteria begins before we are born, new evidence confirms

Australian researchers have laid to rest a longstanding controversy: is the womb sterile? They carefully collected amniotic fluid samples from 50 healthy women undergoing planned caesarean deliveries, and found that nearly all (36/43 viable samples)

Premature birth linked to increased risk of chronic kidney disease into later life: Given high levels of preterm birth, findings have important public health implications, say researchers

Preterm and early term birth are strong risk factors for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) from childhood into mid-adulthood, suggests a study from Sweden published by The BMJ today. Given the high levels