Alcohol consumption in pregnancy

Research by an MRC-funded PhD student at the University of Leeds on the link between light drinking by pregnant women and pre-term birth led to national media coverage and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) changing its guidance on alcohol consumption.
Source: Medical Research Council General News - Category: Research Source Type: news

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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Children's Health Environmental health Family Planning and Pregnancy Source Type: blogs
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Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Abstract Objectives A cross-sectional study was designed in two hospitals of Cyprus to: (i) examine the possible association between exposure to disinfectants/trihalomethanes (THM) with point of care glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels among active nurses, and (ii) identify the main determinants of pre-diabetes metabolic risk among active nurses in Cyprus. Methods In total, 179 nurses from two public hospitals in Cyprus were recruited excluding pregnant or nurses working
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Due to significant comorbidity and impairment associated with cannabis use and cannabis use disorder, understanding time trends in cannabis use and cannabis use disorder is an important public health priority. OBJECTIVES: To identify trends in cannabis use and cannabis use disorder overall, and by sociodemographic subgroup. METHODS: Narrative review of published findings on trends in cannabis use and cannabis use disorders in data from repeated cross-sectional US general population surveys. In addition, in National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC; 2002-...
Source: The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse Source Type: research
ConclusionThe finding of this study showed that there were a considerable proportion of women had hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. Therefore, it is important to give health education to develop health seeking behavior of pregnant women.
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2019Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Ciara M.E. Reynolds, Brendan Egan, Eimer G. O’Malley, Sharon R. Sheehan, Michael J. Turner, McMahonAbstractObjectiveThe relationship between light maternal alcohol consumption and fetal outcome remains contentious and the professional advice women receive is conflicting. The aim of this large epidemiological study was to examine the relationship between fetal growth and maternal alcohol behaviour before and during early pregnancy.Study designClinical and sociodemographic details...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
This study is the first to examine the association of a child's prenatal exposure and their exposure during childhood to environmental toxicants with their cognitive function in Lebanon. We consider this study to be important as it shows the possible effect of cleaning products mixing and maternal alcohol consumption on cognitive functions among children in Lebanon. PMID: 30868458 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Most states have at least one policy targeting alcohol use during pregnancy. The public health impact of these policies has not been examined. We sought to examine the relationship between state-level policies targeting alcohol use during pregnancy and alcohol use among pregnant women.
Source: Womens Health Issues - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
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Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Book Reviews Disorders General Happiness Memory and Perception Mindfulness Motivation and Inspiration Neuroscience Personal Stories Psychology Psychotherapy Self-Esteem Self-Help Treatment addiction co Source Type: news
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