Obesity, diabetes in pregnancy may raise kids' risk of psychiatric disorders

(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who have both severe obesity and diabetes may be more likely to have children with autism, ADHD and other psychiatric disorders than mothers who don't have either condition during pregnancy, a new study suggests.
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ConclusionOur analysis provided strong evidence to indicate a causal relationship between WC and increased risk of CHD.
Source: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
ConclusionOur results revealed that mosaicism contributes to a major cause of false negative in NIPS, and highlighted the importance of ultrasound in identifying these false ‐negative results.
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Discussion and conclusionsA schema showing the time from initiation of therapy at which specific antineoplastic agents can cause significant levels of genetic damage in conceptuses and live offspring was developed. The estimates and methods for computing the level of such risk from an individual patient's treatment regimen will enable patients and counselors to make informed decisions on the use of spermatozoa or continuation of a pregnancy.
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On February 11, the Trump administration issuedfunding opportunity announcements for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) that indicate a step away from abstinence-only-until-marriage approaches that the administration has been pushing for years.
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Obese, pregnant women with diabetes are more likely to have children with psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD or autism, according to a study published inPediatrics.Reuters
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Diabetes, obesity, and overweight are prevalent pregnancy complications that predispose offspring to neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and schizophrenia. Although males are 3-4 times more likely than females to develop these disorders, the mechanisms driving the sex-specificity of disease vulnerability remain unclear. As defective placental insulin receptor signaling is a hallmark of pregnancy metabolic dysfunction, we hypothesized that it may be an important contributor and novel mechanistic link to sex-specific neurodevelopmental changes underlying disease risk.
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
Discussion Klinefelter syndrome (KS) is a common genetic abnormaly with a prevalence of 1 in ~650 male births. It was first described in 1942 by Dr. Harry Klinefelter. It is associated with at least one extra X chromosome with the most common karyotype (~80% of patients) being 47 XXY. Other karyotypes are seen along with mosaicism. It is believed that although it is very prevalent, only about 25-33% of people with KS are identified. About 10% are identified before puberty with the rest usually identified because of hypogonadism and tall stature especially in teenage years or due to infertility in adulthood. KS is diagnosed...
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Conclusions Patterns of disease are changing rapidly in LMICs. Pollution-related chronic diseases are becoming more common. This shift presents a particular problem for children, who are proportionately more heavily exposed than are adults to environmental pollutants and for whom these exposures are especially dangerous. Better quantification of environmental exposures and stepped-up efforts to understand how to prevent exposures that cause disease are needed in LMICs and around the globe. To confront the global problem of disease caused by pollution, improved programs of public health monitoring and environmental protecti...
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1Editor-in-Chief and 2Children’s Health Editor, Environmental Health Perspectives, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA About This Article open Citation: Darney SP, Dimes MM. 2016. Perspectives on the Children’s Health Collection 2015. Environ Health Perspect 124:A1–A2; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1511049 E-mail: sally.darney@nih.gov Final Publication: 1 January 2016 PDF Version (158 KB) EHP’s sixth annual Children’s Health Collection, now onlin...
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Charles W. Schmidt, MS, an award-winning science writer from Portland, ME, has written for Discover Magazine, Science, and Nature Medicine. Background image: © Roy Scott About This Article open Citation: Schmidt CW. 2015. Growing a new study: Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes. Environ Health Perspect 123:A260–A263; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.123-A260 News Topics: Asthma, Birth Defects, Children’s Health, Laws, Regulations, and Policy, Mental Health, Neurologic Health, Obesity, Research Issues and Initiatives, Respiratory Health Published: 1 October 2015 PDF Version (1.6...
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