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[USA] Is pollution to blame for autism? Babies exposed to dust, dirt and smoke are at increased risk, study finds / Inhaling tiny specs of dust, dirt and smoke could increase autism risk

A link between air pollution and the condition has long been suspected by scientists, and a new study conducted in the US has now added weight to the theory... This was after accounting for other associated factors – such as the mother's age, education a
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 29, 2015 13:08

[UK] 'Disgusting and sick': Viewers condemn pregnant mother, 22, filmed smoking a bong and cigarettes on 'poverty porn' documentary Struggle Street

In one scene, Ms Wilkie goes into labour and demands a cigarette to ease the pain rather than go to hospital. 'Seeing a pregnant woman smoking drugs and cigarettes makes me sick. I'm not interested in excuses. Harming an unborn child??, ' Tenar Larsen wr
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 14, 2015 12:49

[Greece] Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight

Researchers looked at more than 5,100 children in Greece and found that they were much more likely to be obese at age 8 if their mother gained more than the recommended amount of weight, did not exercise enough, or smoked during pregnancy.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 13, 2015 14:23

[UK] Whittington Hospital introduces smoking breath tests for all pregnant women

Pregnant women will undergo breath tests to check if they smoke under tough new measures to reduce the risks to hundreds of unborn children every year.
Hampstead & Highgate Express (uk)
added May 11, 2015 10:39

[UK] Pregnant warders must beware smoking prisoners ($$)

Pregnant prison officers have been banned from working on jail wings because of risks from passive smoking... Officials are concerned that unless action is taken to reduce the risks to staff, the service could face claims for damages from female officers
Times Of London (uk)
added May 5, 2015 09:08

Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigarettes 'Safer' Than Regular Cigarettes

More than 40 percent of pregnant women surveyed think electronic cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study. What's more, only 57 percent of the women believed that e-cigarettes contain nicotine. And fewer than two-thir
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 1, 2015 06:41

Inequities in Workplace Secondhand Smoke Exposure Among Nonsmoking Women of Reproductive Age

Nine percent of women reported workplace secondhand smoke exposure. Prevalence decreased with increasing age, education, and earnings. Workplace secondhand smoke exposure was associated with chemical exposure (
American Journal of Public Health
added Apr 26, 2015 12:55

Grant aimed at stopping pregnant smokers in Kentucky

Kentucky Department for Public Health has announced a grant to address the issue of women who smoke while pregnant. The Anthem Foundation is supplying the $140,000 grant, which will help fund the Giving Infants and Families Tobacco Free Starts
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 25, 2015 21:16

Smoking and genetics can increase women's likelihood of giving birth to twins

African American mothers who smoke and have a genetic profile that includes a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the TP53 gene have an increased likelihood of having twins, concluded a team of researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) a
added Apr 24, 2015 14:34

[UK] Special report: Barking and Dagenham has among highest rates of smoking during pregnancy

The calls come as an investigation reveals the health of hundreds of unborn children every year is at risk from their mothers smoking cigarettes. This can lead to miscarriage, premature birth, low birth weight and other complications that disadvantage a
Barking & Dagenham Post (uk)
added Apr 21, 2015 10:32
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