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USPSTF: Benefits of Folic Acid in Pregnancy Still Substantial

USPSTF: Benefits of Folic Acid in Pregnancy Still Substantial

The review found that there is substantial evidence that supports folic acid supplementation during pregnancy.

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Parental Obesity Linked to Delays in Child Development

Parental Obesity Linked to Delays in Child Development

In both parents, a BMI ≥35 kg/m² suggested a likelihood that the child would fail the problem-solving domain.

Effects of Maternal Pre- and Postpartum Depression on Child's Brain Development

Effects of Maternal Pre- and Postpartum Depression on Child's Brain Development

A significant gender effect was observed in the cohort.

Blood Test May Identify Risk of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Blood Test May Identify Risk of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Moderate to high levels of drinking during early pregnancy were associated with significant alterations in circulating microRNAs in maternal blood.

No Neurodevelopmental Benefit for Donor Breast Milk vs Formula in Low-Weight Infants

No Neurodevelopmental Benefit for Donor Breast Milk vs Formula in Low-Weight Infants

Neurodevelopment improvement should not be considered a treatment goal of supplementing donor milk, the authors concluded.

Differences in Brain Structure in Pediatric PTSD

Differences in Brain Structure in Pediatric PTSD

The PTSD group had changes suggestive of decreased local and global network efficiency.

Updated AAP Guidelines on Safe Sleep for Prevention of SIDS

Updated AAP Guidelines on Safe Sleep for Prevention of SIDS

Children should sleep in the same room, but not in the same bed, as their parents, for at least the first 6 months after birth.

AAP: Visits to Pediatric ERs for Headache Rising

AAP: Visits to Pediatric ERs for Headache Rising

The study results suggest that headaches are a growing burden on patients and the health care system.

Antidepressant Bupropion Crosses Placental Barrier

Antidepressant Bupropion Crosses Placental Barrier

Effects of fetal exposure are yet to be determined.

Zika Infection in Late Pregnancy Can Still Affect Fetal Brain

Zika Infection in Late Pregnancy Can Still Affect Fetal Brain

In addition, a second study found that Zika infection can be spread through organ transplants.

Clinician, Parent Interaction in Neonatal Encephalopathy

Clinician, Parent Interaction in Neonatal Encephalopathy

Clear communication is key during this high-stress time.

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