Treating Infant Lung Disease
Ureaplasma bacteria, a primitive infection not normally tested for unless women are seeking fertility treatments, can also be passed from mother to child.
Pregnant Women Should Avoid Tylenol
Since the early 1980s taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) has become increasingly common among women during pregnancy. This increase coincided with a doubling of the prevalence of asthma among children.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
The wonderful children's book teaching cause and effect, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, just giving a mouse a cookie sets off a fun chain of events: "If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he'll probably ask you for a straw. ....." Another chain of events seems to take place when a female baby is in a compromised uterus. Two things, not necessarily in this order, take place: Asthma and early onset of her menstrual cycle. Metabolism and hormones appear to have an impact on the respiratory system The chain ...
Second-Hand Smoke Does It Again
Past studies have shown that women smokers have a higher risk of cervical cancer. Now, new research shows that second-hand smoke may damage cells in a woman's cervix, increasing her risk of cervical cancer.
Mature Lungs of the Premature
Babies born prematurely face an increased risk of many health complications, including death. Even if a newborn's lungs are fully developed, the increased risk of death remains, according to a new study.