Δευτέρα, 30 Ιουνίου 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News


Few obstetricians counsel patients on environmental toxics

Posted: 25 Jun 2014 05:18 PM PDT

In the first national survey of US obstetricians' attitudes towards counseling pregnant patients about environmental health hazards, nearly 80 percent agreed that physicians have a role to play in helping patients reduce their exposures, but only a small minority use their limited time with patients to discuss how they might avoid exposure to toxics, according to a study.

Obesity before pregnancy linked to earliest preterm births, study finds

Posted: 25 Jun 2014 12:15 PM PDT

Women who are obese before they become pregnant face an increased risk of delivering a very premature baby, according to a new study of nearly 1 million California births. The results provide important clues as to what triggers extremely preterm births, specifically those that occur prior to 28 weeks of pregnancy.

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