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Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis is one of the most common skin disorders occurring during childhood.   It is one of the initial signs of allergy that occurs during early life, and is believed to be due to the immune system’s delayed development.  According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, approximately 10 to 20 per […]

    A study conducted in Finland at the Ruku University Hospital by Mikael Ekblad, found that smoking during pregnancy may increase a child’s risk of developing a psychiatric disorder during childhood and young adulthood.  It was recently presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ annual meeting held in Vancouver, British Columbia.   Substantial evidence already […]

Impressive evidence is emerging regarding how adequate vitamin D intake can reduce the risk of babies being born prematurely and improve the health of full term babies, as well. Earlier, researchers at the University of Calgary in Canada found a link between substandard vitamin D intake during pregnancy and low birth weight.  Interestingly, more premature […]

Presenters at the recent Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, held in Chicago, IL, unveiled findings that show that acupuncture may be an effective treatment for depression during pregnancy.   “Depression during pregnancy is an issue of concern because it has negative effects on the mother and the baby as […]

A new University of Michigan study published in January’s American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, finds that stress, mental health history, social support, an unintended pregnancy, affect a woman’s risk of developing depression during pregnancy.  It is experienced by 13.7 per cent of pregnant women and is a serious complication.   Depression is associated with […]