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The introduction of laws banning smoking in public places and workplaces in North America and Europe has been quickly followed by large drops in rates of preterm births and children attending hospital for asthma, according to the first systematic review and meta-analysis examining the effect of smoke-free legislation on child health.

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 […]