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'Grog' hits indigenous babies (WA)

'Grog' hits indigenous babies (WA) | Child Studies Investigation | Scoop.it
The nation's first comprehensive study of the impact of excessive drinking on unborn Aboriginal children in Western Australia's Kimberley region has found that half of all babies were born with intellectual disabilities from foetal alcohol spectrum...

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Pregnant? What Drugs Are Safe During Pregnancy

Pregnant? What Drugs Are Safe During Pregnancy | Child Studies Investigation | Scoop.it
Pregnancy can be a nervous time for many parents especially when an illness or medical emergency arises for the mother. Most moms tend to be are extremely cautious about

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You Body Your Choice?

You Body Your Choice? | Child Studies Investigation | Scoop.it

Tennessee is poised to become the first state in the country to subject women to criminal assault charges if they use drugs during their pregnancy. Last week, both chambers of the state legislature passed Senate Bill 1391, which would ultimately allow the state to scrutinize miscarriages, stillbirths, and birth defects to try to determine if drugs played a role.


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Tennessee Passes Bill to Prosecute Women Who Have Pregnancy Complications After Using Illegal Drugs

Tennessee Passes Bill to Prosecute Women Who Have Pregnancy Complications After Using Illegal Drugs | Child Studies Investigation | Scoop.it
Prosecutors have become quite fond of stretching the reach of child abuse and even murder laws to punish pregnant women for failing to deliver live or healthy babies, usually because those women used drugs during pregnancy. (Though not always.) Often the fact that the laws being used to prosecute are...

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UC Davis Finds Link Between Autism, Mental-Health Drugs During Pregnancy - CBS Local

UC Davis Finds Link Between Autism, Mental-Health Drugs During Pregnancy - CBS Local | Child Studies Investigation | Scoop.it
UC Davis Finds Link Between Autism, Mental-Health Drugs During Pregnancy
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DAVIS (CBS13) — UC Davis researchers have found a link between certain mental-health drugs taken during pregnancy and autism.

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Major funding awarded for research on drugs taken during pregnancy - UW Today

Major funding awarded for research on drugs taken during pregnancy - UW Today | Child Studies Investigation | Scoop.it
UW Today Major funding awarded for research on drugs taken during pregnancy UW Today Faculty members from the UW School of Pharmacy and the UW School of Medicine have secured a $4.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to study drug...

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Bipolar and pregnant

Bipolar and pregnant | Child Studies Investigation | Scoop.it

Bipolar drugs lose effect during pregnancy, so women need higher doses to stay well.

 

New Northwestern Medicine® research offers one of the first in-depth studies of how physiological changes during pregnancy reduce the effects of a commonly used drug to treat bipolar disorder, making women more vulnerable to recurring episodes. The new findings will help psychiatrists and physicians prevent bipolar manic and depressive symptoms during pregnancy, which are risky for the health of the mother and her unborn child.


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Miscarriage risk doubles with use of anti-inflammatory drugs

Miscarriage risk doubles with use of anti-inflammatory drugs | Child Studies Investigation | Scoop.it
Risk of miscarriage more than doubled in women who took non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, according to Canadian researchers.

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Smoking, drugs during pregnancy 'can turn baby gay', neuroscientist Dick Swabb claims (Netherlands)

Smoking, drugs during pregnancy 'can turn baby gay', neuroscientist Dick Swabb claims (Netherlands) | Child Studies Investigation | Scoop.it
SMOKING and drug use during pregnancy can raise the chance of having a child who turns out to be gay, a leading neuroscientist claims.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, January 19, 2014 5:20 PM

There's an attention grabbing headline for you. Let's just say we have some queries about this one.

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Tennessee is about to turn pregnant women into suspected criminals

Tennessee is about to turn pregnant women into suspected criminals | Child Studies Investigation | Scoop.it
It's poised to become the first state to charge women with assault if they use drugs during pregnancy. (RT @DrJaneChi: Now, Tennessee has passed a law subjecting people who use drugs while pregnant to criminal penalties.

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bobbygw's curator insight, April 25, 2014 10:49 AM

Shameless and deeply disturbing.

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Antidepressant use during pregnancy doesn’t spur autism risk

Antidepressant use during pregnancy doesn’t spur autism risk | Child Studies Investigation | Scoop.it

Since long, antidepressant use during pregnancy has been feared to fuel autism in kids. But findings of the new study bring some respite.

According to the latest study, use of antidepressant drugs during pregnancy does not increase the risk of having an autistic child.

The findings of the current study rubbish previous findings that suggested an increased risk of having a child with autism for mothers who used antidepressant drugs during pregnancy.


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MercatorNet: In a world of family change, how are children faring?

MercatorNet: In a world of family change, how are children faring? | Child Studies Investigation | Scoop.it

A new report provides a unique global picture of family factors affecting child well-being.

Families around the world are changing dramatically. The newly released World Family Map 2014 from the US research centre Child Trends provides an evidence base for strategies to improve child wellbeing. In this Q&A with MercatorNet the project's co-director Laura Lippman notes some of the major findings. - See more at: http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/in_a_world_of_family_change_how_are_children_faring#sthash.oAJQfJYs.dpuf


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