Pregnancy

Exercise in pregnancy improves health of obese mothers

Exercise immediately prior to and during pregnancy restores key tissues in the body, making them better able to manage blood sugar levels and lowering the risk of long term health problems.

Residence change during early pregnancy linked to heightened premature birth risk

Residence change during the first three months of pregnancy is linked to a heightened risk of premature birth and low birth weight, as well as a slightly higher risk of a smaller-than-expected-size baby.

Vegetable and fish diet linked to lower high blood pressure risk in pregnancy

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects around 1 in 10 pregnancies. There are different types of hypertensive disorders that occur during pregnancy....

Heart disease risk begins in the womb, study

Heart disease is the leading cause of death today, killing 17.7 million people a year. Our genes also interact with traditional lifestyle risk factors, such as...