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Benzodiazepines in early pregnancy tied to heightened risk of miscarriage

Pregnant women who take a class of drugs that’s often prescribed for anxiety or insomnia may run a higher risk of miscarriage, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers looked at the outcomes from more than 160,000 early pregnancies and found that women taking benzodiazepines, such as Alprazolam (Xanax), Diazepam (Valium) and Clonazepam (Klonopin), were nearly… Read More »

Maternal stress may lead to early childhood obesity, study reveals

The emotional stress and depression a mother goes during and after pregnancy may lead her baby to gain more weight compared to their peers and even cause childhood obesity, a recent study has revealed. The study, conducted by German and American medical experts from Germany’s Charité Medical School and published in the BMC Public Health… Read More »