September 3, 2013

Possibly "overfed” As Fetuses

1 People Born to Obese Moms May Die Younger

A Scottish study of the health records of 37,000 people has found that babies born to women who were obese during pregnancy are 35 percent more likely to die for any reason by middle-age, and 29 percent more likely to be hospitalized for cardiovascular illnesses such as stroke and heart attack, compared to persons born to normal-weight women. The leading causes of death were cancer and cardiovascular disease. Lesser increases in illness and death rates occurred among those born to women who were overweight but not obese. The increase in death and disease rates held whether the babies in question were themselves overweight at birth or not. The number of women who are obese during pregnancy has increased by 70 percent in the U.S. in the past ten years.

More at Lohud.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Obese Moms Increase Infant Iron Deficiency Risk

Tags: Obesity and Pregnancy, Obese Mothers, Obesity and Fetal Development, Overweight During Pregnancy

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Not Enough New Vaccine for All

2 Kids Should Get Flu Vaccine Now

Flu vaccines should be given to children without delay. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), now is the perfect time for kids to get their flu vaccines. While the flu season is still a few months away, it's best to get the vaccine early so protection is already in place once the virus circulates. AAP also says that there's a new vaccine for people with egg allergies. Writing in the journal Pediatrics, AAP members express concern that parents and others will delay getting a vaccine in order to get the newest one available. While the new vaccine will protect against four strains of flu instead of three, there's no data to show the new vaccine will be more effective, says the AAP. Plus, there will not be enough of the newest vaccine for everyone this flu season.

More at MSNBC | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Common Foods That Treat Cold and Flu

Tags: Pediatrics Journal, Vaccine for People with Egg Allergies, When Get Flu Vaccines, Best Influenza Vaccines, Newest Flu Vaccines

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