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About 13% of pregnant women who are depressed use cannabis, while only 4% of pregnant women without depression do, according to a new study from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
A new study has identified markers of maternal stress—both physical and psychological—that may influence a baby’s sex and the likelihood of preterm birth.
Deaths from suicide and overdose are left out of most estimates of maternal mortality, but in a new paper, Columbia researchers argue that these deaths represent a large and growing problem.
Mailman researchers have found that the grandchildren of women who used DES during pregnancy were 36 percent more likely to have ADHD.
- October 2, 2013
New findings suggest an association between smoking during pregnancy and increased risk for developing bipolar disorder in adult children.
- July 3, 2013
Conventional wisdom says obesity is good for bones, but a new study of premenopausal women finds that belly fat is associated with poor bone quality.
- May 16, 2013
Dr. Robert Klitzman applauded Jolie's prophylactic breast cancer surgery but says it raises moral questions about gene patents.
- February 19, 2013
When compared with laparoscopic hysterectomy, the robotically assisted hysterectomy appears to offer little short-term benefit and is accompanied by significantly greater costs, according to a study published in the February 20 issue of JAMA.
- February 6, 2013
Women with the greatest risk of having a heart attack know the least about heart attack symptoms, according to a new study.
- December 10, 2012
Women with breast cancer for whom chemotherapy is most critical are most likely to begin treatment.
Source:New York Daily NewsOctober 5, 2012
Dr. Alfred Neugut plans to analyze how costs & other factors affect breast cancer treatment adherence--study sponsored by American Cancer Society
Source:The New York TimesAugust 28, 2012
Dr. Ethel Siris notes the severity of fractures late in life. “When you break a hip at 80, it can be a life-ending experience.”