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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.
Misidentification among multiple-birth infants in the NICU increases their risk of medical errors, a study by Columbia physicians has found.
Barring ovarian cancer surgery at low-volume hospitals could limit access to care for many rural and underserved patients, a new study has found.
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.
- October 2, 2013
New findings suggest an association between smoking during pregnancy and increased risk for developing bipolar disorder in adult children.
- August 21, 2013
High-risk pregnant women being recruited for a clinical trial that aims to give parents detailed information about genetic abnormalities found in utero.
- 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.
- June 23, 2013
Another reason for pregnant mothers to avoid tobacco smoke – it may cause hearing damage in their children – new findings published in JAMA Otolaryngology.
- 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 13, 2013
Prenatal folic acid supplements appear to reduce the risk for autistic spectrum disorders, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.