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Diagnosed autism linked to maternal grandmother’s smoking in pregnancy 27 April 2017 Scientists from the University of Bristol have looked at all 14,500 participants in Children of the 90s and found that if a girl’s maternal grandmother smoked during pregnancy, the girl is 67% more likely to display certain traits linked to autism, such as poor social communication skills and repetitive behaviours.
  • Diagnosed autism linked to maternal grandmother’s smoking in pregnancy 27 April 2017 Scientists from the University of Bristol have looked at all 14,500 participants in Children of the 90s and found that if a girl’s maternal grandmother smoked during pregnancy, the girl is 67% more likely to display certain traits linked to autism, such as poor social communication skills and repetitive behaviours.
  • News from Children of the 90s 16 March 2017 Dr Nic Timpson (pictured) has recently been appointed to the post of principal investigator (lead researcher) at Children of the 90s. He brings a distinguished academic pedigree and has made a long-term commitment to leading Children of the 90s to ongoing success.
  • Untreated childhood urinary problems can persist into adolescence 15 March 2017 New research into incontinence from Children of the 90s and published today in BMJ Open shows that children who wet themselves both during the day and at night are more likely to have bladder and bowel problems in adolescence if left untreated.
  • Professor John Henderson takes part in 'So I Can Breathe' by the BBC 6 March 2017 Professor John Henderson spoke to BBC Points West on Monday 6 March about the effects of air pollution on lung health.
  • Eating disorders affect more middle-aged women than expected 17 January 2017 In a study of 5,320 middle-aged women in Children of the 90s, 3% were found to have had an eating disorder in the previous 12 months and more than one in seven (15.3%) reported having had an eating disorder at some point in their life. Less than a third of the affected women said they had sought help or received treatment.
  • Picky eaters eating enough but falling short on their five a day 1 December 2016 New research on over 7,000 participants in Children of the 90s has found that children described by their parents as picky eaters are getting enough to eat overall but tend to eat less fruit and veg and to consume more sugary foods and drinks than non-picky eaters. They also consume less carotene, iron and zinc that kids who aren’t fussy about food.
  • Dads who embrace parenthood have kids less prone to behavioural issues 23 November 2016 Children whose fathers adjusted well to parenthood and felt confident about their new role may be less likely to have behavioural problems in the run-up to their teens, indicates the 1,500th research paper from Children of the 90s.
  • ALSPAC shortlisted for UK Biobank of the Year Award 17 November 2016 We're delighted to announce that we were nominated for the UK Biobank of the Year Award!
  • Suicidal people need better online support 10 November 2016 Improve clinicians’ understanding of the online world, review web-based support services for vulnerable people and safeguard the public against pro-suicide content. Those are some of the recommendations being put to the internet industry, health providers and suicide-prevention services after researchers mapped how people with suicidal feelings use the internet.
  • Insomnia more common in teens whose mums had postnatal depression 20 October 2016 More than a third (36%) of teenagers whose mothers suffered from postnatal depression experienced sleep problems at the age of 18, compared to only one in five (22%) teenagers whose mothers didn’t suffer from postnatal depression.
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