News in 2001
- Mum’s anxiety affects unborn baby’s brain 31 August 2001 Anxiety during pregnancy can double a mother’s risk of having a hyperactive child, according to new research released today (Monday, 3 September) for National Pregnancy Week.
- Why do infants from the UK wheeze more than those in the Czech Republic 15 August 2001 Researchers at the University of Bristol have found that by 6 months of age, 21% of British infants had had an attack of wheezing compared with only 10% in the Czech Republic. Different smoking behaviours were found to be influential in each country.
- Depression during pregnancy more common than postnatal depression 4 August 2001 Researchers at the University of Bristol have found that symptoms of depressed mood are more common in women when they are pregnant than after their child is born.
- Pregnant women with high levels of the hormone testosterone have girls who have more tomboy-like behaviour 4 June 2001 Researchers have found a clear relationship between high testosterone levels in mothers and masculine behaviour in girls.
- Development of peanut allergy linked to eczema 4 June 2001 Eczema precedes peanut allergies in nine out of 10 cases, researchers at the University of Bristol and St. Mary’s Hospital, London have found.
- Unique Research Study Celebrates "Decade of Discovery" with Multi-Million Pound Cash Injection 4 June 2001 Researchers from all over the country are converging at the Royal Society in London on June 4 to discuss their findings from the world’s biggest study of how genes and the environment interact.
- Anaemia in infancy is associated with impaired motor development at 18 months 22 May 2001 Anaemia in children as young as 8 months of age is associated with impaired motor development at 18 months, finds research published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.
- Babies need to learn to chew 13 March 2001 Researchers at the University of Bristol studying the foods eaten by babies in their first year have found that delayed introduction of chewy foods with lumps may lead to difficulty in feeding the child later.
- Fish really is brain food 6 February 2001 Researchers at the University of Bristol have found that mums-to-be who eat oily fish such as sardines and mackerel have children whose visual development is better. This positive association was also seen for breastfeeding.