News in 2002
Faster Growth In Infants Born Small
25 November 2002
Researchers from Bristol and Cambridge Universities have shown that faster growth in the first year of life is related to smaller size at birth.
Girls’ Behaviour Related To Testosterone Levels In The Womb
12 November 2002
Levels of the sex hormone, testosterone, in the mother’s blood during pregnancy predict how girls behave at pre-school age, a study has found.
Heavy Paracetamol Use In Pregnancy Linked To Childhood Wheezing
28 October 2002
Women who frequently use paracetamol in late pregnancy may increase the risk of wheezing in their offspring, new research suggests.
‘Shopping List’ Of Parent’s Worries On The Menu At Child Health And Development Conference
25 October 2002
The world-renowned Children of the 90s study will play host to a group of more than 180 top scientists and researchers on Monday (Oct 28) when they gather together to hear all about the latest developments in child health.
Pool Chemicals Do Not Damage Growth Of The Unborn Child
16 October 2002
Women who swim regularly during pregnancy do not run the risk of reduced birth weight, according to a study published today in the journal Epidemiology.
Prolonged Use Of The Contraceptive Pill Could Increase Fertility
27 September 2002
Women who take the oral contraceptive pill for a lengthy period could find it quicker to get pregnant once they stop than those who used it for shorter periods, according to a study published today in the journal Human Reproduction.
Royal Seal Of Approval For Children Of The 90s
12 July 2002
The world-renowned study of families based at the University of Bristol will be honoured by a visit from HRH The Princess Royal today (12 July 2002).
Does A Vegetarian Diet Have Health Implications For Baby Boys?
11 July 2002
The Children of the 90s child health project would like to issue this information in response to interest shown following an article which appeared in this week’s Sunday Express and Monday’s Western Daily Press newspaper.
Early Eye Testing Could Make A Huge Difference To Poorly-Sighted Children
28 June 2002
Children with a common eye disorder called amblyopia have a better chance of becoming cured if treatment starts before three years old, according to results from the Children of the 90s study at Bristol University.
Too Clean For Our Own Good?
27 June 2002
An obsession with cleanliness in the home could be leaving our children open to illnesses such as eczema and asthma.
Meet The Children Who Are Flying High With The Navy
12 June 2002
Bristol University’s Children of the 90s project has well and truly put the city on the map over the last 11 years … now they've called in the Royal Navy to help put the spotlight on their achievements.
Stressed Mums-To-Be Could Find Their Children More Of A Handful
5 June 2002
Women who experience anxiety and stress, particularly in late pregnancy, seem to have an increased risk of their child having emotional and behavioural problems as they grow older, a study has found.
Caesareans Could Make It More Difficult To Have Other Children
2 June 2002
Women having their babies by caesarean section could find it harder to become pregnant later, a study has found.
Why A Tot For The Mum May Not Be So Bad For The Tot
3 May 2002
New evidence about the safety of drinking alcohol while breastfeeding indicates that it may not be as harmful to the baby as drinking during pregnancy.
Statement Regarding The Use Of Biological Samples – In Response To The Current Discussion On Organ Retention
22 April 2002
When investigating current problems in child health and development, scientists at Children of the 90s only use biological samples with the consent of study parents.
Boys Will Be Boys – Even When Their Fathers Aren’t Around To Show Them The Way
14 April 2002
Contrary to popular belief, growing up without a father figure in the home does not have an impact on the way children develop their sense of being masculine or feminine.
Chocks Away For The Bristol Bombers As Children Of The 90s Show They Are On The Ball
7 April 2002
Five lucky youngsters each got possession of the ball, a signed basketball that is, at the last home match of the season for basketball sensations, the Bristol Bombers.
No Evidence Of ‘Muesli-Belt Malnutrition’ In British Toddlers
7 March 2002
Researchers at Bristol University have found no evidence that very low-fat diets deficient in vitamins and minerals are a common problem in British toddlers.
Learning To Drink From A Cup Helps Toddlers In The Battle For Healthy Eating
7 March 2002
Toddlers who drink from a cup – rather than a bottle -- were found to have a more balanced diet, according to a report out today.
Pre-School Children Turning Their Noses Up At Fruit
5 February 2002
Researchers at Bristol University studying foods eaten by three-year-olds found that one in six children ate no vegetables -and a similar number turned their noses up at fruit.
Babies Who Wheeze Don’t Have To Develop Asthma
21 January 2002
Researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered that not all babies who wheeze will develop asthma in later life.
Cannabis Hampers Baby Growth
8 January 2002
Researchers at the University of Bristol have found that pregnant women who frequently use cannabis during their pregnancy may affect the growth of their unborn child.