News in 2004
Are Household Chemicals Connected To The Rise In Asthma?
23 December 2004
Frequent use of household cleaning products and other chemicals in the home could be linked to cases of asthma among Britain’s children.
Fathers Cause Eczema Too
29 November 2004
A new study of atopic disease in families has come to the conclusion that fathers play an equal part in the spread of eczema.
Air Fresheners Can Make Mothers And Babies Ill
19 October 2004
Air fresheners and aerosols can make babies and their mothers ill, research from the University of Bristol’s Children of the 90s study has revealed.
Eighty Per Cent Of Women Take Some Form Of Medication During Pregnancy
6 October 2004
A survey of mothers-to-be suggests that eight out of ten women take some form of therapeutic drugs during pregnancy.
Tiny Babies May Face Development And Behaviour Problems
22 September 2004
The long term difficulties facing Britain’s “miracle babies” are revealed by a new study following the lives of some of the tiniest infants born in this country.
How A Mother’s Worries Can Affect Her Baby’s Handedness
20 September 2004
An intriguing link between a mother’s stress levels during pregnancy and the effect on the brain of her unborn baby is revealed in a new study of children born in Bristol.
No Link Found Between Thiomersal And Behaviour Problems
9 September 2004
A new study of children’s behaviour problems has come to the conclusion that there is no discernible link with the three-in-one vaccine now being phased out in the UK.
New Study Into The Causes Of Autistic Disorders
8 July 2004
Funding for a new study to find out more about the role of environmental risks in the development of autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD), was announced by The Medical Research Council (MRC) today, Thursday 8 July 2004.
Fish And Children: Seafood May Improve Development
25 June 2004
A new study of children in Bristol has shown that women who ate fish regularly during pregnancy had children with better language and communication skills by the age of 18 months.
Babies Born Into Larger Families May Fail To Thrive
15 June 2004
An investigation into why some babies grow only very slowly in the first nine months of their lives has come to the conclusion that it has nothing to do with the prosperity of the parents.
Nature Neuroscience Editorial: The Value Of Long Term Epidemiological Projects Such As ALSPAC
14 June 2004
ALSPAC’s potential to test scientific hypotheses is highlighted by an editorial in the prestigious journal Nature Neuroscience.
Learning To Be Sick: How Some Illnesses May Be Passed On
31 May 2004
Mothers who are concerned about their own health may unwittingly be passing their anxieties on to their children.
Children’s Behaviour Is Linked To Contact With Real Father
26 May 2004
The importance of a father figure in children’s lives has been demonstrated by a new study of families with separated parents in Bristol.
Heavier Babies – Is Fish Consumption A Red Herring?
13 May 2004
A mother-to-be who eats fish during the later stages of pregnancy is less likely to have a very small baby.
Should We Collect DNA From Every Newborn Baby?
10 May 2004
The national debate about whether, in the future, to collect DNA samples from every newborn baby in Britain arrives in Bristol next week.
How Doctors Can Predict The Risk Of Adult Diseases In Infancy
22 April 2004
A new way of predicting which young children are most at risk of developing diabetes and heart disease is being developed by researchers at Cambridge University - with help from Children of the 90s.
Study Rules Out Connection Between Whooping Cough Vaccine And Asthma
1 April 2004
Parents who may be concerned by a scare over the side effects of the whooping cough vaccine will be reassured by a new study involving thousands of children.
ERIC Wins £250,000 From National Lottery
11 March 2004
A four-year project to investigate bladder and bowel control problems among Britain’s schoolchildren has been awarded £250,000 by the National Lottery’s Community Fund.
American Heart Association rapid access journal report: Breastfeeding Linked With Lower Childhood Blood Pressure
1 March 2004
DALLAS, March 2 – Breastfed babies have lower blood pressure as children compared to their bottle-fed counterparts, possibly setting the stage for lower blood pressure in adulthood and a reduced risk of coronary death, researchers reported in today’s rapid access issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Breastfeeding Linked To Lower Blood Pressure
1 March 2004
Doctors at the University of Bristol have reported that the benefits of breastfeeding could pay off many years later by helping to reduce levels of blood pressure.
Coeliac Disease – The Tip Of The Iceberg
6 February 2004
The full extent of a hidden condition which goes largely undetected among British children - and unnoticed until adulthood - has been identified by doctors in Bristol.
Meet the computer characters who are helping to fight school bullies
2 February 2004
A computer-based solution to the threat of school bullying goes on show to an audience of teachers in Bristol tonight.