NICHD issues News Releases and Media Advisories to the news media. Spotlight and Research Feature articles explain NICHD research findings and public health issues to the general public. An Item of Interest is a short announcement of relevant information, such as a notable staff change.
Science Update: Hormone prevents obesity in offspring of pregnant mice with obesity, according to NIH-funded study
Science Update: Juice consumption before six months linked to childhood overweight and obesity, NIH study suggests
Science Update: Weight loss before infertility treatment does not improve live birth rate in unexplained infertility, NIH-funded study suggests
Science Update: Juice consumption before 6 months linked with sweet beverage consumption in later childhood, NIH study suggests
Item of Interest: How is COVID-19 Affecting Children’s Daily Lives? Preliminary Data Offers Fresh Insight
Media Advisory: Graduates of comprehensive preschool program less likely to be obese in adulthood, NIH-funded study finds
Science Update: Women with asthma may be at higher risk for weight gain during pregnancy, NIH study suggests
Media Advisory: NIH researchers identify gene in mice that controls food cravings, desire to exercise
Media Advisory: Negative pressure wound therapy does not cut infection risk in obese women after cesarean delivery
The excess body fat seen in infants born to women with gestational, or pregnancy-related, diabetes is associated with higher maternal blood sugar levels as early as the 10th week of pregnancy—long before the time when women are usually screened for the condition, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Moreover, weight gain in the fetuses of women with gestational diabetes first becomes apparent in the 28th week of pregnancy, when many women are first tested for the condition.