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  1. Research findings

    Maternal history of miscarriages and measures of fertility in relation to childhood asthma

    Children of parents who have had difficulty conceiving, or who are the result of assisted reproduction, are at increased risk of asthma according to a Norwegian study.

  2. Research findings

    Children exposed to many environmental contaminants

    Children across Europe are exposed to a wide range of contaminants in foetal life and childhood but their exposure varies by country and compound, according to a recent study.

  3. Research findings

    Genes can explain preterm birth

    Six genetic variables can explain the length of pregnancy and preterm delivery, according to a major international study. The results have been confirmed by an analysis of genetic data from Nordic women.

  4. Research findings

    Child neurodevelopment not affected by mobile phone use in pregnancy

    Mobile phone use during pregnancy is not linked to adverse effects on children’s language and motor skills, according to a study using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study.

  5. Research findings

    Can medication for anxiety and sleeping problems during pregnancy harm the child?

    New research from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study shows that anxiolytic use during pregnancy can increase the risk of mental problems in the child.

  6. Research findings

    Maternal iodine deficiency can affect child development

    A low iodine intake among pregnant women may be associated with poor language development, reduced fine motor skills and behavioural problems when the child is three years old.

  7. Research findings

    Twelve genes influence fertility

    An international research team has found twelve genes that may help determine why some people have children at an early age, while others remain childless.

  8. News

    New guidelines for MoBa

    New guidelines for access to data and biological material from MoBa have been introduced. All principal investigators (PIs) should be aware of the revised guidelines.

  9. Research findings

    Link between weight gain in first year of life and risk of type 1 diabetes

    The risk of type 1 diabetes seems to be higher among children with high weight gain during their first year, according to a new Norwegian-Danish study from the NIPH.

  10. Research findings

    Organic food and malformations in the urinary tract (hypospadias) in newborn boys

    Women who ate organically produced food during pregnancy had halved likelihood of giving birth to a boy with hypospadias compared to women who never or seldom did so.