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Smoking, pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring

Low levels of oxygen in the womb, which can be caused by smoking or conditions such as pre-eclampsia, may cause problems with fertility later in life, a study carried out in rats suggests. The research, led by scientists at the … Continue reading

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Study links smoking with fertility treatment failure

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study found that smoking in the three months prior to assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment was associated with higher adjusted odds of cycle cancellation, which resulted in poor outcomes. The article … Continue reading

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Study: Children of men who smoke have 50% less sperm

Studies have repeatedly linked maternal smoking during pregnancy with reduced sperm counts in male offspring. A research team at Lund University in Sweden has discovered that, independently of nicotine exposure from the mother, men whose fathers smoked at the time … Continue reading

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A good month to kick the habit

Most people know that smoking causes cancer, heart disease, and other major health problems. But smoking during pregnancy causes additional health problems, including premature birth (being born too early), certain birth defects, and infant death. According to the CDC: Smoking makes it harder for … Continue reading

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Just 10 cigarettes during pregnancy can affect child’s cognitive function

If you think it’s OK to sneak a cigarette or two during pregnancy, think again. Prenatal tobacco exposure is known to have short-term consequences, including preterm birth, low birth weight and subsequent behavioral issues. However, a new study found that … Continue reading

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Smoking in pregnancy linked to kidney damage in children

Smoking during pregnancy may put your child at increased risk for kidney damage. That’s the conclusion of a new study in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Researchers in Japan tested for proteinuria (excessive protein in the … Continue reading

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Pregnant? November is a great time to quit smoking—here’s how

Every year, the third Thursday of November is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. This month is a great time to kick the habit—especially if you are pregnant. And a new study can show you how. The study, published … Continue reading

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Best way to quit smoking

A new study has confirmed that using nicotine patches or the drug Zyban (bupropion) helps pregnant women quit smoking before and after they give birth. “In public health terms, these results are significant because one in five pregnant women smokes,” said … Continue reading

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Secondhand smoke linked to infertility and early menopause

Many studies have associated smoking with infertility and early menopause, but less research has been done on secondhand smoke, according to Andrew Hyland, chair of health behavior at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. So he and his colleagues … Continue reading

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Give your baby a healthy smile: Don’t smoke

Secondhand smoke is known to be linked to a number of health problems, and here’s another one: cavities in baby teeth. That’s the conclusion of a study out of Japan, published in the journal BMJ. Researchers analyzed data for 76,920 … Continue reading

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