Children's building blocks

Amniocentesis: a key to identify autism in the womb?

04 Jan 2011

Cambridge researchers are pioneering a new test for autism in the womb, by measuring the levels of testosterone produced by the foetus, which makes its way into the amniotic fluid. They hope to test if children who later develop autism have unusually high levels of testosterone between 12 and 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Read More
childs eye

Too much, too young?

04 Jun 2010

Society risks losing touch with reality in the debate about whether children are being exposed to adult, sexual content too young, because other agendas are creeping in "under the radar", a new analysis warns.

Read More
Maternity Ward

Decrease in delivery-related infant deaths in Scotland

14 Aug 2009

A study has shown that over the last 20 years there has been a sharp decline in infant deaths during delivery for pregnancies which went to term. The paper was published in JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) last week.

Read More

Pages