Posts Tagged ‘epidemiology’

The Best Season to Get Pregnant | Science/AAAS | News

December 21, 2013

Best Season to Get #Pregnant: not May. Unfortunately, winter babies will suffer more #healthproblems!
http://news.sciencemag.org/2013/07/best-season-get-pregnant

QT:{{”
We’ve known for a long
time that summer babies are healthier than winter babies but not the why. …
Right. And these are babies that are born in the summer versus those that are born in the
winter. There’s been this correlation that’s been around for a long time. Scientists have
seen that children that are born in the winter tend to have more health problems later in
life. They tend to be slower growers, have higher incidences of mental illness, and even
early death.
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Around 12 July interesting discussion of correlation between the months of ones birth and later
health problems. Winter born children are more susceptible to health problems. The theory
proposed is that this has to due with flu and the shortening and premature birth.