Learn about key topics in intrauterine development, the link between preterm birth & adult hypertension, the fetal programming of childhood behaviour, and the effects of maternal diet on infant development. Presented by Dr. Judith Hall, Senior Scientist Emeritus, Reproduction & Healthy Pregnancy, CFRI; Emerita Professor, Departments of Pediatrics & Medical Genetics, UBC. | Dr. Mikael Norman, Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Karolinska University Hospital; Professor, Pediatrics, Karolinska Institute. | Dr. Tim Oberlander, Scientist & Senior Scholar, Developmental Neurosciences & Child Health, CFRI; Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC; Developmental Pediatrician, BC Children's Hospital. | Dr. Sheila Innis, Director & Scientist, Nutrition & Metabolism Research Program, CFRI; Professor, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. (2010)
A new study led by researchers from the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit found girls in rural B.C. communities with poor access to local mental health services are at the highest risk of intentionally poisoning themselves. The most common substance used was non-opioid painkillers and the second most common substance used was medication for anxiety and depression.
Dr. Pascal Lavoie and his team compared the immune responses of babies to those of COVID-19-negative adults from Metro Vancouver. The antibody reactivity to SARS-CoV-2 in almost all of these adults was up to 100-fold higher compared to the infants at second blood sera collection. The researchers estimate that between 90-99 per cent of adults have positive antibody reactivity to SARS-CoV-2 antigens.
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