The use of vitamin C supplements by mothers who smoke during pregnancy seems to have a positive effect on the lung function of newborn babies, according to Cindy McEvoy and colleagues. Also, the incidence of wheezing significantly decreases in these children. The study was published in JAMA on May 18th. The results could offer an easy applicable strategy to minimize the harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy in babies. Continue reading
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Also this week MedZine brings you the latest medical news on various medical specialisms. In this editorial two striking studies are highlighted. The first study identifies the neuronal circuits in the spinal cord of mice that control the ability to produce the alternating movements of the legs during walking. The second shows that a liver protein has a critical role during pregnancy. Continue reading