Mom's high blood pressure lowered child’s IQ by 4.36 points and for math ability.

Researchers looked at the medical records for mothers’ blood pressure during pregnancy. They checked 398 men. They tested their abilities at age 20 and again at age 69. The tests checked language skills, math reasoning, and visual and spatial relationships. It turned out that those men whose mothers had high blood pressure while pregnant scored […]

Mice exposed to nicotine during pregnancy become easily addicted to cigarettes.

Guo-Qing Chang, Olga Karatayev, Sarah F. Leibowitz; Prenatal Exposure to Nicotine Stimulates Neurogenesis of Orexigenic Peptide-Expressing Neurons in Hypothalamus and Amygdala; Journal of Neuroscience 21 August 2013, 33 (34) 13600-13611; DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5835-12.2013