Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy Chemical differences in preemies' brains Premature infants with no obvious problems in the structure of their brains may still have subtle chemical differences compared with full-term babies. TALK Parenting forum » ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » How a woman's body changes during pregnancy Foetal development Pregnancy influenced by lifestyle factors A study indicates that certain lifestyle factors may improve women's chances of having a healthy pregnancy. Steroids during pregnancy a risk for preemies Steroid injections given to pregnant woman before premature birth may increase the child's risk of developing behavioural and emotional disorders. Walking may help pregnant women quit smoking A Canadian study has found that for pregnant women who want to quit smoking, a brisk walk can temporarily stave off tobacco cravings. Infant asphyxiation caused by human error According to a Norwegian study human error is the most common cause of infant asphyxiation at birth. Heart disease causes pregnancy-related deaths Heart disease is the top cause of pregnancy-related deaths in California, but a study suggests that almost one-third of those deaths could be prevented. Preemies more likely to be boys A report on the health of the world's newborns indicates that boys are slightly more likely to be born premature than girls, and that they tend to fare worse. “ Latest comment on Health24 Fourhundredkg Bobbejaan says... What use is an unloaded gun locked in a safe? The best place for it is loaded and up the left nostril of an intruder! 21 dangerous things people do ” Successful natural birth after Caesarean According to British researchers nearly two-thirds of women who had a Caesarean delivery for their first child had a successful natural birth for their second baby. Twin baby bath video goes viral A video showing two newborn twins taking a spa bath has been melting hearts across the web. Pregnant women should be tested for diabetes According to new recommendations all pregnant women should be screened for diabetes at their first prenatal check up. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Grief » Phases of grief Culture and grief Grieving in holidays How do you deal with grief? There is no right way of coping with death. The way a person grieves depends on the personality of that person and the relationship with the person who has died. Weight loss » Healthy snacking Weight and heart Texting and weight 10 tips to lose weight Need to shed some weight? Get rid of those extra kilos for good with these 10 expert weight loss tips, compiled by Health24's DietDoc, Dr Ingrid van Heerden.