1 July 2014
The increase in asthma risk in children could be partially explained by the rise in body mass index (BMI), according to new research from Children of the 90s and published today in PLOS Medicine. The study led by Dr Raquel Granell and colleagues, used genetic data to show that higher BMI increases the risk of childhood asthma.
14 May 2014
New research from Children of the 90s shows that pregnant women with higher-than-average levels of lead in their blood during pregnancy may be more likely to give birth prematurely.
2 April 2014
Men who started smoking regularly before the age of 11 had sons who, on average, had 5-10kg more body fat than their peers by the time they were in their teens, according to new research from Children of the 90s.
28 February 2014
Children who suffer from frequent nightmares or bouts of night terrors may be at an increased risk of psychotic experiences in adolescence, according to new research on Children of the 90s data from the University of Warwick.
17 December 2013
Six in ten 13-year-old girls, compared to four in 10 boys the same age, are afraid of gaining weight or getting fat according to new research on eating disorders that uses data on over 7,000 participants in Children of the 90s.
14 November 2013
Boys are more likely than girls to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but new research suggests that more girls may have the condition than previously thought but may have not been diagnosed because they are better than boys at covering up some of the signs.
17 October 2013
New research from Children of the 90s shows that almost one in three children born prematurely (before 37 weeks) have lower Key Stage 1 (KS1) test results than children who are born at full term (37-42 weeks) and more than a third have special educational needs (SEN).
15 October 2013
A Passion for Science, published today to mark Ada Lovelace Day, celebrates many great women scientists, including Children of the 90s founder, Professor Jean Golding OBE, who overcame much adversity in childhood, including TB and polio, and went on to study maths at Oxford University at a time when men outnumbered women 10 to one.
1 October 2013
New research from Children of the 90s suggests that fish accounts for only seven per cent of mercury levels in the human body. In an analysis of 103 food and drink items consumed by 4,484 women during pregnancy, researchers found that the 103 items together accounted for less than 17 per cent of total mercury levels in the body.
30 September 2013
Children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) have poorer sleep quality than their peers right up to their teens according to new research from Children of the 90s, published online today in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.