Prenatal smoke exposure may affect children's reading skills

11/18/2012 | Reuters

Children whose mothers smoked more than a pack of cigarettes a day during pregnancy scored 21% lower on reading comprehension tests compared with children of nonsmoking mothers, according to a study in The Journal of Pediatrics. Despite taking into account other factors that may affect children's reading ability, the difference in test scores remained, researchers said.

View Full Article in:

Reuters

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
Pentec Health
Boothwyn, PA
Sr Coordinator Clinical Research (US/TA/00/0073/SL) - 1400000AQX
Abbott
Santa Clara, CA
Senior Director, Biostatistics
Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA
Diagnostic Technician
Roche
Marlborough, MA
Test Technician
Roche
Marlborough, MA