Great news - a study out of Mailman, Columbia’s School of Public Health, shows that the PEPFAR funding and programs have led to an increase in babies being born in health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa. This can greatly reduce maternal and newborn deaths from preventable birth complications and infections.
In the kids, that is. An interesting new study out of UCLA showed that women who experienced intense Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG - morning sickness) had children that were subsequently 3.6 times more likely to suffer from anxiety, bipolar, and depression in adulthood than those who did not experience intense HG suffering.
Causing dehydration and starvation of the fetus, this study supplements other studies that show children of HG-suffering women having greater learning and attention difficulties than other kids.