Using natural disasters to study the effects of prenatal maternal stress on child health and development.

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Research on the developmental origins of health and disease highlights the plasticity of the human fetus to a host of potential teratogens. Experimental research on laboratory animals has demonstrated a variety of physical and behavioral effects among offspring exposed to prenatal maternal stress (PNMS). However, these studies cannot elucidate the relative… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/bdrc.21026

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