In pregnancy, the experience of domestic violence can have serious adverse maternal and neonatal health effects, and epigenetic studies indicate long-lasting consequences on children as they grow into adulthood. Antenatal care is a window of opportunity to reduce these harmful health consequences as most women use these health services in their lifetimes.
Using HUNT data, researchers are implementing statistical methods to discover disease-causing genetic variants.
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Humans are in constant interaction with our environments. New research is shedding light on how our environment shapes our health starting early in life and the developmental origins of health and disease (known as DOHaD). One area of global concern is the risks on children’s development posed by environmental toxins, such as heavy metals, air pollution, pesticides, and other pollutants.
My personal experience from the Nepal Earthquake in 2015, and lessons learned from Dhulikhel Hospital (DH).
Samita Giri, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.