Targeted strategies must be urgently developed to prevent obesity in women of child-bearing age.
The Developmental ORIgins of healthy and unhealthy AgeiNg: the role of maternal obesity (DORIAN) consortium, funded by the European Commission’s 7th Research Framework Programme, today releases results gathered from its 3-year research programme which began in January 2012.
The likelihood to develop cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, or type 2 diabetes during adulthood, is greater in children born to mothers who were overweight during their late pregnancy.
Therefore, policy-makers must draft guidelines for diet during pregnancy, and mental health support for pregnant women must be improved.” says Dr. Patricia Iozzo from the Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council, Pisa, Italy.
UN New York, HLPF - Invitation to a virtual side-event to the 2020 High-Level Political Forum on 16 July
Women may be disproportionately impacted by climate change given their more vulnerable socio-economic position.
On May 27th, Make Mothers Matter responded to the EU Commission’s Public Consultation: “Transparency on pay for men and women”. The objective of the consultation was to gather views of stakeholders on (i)
16 April 2020: Make Mothers Matter, together with 20 other partners of the EU Alliance for Investing in Children, added its voice in a joint statement calling for EU Member States and the European Commission to
On 7th April and in celebration of International health Day, the multidisciplinary EU-funded network of researchers and professionals on perinatal mental health, COST Action Riseup-PPD, raised awareness of th