AHD @Alliance_HDWomen who experienced higher levels of trauma at some point in their lives & who secreted higher levels of cortisol in late pregnancy gave birth to significantly smaller male babies: an average decrease of 38 gr (1.3 ounces): https://t.co/FSeXNdvXxy @MountSinaiNYC https://t.co/j93uwml2dE4 hours ago
AHD @Alliance_HDPain response in babies’ brains controlled in ‘similar way to adults’ https://t.co/h3na2CbNMp https://t.co/8ZKBx7Ou3R4 hours ago
AHD @Alliance_HDDelayed childbearing is a growing source of multiple births, study shows https://t.co/XHqU3Qxau9 via @BrownUniversity4 hours ago
AHD @Alliance_HDBlood test for pregnant women can predict premature birth. A new blood test for pregnant women detects with 75-80 % accuracy whether their pregnancies will end in premature birth. The technique can also be used to estimate a fetus's gestational age: https://t.co/rOogwwl3Fa https://t.co/l9LwCUY9mn4 hours ago
AHD @Alliance_HDRT @1000Days: In a world filled with inequality, crises and poverty, #breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong health for babies and mot…4 hours ago
AHD @Alliance_HDRT @Dohadcanada: A nice little clip advertising the importance of the fist 1000 days! Early Life Nutrition AU https://t.co/Doqb759aCL @myps4 hours ago
AHD @Alliance_HDDr. Steve Lye, Executive Dir of @Alliance_HD , @MountSinai gave a presentation in Tianjin, China during "The First International Conference on Hygiene and Health of Haihe River"@BGI_Events https://t.co/iOjLFIEYFR1 day ago
AHD @Alliance_HDRT @Dohadcanada: Hey CDN DOHaDers are you ready to go down under!? https://t.co/XYVWSdbap75 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDHaving a Growth Mindset Makes It Easier to Develop New Interests. “[T]echnology alone is not enough—it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing.” — Steve Jobs https://t.co/vuU5FyDeeT https://t.co/4CIiVd83pP6 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDRT @CharlieAngusNDP: This is Canada. This is Ontario. This is Kashechewan where 400 children have no school. This is unacceptable. #shannen6 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDChildren born to single mothers benefit when biological father joins family."However,if the biologic.father...leaves or a stepfather joins the family...these children...do no better cognitively..socially&emotionally than children whose mothers remain alone:https://t.co/Tq6jv0kPnv https://t.co/b5pJDeDLay6 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDEthnically mixed schools better for social cohesion. Even small moves away from largely mono-ethnic schools towards more mixed ones produce positive changes: https://t.co/KOSvPvzFGv6 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDOverweight mothers stop breastfeeding sooner https://t.co/rd3PC0rJVC6 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HD'This is why you should vaccinate your children': Former 'anti-vaxx' mom's viral post after son g... https://t.co/HA4BPdvlKw1 week ago
AHD @Alliance_HDRT @MariaBOspina: Smoking in pregnancy and a low Apgar score 1 min after birth are associated with a significantly greater risk for the dev…1 week ago

AHD Executive Director is one of the co-authors of the new series on early childhood development by The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest and best known general medical journals.

Prof. Stephen Lye: “We have a growing understanding of the importance of early childhood development and the first 1000 days of life, beginning right from the fertilization of the egg, on brain development. By the age of three, 85 per cent of brain development will be complete.”

The series was launched at a conference on “Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale,” hosted by the UNICEF, the World Bank and the WHO on October 5, 2016 where Steve Lye delivered a presentation on the importance of ECD.