Examining association of prenatal alcohol, tobacco exposure with newborn brain activity

What The Study Did: Researchers looked at the association between prenatal alcohol and tobacco smoking exposure and brain activity in 1,700 newborns measured during sleep.

Authors: William P. Fifer, Ph.D., of Columbia University Medical Center in New York, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.4714)

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