Acta Paediatrica

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Edited By: Hugo Lagercrantz

Impact Factor: 1.647

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 53/120 (Pediatrics)

Online ISSN: 1651-2227

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We are delighted to announce that Acta Paediatrica will be available in online-only format starting in January 2017.

Impact Factor
Please find more information on the journal's 2015 Impact Factor here.

Swedish Young Investigator Award
Congratulations to Dr. Louise Björkman and Dr. Emma Steen who are the winners of the 2015 award. To find out more about the award, previous winners, and how you can propose a candidate for 2016, please click here.

Press Release:Where Infants Sleep May Affect How Long They Are Breastfed
The article by Helen Ball et al. is freely available and can be found here.

December 2015 Special Issue: Impact of Breastfeeding on Maternal and Child Health

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July 2016: Decreased head size is already evident by mid-pregnancy in alcohol-exposed fetuses
Only a minority of pregnant women who abuse alcohol, drugs or medication are recognised by healthcare providers and receive the help they need. Prenatal substance exposure leads to a wide range of problems, but we lack reliable tools to detect the early effects. This study by Anni Lehikoinen et al. is the first to show that a decrease in head circumference was already evident during mid-pregnancy in alcohol or drug-exposed fetuses. The head circumference and height of the exposed children remained reduced compared to the population reference at 2.5 years of age.

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