Babies’ gut bacteria affected by delivery method, Baby Biome project shows
Babies born vaginally have different gut bacteria – their microbiome – than those delivered by Caesarean, research has shown.
Early maternal anemia tied to intellectual disability, ADHD and autism
Under embargo until 18/09/2019 15:00 GMT The timing of anemia—a common condition in late pregnancy—can make a big difference for the developing fetus, according to research at Karolinska Institutet published in JAMA Psychiatry.
Breath-holding technique could improve outcomes for radiotherapy patients
Under embargo until 17/09/2019 23:01 GMTA technique that will enable cancer patients to hold their breath during prolonged bouts of radiotherapy treatment has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
How sleepless nights compromise the health of your gut
Under embargo until 18/09/2019 18:00 GMT Why are individuals that have irregular schedules, such as night-shift workers, more susceptible to gut inflammation and obesity? A newly found link between gut immune function and the brain’s circadian clock may very well be the answer.
ADHD medication: how much is too much for a hyperactive child?
When children with ADHD don’t respond well to Methylphenidate doctors often increase the dose. Now a new review shows that increasing the dose may not always be the best option, as it may have no effect on some of the functional impairments associated with ADHD.
Adolescents with high levels of physical activity perform better in school over two academic years
Previous cross-sectional studies have reported that physically more active children and adolescents achieve better school grades than their less active peers do, but there are few longitudinal studies on the topic.
Physical activity may attenuate menopause-associated atherogenic changes
A new study on menopausal women shows that leisure-time physical activity is associated with a healthier blood lipid profile. However, results suggest that leisure-time physical activity does not seem to entirely offset the unfavorable lipid profile changes associated with the menopausal transition.
Major environmental challenge as microplastics are harming our drinking water
Plastics in our waste streams are breaking down into tiny particles, causing potentially catastrophic consequences for human health and our aquatic systems, finds research from the University of Surrey and Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials.