Dietary habits contribute to environmental contaminant levels in the body
In a new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, researchers studied how diet affects the levels of environmental contaminants in pregnant women and children.
Uncontrolled asthma attacks during pregnancy increase health risks for mothers and babies
Women with asthma who suffer severe symptoms while they are pregnant face higher risks of health problems both for themselves and their babies compared to women with well-controlled asthma, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal.
How our dreams prepare us to face our fears
Do bad dreams serve a real purpose? To answer this question, researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland, – working in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin (USA) – analysed the dreams of a number of people and…
Optimal recovery from years of inactivity requires focusing on performing resistance exercises rapidly
Several years of hospitalisation, one example of muscle in activity,causes a disproportionate decline in the muscle strength known to affect balance, increase the risk of joint injuries,and hinder movements involved in sports.
New research shows how use of cholesterol lowering drugs may cut risk of lethal prostate cancer
Statins are drugs that are often used to help lower cholesterol levels and can reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease. Previous studies have suggested that statins could have a role in slowing down the growth of different types of cancers. This…
Brush your teeth to protect the heart
Brushing teeth frequently is linked with lower risks of atrial fibrillation and heart failure, according to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1
Study shows lower mortality from induction of labor at 41 weeks
Inducing labor after 41 instead of 42 full weeks’ pregnancy appears to be safer in terms of perinatal survival, new Swedish research shows. The current study is expected to provide a key piece of evidence for upcoming decisions in maternity care.
Increased use of antibiotics may predispose to Parkinson’s disease
Higher exposure to commonly used oral antibiotics is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease according to a recently published study by researchers form the Helsinki University Hospital, Finland.
High-fat maternal diet can cause brain damage in the unborn child
A study team at MedUni Vienna’s Center for Brain Research has found that high-fat maternal diets can cause life-long changes in the brain of the unborn offspring. When a pregnant woman consumes a diet high in polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acids, her body produces an excess…
Review study finds negative association between time watching TV or playing video games and academic performance in children and adolescents
Researchers from the LIFE (Physical Activity, Fitness and Health) research group at the Universitat Jaume I, together with researchers from the Health and Social Research Center of the University of Castilla-La Mancha, have analysed 5,599 scientific articles and have concluded that there is a negative…