If a pregnant woman gains excessive weight, it can pose a problem for both the mother and child. As a solution, regular counseling appointments have been proposed. Based on results with 2286 women, a team of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in cooperation with the Competence Center for Nutrition (KErn) has now shown that […]Continue Reading ...
The new research from the National Centre for Register-based Research at Aarhus BSS is the first of its kind to offer a comprehensive description of the risks of double diagnosis within the ten major groups of mental disorders – also called comorbidity. Based on register data from 5.9 million people living in Denmark from 2000 […]Continue Reading ...
The UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country is proposing improvements with respect to the pharmacological study of cognitive function enhancers in patients with schizophrenia A study by the UPV/EHU has assessed the effectiveness of various drugs, which are used to delay cognitive deterioration in patients with Alzheimer’s, in improving cognitive impairment displayed by patients with schizophrenia. […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CEA Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by communication disorders, altered social interactions and sensory and behavioral abnormalities. Research in genetics and brain imaging suggests that abnormalities in the development of the brain concerning, in particular, the formation of neural networks and the functioning of synapses could be involved in the onset […]Continue Reading ...
Children who receive solid organ transplants are hospitalized due to vaccine-preventable infections at rates that are significantly higher than the general population, according to a newly published study by University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers. The study, published today in JAMA Pediatrics, reviewed nearly 7,000 transplant recipients nationally over a seven-year period beginning Jan. […]Continue Reading ...
There is little benefit for those over 70 taking higher dose vitamin D supplements to improve their bone strength and reduce the risk of falls, new research has revealed. Older people are often encouraged to take supplements of vitamin D to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. But a Newcastle University-led study, published in the […]Continue Reading ...
Study: Black women face additional obstacles to information, receive less preventive care African-American women at high risk of breast cancer are less likely than white women to pursue potentially life-saving preventive care, and racial disparities in health care and elsewhere are to blame, new research suggests. “African-American women faced additional burdens at every step along […]Continue Reading ...
Meditators and non-meditators had similar parameters before start of the study. After 3 weeks of meditation, there was significant lowering of intraocular pressure (IOP), cortisol and levels of oxidative stress, while there was an increase in brain-derived neurotrophic factors and beta endorphins with improvement in quality of life measures (QOL) in the meditators, while there […]Continue Reading ...
Study demonstrates the scale of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in the US A new Northwestern Medicine study found only 13 percent of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions were appropriate, with 36 percent considered potentially appropriate. The study, conducted with the University of Michigan and Harvard University’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, provides the most extensive assessment of outpatient antibiotic […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers from The University of Western Australia have conducted a study that has found young women who start having periods early and often have a high body mass index are more prone to cardiovascular problems later in life such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. More than 800 young women from […]Continue Reading ...
Children with ADHD find it more difficult to focus and to complete their schoolwork. Credit: public domain image With more than 1.8 million children in the U.S. being treated annually with drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the possibility that such drugs could damage their hearts has been a significant cause of concern for […]Continue Reading ...
A survey from 2018 had found that 2.1 million students from middle and high schools have smoked marijuana at least once. A new study looked at the effects of marijuana or cannabis on the brains of adolescents. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the Journal of Neuroscience this week. […]Continue Reading ...
When we remember a past event, the human brain reconstructs that experience in reverse order, according to a new study at the University of Birmingham. Understanding more precisely how the brain retrieves information could help us better assess the reliability of eye witness accounts, for example of crime scenes, where people often are able to […]Continue Reading ...
A new study has shown that similar to smoking, exposure to air pollution can also raise the risk of miscarriages among women. The team of researchers from University of Utah have found that higher levels of gases such as nitrogen dioxide that comes from burning of the fossil fuels such as diesel are linked to […]Continue Reading ...
Our DNA is under constant attack. The delicate molecule that contains our genetic information is extremely vulnerable to everything from environmental agents, such as radiation, to the chemicals in the air we breathe and the food we eat. Genome instability can lead to genetic disorders, chronic diseases and a predisposition to cancer. A new Tel […]Continue Reading ...
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- Financial stress may increase heart disease risk in African Americans
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