MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 — If you’re a clean freak, you could be inadvertently fattening your children, a new study suggests. The research can’t prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that household disinfectants might be promoting childhood obesity by altering the gut bacteria of infants. Fecal samples showed that 3- and 4-month-old infants regularly exposed to antibacterial […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 — Scientists warn that soot from polluted air is reaching the placenta of pregnant women, possibly harming the health of unborn babies. Tiny carbon particles released by the burning of fossil fuels enter a woman’s bloodstream when she breathes polluted air, said a research team at Queen Mary University of London […]Continue Reading ...
The most disagreeable individuals, who are also the least likely to be kind, can benefit most from behaving more compassionately, a York University study has found. More than 640 people who were mildly depressed took part in the study which tracked the results of online compassion training. Researchers asked the participants, who were on average […]Continue Reading ...
Canadian researchers have shown that commonly used household cleaning products could be making children overweight by causing changes in their gut microflora. Sergey Mironov | Shutterstock The researchers studied the gut microbiota of 757 infants aged 3 to 4 months and established their weight once they reached 1 and 3 years old. They also assessed […]Continue Reading ...
Even in cases where a rape has clearly taken place, traditional beliefs and assumptions about masculinity can cause both witnesses and victims to be uncertain about reporting it, according to new research conducted at Binghamton University, State University at New York. In a study exploring possible reasons for the underreporting of rape, researchers at Binghamton […]Continue Reading ...
FOSTER CITY, Calif. & MECHELEN, Belgium–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 6, 2018– Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) and Galapagos NV (Euronext & NASDAQ:GLPG) today announced that the randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 2 TORTUGA study of filgotinib, an investigational, selective JAK1 inhibitor, achieved its primary efficacy endpoint in adults with moderately to severely active ankylosing spondylitis (AS). In the study, patients […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: University of Bristol Research findings using data from the University of Bristol’s Children of the 90s study should reassure parents that their fussy toddlers can grow up with a healthy height and weight. In fact, being more relaxed around eating will help your child be less choosy. Picky eating in toddlers is a well-documented […]Continue Reading ...
Imagine if most children with cancer were treated by a doctor with no training or experience in cancer. It doesn’t seem possible. In epilepsy, however, it’s more common than not. That’s because pediatric neurologists are few and far between in almost every country; in some countries there are no specialists at all, or only a […]Continue Reading ...
An analysis of the NRG Oncology clinical trial NRG-GY003 suggests that adding ipilimumab, a monoclonal antibody that targets the protein receptor CTLA-4, to a regimen with the checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab could improve the proportion with tumor response and progression-free survival hazard rates for women with recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer. These results were presented as a […]Continue Reading ...
Brains of baby boys born prematurely are affected differently and more severely than premature infant girls’ brains. This is according to a study published in the Springer Nature-branded journal Pediatric Research. Lead authors Amanda Benavides and Peg Nopoulos of the University of Iowa in the US used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans as part of […]Continue Reading ...
Sep 14 2018 Twenty years ago, researchers made the accidental discovery that the now infamous plastics ingredient known as bisphenol A or BPA had inadvertently leached out of plastic cages used to house female mice in the lab, causing a sudden increase in chromosomally abnormal eggs in the animals. Now, the same team is back […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 — Chronic vaping exerts biological effects on the lung, some of which are mediated by the propylene glycol/vegetable glycerin (PG/VG) base, according to a study published recently in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Arunava Ghosh, Ph.D., from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues […]Continue Reading ...
When it comes to obesity prevention, sleep is not usually something that springs to mind, but a University of Otago research team has found we should not underestimate its importance. Professor Rachael Taylor, Director of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre and co-leader of the team, says one in three New Zealand children is […]Continue Reading ...
A study conducted by researchers at UCL has found that patients with dementia who are in hospital and in pain are more likely to experience delirium and are often unable to communicate that they are in pain. Image Credit: Ocskay Bence / Shutterstock As reported in the journal Age and Ageing, the study found that […]Continue Reading ...
A total of 5,365 snakebites were reported, all of them from rattlesnakes. Five deaths were reported over the 20-year period. The median age of the patients was 37. They were most likely to be male, and the bites most often occurred at home in the backyard. The majority of bites occurred during the spring or […]Continue Reading ...
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