A new study at Columbia University suggests that giving mothers plain facts about the health risks of consuming sugary drinks during pregnancy and early childhood may offer a new strategy to reduce childhood obesity. The study was published in the journal Academic Pediatrics. Why It’s Important Obesity affects approximately 18 percent of children in the […]Continue Reading ...
Goal-setting and self-monitoring tools successfully used by some expectant mothers, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Excessive weight gain during pregnancy increases the risk of obesity in both mothers and babies. To avoid dangerous gestational weight gain, it is important to identify effective tools for behavior change. […]Continue Reading ...
EL PASO, Texas — It wasn’t the rash covering Meliza’s feet and legs that worried Dr. José Manuel de la Rosa. What concerned him were the deep bruises beneath. They were a sign she could be experiencing something far more serious than an allergic reaction. Meliza’s mom, Magdalena, told the doctor it started with one […]Continue Reading ...
An international group of scientists under the supervision of a staff member of Sechenov University (Russia) and Karolinska Institute (Sweden) found out that earlier views on the mechanisms that provide and regulate skeletal growth were wrong. Previously, scientists used to believe that at birth a body had a certain number of cells to grow the […]Continue Reading ...
In a Nursing Open study, peer relations and self-rated health were associated with smoking behavior in both girls and boys studying in upper secondary vocational schools. In the study of 34,776 Finnish 14 to 20 year-old vocational school students who were surveyed in 2013, 37 percent of girls and 36 percent of boys reported smoking […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, March 25, 2019 — Racial segregation starts early in a child’s life, with vulnerable black “preemies” receiving worse hospital care in the United States than white, Hispanic or Asian infants, a new investigation finds. Researchers looked at segregation and the quality of care at more than 700 neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), focusing on […]Continue Reading ...
The clinical trial’s key finding was that being overweight and obese were associated with the expected higher blood pressure in the placebo group but not in the group whose mothers were assigned to DHA. Obese and overweight children of mothers in the placebo group had a large mean increase of 3.94 mm Hg for systolic […]Continue Reading ...
Sixty million kids participate in organized athletics each year with ever increasing amounts of children specializing in one sport before the age of 14 with hopes of a college scholarship or professional career on the line. However, researchers presenting their work at the AOSSM/AANA Specialty Day today reveal that this early intense participation might come […]Continue Reading ...
A latest study from the NASA has found that the International Space Station is filled with bacteria and fungi. These bacteria include dangerous ones that are capable of causing illness among the residents. The fungi on the other hand could be damaging the station itself by corrosion find the researchers. The actual threat from these […]Continue Reading ...
[UPDATED on April 2] Older adults and their families often wonder: Where’s the best place to recover after a hip or knee replacement — at home or in a rehabilitation facility? Increasingly, the answer appears to be home if the procedure is elective, friends and family are available to help and someone doesn’t have serious […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers identify a part of the brain that helps execute cooperative tasks. What parts of your brain are involved in gauging a friend’s actions and adjusting your own; for example, when you both carry a couch up a flight of stairs? Researchers in Japan have found that part of the right side of the brain, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, moderate in nuts, fish and alcohol and low in meat and full-fat dairy is associated with better cognitive performance in middle age, according to a study published in the March 6, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy […]Continue Reading ...
Delusions are one of the most common symptoms of psychosis, but little is known about what causes them. A new study from researchers at Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute offers insight into the development of delusions, which could lead to better treatments for people with psychosis. The findings were published in Brain. […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers from Japan have noted that certain compounds in coffee could slow and even stop the progress of prostate cancer. Image Credit: Baranq / Shutterstock The team of researchers were looking at the effect of Kahweol acetate and cafestol – two compounds found in coffee, on the growth of tumours in mice. They were conducting […]Continue Reading ...
Until 2003, U.S. mortality surveys lumped all Asian Americans together. Despite the thousands of miles separating India, the Philippines and Korea, and the cultural distinctions of each country, Asian Americans — at least those in the morgue — were considered one ethnic group. Now that the surveys distinguish between the six largest Asian subgroups in […]Continue Reading ...
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