Consuming sugary products during pregnancy linked to child’s allergies, says study

The children of women with highest sugar intake during pregnancy had a 38% higher risk of allergy diagnosis, the researchers calculated. Kids of the moms in this group had a 73% increased risk of being diagnosed with an allergy to two or more allergens. And the allergic asthma risk increased by 101% for children of moms in the high-sugar consumption group

Consuming sugary products during pregnancy linked to child’s allergies, says studyWomen who consume too many sugary foods and drinks during pregnancy may be increasing their children’s risk of developing an allergy or allergic asthma, according to a study published Thursday in the European Respiratory Journal. The researchers looked at allergies that produce respiratory and skin symptoms, including dust mites, cats and grass. “Allergic asthma” causes […]

Mother’s diet can protect newborns against food allergies

The study's findings are consistent with new dietary recommendations for pregnant and nursing mothers. Previous research had not been conclusive, with some studies indicating a protective role for breastmilk, and others suggesting that children could become allergic to foods they encountered through their mother's diet

Mother’s diet can protect newborns against food allergiesResearch published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine today indicates that a mother’s diet can protect nursing newborns against food allergies. Conducted by researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the study offers an explanation for how breastfeeding can promote tolerance to the foods that most often cause allergies. The study received support […]

Wanting to switch over to green tea, here are six reasons you should

A cup of green tea a day, may actually keep the doctor away. From a weight loss aid to targeting pancreatic cancer, green tea has evolved into a medicinal drink that caters to a myriad of illnesses. The reality is there are surprising benefits to reap from this magical drink in just one cup

Wanting to switch over to green tea, here are six reasons you shouldGreen tea is already quite a rage in the health sector and has actually benefited people. From a weight loss aid to targeting pancreatic cancer, green tea has evolved into a medicinal drink that caters to a myriad of illnesses. The reality is there are surprising benefits to reap from this magical drink in just […]

Reasons why women are more prone to stress related ailments compared to men

Researchers at Michigan State University found that female mice had experienced more stress than male mice. Scientists also can use this knowledge to develop sex-specific treatments targeting the cells

Reasons why women are more prone to stress related ailments compared to menIt’s often been claimed that dealing with the opposite gender is like interacting with someone from another planet. Much has been written about the differences between men and women, and a recent study reveals there could be more than just communication differences between the sexes. Researchers at Michigan State University found that male and female […]

Diwali dampener: Mumbaikars under the grip of viral and respiratory disorders

Mumbai is witnessing a sudden change in weather. In Diwali, the thrill of bursting firecrackers such as sparklers, bombs and rockets barely lasts for a few seconds, but the air and noise pollution which are created by them have a lasting impact on our health

Diwali dampener: Mumbaikars under the grip of viral and respiratory disordersThe sudden change in weather and air pollution is taking a toll on the health of Mumbaikars health. Mumbaikars are making frequent trips to the hospital, due to high fever and upper respiratory tract infections. City doctors inform Mumbaikars to take charge of their health and act accordingly. Dr Gautam Bhansali, who works as a […]

Pollution and construction work are the main causes for rise in childhood asthma in cities

According to recent findings of a nationwide survey called ‘Breath Blue 15’  2000 children in the age group of 8-14 years were screened for lung health status. 40 per cent of children in Delhi were found to have ratings of ‘bad’ to ‘poor’ lung health, while Bengaluru followed closely with 36 per cent, Kolkata with 35 per cent, and Mumbai with 27 per cent

Pollution and construction work are the main causes for rise in childhood asthma in citiesAarav Gupta (name changed) a 4 year old was diagnosed with asthma when he was just 7 month old. Before this, he was wrongly treated for pneumonia. After years of treatment and medication, Aarav’s asthma is now under control and he is living a healthy and active life like other children of his age do. […]