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Healthy high-fibre diet could help reduce preeclampsia risk

Plant-based fibre is broken down in the gut by bacteria into factors that influence the immune system. Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, the Barwon Infant Study from Deakin University, Monash University, James Cook University and the Australian National University collaborated to investigate the role of these metabolic products of gut bacteria […]

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Women with chronic physical conditions more likely to experience mental illness in pregnancy

Hilary Brown, an assistant professor at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health & Society at U of T Scarborough and her colleagues used data from ICES, a non-profit research institute where she’s also an adjunct scientist. ICES uses population-based health information to study a broad range of healthcare issues. “Women with a chronic physical condition like […]

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Immunity boosting nutrients which you should include in your kid’s diet

A balance mix of all major nutrients along with essential vitamins and minerals, can keep your child’s immune system strong. Good nutrition helps in early recovery, more efficiently and leading to less complications. When children get exposed to viruses or pathogens, someone with a weakened immune system is more vulnerable to catch infection than one […]

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Low oxygen levels harm specific cells in the developing brain

Now, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a specific set of brain cells that are particularly susceptible to harm from low oxygen exposure in early development. This damage is congruent with brain abnormalities, particularly reduction in grey matter, seen among children who are born very prematurely. The researchers have also identified […]

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Children with ADHD may have higher risk for poor diet, suggests study

A study regarding this was published in the April issue of The Journal of Nutrition. Annemiek Mian, from Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and colleagues examined the association between dietary patterns and ADHD symptoms using data from 3,680 school-aged children participating in the Generation R Study. Parents completed the Child Behavior Checklist when […]

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Childhood oral infections associated with high risk of atherosclerosis in adulthood

The association between childhood oral infections and adulthood carotid atherosclerosis was observed in The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study, an on-going prospective cohort. “The observation is novel, since there are no earlier follow-up studies on childhood oral infections and the risk of cardiovascular diseases,” says docent Pirkko Pussinen from the University of Helsinki. More […]

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Physical activity may eliminate mortality risk caused by too much sitting

For less active adults, the amount of time spent sitting may be associated with an increased risk of death; however, increasing physical activity to recommended levels may eliminate this association in some, according to a study published today in the annual cardiovascular health promotion issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In […]

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High-fat, high-sugar diet while pregnant raises heart problems in kids

Obese mice mothers that ate a diet high in fat and sugar had offspring with heart problems.  The heart issues lasted for at least three generations, even if the younger mice were not obese and ate a diet of standard mouse food Researchers also implanted fertilized eggs from obese mice into normal weight mice, but […]

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