World Autism Day: Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may cause autism 

Study finds pregnant women with low vitamin D levels at 20 weeks’ gestation more likely to have a child with autistic traits by age six

World Autism Day: Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may cause autism A study finds pregnant women with low vitamin D levels at 20 weeks more likely to have a child with autistic traits The important role vitamin D plays in early life is back in the spotlight after Australian researchers noticed a link between a deficiency during pregnancy and autism. The study found pregnant women with […]

Women pregnant with girls are likely to feel more sick than those carrying boys

Study shows that while female fetuses may cause mothers to have exacerbated health concerns during pregnancy, in general male fetuses are associated with more risky pregnancies and births

Women pregnant with girls are likely to feel more sick than those carrying boysFor centuries, we’ve told stories about how to predict the gender of an unborn child, from “girls drain a woman’s beauty,” to “craving salty food is a sign you’re carrying a boy.” These are regarded as myths, but research suggests that a baby’s gender could actually have an effect on its mother’s health. According to […]

How to relieve gas: Easy methods and remedies

Gas is a normal part of human digestion. This gas can sometimes take on a particularly unpleasant odour, or it can cause pain and discomfort

How to relieve gas: Easy methods and remediesGas is a normal part of human digestion. This gas can sometimes take on a particularly unpleasant odour, or it can cause pain and discomfort. Get fast relief from the pressure and discomfort of trapped gas with these strategies you can try right now. According to the Cleveland Clinic, people pass 1 to 3 pints of gas each day. People […]

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome: How a blood test can tell doctors whether drinking has affected the foetus

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children with different levels of foetal alcohol syndrome may have small head sizes, low body weight and short stature, attention and memory difficulties

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome: How a blood test can tell doctors whether drinking has affected the foetusA blood test may tell doctors whether a pregnant mother’s drinking has affected her foetus, according to a study from University of California San Diego researchers. Those scientists worked with the Texas A&M College of Medicine and the Omni-Net Birth Defects Prevention Program in Ukraine to identify the test, which could measure how severely alcohol […]

Zika still an emergency, just a different kind, WHO says

World Health Organisation observes Zika causes not only microcephaly, but a range of other terrible and subtle birth defects and is a longer-term problem

Zika still an emergency, just a different kind, WHO saysThe spread of the Zika virus and the birth defects it causes are no longer a public health emergency of international concern, but a longer-term problem, the World Health Organization said Friday. The WHO officials denied that change in status means Zika is less of a concern, but they said for funding and other bureaucratic […]