Diabetic women more likely to have stillborn baby, reveals study

Diabetic women are more than four times more likely to have a stillborn baby than those without the condition, a new study has found

Diabetic women more likely to have stillborn baby, reveals studyResearchers from the University of Glasgow looked at the records of nearly 4,000 Scottish diabetic mothers. They found high blood sugar levels in pregnant diabetics was a ‘risk factor’ in stillbirths. The Body Mass Index (BMI) of diabetic women is also a critical factor, the study found. Researchers also found that a third of stillbirths […]

Dialysis patients at risk of progressive brain injury, reveals study

Kidney dialysis can cause short-term 'cerebral stunning' and may be associated with progressive brain injury in those who receive the treatment for many years. For many patients with kidney failure awaiting a kidney transplant or those not suitable for a transplant, dialysis is a life-saving treatment

Dialysis patients at risk of progressive brain injury, reveals studyNew research, led by the University of Glasgow and published today in the Journal American Society of Nephrology, has been able to demonstrate a link between both short and long term haemodialysis use and brain injury. The study, which looked at almost 100 patients using dialysis, measured cerebral blood flow and tested each patient’s cognitive […]

A vegetarian diet can help reduce the risk of depression, finds study

It is known that poor mental health can affect appetite in a harmful manner. But how much of an influence do poor eating habits have on our susceptibility to mental health problems?

A vegetarian diet can help reduce the risk of depression, finds studyResearchers at the University College London, England reviewed several studies published in recent years to find out. Their review titled ‘Healthy dietary indices and risk of depressive outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies’ was published in Molecular Psychiatry on September 26. Dr Camille Lasalle and her colleagues conducted the review by aggregating […]

Depression may alter brain’s white matter structure, says study

Globally, depression affects more than 300 million people. It is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and the second leading cause of death in people aged 15 to 29. Previous studies have linked disruption in white matter to problems with thinking and emotion processing

Depression may alter brain’s white matter structure, says studySo concludes a major study from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow, both in the United Kingdom, that used cutting-edge imaging technology to map the structure of white matter in the brains of more than 3,000 people. In the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers describe how they found that white matter integrity […]