Treadmill exercise can help ease period pain, finds study

A treadmill exercise regime can reduce period pain and improve long-term quality of life, according to a new study published in the journal Contemporary Clinical Trials

Treadmill exercise can help ease period pain, finds studyResearchers conducted a trial over a seven-month period to see how treadmill exercise benefited women suffering from primary dysmenorrhea, commonly known as period pain. Women aged between 18 and 43 were asked to take part in a supervised aerobic training regime three times a week for four weeks, beginning the day after the end of […]

Can taking paracetamol during pregnancy affect the behaviour of your offspring?

A new study by the University of Bristol adds to evidence that links potential adverse effects of taking paracetamol during pregnancy

Can taking paracetamol during pregnancy affect the behaviour of your offspring?The research published this month in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology examined whether there were any effects of taking paracetamol in mid-pregnancy and the behaviour of the offspring between the ages of 6 month and 11 years, with memory and IQ tested up until the age of 17. Paracetamol is commonly used to relieve pain during […]

Fainting during the first trimester of pregnancy may increase problems for mother and baby

Pregnant women who faint (syncope) during pregnancy, especially in their first trimester, may have a higher risk of health problems for themselves and their babies according to new research published in Journal of the American Heart Association, the open access journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

Fainting during the first trimester of pregnancy may increase problems for mother and babyThis is the first study to analyse the incidence and impact of fainting during pregnancy in a large population. Researchers examined 481,930 pregnancies in Alberta, Canada between 2005 and 2014 for trends in timing, frequency and health complications for infants and women occurring in the first year after pregnancy among women who fainted during their […]

Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at risk

Men who delay starting a family have a ticking ‘biological clock,’ just like women, which may affect the health of their partners and children; according to Rutgers researchers

Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at riskThe study, which reviewed 40 years of research on the effect of parental age on fertility, pregnancy and the health of children, was published in the journal Maturitas. “While it is widely accepted that physiological changes that occur in women after 35 can affect conception, pregnancy and the health of the child, most men do […]

No safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, say researchers

An international group of researchers has taken one of the first major steps in finding the biological changes in the brain that drive foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)

No safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, say researchersNew work using chaos theory to analyse brain signals, discussed this month in the journal Chaos, from AIP Publishing, shows the long-term effects. Researchers found that teenagers who were exposed to alcohol while in the womb showed altered brain connections that were consistent with impaired cognitive performance. Their findings were reached by measuring the responses […]

French study delves deeper into the risk associated with ultra-processed food

A new study from French researchers has shown that diets comprising of ‘ultra-processed’ foods are raising the risk of an early death. Ultra processed food is defined as food that is manufactured by multiple industrial processes and taken as snacks, ready-to-eat or heat meals or desserts

French study delves deeper into the risk associated with ultra-processed foodThis includes burgers, soft drinks, chips, chocolate, candy, ice-cream, sweetened breakfast cereals, packaged soups, chicken nuggets, hotdogs, fries and more. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The study which was published on Monday has found for the first time a link between the consumption […]