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A mother’s diet during pregnancy can impact child’s health well into teens

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Jan 02, 2022 … ROCKVILLE, Md. — Women who don’t watch what they eat during pregnancy can affect their child’s health well into their teenage years. Nutrition during pregnancy plays a pivotal role in determining the child’s body mass index (BMI) even during adolescence, according to a new study. Children who are overweight, meaning their BMI is above 24.9,…

‘Silent’ COVID twice as prevalent as feared: 4 in 10 patients have no symptoms, study warns

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Dec 17, 2021 … BEIJING, China — Four in 10 COVID-19 patients are asymptomatic carriers of the virus responsible for over 800,000 deaths in the United States, a new study warns. Researchers from China say a global study of almost 30 million people found “silent” cases of the virus  are twice as prevalent than previous estimates feared. The results…

Contracting COVID-19 during pregnancy does not harm a baby’s brain

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Dec 01, 2021 … CHICAGO, Ill. — Perhaps the most unsettling aspect of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is how much scientists still don’t know or fully understand about SARS-CoV-2. New research, however, is offering up at least some clarity regarding COVID-19 and pregnancy. Scientists report that mild or moderate COVID-19 infections among pregnant women appear to have no effect…

Electrolytic drinks prevent muscle cramps better than water during exercise

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Nov 20, 2021 … PERTH, Western Australia —  Staying hydrated during exercise is critical for peak performance. We’re constantly told to take sips of water while we work out, but when it comes to muscle cramps, electrolytic drinks take the cake! According to a recent study, those who drink water containing electrolytes are less likely to develop muscle cramps…

Intermittent fasting can prevent long-term problems for women with gestational diabetes

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Nov 15, 2021 … ADELAIDE, Australia — Pregnancy brings about all sorts of body changes for women. One of those can be gestational diabetes. For some mothers-to-be, placental hormones that elevate blood sugar levels, causing a form of the condition which can eventually develop into type 2 diabetes. However, a new study reveals that pregnant women can prevent gestational…

Fascinating new species of beaked whale living 6,000 feet beneath the waves found off New Zealand

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Nov 07, 2021 … AUCKLAND, New Zealand — A newly identified species of beaked whale lives more than 6,000 feet beneath the waves. Scientists say the giant of the deep rarely comes up for air as it would be eaten by orcas. Its existence confirms our minute knowledge of the oceans and the life within them. The bizarre creature…

Deadly parasite may be capable of treating cancerous tumors

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Nov 03, 2021 … NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom — Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that can cause serious illness and even death among both pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals. The parasite is incredibly common, existing in roughly a third of the world’s human population. Interestingly, however, there may be a serious silver lining to its existence. A new international study reports…

More sunlight during early pregnancy can reduce the risk of premature birth

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Oct 11, 2021 … EDINBURGH, Scotland — Expectant mothers can reduce the risk of premature birth by getting out in the sun during early pregnancy, according to a recent study. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh find women who get more sunlight in their first trimester reduce the chances of developing problems with their placenta that could lead to…

Exposure to obesity in the womb puts babies at higher risk of developing bowel cancer as adults

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Sep 02, 2021 … LONDON — Babies of overweight women are more than twice as likely to develop bowel cancer when they reach adulthood, a new study warns. Researchers examining more than 18,000 mother and child pairs suggests that conditions babies experience while in the womb can be key risk factors for the disease later on. Study authors say…

Breast milk of mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 contains virus-fighting antibodies

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Sep 02, 2021 … GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Breast milk of mothers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 contains virus-resistant antibodies. Mothers who have been double-vaccinated pass on 100 times more antibodies to their children than those who have not been jabbed, according to a new study. Newborn babies have weaker immune systems, making it difficult for them to fend…

Catching COVID-19 during pregnancy could make unborn children more prone to diseases

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Aug 26, 2021 … BETHESDA, Md. — Contracting COVID-19 during pregnancy could make a woman’s unborn child more prone to diseases and health issues later on, a new study reveals. Scientists with the National Institutes of Health say mild infections in the mother can permanently damage the immune system of their offspring. The study adds that this may lead…

Exposure to tobacco smoke as a baby causes the body to age faster

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Aug 25, 2021 … BARCELONA, Spain — Exposure to tobacco smoke during pregnancy and as an infant can accelerate your biological clock, a new study warns. Researchers with the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) have discovered that harmful environmental factors like secondhand smoke can alter the epigenetic age of children. Previous studies show that environmental factors during pregnancy and…

Keto diet is a ‘disease-promoting disaster,’ researchers warn

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Aug 03, 2021 … WASHINGTON — Ketogenic diets may be very fashionable right now, but a new study warns they may be doing long-term damage to your health. Researchers say that what makes these high-fat diets different from other weight loss strategies is also increasing the risk of developing a multitude of different diseases. Those include heart disease, cancer, diabetes,…