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Forget condoms? Scientists develop male contraceptive that uses magnets, nanoparticle injections

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Jul 30, 2021 … JIANGSU, China — For men looking to avoid getting their partner pregnant, there are basically two options — condoms or a vasectomy. Now, scientists are experimenting with an unlikely third option, magnets. A team in China has developed a long-lasting and biodegradable male contraceptive which uses injections of nanoparticles and magnetic fields to keep men from…

Surge in childhood respiratory viruses expected soon as pandemic safety measures fade

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Jul 26, 2021 … VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Childhood respiratory illnesses have become a rarity during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, as many regions start to scale back their COVID safety restrictions, researchers say doctors should expect a sudden rise in children getting sick. A team from the University of British Columbia report that cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)…

COVID vaccine misinformation leads to 35,000% jump in Google searches about infertility

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Jul 14, 2021 … CHICAGO, Ill. — Google searches looking for links between the COVID-19 vaccine and claims it makes women infertile have skyrocketed thanks to a misinformation campaign online, a new study finds. Researchers with the American Osteopathic Association say anti-vaccine activists misconstrued the concerns of two doctors, leading to an astonishing 35,000-percent increase in Google searches about infertility…

Eating yogurt and other fermented foods can help prevent diabetes, inflammation

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Jul 12, 2021 … STANFORD, Calif. — Eating yogurt can help tackle arthritis, type 2 diabetes, and even stress, according to what scientists are calling a “stunning” find. Researchers from Stanford University say fermented foods like yogurt, kefir, cottage cheese, kimchi, and kombucha tea boosts good gut bacteria and seems to help prevent inflammation — which can trigger diabetes…

High doses of vitamin C during pregnancy may keep babies from memory issues later in life

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Apr 21, 2021 … CAMBRIDGE, England — Taking vitamin C can protect babies before they are even born from losing their memory later in life, scientists believe. The tablets ensure babies’ brains develop properly, even if their oxygen supply is cut short, according to a new study. Low oxygen in the womb, known as chronic fetal hypoxia, is one…

Dozens of ‘mystery chemicals’ never reported before discovered inside people

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Mar 17, 2021 … SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — If 2020 didn’t make people paranoid enough when it comes to their health, a new report on the chemicals seeping into the human body may take the cake. Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco have uncovered over 100 different foreign chemicals inside of people. Even more unnerving, 55 of these substances…

Breastfeeding moms do not transfer COVID-19 to babies, milk may actually fight the virus

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Mar 15, 2021 … ROCHESTER, N.Y. — In a welcome change of pace, researchers from the University of Rochester are offering up some good coronavirus news. Their study indicates that COVID-infected breastfeeding mothers don’t transfer SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID, through their breast milk. That in and of itself is welcome news, but study authors also report that COVID antibodies…

THC from marijuana use still detectable in a mother’s breast milk 6 weeks later

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Mar 10, 2021 … AURORA, Colo. — Just as smoking and drinking during pregnancy can have a negative impact on a child’s development, a new study finds marijuana use even after the delivery can be detrimental to a newborn. Researchers at Children’s Hospital Colorado say tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of marijuana, remains in a woman’s breast milk for…

Obesity and COVID-19: Report finds pandemic death rate is 10 times higher in overweight countries

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Mar 04, 2021 … LONDON — Obesity is one of the many health conditions doctors say can put someone at greater risk from COVID-19. A new report is now revealing the true scope of how being overweight is contributing to the pandemic’s death toll. Researchers with the World Obesity Federation find nearly 90 percent of the deaths from COVID have…

Thanks to Kamala Harris, women more optimistic about gender equality now than ever before

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Mar 02, 2021 … NEW YORK — Women are feeling more optimistic than ever about achieving their dreams thanks to Kamala Harris’ rise to the vice presidency, a new survey finds. Ahead of International Women’s Day, a OnePoll study asked 1,000 American women and 1,000 American men to analyze their views on gender equality in the United States and the…

Childhood cancer survivors are not more likely to terminate pregnancies, study concludes

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Jan 25, 2021 … HELSINKI, Finland — It’s more difficult for women who beat cancer as a child to become pregnant in comparison to the general population. But, that doesn’t mean that once they’re pregnant cancer survivors are any more likely to undergo an abortion. That’s the main conclusion of a new study conducted by scientists in Finland. In…

Mothers of children with autism have ‘significantly different’ metabolite levels, scientists say

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Jan 18, 2021 … TROY, N.Y. — The findings of a new study may revolutionize how infant autism-risk is assessed in pregnant mothers. Researchers from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Arizona State University, and the Mayo Clinic report that mothers of children born with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) show significantly different metabolite levels as long as two to five years after…

Exposure to toxic metals like nickel, lead can disrupt pregnancy

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Dec 31, 2020 … NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Pregnant women already have a long list of substances to avoid, such as alcohol and caffeine. Now, researchers from Rutgers University recommend that all expecting mothers-to-be do their best to avoid exposure to toxic metals including nickel, lead, arsenic, and cobalt. Researchers say exposure to such metals while pregnant may disrupt the…

Scientists find ‘forgotten’ organ that protects women and unborn babies during pregnancy

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Dec 24, 2020 … VIENNA, Austria — A “forgotten organ” may hold the key to protecting the health of women and their unborn babies during pregnancy. This revelation comes as an international team of scientists say they’ve solved one of the immune system’s greatest mysteries. Their study shows that making sure the thymus, a small gland behind the sternum,…

Study finds new link between miscarriage risk and maternal genes

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Dec 20, 2020 … TARTU, Estonia — Occurring in roughly 15 percent of clinical pregnancies, miscarriage is considered the most common complications an expecting mother can face. Now, a new study reports newly discovered connections between maternal genes and miscarriage risk. Researchers from the Estonian Genome Center of the University of Tartu in Estonia conducted the study. Physicians have been…