Category Research

Study Unravels Why Birth Control May Fail

Women who get pregnant while using birth control may carry a gene that breaks down the hormones common in contraceptives, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study’s lead author Aaron Lazorwitz, MD, assistant professor

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Women Who Get Little Sleep Will Have More Health Concerns Post-Menopause

A headache, bothersome as it may be, may be the least of your worries as a woman if you are getting less than enough sleep. Getting too little sleep was linked with a higher risk of having low bone mineral

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How An Apple A Day May Keep Bothersome Menopausal Symptoms Away

A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables is known to benefit the human body in so many ways. Now a new study suggests that it may also play a role in lessening various menopausal symptoms. Study results were published

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Research Finding Answers Whether Low Carbohydrate Diets In Pregnancy Increase Or Lower Risk Of Birth Defects

There is a wave of options when it comes to health and nutrition. Many of those options often target eliminating or lowering intake of carbohydrate, and while that may benefit you in some way, adhering to a low carbohydrate diet

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Warm Weather Won’t Save From Coronavirus- Infectious Disease Experts Warn

Researchers and infectious diseases experts have warned that there’s no luck with assuming that warm weather or living in temperate regions will protect you from contracting the Coronavirus, COVID-19 infection. Recall that, there have been public speculations made in jest

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How Stable Family/Home Impact Preterm Babies Future Health Than Their Medical Challenges At Birth

Researchers have found that as preterm babies grow, their mental health may be related less to the medical challenges they face after birth than to the environment the babies enter once they leave the neonatal intensive care unit. In a

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New Study Shows The Link Between Red Meat Consumption And Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease Is ‘Robust’

A large study has linked red and processed meat with higher risk of heart disease and death. Eating two servings of red meat, processed meat or poultry — but not fish — per week was linked to a 3 to

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These Two Chemicals Found In Some Cosmetics, Sunscreens Even At Low Doses Damage DNA Of Breast Cells- Study

A new approach to studying the effects of two common chemicals used in cosmetics and sunscreens found they can cause DNA damage in breast cells at surprisingly low concentrations, while the same dose did not harm cells without estrogen receptors.

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How Exclusive Breastfeeding For The First Three Months Of Life Impact Respiratory Allergies and Asthma – Study

In an Acta Paediatrica (a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering pediatrics) study, exclusive breastfeeding for the first 3 months yielded impressive outcomes with regard to respiratory allergies and asthma when children reached 6 years of age. Results from the study

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How Raising Your Child In A Home Among Books Impact Their Lifelong Cognitive Skills- Study

A study suggests that raising a child in a bookish atmosphere may be a prerequisite to deriving the full benefit of a college education, and, of course, it provides a child with an even greater chance of success in adulthood.

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Research Update On Coronavirus That You Should Be Aware Of

New research from Singapore published Wednesday showed that patients with the novel Coronavirus extensively contaminate their bedrooms and bathrooms, underscoring the need to routinely clean high-touch surfaces, basins and toilet bowls. On the other hand, the virus was killed by

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Mother-Child Interactions Have More Lasting Effects As Children Become Adults, Study Finds

Mother-child interactions have been linked to cognitive outcomes in childhood, but little work has looked at farther-reaching effects. In a new study that examined data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, more positive mother-child interactions during the first 16 years of

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New Research Update Explains How Length Of Pregnancy Alters A Child’s DNA

Researchers have mapped the relationship between length of pregnancy and chemical DNA changes in more than 6,000 newborn babies. For each week’s longer pregnancy, DNA methylation changes in thousands of genes were detected in the umbilical cord blood. The study

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Here’s The Advantage Babies Born Into Bilingual Homes Have Over Other Babies- Study

Babies born into bilingual homes change the focus of their attention more quickly and more frequently than babies in homes where only one language is spoken, according to new research published in the journal Royal Society Open Science. The study,

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New Study Associates Consumption Of Milk To Significant Risk Of Breast Cancer In Women

According to a recent study, women who consume a very high quantity of milk may have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, the study found that even relatively moderate amounts of dairy

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New Study Links Prescription Of Some Antibiotics During Pregnancy To Birth Defects

A new study whose findings were published on February 19, 2020 in the British Medical Journal has linked the prescription of some antibiotics during pregnancy to birth defects. The research determined that children of mothers prescribed macrolide antibiotics during the

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How Toddlers Develop Empathy: The Role Of A Father and A Mother

The development of empathy in toddlers is important for children’s later social development in children – greater empathy in toddlerhood is linked to later popularity, friendship quality and social competence. A new study helps us understand the role that mothers

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New Reserach Warns Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mums To Avoid This Ingredient In Their Cosmetics

Parabens are used as preservatives in cosmetics. If pregnant women use cosmetics containing parabens that remain on the skin for protracted periods, this may have consequences for their child’s subsequent weight development. This is demonstrated in a study published in

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How Parent To Child Reading Helps To Mutually Improve Cognitive & Social Development By Family Life Blogger, Duncan Fisher

After years of passionate work in the child and family sector, family life and child blogger, Duncan Fisher co-founded his blog, working with professionals and researchers with the aim to improve child welfare and aid parenting. In a recent blog

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Survey Finds Alarming Number Of Nigerian Women Of Child-Bearing Age Are Ignorant Of Cervical Cancer Screening & Its Huge Benefits

Many women do not realise that cervical cancer unlike other types of cancer in women is completely preventable. A survey carried out by Silver Lining for the Needy Initiative has revealed that an alarming number of Nigerian women of child-bearing

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Study Finds Fertility App, ‘Dot’ To Be As Effective As Other Family Planning Methods For Avoiding Unplanned Pregnancy

Imagine what amount of relief it would bring to actually have effective family planning without injections, insertions or drugs, and still have the same results, just by getting acquainted with an app on your phone? Scientists have figured out how.

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How Teachers’ Praise Can Boost Students Positive Behaviour By At Least 30% – Study

Some interesting reports have now emerged on how teachers can help students achieve a 30% positive behaviour boost through ‘praise’. Three years of data collected across three states in the United States, from 19 elementary schools and 151 classrooms, during

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Replacing Your Usual Snacks With Walnuts Can Improve Your Gut And Heart Health- Research

Researchers have found that eating walnuts daily as part of a healthy diet is associated with increases in certain bacteria that can help to promote health. The researchers also noted that changes in gut bacteria were associated with improvements in

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Pesticides, Canned Foods: How Chemicals Found In Common Household Items Cause Intellectual Disabilities In Children

Researchers in a new study have found that exposure to chemicals present in pesticides and flame retardants might have triggered over a million cases of intellectual disabilities in new-born babies between 2001 and 2016. The study titled, ‘Trends in neurodevelopmental

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Research Review Discusses Wide Range Benefits Of Turmeric

Researchers in a new study review have identified Curcumin, a polyphenol extracted from turmeric as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antiviral agent. According to news-medical.net, Curcumin’s anticancer potential remains under investigation, but it has gained attention from scientists worldwide for its

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