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Researchers found that teenagers who were exposed to alcohol while in the womb showed...

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According to the CDC and the U.S. Surgeon General, “There is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant. There is also no known safe time during pregnancy or safe type of alcohol.” The American...

Children’s research faculty examined the impact of lipid intake in the first month of...

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Dietary lipids, already an important source of energy for tiny preemies, also provide a much-needed brain boost by significantly increasing global brain volume as well as increasing volume in regions involved in motor activities...

Asthma: first large investigation to examine the differences in genetic risk factors for childhood-onset...

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Asthma, a common respiratory disease that causes wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath, is the most prevalent chronic respiratory disease worldwide. A new study, published April 30, 2019 in Lancet Respiratory Medicine, is the...

Allopregnanolone (ALLO) can leave fetus vulnerable to autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

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Allopregnanolone (ALLO), a hormone made by the placenta late in pregnancy, is such a potent neurosteroid that disrupting its steady supply to the developing fetus can leave it vulnerable to brain injuries associated with...

People have positive biases to those they feel are more like them

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Unconscious bias has become a hot topic recently, with high profile incidents reported around the world. Researchers at Aalto University are exploring the causes of these biases in our neural wiring, and are developing...

Melanocyte stem cells from human hair follicles have the ability to turn into glial...

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A subset of the stem cells in hair follicles have the potential to regenerate the coating that insulates neurons in mice, reports Thomas Hornyak of the VA Maryland Health Care System and the University...

Researchers revealed a brain pathway which drives the additional weight gain

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It's no secret that overindulging on high-calorie foods can be detrimental to health, but it turns out that under stress, watching what you eat may be even more important. A team led by Professor Herbert...

Jet lag : it’s important not just what you eat but when you eat

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New research has found it is not just what you eat, but when you eat that is important, knowledge which could improve the health of shift workers and people suffering from jet lag. The Medical...

New research has provided guidance on the amount of antibiotics that can safely be...

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New research has, for the first time, provided guidance on the amount of antibiotics that can safely be prescribed without generating resistant superbugs. The study, led by NHS Grampian in collaboration with Professor Ian Gould,...

The senses of smell and taste may begin on the tongue and not in...

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Scientists from the Monell Center report that functional olfactory receptors, the sensors that detect odors in the nose, are also present in human taste cells found on the tongue. The findings suggest that interactions...