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Stress during pregnancy can affect baby’s development
Stress during pregnancy can affect baby’s development
Researchers found that increased levels of glucocorticoid stress hormones in pregnant mice caused the mother to eat more but reduced the ability of the placenta to transport glucose to her foetus.
Salt and high BP: Blame it on your brain
Salt and high BP: Blame it on your brain
By studying the brains of rats, a team led by professor Charles Bourque of McGill’s faculty of medicine discovered that ingesting large amounts of dietary salt causes changes in key brain circuits.
Low carb diet can cause digestive problems: Experts
Low carb diet can cause digestive problems: Experts
The average fibre intake is already low and avoidance of foods like potatoes, a surprisingly important fibre provider.
Just five Ebola cases left in Liberia: United Nations
Just five Ebola cases left in Liberia: United Nations
It's a sign the country is nearing the end of the Ebola outbreak.
Day napping in middle age boosts memory
Day napping in middle age boosts memory
If a person lives 85 years, he or she may sleep nearly 250,000 hours - more than 10,000 full days.
Travellers using antibiotics can trigger superbug spread
Travellers using antibiotics can trigger superbug spread
In the study, researchers collected stool samples for testing from 430 Finns before and after they travelled outside of Scandinavia.
Hospitalised for pneumonia? Save your heart
Hospitalised for pneumonia? Save your heart
This is especially important for the elderly and those with other risk factors for cardiovascular disease such as diabetes, smoking and high cholesterol.
Shun bad habits together when it comes to health
Shun bad habits together when it comes to health
This is the gist of a new study that found that people were more successful in swapping bad habits like no exercise, smoking and drinking for good ones if their partner made a change as well.
Tethered to treadmills? Try the cardio machines in the corner
Tethered to treadmills? Try the cardio machines in the corner
Holland’s favorite under-appreciated machine is the moving stairs.
Stressful jobs may increase stroke risk
Stressful jobs may increase stroke risk
Job strain has been linked to heart attack risk in the past, but not necessarily to stroke.
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