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One more reason to focus on prenatal care — Stronger muscles for newborn babies

Born too soon, she weighed just over 1 pound at birth and spent the first three months of her life in the neonatal intensive care unit, fighting to live. This tiny baby survived under the care of skilled medical professionals ...

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Immune system suppression may be related to problem drinking

Cytokines are small proteins in the immune system that act as chemical messengers between cells. Prior research suggests that pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines are dysfunctional during alcohol dependence and may contribute to the progression from healthy to problem drinking. This ...

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These Are the Best (and Worst) Diets of 2017, According to U.S. News

For the seventh year in a row, the DASH diet has been named the United States’ best diet overall by U.S. News & World Report in its annual rankings. The Mediterranean diet came in second (up from last year’s fourth ...

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E-tool provides wake-up call for parents of children with excess weight

Sometimes we see only the best in our kids — even when a potential health risk is physically apparent. An innovative new e-tool, developed by University of Alberta researchers, not only lifts the blinders for parents of children with excess ...

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5 Ways to Eat Less Sugar

We’re swimming in sugar: Americans take in more than 22 teaspoons of “added sugar” each day. That’s the kind put into food, either by manufacturers, such as cookies and candy, or by you, like stirring sugar into your coffee. This ...

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78 percent of hospital workers in Houston are overweight or obese

Seventy-eight percent of employees at Houston hospitals are overweight or obese, according to a study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. The research results were published recently in the ...

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Roots of Alzheimer's disease can extend as far back as the womb

Biochemical reactions that cause Alzheimer’s disease could begin in the womb or just after birth if the fetus or newborn does not get enough vitamin A, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. These new findings, based ...

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Anti-inflammatory diet could reduce risk of bone loss in women

Anti-inflammatory diets — which tend to be high in vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains — could boost bone health and prevent fractures in some women, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data from the landmark Women’s Health Initiative to ...

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How changes in maternal diet impact human milk oligosaccharides and the milk microbio

In a study to be presented Thursday, Jan. 26, in the oral plenary session at 1:15 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting™, researchers with Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas and University of ...

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Too little food from animal sources may increase risk of preterm birth

In an in-depth study of 11,216 pregnancies from 11 countries, researchers have concluded that low levels of vitamin B12 are associated with an increased risk of preterm birth. Reason for half of all deaths Globally, low birth weight and preterm ...

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