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Two recently published studies have highlighted the potential impact of SARS-CoV-2 infections during pregnancy. The studies found placental abnormalities and fetal haemorrhages could be associated with COVID during pregnancy. Researchers are now monitoring children exposed to the virus prenatally to investigate whether there are long-lasting neurodevelopmental effects.Continue ReadingCategory: He
Researchers from Queen's University Belfast are calling for the ban of nitrite-cured meat after a new study found a substantial link with colorectal cancer. The study saw mice fed nitrite-cured meat develop significantly more tumors than animals fed either nitrate-free meat or no meat at all.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Cancer, Processed, Food
Finding time for exercise around work, family and life’s other commitments can be tricky business, but as research continues to show, there is still a lot to gain from squeezing in short spurts here and there. A new study has driven this point home by highlighting the effects of one-minute bouts of vigorous activity, which were linked to a longer life in thousands of subjects.Continue ReadingCate
A genetic predisposition to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been linked to an increased risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease in old age, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh. The findings are the first to associate ADHD genetic risk with age-related cognitive impairment.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: ADHD, A
A pair of new studies presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RCNA) annual meeting have revealed evidence that corticosteroid injections can hasten progression of knee osteoarthritis. The research, yet to be peer-reviewed and published in a journal, indicates hyaluronic acid injections may be a better pain relief option if available to patients.Continue ReadingCategory: Health &am
Smoking is no good for your teeth, that is well-known. But what about vaping? New research from Tufts University suggests using e-cigarettes may not be that much better, finding an association between increased risk for cavities and vaping.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: e-cigarette, E-cigarettes, Vaping, Teeth, Dental, Tufts University
New research from Cedars-Sinai has found over the course of the pandemic heart attack deaths have spiked alongside COVID-19 infection waves. The findings cannot causally link the increases in heart attacks to COVID, however, the research is far from the first to suggest SARS-CoV-2 infections can harm heart health.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Coronavirus (COVID-
The relationship between sugar and human health is a complex one, but new research has added some valuable new detail around the habitual consumption of the sweet stuff. The study suggests that drinking two or more servings of sugary drinks each day can carry an increase in mortality risk from obesity-related cancer, seemingly tied to a higher body mass index (BMI).Continue ReadingCategory: Healt
New research presented at the 2022 European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting has analyzed data from nearly 20 studies encompassing one million adults and found a link between drinking tea and a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. But it all depends on how much tea you drink.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Tea, Diabetes, metabolism
A new study published in the journal Gut Microbes is the first to investigate the relationship between air pollution and a baby’s developing gut microbiome. The research found exposure to air pollution in the first six months of life is associated with a gut microbiome composition linked to allergies and inflammatory disease.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Microbi is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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