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A type of sugar found naturally in some women's breast milk may protect newborn babies from infection with a potentially life threatening bacterium called Group B streptococcus, according to a new study. These bacteria are a common cause of meningitis in newborns and the leading cause of infection in the [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
Source: Science Daily: Infant’s Health
While calcium's importance for our bones and teeth is well known, its role in neurons—in particular, its effects on processes such as learning and memory—has been less well defined. A new study offers insights into how calcium in mitochondria -- the powerhouse of all cells -- can impact the development [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
Source: Science Daily: Women’s Health
The link between sleep problems and suicidal thoughts and behaviours is made starkly clear in new research from The University of Manchester, published in the BMJ Open. [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
Source: Medical News Today- Mental Health
People who experience job loss, divorce, death of a loved one or any number of life's upheavals often adopt coping mechanisms to make the situation less traumatic. [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
Source: Medical News Today- Mental Health
A large international study of more than 200,000 people in nearly 50 countries has revealed that people with psychosis engage in low levels of physical activity, and men with psychosis are over two... [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
Source: Medical News Today- Mental Health
The process of energy generation by mitochondria is closely tied to intracellular calcium regulation by a membrane gateway inside mitochondria known as the mitochondrial Ca2+ uniporter (MCU). How MCU regulates calcium uptake has been unclear, but the recent structural discovery of a key MCU domain points toward the involvement of [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016
Source: Science Daily: Women’s Health
The diabetes medication metformin hydrochloride was associated with decreased weight gain in a small clinical trial of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder who were taking... [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016
Source: Medical News Today- Mental Health
Researchers outline the case of a baby born with Zika infection in January 2016, who remained infected by the virus even two months and one week after birth. This is the first reported case of prolonged Zika infection in newborns. [...]
Wed, Aug 24, 2016
Source: Science Daily: Infant’s Health
Mental stress may cause reduced blood flow in the heart muscle of younger women with heart disease. Younger women with heart disease are more susceptible to reduced blood flow from mental stress compared to men and older patients, new research has found. [...]
Wed, Aug 24, 2016
Source: Science Daily- Depression
New research has been published on the emotional bonds between mothers and adolescent daughters. The study examined how well mother-daughter pairs were able to manage rapid transitions between emotional states and the so-called "emotional rollercoaster" of adolescence. [...]
Wed, Aug 24, 2016
Source: Science Daily- Depression