A study of around 1,000 UK mothers and their children, published in The Lancet, has revealed that iodine deficiency in pregnancy may have an adverse effect on children's mental development. The research raises concerns that t ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology 1 hour ago | not rated yet | 0
When trouble approaches, what do you do? Run for the hills? Hide? Pretend it isn't there? Or do you focus on the promise of rain in those looming dark clouds? New research suggests that the way you regulate ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 13, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 2 |
The UK's healthcare system faces unprecedented challenges. Britain is the most obese nation in Europe and the country's ageing population is especially at risk from isolation, depression, strokes and fractures caused by falls ...
Health May 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The world population could top 8 billion in the year 2023 if current growth rates remain constant, according to United Nations figures. However, if global fertility rates slow more quickly than expected, there could be up ...
Health Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Cutting down on salt and, at the same time, increasing levels of potassium in our diet will have major health and cost benefits across the world, according to studies published in BMJ today.
Health Apr 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
In Norway, families receive public support that enables them to care for aging parents in their own homes and keep them out of nursing homes. This includes a salary for a son or daughter to provide care. They also focus on ...
Health Mar 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Giving inmates drug substitution treatment, needles and condoms are key ways to help curb addiction and HIV infection in European jails, experts say, calling on authorities to change their approach to prison health care.
HIV & AIDS Mar 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
By studying the molecular mechanism of food nutrients from a Mediterranean diet in an elderly population, scientists hope to help countering their physical and mental decline.
Health Feb 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Clogged arteries and sedentary lifestyles have replaced germs as the world's leading killers. Where hunger once held much of the world in its grip, the 1.6 billion overweight and obese now outnumber the malnourished by nearly ...
Health Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Obesity has become a global pandemic that could leave more than half of all adults worldwide overweight within two decades, experts said, calling for urgent action beyond just blaming people for lacking willpower.
Overweight and Obesity Jan 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
(AP)—The U.N.'s top population official wants governments to do more to ensure that women have access to family planning.
Health Jan 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The head of the World Health Organization warned Thursday that infectious diseases will spread more easily in the future due to globalisation, changing lifestyles and rising population densities.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Chinese researchers have identified a bacteria which may cause obesity, according to a new paper suggesting diets that alter the presence of microbes in humans could combat the condition.
Overweight and Obesity Dec 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (8) | 1
In 2010, almost 50 million couples worldwide were unable to have a child after five years of trying. Infertility rates have hardly changed over the past 20 years, according to a study by international researchers published ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Dec 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Could ageing and damaged bones be replaced with implants based on wood? That's the question Italian researchers from the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) writing in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of ...
Medical research Dec 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0