Medical research

Compound in breast milk fights harmful bacteria

Researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Iowa have identified a compound in human breast milk that fights infections by harmful bacteria while allowing beneficial bacteria to thrive. Human breast milk has ...

Medical research

New method visualizes groups of neurons as they compute

Using a fluorescent probe that lights up when brain cells are electrically active, MIT and Boston University researchers have shown that they can image the activity of many neurons at once, in the brains of mice.

Pediatrics

Irony and humour keep teenage #gymlads healthy on social media

Teenage boys rely on social media to access a wealth of information about living a healthy lifestyle—but rather than being victims of online harms, such as an unhealthy body image obsession, the majority are able to use ...

Pediatrics

Kids + gadgets = less sleep and more risk for unwanted weight

(HealthDay)—If you're an adult managing sleep problems, you likely know that part of creating an environment conducive to sleep includes turning off all gadgets at least an hour before bed because of the effects of the ...

Overweight & Obesity

Study examines timing of weight gain in children

Recent studies suggest kids tend to gain the most weight in summer, but schools are chastised for providing unhealthy food and beverages, along with decreasing opportunities for physical activity.

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