News tagged with health sciences

Mom's smoking alters fetal DNA

A study of over 6,000 mothers and their newborn children—one of the largest studies of its kind—solidifies the evidence that smoking cigarettes while pregnant chemically modifies a fetus' DNA, mirroring patterns seen ...

Mar 31, 2016
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Science on salt is polarized, study finds

An analysis of scientific reports and comments on the health effects of a salty diet reveals a polarization between those supportive of the hypothesis that population-wide reduction of salt intake is associated with better ...

Feb 17, 2016
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