Genetics

Lifestyle changes in pregnant women affect babies' genes

A study led by researchers at Lund University in Sweden showed a connection between lifestyle intervention in pregnant women with obesity and epigenetic alterations in the baby. The study is published in the journal Diabetes.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Q&A: Gaining weight during menopause

I recently turned 50, and I walk about 1 mile daily and work out two to three times per week. I believe I am beginning to go into menopause, as I have not had a period in a few months. Also, I have noticed the number on my ...

Cardiology

Mayo Clinic Q And A: COVID-19 and high blood pressure

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a Latina woman recently diagnosed with high blood pressure. Several other members of my extended family also have high blood pressure and heart disease. I am concerned with the spikes of COVID-19 and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Emergency department doctors ask: "Where did all the patients go?"

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in New England, emergency department visits for medical emergencies—including psychiatric problems, trauma and heart attacks—declined by nearly a third, raising concerns ...

Health

Why physical activity matters now more than ever

Physical inactivity, which results in conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, low mood, and high blood pressure, costs the NHS over £455 million every year—and the contribution to excess morbidity and mortality since ...

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