Health

Are vegan diets good for your heart?

Around a half-million British people are now vegan, according to the Vegan Society. In the US, there's been a 300% increase in the number of American vegans in the past 15 years.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The clear message on promoting body positivity

Public health campaigns that challenge weight stigma and promote body positivity can boost the health and well-being for people of all body sizes, according to a University of Queensland study.

Pediatrics

Neonatal antibiotic use associated with reduced growth in boys

Exposure to antibiotics in the first days of life is thought to affect physiological aspects of neonatal development. A new study, led by Bar-Ilan University's Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, reveals that antibiotic treatment ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Small increase in risk of autism seen for pre- and post-term births

A study of more than 3.5 million Nordic children suggests that the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may increase slightly for each week a child is born before or after 40 weeks of gestation. Martina Persson of the Karolinska ...

Overweight & Obesity

New guidelines aim to reduce obesity stigma in health care

The 2019 report from Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam focused on addressing different forms of stigma. Included in the report was one form of stigma—obesity or weight stigma—that has proven remarkably ...

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