Obstetrics & gynaecology

Nut intake in first trimester may benefit child neurodevelopment

(HealthDay)—Nut intake during the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with long-term child neuropsychological development, according to a study published online May 7 in the European Journal of Epidemiology.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Link found between temperament of high-risk infants and obesity

Children born to mothers with gestational diabetes and who were easier to soothe as infants were at a higher risk to become obese children, according to a recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics by University at Buffalo ...

Cancer

Patient-reported symptoms offer insight for clinical trials

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators found that allowing patients to write, in their own words, about treatment-related symptoms they experienced while participating ...

Cancer

New reference values for cancer patients' quality of life

Researchers and practitioners around the globe frequently use the EORTC questionnaire to measure self-reported quality of life in cancer patients. For the first time, researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin ...

Neuroscience

Brain activity predicts fear of pain

Researchers applied a machine learning technique that could potentially translate patterns of activity in fear-processing brain regions into scores on questionnaires used to assess a patient's fear of pain. This neuroscientific ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Simple smartphone app that could help OCD sufferers

Imagine feeling anxious every time you touched a doorknob or dirty surface – maybe even spending hours washing and scrubbing your hands afterwards, sometimes until they bleed. For sufferers of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ...

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