Obstetrics & gynaecology

Even natural products can be harmful for the unborn

Plant products ingested by pregnant women through their diet are broken down by the intestinal microbiota into chemical substances, some of which can cross the placental barrier and reach the fetus. These foreign substances ...

Health

How heartbreak and hardship shape growing old

From being raised by an emotionally cold mother to experiencing violence, war and bereavement, difficult life events have a profound effect on our physical and mental wellbeing in later life—according to new research from ...

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