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Is breastfeeding important in helping to prevent diabetes?

Is breastfeeding important in helping to prevent diabetes?

Early weaning from breastfeeding is associated with both the development of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in adulthood. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding as...
Autism: 'social' and 'visual' neural circuits do not connect for some children

Autism: ‘social’ and ‘visual’ neural circuits do not connect for some children

A new study has shown that children with autism who prefer to look at geometric shapes rather than social images have lower levels of...
New tool reveals DNA structures that influence disease

New tool reveals DNA structures that influence disease

Disruption of certain DNA structures – called topologically associating domains, or – TADs – is linked with the development of disease, including some cancers. With...
Women with a low desire to avoid pregnancy still use contraception

Women with a low desire to avoid pregnancy still use contraception

Healthcare providers should not assume that pregnancy preferences are the sole motivation for contraceptive use. A new study has shown that women who had a...
Developing next-generation biologic pacemakers with stem cells

Developing next-generation biologic pacemakers with stem cells

A new age of cardiac pacemakers is being pioneered that uses stem cells taken from fat. University of Houston associate professor of pharmacology Bradley McConnell...
Stroke drug boosts stem cell therapy for spinal cord injury in rats

How sleep disturbance can increase risk of migraines

Sleep fragmentation predicted migraine risk a day later while sleep duration and low sleep quality were not associated with risk of migraines. Nearly half of...
Mother Nature provides new gene therapy strategy to reverse disease

Mother Nature provides new gene therapy strategy to reverse disease

Scientists have developed a new gene therapy technique by transforming human cells into mass producers of tiny nano-sized particles full of genetic material that...
Fungi: a kingdom to address the antimicrobial resistance problem

Fungi: a kingdom to address the antimicrobial resistance problem

A report by the OECD in 2015 estimated that we can expect an average of 10 million human deaths per year between 2015 and...
Hidden health crisis: why people turn to the black market for medicine

Hidden health crisis: why people turn to the black market for medicine

People are turning to the black market for their medicine – but why? New research has shown that altruism, a lack of access, and affordability...
Link between ALS and type 2 diabetes could offer new therapies

Link between ALS and type 2 diabetes could offer new therapies

New research has highlighted links between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and type 2 diabetes. Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) often suffer from type 2 diabetes....
Prediabetes: an emerging health threat can lead to type 2 diabetes

Prediabetes: an emerging health threat can lead to type 2 diabetes

A new study has shown that nearly one in five adolescents aged 12-18 years, and one in five young adults aged 19-34 years, are...
Gene therapy trial offers hope for Sickle Cell Disease

Gene therapy trial offers hope for Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell Disease is a serious and debilitating genetic disease caused by a mutation in the β-globin gene and there are currently no known...

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