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Low birth weight can increase hunger in adulthood

Foetuses that receive insufficient nutrition risk ending up as adults who overeat without satisfying their hunger. This is due to a faulty central mechanism in their fat stem cells.

Prenatal use of paracetamol linked to kids’ problems

Three-year-olds have been shown to have behavioural problems and poorer gross motor development if their mothers took paracetamol for over four weeks during their pregnancies.

The boss, not the workload, causes workplace depression

It is not a big workload that causes depression at work. An unfair boss and an unfair work environment are what really bring employees down, new study shows.

Antidepressants aren’t causing obstetric bleedings

An analysis of nearly 60,000 Norwegian women dispels perceived risks of vaginal bleedings from use of antidepressant medications during pregnancies.

New report: Weight loss increases mortality

Losing weight does not guarantee improved health in overweight people. On the contrary, a new Danish report shows that their mortality rates are increased by 15 percent if they lose weight.

Implanted electrodes curtail Parkinson’s

New research documents why electrical stimulation of the brain enables Parkinson’s patients to reduce medications.

How to get kids to eat vegetables

If children eat vegetables when aged between 6 and 12 months, there is a greater chance that they will learn to like vegetables when they grow up, new study shows.

Hormone removes the pleasure of smoking

A peptide prevents the brain of a smoker from registering satisfaction from a cigarette.

Air pollution leads to smaller babies

Pregnant women who are exposed to even the tiniest amounts of air pollution risk giving birth to babies with low birth weight.

Virus link ruled out in breast cancer and brain tumours

Viruses cause some 10 to 15 percent of all human cancers, but breast cancer and the most common malignant brain tumour – glioblastoma – are not among them.

What’s so great about wholegrain bread?

Wholemeal bread has become generally accepted as the healthy alternative to bread made from refined white flour. A new study with pigs, bread-baking and fancy technology brings us closer to an answer to why this is so.

Overweight children more likely to get liver cancer

Comprehensive new study finds a correlation between childhood body size during school ages and the risk of developing primary liver cancer as adults.

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