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High-fat diet in pregnancy can cause mental health problems in offspring
The new study links an unhealthy diet during pregnancy to mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression in children.

A changing society - 100 is the new 80 Centenarians healthier than previously thought during last years of life
Today's estimates suggest that half of all children born in the developed world during this century will live to at least 100.

Nine lifestyle changes may reduce dementia risk, report suggests
There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world.

Using Omega 3 Fatty Acids to Treat Alzheimer's & Other Diseases?
Understanding how dietary essential fatty acids work may lead to effective treatments for diseases and conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, age-related macular degeneration, Parkinson's disease and other retinal and neurodegenerative diseases.

One minute of running per day associated with better bone health in women
A single minute of exercise each day is linked to better bone health in women, new research shows.

Why caution may be warranted when consuming artificial sweeteners
Consumers may want to think twice about relying on artificial sweeteners, says a Manitoba researcher who found no evidence the sweeteners help with weight loss and some potential health harm beyond the waistline.

Not all muscle building supplements are equal
Popular muscle building supplements, known as branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) are ineffective when taken in isolation, according to new research from the University of Stirling.

Fermented Red Clover Extract Stops Menopausal Hot Flushes And Symptoms
Fermented Red Clover extract is demonstrated to decrease significantly both the number and severity of daily hot flushes.

Diet rich in tomatoes cuts skin cancer in half in mice
male mice fed a diet of 10 percent tomato powder daily for 35 weeks, then exposed to ultraviolet light, experienced, on average, a 50 percent decrease in skin cancer tumors compared to mice that ate no dehydrated tomato

Cancer survivors get a taste for kefir after exercise
Study shows kefir is a good way for cancer survivors to enjoy a fortifying post-exercise dairy drink without stomach upset, reports the Journal of Dairy Science

Chronic liver inflammation linked to Western diet
A new study in The American Journal of Pathology reports that mice fed a Western diet, which is high in fat and sugar, resulted in hepatic inflammation, especially in males

UMass Amherst Food Scientists Find Cranberries May Aid the Gut Microbiome
Many scientists are paying new attention to prebiotics, that is, molecules we eat but cannot digest, because some may promote the growth and health of beneficial microorganisms in our intestines

Roasting Levels Impact the Health Benefits of Coffee Beans, Study Finds
Antioxidants are highest in Light roast coffee extract and highest with low roast temperature and lowest in dark roasted extract.

How do you like walrus? Well done is best amid outbreak in Alaska
The federal health agency warned of the effects of undercooked game meat after two outbreaks of trichinosis over the last year in western Alaska.

Healthy Lifestyle May Help Older Adults Preserve their Independence
In a study of men with an average age of 71 years, lifestyle factors such as never smoking, maintaining a healthy diet, and not being obese were associated with survival and high functionality over the next 16 years.

Vitamin D May Improve Sunburn, According to New Clinical Trial
High doses of vitamin D taken one hour after sunburn significantly reduce skin redness, swelling, and inflammation, according to double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial

Vegetable colouring agent may suppress inflammation
Lutein, a nutrient found in several highly coloured vegetables and fruits, can suppress inflammation, according to a new study by researchers at LiU.

Probiotic Supplements Failed to Prevent Babies' Infections
Benefits of breast-feeding might have overshadowed any potential protective effects, doctors suggest

Consumption of high-fructose corn syrup increased in Canada after tariffs lowered in NAFTA
The study, covering 1985-2000, found that lower tariffs on HFCS were associated with an increase of about 41.6 kcal in caloric sweeteners supplied and likely consumed per person per day in Canada.

Increased air pollution cuts victims' lifespan by a decade, costing billions
on average, an increase in pollution particles in the air of 10 micrograms per cubic meter cuts victims' life expectancy by 9-11 years

Head out into the sunshine for better eye health, doc advises
There is two known benefits to being outside in today's world -- it gives your eyes a chance to focus on things further away and have a rest from close-up work, and it also exposes our eyes to brighter outdoor light which appears to reduce our risks of developing short-sightedness

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