High insulin levels during childhood a risk for mental health problems later in life, study suggests
Researchers have shown that the link between physical and mental illness is closer than previously thought. Certain changes in physical health, which are
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~6 min
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A large-scale international study uses metagenomics and blood analysis to uncover gut microbes associated with the risks for common illnesses such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~5 min
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Researchers find that obesity allows cancer cells to outcompete tumor-killing immune cells in a battle for fuel in mice.
Dec. 9, 2020 • ~10 min
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Children who take antibiotics before the age of 2 are at risk of combinations of chronic health conditions, particularly when they take multiple prescriptions.
Nov. 16, 2020 • ~4 min
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The long-term effects of obesity have been well documented, but immediate effects have not been as evident. The coronavirus is changing all that, as those with obesity seem particularly vulnerable.
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~9 min
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A global analysis suggests that on average the world's tallest teenagers live in the Netherlands.
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~4 min
Higher levels of vitamin D in a child's first year may offer a shield against obesity and high blood pressure during the teen years, a new study shows.
Oct. 30, 2020 • ~4 min
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Hispanics born in the US have worse health outcomes than Hispanics in the US who were born in countries from which they emigrated.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~9 min
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Man-made chemical disrupt the activities of most human genes. What effect does this have on human health and how should regulators respond?
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~8 min
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