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The rising alcohol abuse during pregnancy among expecting women in USA

According to a recent study, pregnant women’s use of heavy alcohol increased between 2011 and 2020. According to an article in JAMA Network, over a ten-year period, pregnant women’s heavy alcohol consumption climbed by more than 11% annually, and binge drinking increased by almost 9% annually. The public health research team examined data from the […]

Breast-fed premature infants have a healthier gut than formula-fed ones

Breastmilk has long been considered “liquid gold” among clinicians treating premature infants in a newborn intensive care unit (NICU). Prematures who are breastfed typically have better health than those who are fed formula. But the reason why it is the case has stayed a puzzle. The difference is not solely due to the composition of […]

Breastfeeding women shouldn’t disregard nipple swelling, burning, or itching

Due to excessive humidity and fungi’s rapid growth, incidences of nibble infections in lactating moms tend to increase during the rainy season, according to Dr. Suman Bijlani, a gynaecologist, obstetrician, and endoscopic surgeon at SRV Hospital in Mumbai,India. Mastitis is inflammation and pain in the deep breast tissue, usually caused by bacteria. It can appear […]

Prenatal vitamin D supplementation may reduce the likelihood of infant Eczema

The effect was particularly seen in babies who were later breastfed for more than a month. In a new study published in the British Journal of Dermatology by the University of Southampton researchers, they revealed that babies had a lower risk of developing atopic eczema in their first year if their mothers took 1000 international units […]

Is Gaining Weight During Periods Normal?

It’s typical to gain three to five pounds during your period, but this weight loss goes away after a few days of bleeding. Gaining weight is an actual manifestation of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Women experience a variety of physical, mental, and behavioural symptoms associated with PMS from a few days to two weeks before to […]

Breastfeeding may be essential to a preterm baby’s survival

As per a recent study, preterm children who are breastfed perform better academically and are less likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). According to earlier research, preemies are more likely to perform poorly in math, reading, and other academic subjects. They are also more likely to develop ADHD. But giving them breast milk […]

Why does a woman’s fertility start to diminish in her 30s well before Menopause?

It has been demonstrated that utilising drugs that fight fibrosis and support mitochondrial health, ovarian ageing in mice can be reversed. Australian researchers have shown that when mice age, they develop higher amounts of ovarian fibrosis, which is brought on by mitochondrial failure, inflammation, and excessive collagen buildup. Reduced fertility results from the modifications, stiffening […]

Why is human reproduction such a challenge?

A new study by a researcher at the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath contends that “selfish chromosomes” are to blame for the early demise of the majority of human embryos. The discovery that explains why human embryos frequently don’t survive while fish embryos do not has repercussions for the management of […]

Researchers uncovered a new way to clarify unsolved Mendelian diseases

A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) led by Assistant Professor Xue Shifeng from the Department of Biological Sciences in collaboration with A*STAR, Yale-NUS, and Aix-Marseille University, and published in Nature Communications, the team discovered a new way to interpret unsolved Mendelian diseases. Mendelian diseases are inherited from either parent due to […]

If untreated for a long time, hypertensive conditions during pregnancy may result in Hypertension

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (HDP) were associated with an increased risk of hypertension 10 years later, according to a prospective cross-sectional study. HDP, which affects about 20% of pregnant women, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. A previous meta-analysis found that a history of HDP was associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease compared with no history […]

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