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Donor conception risks exposed in world-first study

Adults conceived through sperm donation reported higher frequencies of allergies, type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune conditions in a world-first study that examined the long term health outcomes of donor-conceived people. The study was conducted by Flinders University’s Caring Futures Institute and led by researcher Damian Adams, and published in the Journal of Developmental Origins […]

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Study shows that 40% of healthcare workers asymptomatic when COVID-19 positive, raising risk of silent transmission

A review of studies (meta-analysis) presented at this year’s ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Diseases (ECCVID, online 23-25 September) shows that 40% of healthcare workers who test positive for COVID-19 were asymptomatic, raising the risk of silent transmission in healthcare settings. The study is by Dr. Sergio Gómez-Ochoa, Cardiovascular Foundation of Colombia, Floridablanca, Colombia, Professor Oscar […]

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Study seeks to reduce barriers to breastfeeding premature babies

A mother’s own breast milk has infection-fighting factors and nutrients to help fuel growth and development in babies and may be easier to digest than formula. Providing this nourishment is particularly important for infants born prematurely, both while they are receiving care in a hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and after they are able […]

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Study links stress of a marathon on the heart to the intensity at which it is run

The number of recreational/non-elite athletes participating in marathons is gradually increasing every year. The great physical effort experienced by their body in this type of competition triggers an acute release of biomarkers of heart damage (cardiac troponins), making them riseabove clinically significant values; that is, reaching levels above the 99th percentile of a healthy reference […]

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Study finds natural caffeine offers longer-lasting improvement on cognition and moods

A team of Clarkson University researchers recently published an article in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Nutrients that shows natural caffeine has a more consistent and lasting effect than synthetic caffeine when it comes to cognition and moods. Associate Physical Therapy Professor Ali Boolani teamed up with Associate Mathematics Professor Sumona Mondal, Ph.D. Student Daniel Fuller, […]