Breastfed preterm babies may have better IQs, working memory, motor function

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Preterm infants fed breast milk within the first 28 days of life have better brain development and neurocognitive outcomes, finds a new study. The study, led by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, followed 180 preterm infants from birth to 7 years old. The results showed that the preterm babies that received more breast milk within the […]

Gut bacteria-based supplement reduces cravings for high-calorie foods

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Cravings for chocolate, pizza, and other high-calorie foods could be reduced by consuming a gut bacteria-based supplement, suggests a new study published inThe American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers found the supplement inulin-propionate ester reduced food reward brain activity, which dampened participants’ cravings for high-calorie foods. Credit: Researchers from Imperial College London and the University […]

Some Doctors Still Consider Heart Disease A ‘Man’s Issue,’ Fail To Track Risk In Women

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A new European survey of doctors reveals a glaring blind spot when it comes to watching out for female patients’ heart health. French researchers sent out a questionnaire to 52 general practitioners (GPs). They also obtained access to the medical histories of more than 2,000 of their randomly selected patients. But when they tried to use […]

Obesity linked to abnormal reward response to sugary foods

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An unhealthy diet is considered a key contributor to obesity. When it comes to cravings for sweet treats, however, impairments in the brain’s reward system might be to blame. Researchers say the reward system in the brains of obese individuals appears to be impaired in response to sweet foods. In a new study published in […]

The health hazards of space travel

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Space tourism? Why not? See the world as you have never seen it before. With at least 700 people signed up for commercial trips, and scientists figuring out how we can live on Mars, the impossible is becoming real. Are there hazards? Of course. As one researcher puts it: “Space is an unforgiving environment that […]