Changes to rectus muscles from pregnancy may impact abdominoplasty

(HealthDay)鈥擯regnancy alters the shape of the rectus abdominis muscle, which may in turn affect abdominoplasty outcomes, according to a study published in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Lindsay E. Janes, M.D., from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, and colleagues used the Northwestern Enterprise Continue Reading

Expectant mothers can mitigate the impact of marijuana on baby’s brain development

A team of researchers led by members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus found that choline, an essential micronutrient, can prevent fetal brain developmental problems that can occur when mothers use marijuana while pregnant. The findings are critical because marijuana use can negatively Continue Reading

How African homes impact health

Machine learning study finds housing have improved in sub-Saharan Africa but adequate water and sanitation remains biggest challenge. The study, thought to be the first to use machine-learning to measure housing conditions in sub-Saharan Africa, has found housing quality transformed but the persistence of slum conditions compromise health. Medical entomologist, Continue Reading

Dads’ diets before conception found to impact child health, study finds dads need to eat better before expecting too

A new study that was published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B has found that what a soon-to-be father eats is indicative of the health and well-being of his yet-to-be-born offspring. Researchers from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio looked into the diet of male fruit files and noticed that Continue Reading

Chemo’s impact on cognition: Study shows it impairs memory, concentration, and even performing ordinary tasks

Danish researchers have found that chemotherapy can alter the brain’s network and impair memory. The study, a collaborative effort between Aarhus University School of Business and Social Science and Aarhus University Hospital, is the first to look at the neural impact of chemotherapy on testicular cancer patients. To come to Continue Reading

Impact Of Fast Food Advertising On Childhood Food Choices

Concern has been raised by The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Psychological Association regarding the negative influence advertising has on children’s food choices. Several health care professionals and parents are worried about how direct advertising affects children. A new investigation that examines the connection between parental influence, fast Continue Reading