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How Nutrition In One Generation Can Change The Genetics Of The Next

A Cambodian case study finds that people developing diabetes today have parents who went hungry in the 1970s.<p>So many adults in Cambodia are getting diabetes at such a young age, it's unbelievable. "You can go to every village with me and see it," endocrinologist Lim Keuky told PRI. "When I go …

Epigenetics

How Effective Is This Year’s Flu Vaccine?

Earlier today, estimates for the current flu vaccine’s effectiveness published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The research suggests the vaccine is around 60 percent effective against the flu.<p>Researchers from the CDC and several …

Public Health

Bipolar symptoms can get worse during (and after) pregnancy - Futurity

Women with bipolar disorder are more likely to face challenges before and after pregnancy than women with other psychiatric disorders.

Pregnancy

View from space: The Koreas at night

In this ISS astronaut photo of the Korean Peninsula at night, North Korea is almost completely dark compared to neighboring South Korea and …

North Korea

Acetaminophen in pregnancy linked to ADHD in kids, study finds

Pregnant women have long been assured that<p>acetaminophencan treat their aches, pains and fevers without bringing harm to the babies they carry. Now researchers say they have found a strong link between prenatal use of the medication and cases ofattention-deficit hyperactivity disorderin children.<p>The …

Acetaminophen

Deadly MERS Virus Circulates Among Arabian Camels

Scientists have gotten close to pinning down the origin of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, a dangerous respiratory disease that emerged in Saudi Arabia 17 months ago.<p>It turns out the MERS virus has been circulating in Arabian camels for more than two decades, scientists report in a study …

Scant Evidence To Support Vitamins Against Cancer, Heart Disease

If you're taking vitamins to guard against cancer or a heart attack, you've got plenty of company.<p>Nearly half of American adults take a vitamin of some kind each a day. About a third take a multivitamin.<p>But are they worth it?<p>For people in good health and without any special nutritional …

Blood pressure meds may increase risk of falls - Futurity

Some medications used by older adults to control blood pressure can increase the risk of serious fall injuries by as much as 30 to 40 percent.

Blood Pressure

NASA is using satellites to track California's terrible drought

Last year was the driest for most of California since record-keeping began in 1849. That's caused stress for farmers, state officials, and the federal government, which has lined up aid packages and legislation to bolster drought-related relief. Now California's Department of Water Resources and …