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  • The biology of uterine fluid: How it informs the fetus of mom's world June 22, 2017
    A developing fetus bathes in a mixture of cellular secretions and proteins unique to its mother's uterus. Before fertilization, the pH of uterine fluid helps create a conducive environment for sperm migration, and afterward, its volume supports the embryo as it implants onto the wall of the uterus. Recent evidence suggests that uterine fluid may […]
  • High fat diet reduces gut bacteria, Crohn's disease symptoms June 22, 2017
    A high fat diet may lead to specific changes in gut bacteria that could fight harmful inflammation -- a major discovery for patients suffering from Crohn's disease, research indicates. Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel syndrome, causes debilitating intestinal swelling, cramping, and diarrhea. The disease affects half a million people in the United States, […]
  • Changes to diet, physical activity, behaviour may reduce obesity in children, adolescents June 22, 2017
    Making changes to diet, physical activity and behavior may reduce obesity in children and adolescents, suggests a new report.
  • How serious is binge drinking among college students with disabilities? June 22, 2017
    College students with disabilities binge drink more often than their non-disabled student peers, research concludes. The study provides the first picture of alcohol use and binge drinking by US college students with disabilities.
  • Perceptions about body image linked to increased alcohol, tobacco use for teens June 21, 2017
    Negative body image is associated with increased tobacco and alcohol use, with implications for both young men and women, new research concludes.
  • Extra-virgin olive oil preserves memory, protects brain against Alzheimer's June 21, 2017
    The Mediterranean diet is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers have identified a specific ingredient that protects against cognitive decline: extra-virgin olive oil. In a new study, the researchers show that consumption of extra-virgin olive oil protects memory and learning ability and reduces the formation of […]
  • Eating fish may reduce arthritis symptoms June 21, 2017
    In a recent study, individuals with rheumatoid arthritis who consumed fish twice weekly had lower disease activity (swollen/tender joint counts along with other assessments) than those who ate fish never to
  • Fathers' involvement may help prevent childhood obesity June 21, 2017
    Fathers are becoming more involved with raising children, but limited research has examined their association with childhood obesity.
  • Bitter or sweet? How taste cells decide what they want to be June 21, 2017
    A new study advances understanding of how stem cells on the tongue grow into the different types of mature taste cells that detect either sweet, salty, sour, bitter, or umami. By identifying novel genes and molecular pathways involved in shaping a taste cell's function, these findings may someday allow scientists to treat taste disorders, characterize […]
  • Increase in use of high-dose vitamin D supplements June 20, 2017
    From 1999 through 2014 the number of US adults taking daily vitamin D supplements above the recommended levels increased, and 3 percent of the population exceeded the daily upper limit considered to possibly pose a risk of adverse effects, according to a study.