Several studies have looked at possible links between maternal obesity during pregnancy and the risk of developmental disorders in the child. However, paternal obesity could be a greater risk factor than maternal obesity, according to a new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.As the first researcher to study the role of paternal obesity in autism, Dr.
Recently published research in the University of Eastern Finland found that fatty acid composition in blood is not only a biomarker for the quality of dietary fat but also reflects the quality of dietary carbohydrates. For example the proportion of oleic acid was higher among children who consumed a lot of candy and little high-fibre grain products.
Children who are exposed to scenes of nature while exercising are more likely to experience health-enhancing effects after activity, according to a Coventry University study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
For the first time, researchers have been able to demonstrate that the use of helium ions in radiation therapy could provide accurate treatment to tumours while helping to spare healthy organs.
High school students who use indoor tanning also have higher rates of unhealthy weight control behaviors - such as taking diet pills or vomiting to lose weight, reports a study in the April Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
Doctors overlook or discount the early signs of potentially disabling strokes in tens of thousands of American women each year, a large number of them visitors to emergency rooms complaining of dizziness or headaches, a team of researchers led by a Johns Hopkins specialist concluded after analyzing federal health care data.
Mutations found in the tumor suppressor gene TP53 in 90 percent of osteosarcomas, by the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project, suggesting the alteration plays a key role early in development of the bone cancer. The research was published online ahead of print in the journal Cell Reports.
In boys, higher screen time was adversely associated with bone mineral density (BMD) at all sites even when adjusted for specific lifestyle factors, according to results of a study presented at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases.