Mode of delivery at birth strongly influences the skin microbiome of children, which resemble that of their mothers. In particular, cesarean or vaginal deliveries strongly impact the facial bacterial population.Read More
Mom's who smoke during pregnancy can disrupt the development of an endocrine system of the female fetus in the womb causing increased testosterone levels and masculinization of the fetus, leading to fertility issues later in life.
Polypills or combination pills help lower both blood pressure and cholesterol. A new study reveals that taking one polypill daily can also lower the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients living in areas with limited access to healthcare.
Are you feeling depressed? Playing Mahjong can help improve your mental health among older Chinese. Poor mental health is a major issue in China, which accounts for 17% of the global disease burden of mental disorders. Therefore, people who play mahjong are less likely to feel depressed.
Dengue virus transmission is more likely when mosquitoes feed on the blood of infected persons who are anemic and iron deficient. Thus, iron supplementation in dengue-prone areas might help reduce the transmission of the deadly mosquito disease.