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Boys’ body image and doping
Boys’ body image and doping (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Victoria University researchers are developing an Australian-first school program funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to prevent teenage boys with poor body image from turning to steroids and sports supplements. Dr Zali Yager, a world expert in body image, ... Read More »

Decrease in neural tube defects since folic acid added to bread
Decrease in neural tube defects since folic acid added to bread (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Mandatory fortification of bread with folic acid (in Australia) and iodine (in Australia and New Zealand) was introduced in 2009 to address two important public health issues: to reduce the prevalence of neural tube defects (serious birth defects such as ... Read More »

Can a natural supplement improve hyperactivity in boys?
Can a natural supplement improve hyperactivity in boys? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology are investigating the effects of a special extract of a native Indian herb and its ability to reduce symptoms related to hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity in boys. Bacopa monnieri has been used in traditional Indian ... Read More »

Maternal Supplementation with Multiple Micronutrients, Compared With Iron-Folic Acid, Does Not Reduce Infant Mortality
Maternal Supplementation with Multiple Micronutrients, Compared With Iron-Folic Acid, Does Not Reduce Infant Mortality (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In Bangladesh, daily maternal supplementation of multiple micronutrients compared to iron-folic acid before and after childbirth did not reduce all-cause infant mortality to age 6 months, but did result in significant reductions in preterm birth and low birth weight, according ... Read More »

All probiotics are not the same in protecting premature infants from common, life-threatening illness
All probiotics are not the same in protecting premature infants from common, life-threatening illness (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Treating premature infants with probiotics, the dietary supplements containing live bacteria that many adults take to help maintain their natural intestinal balance, may be effective for preventing a common and life-threatening bowel disease among premature infants, researchers at UC Davis ... Read More »

Prebiotics: Do supplements in baby formula help prevent allergies?
Prebiotics: Do supplements in baby formula help prevent allergies? (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Prebiotic supplements in infant formula may help to prevent eczema, according to a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. However, the review highlights a lack of high quality evidence for the effects of prebiotics in preventing allergies. It is ... Read More »

Low doses of vitamin D linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes
Low doses of vitamin D linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There is a link between vitamin D insufficiency and adverse health outcomes such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia in mothers-to-be and low birth weight in newborns. Vitamin D insufficiency has been associated with a number of adverse health outcomes and ... Read More »

Low vitamin D linked to food allergies
Low vitamin D linked to food allergies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A lack of vitamin D increases the likelihood of food allergy in infants, according to new research by the Institute. Researchers found infants who are vitamin D insufficient were three times more likely to have a food allergy. Those with ... Read More »

Not being able to metabolize folic acid can lead to birth defects
Not being able to metabolize folic acid can lead to birth defects (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It has been known for several decades that folic acid supplementation dramatically reduces the incidence of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida and anencephaly, which are among the most common birth defects. In some populations, folic acid supplementation has ... Read More »

Supplements, cow’s milk and determining vitamin D levels in children
Supplements, cow’s milk and determining vitamin D levels in children (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Taking a vitamin D supplement and drinking cow’s milk are the two most important factors that determine how much vitamin D is in a child’s body, new research has found. Those factors play a bigger role than even skin colour ... Read More »

 
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