New research has found children born in the last three months of the year in Melbourne may have a greater risk of developing respiratory diseases such as asthma.
Cord blood clue to respiratory diseases
Widely used household and industrial chemicals may harm the kidneys, researchers say.
Study ties household chemicals to kidney harm
Ghana First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo called on the Health Service and the Ministry of Health to take urgent steps to prioritize breastfeeding as one of the major public health interventions in the country.
Prioritize breastfeeding as a public health intervention: Ghana first lady
Could that morning cup of joe bring a health boost to people battling kidney disease?
Coffee may have another perk for kidney patients
A program established by investigators from the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), MIT and Harvard is addressing the persistently elevated risk of HIV infection among young women in South Africa from two angles — first, investigating biological factors that modulate infection risk along with the early immunologic events following viral exposure and second, alleviating the socioeconomic factors that limit opportunities for young women, the group at greatest risk of infection in the region of the world hardest hit by the HIV epidemic.
FRESH program combines basic science with social benefits for women at risk of HIV
Optimism and a sense of purpose can improve your heart health, new research suggested.
Stay upbeat to help beat heart disease
In an international collaboration between MedUni Vienna, Semmelweis University in Budapest, the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and Yale University, researchers have identified a new process in the brain that is responsible for the delayed stress response and the long-term effects of stress: With a delay of 10 minutes after the ‘danger’, the area of the brain that reacts to stress and responsible for further action is activated via the cerebral fluid.
New cause of chronic stress identified in brain
To see under starlight and moonlight, the retina of the eye changes both the software and hardware of its light-sensing cells to create a kind of night vision.
Eyes have a natural version of night vision
As we go about our daily lives, we are exposed to many different chemicals that could have negative effects on our hormones. These hormonal changes have been linked to several adverse health outcomes such as breast cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Mixed chemicals in beauty products may harm women's hormones
The number of years a woman can expect to live in decent health has stalled for the first time due to the rising prevalence of dementia, according to a government report.
Women's healthy life expectancy stalled thanks to Alzheimer's disease

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