Cord milking, or massaging the umbilical cord of infants delivered through C section, can increase the levels of red blood cells, improve blood pressure and also induce better blood flow a new study reveals. The study, published online in Pediatrics, shows that that cord milking is a better alternative over the standard practice of delayed clamping.
A new study says that the "Fasting Mimicking Diet," a five-day, once-a-month diet that mimics fasting, which was developed by scientists, is safe. Here's how the diet works - for 25 days out of the month, dieters can eat as they normally would. Then for day one of the diet, they would eat 1,090 calories: 10 percent protein, 56 percent fat and 34 percent carbohydrates.
Buying and consuming human breast milk from online sources - a fad among some fitness aficionados - could have adverse heath effects, according to experts writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. The experts say that raw and unpasteurized human breast milk exposes consumers to infectious diseases, including hepatitis, HIV and syphilis.
Underage drinking rates have dropped by as much as six percent in the last 11 years, according to a new study from researchers at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). For the study the researchers examined underage drinking rates for 67,500 teens aged 12 to 20. In their data review the agency found rates dropped from 28.8 percent.
A woman has successfully given birth to a child after receiving an ovary tissue transplant of tissue frozen from her own body during childhood. The woman, who elected to freeze some ovary material before a surgical procedure as a child, has proven the transplant could provide new fertility options for some women, according to researchers at Oxford University.
A parasite carried by cats may be linked to mental illness. Researchers have examined past studies and conducted a new study, all of which found a link between childhood cat ownership and the development of mental illness (including schizophrenia) later in life. They note that the parasite Toxoplasmosis gondii (T. gondii) is the most common parasite in developed nations.
Breast feeding may reduce leukemia risk for babies later in life, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Haifa and the Israel Center for Disease Control. For the study the researchers examined data collected on 10,292 children and teens with leukemia and 17,517 without.
Researchers are testing whether MDMA, the active ingredient in the drug Ecstasy, may be a useful treatment for social anxiety in adults with autism. The drug has previously been thought to boost confidence and heighten understanding of social cues, according to researchers from Stanford University and the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute.
Many freshman female students have experienced at least some type of rape, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, looked at 483 women who were a representative sample of the freshman class and who volunteered to partake in the study. The women filled out questionnaires when they arrived on campus and at the end of their fall semester.
Breast density may not necessarily indicate greater risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. For the study the researchers examined health records from 365,426 women aged 40 to 74 years who had 831,455 total digital mammograms.