There is no link between induced labor and autism, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists [ACOG]. The report was intended to shoot down the claims of studies suggesting that existing guidelines on when and how labor should be induced or accelerated are false. In the opinion of the ACOG, limiting labor inductions could have negative effects on the health of women.
Chronic inflammation may increase the risk of prostate cancer, according to research conducted at Johns Hopkins University. The study, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, surveyed data on 400 men who had biopsies taken along with inflammation levels. The team found that of the men found to have prostate cancer, 86% had signs of high inflammation.
The effects of childhood bullying may persist into adult years, according to research conducted at King's College London. The study, published by Beat Bullying, surveyed data collected on 7,771 kids whose parents detailed exposure to bullying. Bullying happened to roughly 28% of the children surveyed and had a negative physical and cognitive effect on that percentage of kids.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's have approved a once-weekly injectable diabetes drug, Tanzeum. The FDA described Tanzeum (albiglutide) as a "glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, a hormone that helps normalize patients' blood sugar levels. Tanzeum "can be used alone or added to existing treatment regimens to control blood sugar levels in the overall management of diabetes."
The U.K. sponsored a nationwide salt reduction campaign that turned out beneficial to those who partook, according to research conducted by the Action on Salt working group. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, surveyed data on over 31,500 people participating in the Health Survey for England between 2003 to 2011.
Women who use SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy are more likely to have children afflicted with autism, according to research conducted at Johns Hopkins University. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that boys with autism were three times as likely to have been exposed to SSRIs in the womb.
A new app has been developed that claims to be able to cut down on jet lag. The app, called Entrain, created by University of Michigan graduate student Olivia Walch and professor of mathematics and computational medicine Danny Forger, illustrates when to stay in bright or low light and when to be in dark light throughout their trip, based on mathematical equations NASA uses.
Those who drink coffee regularly may be at a decreased risk for colon and liver cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles. For the study the researchers followed a pool of 180,000 adults of different ages and ethnic backgrounds over 18 years.
Low doses of aspirin are safe for pregnant women suffering from preeclampsia, according to research conducted by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force. The study recommends that pregnant women should take at most 81 milligrams of aspirin during the final week of the first trimester. Researchers add that women should consult their doctors before determining a medication regime.
Autism in children may be linked to obesity in the father, according to a new study from researchers at the Norwegian Institute for Public Health. For the study the researchers examined records collected as part of the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study including data from over 90,000 children at 3, 5, and 7 years.
Some adults who were vaccinated against measles as a child may no longer be immune to the illness, according to a new report from researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. The news comes amidst a rising measles outbreak across Canada impacting residents of Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
The CDC has released a statement claiming that emergency poisoning calls linked to e-cigarettes is currently on the rise. Poisoning concerns for e-cigarettes are linked with the liquid inside the cartridges that can be hazardous to the touch. According to the CDC, report calls for poisoning linked with this liquid has risen from one call per month in 2010 to 215 calls per month in 2013.
The more fresh produce and fruit you daily, the lower your risk of death at any age is, according to a new study. Researchers of the study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, analyzed the eating habits of over 65,000 people in England between 2001 and 2013. Those who ate seven or more portions of fresh fruits and vegetables a day had a 42 percent lower risk of death.
The use of low-dose aspirin could prolong the life expectancy of some colon cancer patients, according to a new study from researchers at the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands. For the study they reviewed the impact of low-dose aspirin on a group of 1,000 colon cancer patients. They found that those whose tumor cells emit a specific antigen reaped the most benefit.
Those who are married may be at a lesser risk of cardiovascular disease, according to research conducted at the NYU Langone Medical Center. The study, recently presented at the session of the American College of Cardiology, analyzed data on more than 3.5 million men and women from 20,000 U.S. heath centers. Researchers note that married people had a 5% decreased risk of cardiovascular diseases.