Family members of children with life-threatening conditions 50% to 70% more likely to suffer mental, physical issues

Being the parent or sibling of a child with a life-threatening condition can take a mental and physical toll on other members of the family. A new study from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is one of the first to empirically measure the extent of this burden on families, with parents and siblings 50% to […]

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Fall in fertility rates may be linked to fossil fuels

Chemical pollution from burning fossil fuels could play a significant part in global decline in sperm counts, a fresh study finds. An in-depth analysis in the journal Nature Reviews Endocrinology says “industrialized regions now have rates below levels required to sustain their populations.” Results show “reproductive health problems are partly linked to increasing exposures to […]

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Exposure of pre-adolescent children to EMFs emitted by mobile devices is not associated with sleep disturbances

Overall exposure of preadolescent children to electromagnetic fields emitted by mobile communication devices during the day is not associated with sleep disturbances, according to a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la Caixa” Foundation. However, the study findings, which have been published in Environmental Research, suggest that […]

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People with high-risk prediabetes benefit from intensive lifestyle intervention

Intensive lifestyle intervention with plenty of exercise helps people with prediabetes improve their blood glucose levels over a period of years and thus delay or even prevent type 2 diabetes. In particular, individuals with prediabetes at highest risk benefited from intensive lifestyle intervention. This is shown by the evaluation of the Prediabetes Lifestyle Intervention Study […]

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