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How Mom’s Post-Baby Weight Affects Your Baby, new study says

How Mom's Post-Baby Weight Affects Your Baby, new study says

Women who gain too much weight during and after pregnancy could increase the risk that their child will be overweight or obese in adolescence, a new study from the Netherlands suggests. Scientists at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health studied the association between gestational weight gain and long-term weight retention and body fat among a multi-ethnic urban population. The ... Read More »

Lithium safe, effective for children with bipolar disorder, study shows

Lithium safe, effective for children with bipolar disorder, New Study

Lithium was found in a recent study to be safe and effective for treating bipolar disorder in children, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine reported. Lithium is one of the oldest drugs for bipolar disorder, a chronic brain condition marked by spontaneous, seesawing bouts of abnormally high moods and depression. The drug’s ability to stabilize mood extremes ... Read More »

Minority Teachers Quitting : The number of black teachers has dropped in nine US cities, Study

Minority Teachers Quitting : The number of black teachers has dropped in nine US cities, Study

Minority Teachers Are Quitting at Rapid Rates. The Albert Shanker Institute released a major report on the state of teacher diversity. The report shows that, nationally, progress toward greater diversity is being made, but it is quite modest compared with the need for more minority teachers. In the nine cities studied—Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, New Orleans, Cleveland, ... Read More »

Smaller plates ‘could help tackle obesity’, Cambridge Study Shows

Smaller plates 'could help tackle obesity', Cambridge Study Shows

By making a habit of using smaller plates, glasses and cutlery, over time, you are likely to reduce your body size, according to a review of more than 60 high-quality studies. The research, carried out by the University of Cambridge and published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, suggests that eliminating larger-sized portions from the diet completely could reduce ... Read More »

Sanofi Reports Positive Results for Diabetes Treatment, Report

Sanofi Reports Positive Results for Diabetes Treatment, Report

Sanofi’s combination diabetes drug hits goal in second late-stage trial. Sanofi announced today that the LixiLan-L Phase III clinical trial met its primary endpoint in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with insulin glargine with or without metformin. The fixed-ratio combination of insulin glargine 100 Units/mL and lixisenatide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist, demonstrated statistically superior reduction in HbA1c (average blood ... Read More »

Explore the Abyss Live with Ocean Networks Canada

Explore the Abyss Live with Ocean Networks Canada

The University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is about to embark on what’s expected to be its most exciting expedition. For the first time ONC will be using two ships, exploration vessel (E/V) Nautilus, on its first trip to Canada, and research vessel (R/V) Thomas G. Thompson. Both ships are outfitted with robotic vehicles that provide realtime video streams ... Read More »

Big dino discovery in tiny teeth, Report

Big dino discovery in tiny teeth, Report

Researchers have examined one of the smallest parts of the fossil record—theropod teeth—to shed light on the evolution of dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous. Findings published in the prestigious journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica have effectively quadrupled the dinosaur diversity in the area of study, eight localities from Treviño County, Huesca and Lerida—including the exceptional site of Laño. There ... Read More »