Maternal pre-pregnancy BMI linked to pediatric allergic disease development

A University of Ottawa-led study of nearly 250,000 children in Ontario over seven years – the largest of its kind – found a mother's weight before pregnancy may impact their newborn's risk of developing allergic diseases in early childhood, whereas weight gain during pregnancy did not seem to have the same effect. Here are the key points from the study, […]

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High intake of fatty acid in nuts, seeds and plant oils linked to lower risk of death

A high intake of alpha linolenic acid (ALA)—found mainly in nuts, seeds, and plant oils—is associated with a lower risk of death from all causes, and specifically from diseases of the heart and blood vessels, finds a study published by The BMJ today. Higher ALA intake was associated with a slightly higher risk of death from cancer, but the researchers […]

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Novel checkpoint molecule of natural killer cell anti-tumor immunity revealed

Currently, immunotherapy is revolutionizing tumor therapy. However, most patients can’t benefit from available immunotherapy strategies due to limited efficacy and safety, especially those with solid tumors. Natural killer cells (NK cells) are cytotoxic innate immune cells that play an important role in immune surveillance against tumors. However, the underlying mechanisms are still poorly understood. Dr. Tian Zhigang’s group from the […]

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One-stop clinics to open across England to help clear NHS patient backlog

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The Government is investing £350million in a network of community hubs in shopping centres, stadiums and other settings. Millions of […]

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Safer dental procedures with new biosafety air curtain device

Researchers at the National Dental Research Institute Singapore (NDRIS) have developed a novel device that aims to limit the spread of aerosols generated during dental procedures, thereby lowering the risk of COVID-19 crosscontamination in the dental setting. Known as Aeroshield, the innovation utilizes air curtain technology to create an air barrier, segregating aerosols generated at the patient’s mouth from the […]

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Lala Kent: I'm in 'No Position' to Criticize Scheana Shay's Baby Name

No hate here. Lala Kent joked about her and Scheana Shay’s unique baby names during a Monday, May 10, Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen appearance. Lala Kent and Randall Emmett’s Daughter Ocean’s Album: Baby Photos “I’m in no position to comment,” the Give Them Lala author, 30, said when asked about Shay’s moniker choice, Summer Moon Honey. “I […]

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Targeted antitobacco ads may not be as effective as ads for all audiences

Antitobacco media campaigns that directly target vulnerable minority groups may be no more effective for the intended group than more broadly appealing ads, according to a Penn State study. However, antitobacco messages may evoke anger toward the industry regardless of the audience. In the study, the researchers tested the efficacy of antitobacco advertising that targeted two vulnerable groups—Black individuals and […]

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Trump aide says “we’re not going to control the pandemic” – The Denver Post

LONDONDERRY, N.H. — The coronavirus has reached into the heart of the White House once more, less than a week before Election Day, as it scorches the nation and the president’s top aide says “we’re not going to control the pandemic.” Officials on Sunday scoffed at the notion of dialing back in-person campaigning despite positive tests from several aides to […]

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How to live longer – ‘nutritional powerhouse’ to prevent early death and type 2 diabetes

The key to living longer could be to eat a healthy, balanced diet – including at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day – as well as regular exercise. But you could boost your life expectancy by regularly eating a handful of nuts, it’s been claimed. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a well-rounded diet is crucial to prolonging […]

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