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A pregnant women can transmit the damaging effects of stress to her unborn child through the placenta, say researchers.
The impact is felt by a protein that affects the developing brains of boys and girls differently.
Scientists believe it could explain known links between maternal stress and disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, which are more common and serious in male offspring.
'Almost everything experienced by a woman during a pregnancy has to interact with the placenta in order to transmit to the foetus,' said lead researcher Dr Tracy Bale, from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine in the U.S.
Children exposed to the plastics chemical bisphenol A had an elevated risk for asthma
Researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health are the first to report an association between early childhood exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) and an elevated risk for asthma in young children. BPA is a component of some plastics and is found in food can liners and store receipts.
Results appear in the March edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Bethesda, MD—Here's another reason why a healthy diet during pregnancy is critical to the future health of your children:
New research published in the March 2013 issue of The FASEB Journal, suggests that pregnant mothers who consume junk food actually cause changes in the development of the opioid signaling pathway in the brains of their unborn children.
This change results in the babies being less sensitive to opioids, which are released upon consumption of foods that are high in fat and sugar. In turn, these children, born with a higher "tolerance" to junk food need to eat more of it to achieve a "feel good" response.
Eating foods high in non-heme iron could cut PMS risk by 40 per cent, according to American researchers, This could be because iron is involved in serotonin production and serotonin regulates mood reports daily mail.
Women who eat plenty of leafy green vegetables could cut their risk of pre-menstrual syndrome by up to 40 per cent, according to researchers.
Millions of women suffer from this condition during their reproductive age commonly known as PMS Or pre menstrual syndrome, the symptoms include, mood swings, depression, fluid retention, breast tenderness, irritability etc..
Rapid up and down movement disturbs the gut and interferes with the release of hunger hormones- study
Skipping rope is favourite time pass among children’s; however the new study brings a whole new meaning to the expression 'skipping meals'.
It says, ‘spending just a few minutes skipping with a rope could be the perfect way to curb your appetite and get slim’. Volunteers who took part in a study to see which form of exercise had the most powerful effect on appetite were much less likely to snack if they skipped for a few minutes than if they rode a bicycle, reports Daily mail.
Skipping rope is an excellent form of aerobic exercise, and popular among boxers. However, researchers believed that this is the first time study suggests its affect on hunger.
Do you go for a biscuit or open a pack of chips to get energy to cope with work load in office? Wait, this habit of snacking can lead to weigh gain.
Snacking habit in office causes women to put on 6lbs3Oz a year that is equal to a change in whole dress size, suggest a study reports conducted by The Village Bakery UK, reports Daily Mail.
The research, by The Village Bakery, found that eating the wrong things at lunch may mean we are continually drawn to unhealthy, calorific treats.
According to published news report, the researchers noted that on average people eat at least two snacks a day, while 30 percent may be snacking more, may be three or four times day.