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  • Survey finds loneliness epidemic runs deep among parents
    on April 24, 2024 at 4:10 am

    A new national survey conducted by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds that a broad majority of parents experience isolation, loneliness and burnout from the demands of parenthood, with many feeling a lack of support in fulfilling that role.

  • Perinatal transmission of HIV can lead to cognitive deficits
    on April 23, 2024 at 10:30 pm

    Perinatal transmission of HIV to newborns is associated with serious cognitive deficits as children grow older, according to a detailed analysis of 35 studies conducted by Georgetown University Medical Center neuroscientists. The finding helps pinpoint the geographic regions and factors that may be important for brain development outcomes related to perinatal HIV infection: mother-to-child HIV transmission during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or breastfeeding.

  • The consumption of certain food additive emulsifiers could be associated with the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
    on April 23, 2024 at 10:30 pm

    In Europe and North America, 30 to 60% of dietary energy intake in adults comes from ultra-processed foods. An increasing number of epidemiological studies suggest a link between higher consumption levels of ultra-processed foods with higher risks of diabetes and other metabolic disorders.

  • Scientists explore the coupling between health span and lifespan in Caenorhabditis
    on April 23, 2024 at 9:16 pm

    A new research paper was published in Aging titled, “The coupling between healthspan and lifespan in Caenorhabditis depends on complex interactions between compound intervention and genetic background.”

  • Social media use linked to tobacco initiation among youth
    on April 23, 2024 at 9:07 pm

    The tobacco industry has long appealed to youth through targeted marketing that glamorizes smoking with imagery of candy-flavored products, celebrity endorsements, social settings, and other enticing tactics. That marketing approach appears to be particularly effective on social media, according to a new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers.