Posts Tagged ‘study’

Fish oil helping to guard against allergies

Fish oil supplementation during childhood may offer a protective effect against allergies for children that reside within heavily polluted areas. New Australian research out of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, has released the finding of a ground-breaking study that paves the way forward for parents to safeguard their children against common childhood allergies.…

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Creatives are more prone to becoming addicted to drugs

Psychology researchers have uncovered a link between creative people and the development of mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder and depression. A propensity in extremely creative individuals to become drug abusers has been studied for centuries, with some experts attributing the link to creatives being hyper sensitive to their environment. While being creative doesn’t necessarily…

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Childhood depression and obesity link

The most recent childhood obesity data is cause for concern, with almost 28 per cent of Australian children recorded as either overweight or obese in 2014-15. A recent meta-analysis of more than 51,000 study participants has revealed a positive link between childhood and adolescent obesity and depression. Australian kids who are overweight and obese are…

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Autism linked to vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women

Pregnant women with low vitamin D levels at 20 weeks are more likely to give birth to a child with autistic traits according to a new study. It has prompted new calls by health professionals to urge the widespread use of vitamin D supplements. Findings by researchers led by Professor John McGrath from the University…

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