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How birth control, girls’ education can slow population growth

Widespread use of contraceptives and, to a lesser extent, girls’ education through at least age 14 have the greatest impact in bringing down a country’s fertility rate. Education and family planning have long been tied to lower fertility trends. But new research from the University of Washington analyzes those factors to determine, what accelerates a… Read More »

Autistic People’s Nerve Cells Differ Before Birth, Says Study

Pennsylvania, August 24: A new study shows that in human brain cells, the atypical development starts at the very earliest stages of brain organization, at the level of individual brain cells. The study from scientists at King’s College London and Cambridge University, UK appears in Biological Psychiatry, published by Elsevier. Also Read | Penis Problems: Is… Read More »

Risk of Preterm Birth and Respiratory Distress in Pregnancies with Prenatal Exposure to Antidepressants

From the OptumLabs Data Warehouse, researchers identified 226,932 singleton deliveries. Cases of antidepressant exposure were defined as pregnancies with prescription claims for antidepressants submitted between the last menstrual period and 35 weeks’ gestation.  To standardize dosing, prescriptions were converted to fluoxetine equivalents, and a longitudinal cluster analysis was performed.  The outcomes observed in this study… Read More »

How the Method of Birth Can Influence Lifelong Health

Microorganisms in your gastrointestinal tract form a highly intricate, living “fabric” that plays an integral part in your health, affecting everything from body weight and nutrition to chronic diseases of all kinds. And, as detailed in the featured documentary, “Microbirth,” written, produced and directed by Alex Wakeford and Toni Harman, the groundwork for your gut… Read More »