Greater maternal protein correlates with higher birth weight and neonatal birth length, suggests a recent study. In contrast to fat mass (FM) and total body water (TBW) gains, protein accretion may be the most significant component of maternal gestational weight gain (GWG) in dichorionic twin gestations.
The intra-arterial line method for measuring blood pressure remains the gold standard for paediatric severe burn patients requiring tight haemodynamic control, according to a new study, which found that cuff measurements tend to vary.
Individuals with high adherence to healthy dietary patterns, such as the alternate Mediterranean, Alternate Healthy Eating Index and Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, are at low risk of developing symptomatic gallstone disease, a study has found.
Continuous antibiotic prophylaxis (CAP) appears to alter growth when used as treatment in children >1 year of age with vesicoureteral reflux, according to a recent study. Specifically, CAP significantly increases body mass index in kids with prior antibiotic usage.
There appears to be no greater early childhood gastrointestinal infections rates among adult individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) compared with adult controls, according to a study, which does not support a statistically significant association between early life infections and IBS aside from bronchitis.
Patients with mild hypertension who are at low risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) do not appear to derive mortality or CVD benefit from antihypertensive treatments, raising questions on the need for treatment in this population, according to a recent study from England.
A personalized computerized neurofeedback intervention for training attention and memory shows potential in cognitive training for healthy elderly men, who improved in cognitive performance after the training, although no significant improvements were seen in the overall study population.
The pneumonia-causing bacteria, Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus), can be spread through nose picking and rubbing after exposure of the hands to the bacteria — in addition to the conventionally known route of inhalation of airborne droplets, a study reveals.