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Inherited ‘memory’ of environmental impact on health may be limited

11 July 2014

A new study in mice demonstrates that the ‘memory’ of nutrition during pregnancy can be passed through sperm of male offspring to the next generation, increasing risk of disease for her grandchildren as well.

Heart health benefits of light drinking brought into question

11 July 2014

A reduction in alcohol consumption, even for light-to-moderate drinkers, could be linked to improved cardiovascular health, including a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, lower body mass index and blood pressure, according to new research published in The BMJ.

Cooling oxygen-deprived newborns improves survival without brain damage

10 July 2014

The cooling of newborn babies suffering from perinatal asphyxia – a lack of oxygen at the time of birth – significantly increases their chance of survival without brain damage to later childhood (age 6-7 years), according to a Medical Research Council funded clinical trial.  Image © UK TOBY Cooling Register 2011

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