Category list : Behind the headlines
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“Detailed MRI scans should be offered to some women in pregnancy to help spot brain defects in the developing baby, say researchers,” BBC News reports. A UK study suggests combining an MRI scan with ultrasounds could prevent misdiagnosis.
“Women who take paracetamol or ibuprofen just twice a week could be damaging their hearing permanently,” the Daily Mail reports.
“Pokémon GO doesn’t help people to stay fit and healthy,” the Mail Online reports. A survey of US players of the popular augmented reality game found the average player’s daily step rate fell back to pre-game levels after six weeks.
“Brain tests predict children’s futures,” BBC News reports. A study found that childhood factors such as low IQ, parental neglect and poor self-control were strongly associated with “socially costly” outcomes in adulthood, including smoking and obesity.
“Diets laden with butter, cream and cheese ‘can help combat surge in type 2 diabetes’,” the Mail Online reports.
“Baby boomers should ‘stay in work to keep healthy’,” reports BBC News, while The Daily Telegraph warns that “Swinging sixty-somethings see swell in sexually transmitted diseases”.
“Sufferers of psychotic illnesses ‘may have treatable immune disorder’,” The Independent reports.
“Parkinson’s disease ‘may start in gut’,” BBC News reports. New research involving mice suggests that bacteria in the gut may lead to a greater decline in motor function in patients with Parkinson’s disease.
“Couples can find out their chances of having a baby over multiple cycles of IVF treatment using a new online calculator,” BBC News reports.
“Why you should take vitamin D as you get older: High doses reduce the risk of respiratory illnesses by 40%,” the Mail Online reports.