Childhood obesity linked to antibiotic use in infants: Studies

Children who were given antibiotics in their first six months had a higher incidence of obesity later.

A higher risk of obesity has been found in the use of antibiotics in young children, according to new studies.  Two new studies, one on mice and one on humans, conclude that changes of the intestinal bacteria caused by antibiotics could be responsible.

 

 

 

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Dogs have skills equivalent to 6-month old babies

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Dogs who were spoken to or who had direct eye contact with a person were more likely to follow that human’s gaze.

Some dogs have the skills of a 6-month-old baby, according to a new report in Current Biology. Man’s best friend not only responds to the words and ministrations of humans, dogs can understand and anticipate the intentions of their people, researchers are reporting.

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More Than 2 Million Babies are Stillborn Every Year: Study

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More babies could be saved if the mothers had better medical care.

Worldwide, more than 2 million babies are stillborn every year.  About half  of the babies born stillborn could be saved if their mothers had better medical care, according to researchers’ estimates.

 

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