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14 March 2016 - The Conversation - Epigenetics: Can stress really change your genes?

We often talk about our genetic make-up and “how good” or “how healthy” our genes are. We also know “bad genes” can lead to us having a higher chance of developing a particular disease if our parents are carriers. But while scientists can look for those faulty or changed genes, over the last decade we have learned this is not the whole story.


07 March 2016 - U.S. News - Low Prenatal Vitamin D Linked to Later MS in Offspring

Children of mothers with too little vitamin D during their pregnancy may have a higher risk of developing multiple sclerosis when they reach adulthood, a new study suggests.


06 March 2016 - Nutraingredients - Caffeine opinion not measuring effect of 5 Red Bulls and a bottle of vodka: EFSA

Accounting for the lifestyle choice of excessive consumption of energy drinks and alcohol was not the point of EFSA's risk assessment on caffeine, the authority has said at a Brussels stakeholder meeting on the draft yesterday.



02 March 2016 - The Telegraph - Half of pregnant women attending their first maternity appointment are overweight or obese

Almost half of pregnant women attending their first maternity appointment are overweight or obese, new data suggests.


02 March 2016 - Nutraingredients - Malnutrition is a neglected issue in elderly care: UK report

Only half of UK health professionals think malnutrition is a priority in their organisations, a survey commissioned by charity Age UK has found.



23 Feb 2016 - Food Navigator - Parents' anxiety, depression correlates with fussy eating in kids, study finds

Parents’ anxiety, depression correlates with fussy eating in kids, study finds









14 Jan 2016 - Eurekalert - Why fish intake by pregnant women improves the growth of a child's brain

Researchers at Tohoku University's School of Medicine have found an explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby's brain.