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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.





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.




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.


13 Jan 2016 - ScienceMag - Your poor diet might hurt your grandchildren's guts

Modern, western-type diets can damage not only the health and variety of your gut bacteria, but those of our children and grandchildren too.