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10 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - New report card could mark governments' progress in improving preconception health

Researchers say action for healthier pregnancies and babies means increasing intake of vitamins, being free of smoking and alcohol and keeping to a healthy diet and weight before conception.


11 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Binge drinking in adolescence may increase risk for anxiety later in life

Researchers have found that adolescent binge drinking, even if discontinued, increases the risk for anxiety later in life due to abnormal epigenetic programming.


6 February 2019 - Science Daily - Heavy drinking in teens causes lasting changes in emotional center of brain

Lasting changes in the brain caused by drinking that starts in adolescence are the result of epigenetic changes that alter the expression of a protein crucial for the formation and maintenance of neural connections in the amygdala - the part of the brain involved in emotion, fear and anxiety.


23 January 2019 - MedicalXpress - Childhood lead exposure linked to poor adult mental health

Lead exposure in childhood appears to have long-lasting negative effects on mental health and personality in adulthood, according to a study of people who grew up in the era of leaded petrol.


22 August 2018 - MedicalXpress - Lifestyle factors linked to brain health of young adults

Researchers from the University of Oxford, in collaboration with researchers from Canada and the Universities of Bristol and London, have used advanced magnetic resonance imaging to investigate whether factors such as blood pressure, fitness, smoking and alcohol intake during young adult life are associated with changes in the blood vessels inside the brain.


8 June 2018 - The Conversation - Young people in the UK drink more energy drinks than any other countries in Europe

Between 2006 and 2012 consumption of energy drinks in the UK increased by 12.8% – from 235m to 475m litres.


17 April 2018 - MedicalXpress - Parental diet before conception affects child's health

A child's health can be compromised not only by a mother who smokes or drinks during pregnancy, but by the obesity and poor diet of both parents well before the child is conceived, researchers say.


21 February 2018 - Science Daily - Securing a child's future needs to start during parents' teen years

A child's growth and development is affected by the health and lifestyles of their parents before pregnancy -- even going back to adolescence -- according to a new paper.


8 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Insomnia linked to alcohol-use frequency among early adolescents, says new psychology study

Parents, educators, and therapists should consider insomnia to be a risk marker for alcohol use.


30 October 2017 - Science Daily - Early age of drinking leads to neurocognitive and neuropsychological damage

Although drinking by U.S. adolescents has decreased during the last decade, more than 20 percent of U.S. high-school students continue to drink alcohol before the age of 14 years. This can have adverse effects on their neurodevelopment.


14 September 2017 - MedicalXpress - Young binge drinkers show altered brain activity

Researchers have studied the brain activity of young binge-drinking college students in Spain, and found distinctive changes in brain activity, which may indicate delayed brain development and be an early sign of brain damage.




20 March 2013 - The Guardian - Sugar, not fat, exposed as deadly villain in obesity epidemic

It's addictive and toxic, like a drug, and we need to wean ourselves off it, says US doctor


18 Feb 2013 - The Guardian - Obesity crisis: doctors demand soft drink tax and healthier hospital food

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges puts forward 10-point action plan to help end UK's status as 'fat man of Europe'