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Women who take multivitamins when they’re pregnant could give their child a head start at school. It can accelerate the child’s cognitive abilities by a year when they reach the age of nine, say researchers.
Alzheimer’s patients often take an antidepressant—but the drug nearly doubles the risk of a fall and hip fracture. The risk is at its greatest when the person starts taking the medication, but it’s still there even four years later.
After discovering a ‘new’ organ in the gut last week (see WDDTY News), medicine has this week learned that our ‘useless’ appendix has a vital role in play. It’s a reservoir for beneficial gut bacteria, say researchers.
High-dose vitamin C does kill cancer—but only when it’s given intravenously. It’s now just a few steps away from being approved as a safe and effective cancer treatment alongside chemotherapy and radiation.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of infertility in women—and yet it takes several doctors and several years to come up with a correct diagnosis in a third of all cases.
America’s next president, Donald Trump, looks set to ask vaccine sceptic Robert J Kennedy Jr to chair a study into vaccine safety.
Dentists across Europe will stop using amalgam fillings—which contain mercury—in pregnant and nursing women and children under the age of 15 in 2018. The ban, which affects dentists in all the 28 member-countries of the EU, comes into effect in July next year.