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Breastfeeding for 6 months halves diabetes risk in women: study

Breastfeeding for six months or longer appears to significantly cut the risk of a woman developing type 2 diabetes, a 30-year US study said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 7:54:21

Scientists measure single molecule's effective charge for 1st time

For the first time, scientists have precisely measured the effective electrical charge of a single molecule in solution, which could pave the way for future medical diagnostics, according to a press release by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 7:47:46

Study shows preterm birth may impact childhood language skills

An American study on Monday said preterm babies born early in the third trimester of pregnancy may show poorer language skills in early childhood.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 8:01:13

New gene linked to diabetes, low blood sugar found in same family: study

A new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes, has been found in a family with both high and low blood sugar conditions, researchers said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 8:00:23

Memory loss from West Nile virus may be preventable

The neurological problems persisting in people who survive brain infection with West Nile virus may be due to unresolved inflammation that hinders the brain's ability to repair damaged neurons and grow new ones, a study of Washington University in St. Louis found.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/12 7:12:27

Frozen embryos as good as fresh ones in many IVF pregnancies: study

The success rate of frozen embryo transfers for in vitro fertilization (IVF) is almost the same as, or even better than, those using fresh ones, researchers said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/11 8:28:06

Unusual virus strains cause flu outbreak in China: official

The predominant virus strains this winter have been little seen in recent years, which has caused the current influenza outbreak in China, according to an official at the National Health and Family Planning Commission.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 8:00:22

Night shifts up women's risk of common cancers: study

Women who work on night shifts could have an increased risk of developing multiple common cancers, especially breast cancer, researchers from China said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/9 8:04:21

Immune response to Zika virus can also harm fetuses: study

The same proteins that mount an immune response to Zika virus infection can also harm the placenta and fetal development, a US study suggested Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/6 7:56:06

New report recommends science priorities for future US Earth-observing missions

Reducing climate uncertainty, improving weather forecasts and understanding sea-level rise are among top science priorities identified by a much-anticipated report out Friday for US Earth-observing missions for the next decade.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/6 7:55:51