Commonly used household cleaners could be making children overweight

Commonly used household cleaners could be making children overweight by altering their gut microbiota, suggests a Canadian study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association...

Injuries associated with infant walkers still sending children to ER

Although infant walkers provide no benefit to children and pose significant injury risk, many are still being used in US homes. A new study...

Quick and easy test for viral infections reduces hospital admissions and antibiotic use

A quick and easy test for viral infections can reduce unnecessary antibiotic use and hospital admissions, according to new research presented to the European...
Paracetamol during pregnancy can inhibit masculinity

Paracetamol use in infancy is linked to increased risk of asthma in some teenagers

Children who take paracetamol during their first two years of life may be at a higher risk of developing asthma by the age of...
China pollution

First evidence that soot from polluted air is reaching placenta

Evidence of tiny particles of carbon, typically created by burning fossil fuels, has been found in placentas for the first time, in new research...

Daily low-dose aspirin found to have no effect on healthy life span in older...

In a large clinical trial to determine the risks and benefits of daily low-dose aspirin in healthy older adults without previous cardiovascular events, aspirin...

Sniffing out error in detection dog data

A new study in the journal Scientific Reports gets to the bottom of it: Why do dogs that are trained to locate poop sometimes...

Scientists reveal drumming helps schoolchildren diagnosed with autism

Drumming for 60 minutes a week can benefit children diagnosed with autism and supports learning at school, according to a new scientific study. The project,...

Sniffing out sharks

A white shark's acute sense of smell is legendary, allowing it to detect a potential meal several miles away -- and giving pause to...

A ‘Volume Control’ for Pain

Neuropathic pain is a hard-to-treat chronic pain condition caused by nervous system damage. For people affected, the lightest touch can be intensely painful. A study...