Eating red meat and processed meat hikes heart disease and death risk, study finds

Carefully analyzed study links red and processed meat consumption with slightly higher risk of heart disease and death, according to a new study from Northwestern Medicine and Cornell University. Continue reading “Eating red meat and processed meat hikes heart disease and death risk, study finds”

When pregnant moms are stressed out, babies’ brains suffer

While additional research is needed, the Children’s National Hospital study authors say their unprecedented findings underscore the need for universal screening for psychological distress as a routine part of prenatal care and taking other steps to support stressed-out pregnant women and safeguard their newborns’ developing brains. Continue reading “When pregnant moms are stressed out, babies’ brains suffer”

Antioxidant supplements do not improve male fertility

Antioxidant supplements do not improve semen quality among men with infertility, according to a new study supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health. The study also found that antioxidant supplements likely do not improve pregnancy and live birth rates. The study appears in Fertility and Sterility. Continue reading “Antioxidant supplements do not improve male fertility”

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