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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

Incorrect use of car seats widespread on first trip home from hospital, research shows

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 12:50 PM PDT

Nearly all parents unknowingly put their newborn infants at risk as soon as they drive away from the hospital due to mistakes made with car safety seats, according to research.

Hill training benefits distance runners

Posted: 03 Oct 2014 06:20 AM PDT

Most running magazines contain articles endorsing hill training for serious long distance runners, "but there was virtually no research to support it," explained one researcher. As part of his doctoral work in health and nutritional sciences, he confirmed that running on a 10 percent incline can improve the overall performance of long distance runners.

Hunting viruses that play hide and seek

Posted: 03 Oct 2014 03:44 AM PDT

Every year, two million children die of acute respiratory infections. Among the culprits are several different viruses, one of which your child almost certainly has had without you or the doctors ever knowing it. The good news is that researchers believe you are most likely immune after having had this virus just once.

Moderate weekly alcohol intake linked to poorer sperm quality in healthy young men

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 07:12 PM PDT

Moderate alcohol intake of at least 5 units every week is linked to poorer sperm quality in otherwise healthy young men, suggests research. And the higher the weekly tally of units, the worse the sperm quality seems to be, the findings indicate, prompting the researchers to suggest that young men should be advised to steer clear of habitual drinking.

Ovarian tissue, egg freezing should be made widely available to prevent age-related infertility, say leading fertility experts

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 07:11 PM PDT

Over the past 10 years, researchers have restored the fertility of female cancer patients who would otherwise have been left infertile after treatment, having been offered oocyte cryopreservation. The technique enables women to freeze their eggs and use them at a later time to conceive a child. Several babies have been born to cancer patients using this technique, which is no longer classed as experimental.

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