Thursday, May 16, 2019

1 in 3 women with gestational diabetes is not screened

Screening for gestational diabetes follows a selective mode according to several criteria. It is intended for women with a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 25 kg / m2, an age of 35 years or older, a family history of diabetes, a personal history of gestational diabetes, or a child macrosome. But this selective screening would let women fall through the cracks ... Almost a third of cases according to a French team at the Jean Verdier hospital in Bondy.

Smoking: Smoking cessation before age 40 saves 10 years

"The number of female deaths from lung cancer has increased by almost 6% per year since the beginning of the 2000s. This cancer is becoming more deadly than breast cancer and yet there is little mobilization for its prevention. As if we thought that finally, these women have looked for it since they smoked! "Says Professor Xavier Quantin, pneumo-oncologist at Montpellier University Hospital.

The age of the first pregnancy decreases with the level of study

In the 1960s, women made their first child at age 24. In 2010, they do so four years later, according to the latest INSEE report (1). And for the next ones, here too, the mothers are older at the birth of their offspring. Regardless of the child's rank, the average age of mothers is 30 years old.

Night work hurts women

Night work is a risk factor for breast cancer, as are certain genetic mutations, late age at first pregnancy, and hormonal treatments. In any case, this is what Inserm researchers have just shown in a major population survey on the impact of night work on women's health carried out between 2005 and 2008.  

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Lack of sleep prevents us from digesting our negative emotions

It has long been known that quality sleep is essential for good healthIn addition to allowing us to "recharge our batteries", sleep would allow us to assimilate the events of our day  to move on, to consolidate our memory , but also to keep our brain at its best. But what happens in the brains of people who do not sleep or little? 

E.Coli: Children under 5 must not consume raw milk

In order to avoid E. coli contamination, "children under five must not consume raw milk cheese or raw milk," says the Ministry of Agriculture. "Beyond, the risk still exists but it is still decreasing, children are still better protected beyond five years," said AFP Marie-Pierre Donguy, head of the mission of health emergencies.

Why you should stop high protein drinks

Do you subscribe to the gym and want to gain muscleYou may be tempted by drinks and high-protein bars, star products of influencers on social networks . Be careful, because a new study, published in the journal Nature Metabolism , shows what the negative side effects may be.

Premature babies are more likely to suffer from kidney disease

Premature births are important risk factors for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in adulthood, according to a Swedish study published by the BMJ . 

High rates of premature birth (currently 10% in the United States and 5-8% in Europe) and improved infant survival have created a new category of population with specific biological characteristics.

Monday, May 6, 2019

How the stress of exams drives students to eat junk food

Millions of students around the world are preparing to take their final exams. And that says period of revision says period of intense stress. Stress often manifested by uncontrollable cravings for fatty or sugary foods. We suspected it but researchers have just proved it.

Playing sports would promote memory

It is well known, sport has multiple health benefitsAccording to a study, doing exercise once a week would affect the way our brain accesses memories.
In 2013, the University of Maryland (USA) had already worked on sports and memory . After three months of study, scientists had discovered that 12 weeks of treadmill changed the way participants' brains functioned. 

1 in 3 women with gestational diabetes is not screened

Screening for  gestational diabetes  follows a selective mode according to several criteria.  It is intended for women with a body mass i...