Some supercomputing experts at IBM’s Zurich Research Laboratory have helped to developed bone density “measurements with a large-scale mechanical analysis of the inner-bone microstructure” – ETH Zurich and IBM improve diagnosis of osteoporosis.
Sleep problems associated with menopause vary among ethnic groups: “Compared with other ethnic groups, Caucasian women were more likely to report difficulty staying asleep”.
I’m pretty sure we’re all aware of this by now – Eating junk while pregnant can harm your baby. Apparently some new research “suggests that poor diet may also cause long-lasting, irreversible damage in offspring from heart disease to diabetes”.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Finally, a better understanding of SIDS: New research sheds light on the molecular basis of crib death – possibly there are alterations in brainstem neurons that communicate using serotonin.
Resuscitation technique after brain injury may do more harm than good: “The current standard practice of giving infants and children 100 percent oxygen to prevent brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation may actually inflict additional harm”.
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