Health news of the week 21.11.2016


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Late motherhood prolongs the life?late-pragnency

Cultural and socio-economic factors make that increasing numbers women decide to have children at a later age. As a recent study suggest, women who become mothers later can live longer.

As is apparent from the observation, the average age of women opting for pregnancy increases from year to year. In the 2000-2014 period, by 28% increased the number of deliveries in women after age 30, and by 23% in those over 35 age and more. Older maternal age is associated with a variety of complications, including congenital defects of children or multiple births. However, research suggests that the positive aspect of late motherhood is to increase the life of the mother. The relationship between late childbirth and longevity, scientists from the University of California, perceive in the first pregnancy and birth in women later in life. In the group, 20,000 of tested women who have given birth after the age of 25, more than 54% lived to 90 years. An important aspect of the long life of these women was also higher education, marriage, and higher incomes. These factors have reduced the risk of obesity and chronic diseases. The results of the research imply that pregnancy at a later age rejuvenates and is a sign of good health.

fiber-dietA diet rich in fiber prevents microorganisms from eating us!

Intestinal microflora plays a significant role in maintaining the proper health of our entire body. According to recent studies, the resignation of the products of fiber can make that our bacterial flora will turn against us.

Intestinal bacterial flora of each of us is composed of at least 1,000 different species of known bacteria that are essential to our health because they contribute to the proper functioning of the immune system, acting as a protective barrier against harmful microorganisms. Also, they also help in the digestion of food and the processing of certain vitamins. However, according to research, lack of fiber in the diet can negatively affect the functioning of our bacterial flora, which may turn against us, which was demonstrated testing on mice. Already a few days of a diet low in fiber can make the gut microbes begin the invasion of mucus and intestinal wall, which may affect our whole body so that we become more susceptible to infections. Scientists confirm, therefore, how important to the health of our digestive tract and immunity is a diet rich in fiber.

E-cigarettes harmful to oral health as tobaccoe-cigaretes

Electronic cigarettes are often marketed as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes. Unfortunately, as research suggests, about oral health, e-cigarettes are equally (if not more) harmful.

Studies show that contained in the e-cigarettes chemicals are comparatively detrimental to the cells in the mouth, and damages caused in this way can lead to gum disease, tooth loss, or even oral cancer. Liquid e-cigarettes are very harmful, because beyond nicotine, contain numerous chemicals, including flavorings. This discovery is extremely worrying, given the fact that recent years, the number of users of the alternative of tobacco continues to increase. Scientists emphasize, that nicotine itself is only one of the factors contributing to the gum disease because of the flavors are intensifying cell damage caused by the e-cigarettes.


autism-and-adhd-in-childrenAllergies during pregnancy and their impact on autism and ADHD in children

Despite numerous studies, autism and other neuro-developmental disorders remain a mystery. A recent survey conducted on rats, appear to throw some light on the problem, noting the relationship between allergies of pregnancy and the subsequent emergence of autism or ADHD in children.

The cause of connection allergies and diseases neurodevelopment is not entirely clear, however, as experience shows, the exposure of pregnant women to allergens that trigger an immune response may affect brain development, which in turn may contribute to the emergence of autism, ADHD and other disorders in children. Studies have shown that the effect of allergens on the mother, affects the growth of certain cells of the immune system in the brain – the so-called mast cells, which may involve the subsequent hyperactivity disorder or anxiety problems in children. They prove that exposure to allergens at the prenatal stage can vary brain development and function, which in turn promotes the development of nervous system disorders. They are needed still some further testings, but this discovery can make a difference.

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  1. Health news sources:

    1. http://www.newswise.com/articles/older-first-time-mothers-are-also-more-likely-to-simply-become-older
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    http://www.newswise.com/articles/high-fiber-diet-keeps-gut-microbes-from-eating-the-colon-s-lining-protects-against-infection-animal-study -shows
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    http://www.impactjournals.com/oncotarget/index.php?journal=oncotarget&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=12857&path%5B%5D=40721
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    https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-11/osu-adp111216.php

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