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Supporting your newborn’s health: Intestinal colonization after elective cesarean section

This month we recognize World Microbiome Daywith information to help new parents learn about their baby’s developing bacteria colonization and how interventions in the first 1,000 days of life may affect their child’s risk of developing preventable autoimmune conditions. As I have discussed in a previous blog, the microbiome — the varied and teeming colonies of gut […]

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Exposure to Postpartum Depression Leads to Changes in Children’s Brain Development

Neuroimaging studies over the last few years have demonstrated that exposure to maternal depression can lead to changes in the architecture of the child’s brain, changes which may persist into adulthood and are associated with disruptions in cognitive development.  Less clear is how the timing of exposure may modulate the effects of maternal depression on […]

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Rare Fatal African Sleeping Sickness May Have Easy And Accessible Cure

Tsetse flies, similar to that pictured, are the main vector of this disease. Photo Courtesy of Pixabay Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), also known as sleeping sickness, is a fatal neglected tropical disease of which approximately 70 million people living in sub-Saharan Africa are at risk.  It is transmitted by tsetse flies carrying the protozoan parasite […]

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