Vitamin pills have ‘limited benefit’, say researchers

“Vitamins are a waste of money,” reports The Daily Telegraph, while the Daily Mail tells us that multi-vitamins “do nothing to protect us from illness”. The news is in part based on some high quality research on whether there were any benefits from taking vitamins among different – but specific – groups of people. But […]

How critically ill infants can benefit most from human milk

Human milk is infant food, but for sick, hospitalized babies, it’s also medicine. That’s the central premise of a series of articles in a neonatal nursing journal’s special issue focused on human milk for sick newborns. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

Over-60s ‘benefit from bursts of intense exercise’

"Two minute of exercise … is enough to boost pensioners’ health," the Daily Mirror reports. A pilot study into high intensity training suggests it may be an effective method of combating the effects of ageing. However, the UK media are guilty of hyping the implications of a small study, involving just 12 people, which lasted only six […]

Pregnant women benefit from text messaging program

The leading mobile health service in the nation, Text4baby, was found to significantly benefit pregnant women, according to a new study led by Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken… Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Premature infants benefit from adult talk, study shows

Premature babies benefit from being exposed to adult talk as early as possible, new research concludes. The goal of the study was to test the association of the amount of talking that a baby was exposed to at what would have been 32 and 36 weeks gestation if a baby had been born full term. […]

Mother and baby benefit from intensive dialysis for pregnant women with kidney failure

Intensive dialysis treatments in pregnant women with kidney failure lead to a higher proportion of live births than standard dialysis care, according to a study appearing in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today