First-time mothers as young as 30-years-old in ‘risk zone’

For many women who plan to conceive a child at some point, 35 has been perceived as the magic age when they suddenly enter the risk group. But new research from Sweden suggests this “risk zone” begins much earlier, starting as a woman leaves her 20s.The study, published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, was […]

Movement disorders in young people related to ADHD

Researchers have identified a particular genetic mutation that may cause Parkinsonism in young people. The mutation interferes with the brain’s transport of the important signal substance dopamine and may also plays a role in mental diseases, e.g. ADHD. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

Could young blood ‘slow’ ageing?

“Vampire treatment with young blood reverses ageing process,” The Independent reports. But before you get too excited, we should clarify that the headlines relate to a study on mice. The research involved connecting the circulation of young and aged mice, to discover how this affected the area of the brain involved with learning and memory. […]

Cannabis linked to brain differences in the young

“Using cannabis just once a week harms young brains,” the Daily Mail reports. The newspaper reports on an US study that took one-off brain MRI scans of a group of 20 young adult recreational cannabis users, and a comparison group of 20 non-users. They compared their brain structure, focusing on regions that are believed to […]

Young dads at high risk of depression, too

This study is the first to identify when young fathers are at increased risk of developing depressive symptoms. The lead author of the paper said the results of this longitudinal study are significant and could lead to more effective interventions and treatment for young men early in the fatherhood years. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

Folate levels in young women reduced by UV exposure

Women who are pregnant or trying to fall pregnant and taking a folic acid supplement may be at risk of reducing their folate benefit through sun exposure, a new QUT study has warned. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

3-fold increase in pregnancy among young girls with mental illness

Young girls with mental illness are three times more likely to become teenage parents than those without a major mental illness, according to a first-of-its-kind study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Women’s College Hospital. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today