Breastfeeding and mental health

Today I want to talk about a very delicate topic: breastfeeding. We all know that milk produced by women is the best nutritional choice for newborn. Just to give you an example, recently, on Nature Zeng and collaborators published a very interesting paper regarding maternal milk and enteric diseases. Babies in developing countries often sufferContinue reading “Breastfeeding and mental health”

We love each other more during the holidays

Births don’t happen uniformly throughout the year. Since several years, researchers are trying to understand if human reproduction cycle depends on biological factors, such as different the duration of the day, or cultural factors (holidays, for examples), or both factors together. In 2017 Wood and collaborators from Indiana University published a paper in which theyContinue reading “We love each other more during the holidays”

Pet allergy and babies

Allergies and autoimmune diseases (like diabetes type I) often run in families. These pathologies have both a genetic component and an environmental one. Studies show that early exposure to allergenic food or animals can reduce the risk of developing allergies in adult life. Moreno and collaborators evaluated dog exposure among children for several years. TheyContinue reading “Pet allergy and babies”