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  1. Research findings

    Link between weight gain in first year of life and risk of type 1 diabetes

    The risk of type 1 diabetes seems to be higher among children with high weight gain during their first year, according to a new Norwegian-Danish study from the NIPH.

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    More obesity among the less educated in rich countries

    In rich countries, obesity is more common among the lower educated, whilst in poor countries, obesity is more common among the higher educated.

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    Organic food and malformations in the urinary tract (hypospadias) in newborn boys

    Women who ate organically produced food during pregnancy had halved likelihood of giving birth to a boy with hypospadias compared to women who never or seldom did so.

  4. Research findings

    Antidepressant use in pregnancy associated with anxiety symptoms in 3-year-olds

    Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy show increased anxiety symptoms compared to their unexposed siblings.

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    Infant growth affected by exposure to environmental pollutants

    Even though the levels of two environmental pollutants have declined over the last 20 years, they may still have adverse effects on children’s development.

  6. Research findings

    Vitamin D supplements: not recommended to prevent chronic diseases

    Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk for a variety of chronic diseases, which has led to increased use of vitamin D supplements, often in high doses. "Just in case" use is not recommended.

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    Immunotherapy inhibits heroin effects in research animals

    Immunotherapy could have a place in the treatment of substance abuse in the future.