Osteoarthritis linked to higher Parkinson’s disease risk

A study published in Arthritis Care & Research has uncovered an elevated risk of Parkinson’s disease in individuals with osteoarthritis. The retrospective study using Taiwan’s Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2005 included 33,360 patients who were 50-64 years old and had osteoarthritis in 2002-2005. A comparison group consisted of 33,360 age- and sex- matched individuals without […]

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Mothers’ mental health may affect twins’ and singletons’ touch and movement during pregnancy

New research published in Acta Paediatrica suggests that a pregnant woman’s mental health may impact the touch behavior of twins and singletons during pregnancy, and in the case of twins, how frequently they touch themselves and each other. Such touch behavior might be a soothing mechanism for fetuses when mothers are stressed or depressed during […]

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