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New Insights Into How Microbiome Impacts Early Childhood Behavior – The Week

Read article – Quotes Hannah Laue, a postdoctoral fellow of epidemiology, in an article about her co-authored study that found a direct and sex-specific association between the composition of infant microbiome and early childhood behavioral health. “We found that increased diversity in the gut was better for boys, meaning it was associated with fewer behaviors like anxiety and depression, but not among girls,” said Laue.

Column: Act on Climate Now to Protect New Hampshire’s Public Health – Valley News

Read article – An opinion piece co-authored by John Butterly, professor of medicine and medical education, about how the medical community in New Hampshire has seen a measurable growth in health-related issues that can be traced to changes in the climate affecting Northern New England. “Climate change is expected to bring more extreme weather events, increased coastal and river flooding, and an increase in mosquito-borne disease,” said Butterly and his co-author. “As medical professionals, we are acutely aware of the serious nature of these impacts on the health of our fellow citizens.”

The Lost Women of Science, Episode 1: The Question Mark (Audio) – Scientific American

Read article – Features Brian O’Sullivan, professor of pediatrics and co-director of the pediatric cystic fibrosis center, on The Lost Women of Science. O’Sullivan pays tribute to Dorothy Andersen in the history of cystic fibrosis. “There’s the old saying, ‘Luck favors the prepared mind.’ The luck was that she was in a position where she saw some children, unfortunately, who had died of this problem. The prepared mind is Dorothy. I mean, she’s just brilliant, and she put this puzzle together,” said O’Sullivan.