Impaired liver function in women during pregnancy can increase the risk of obesity in kids by altering their gut bacteria, according to a research.
These findings further suggest that health during pregnancy can have long-term effects on children as the gut microbiome alterations may increase the risk of obesity in children when fed a western-style, high-fat diet.
The most common liver disease during pregnancy, Intrahepatic cholestasis (ICP) decreases the release of digestive fluid bile from the liver causing bile acids to build up in the blood.
This could affect liver function and cause severe itching in mothers, increasing the risk of stillbirth and preterm birth.
A "mouse-deer" that has not been documented alive for three decades has been discovered living in the wild in Vietnam.
The silver-backed chevrotain, a deer-like species around the size of a rabbit, has a silver sheen, and has been hanging on in a region of the country ravaged by poachers.
Also called the Vietnamese mouse-deer, the animal was last recorded in 1990. It is the first mammal to be rediscovered on the Global Wildlife Conservation's (GWC) list of top 25 most wanted lost species.