Heart disease is one of the greatest killers in the world nowadays, and it is widely accepted that our genes interact with traditional lifestyle risk factors, such as obesity, smoking or a sedentary life to promote an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. However, a new study from Cambridge University finds that offspring whose mothers had a complicated pregnancy may be at greater risk of heart disease in later life.
The US Census just released the latest population estimate and one story persists – fertility rates are down. At the moment, one child is born every eight seconds in the US and one person dies every eleven seconds. Those two factors have yielded a natural population increase of one million last year, down from an increase of 1.8 million in 2008.