Soy Formula Linked to Seizure in Children with Autism

Possible association between soy formula and seizures in children with autism   A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has detected a higher rate of seizures among children with autism who were fed infant formula containing soy protein rather than milk protein. The study found excess … [Read more...]

Love Hormone for Anorexia?

'Love Hormone' May Help Those With Anorexia   A small, preliminary study hints that a hormone connected to positive feelings could help ease obsessions with food and obesity in people with anorexia. "Patients with anorexia have a range of social difficulties, which often start in their early … [Read more...]

Large Waist Linked to Poor Health

Large waist linked to poor health, even among those in healthy body mass index ranges   Having a big belly has consequences beyond trouble squeezing into your pants. It's detrimental to your health, even if you have a healthy body mass index (BMI), a new international collaborative study led by … [Read more...]

Heavy Periods All Gone

Shepherd's Purse for Lighter Periods?   An herb found in the mustard family, shepherd's purse is sometimes taken in supplement form to stop heavy menstrual bleeding and soothe menstrual cramps. A source of several antioxidants (including a substance called fumaric acid), shepherd's purse is … [Read more...]

The Mood Elevator

The Mood Elevator, a New Brain Training for Stopping the Blues   Peak Achievement Training announces the release of its new product, The Mood Elevator (moodelevator.net), which includes a training method that has been shown to be 84 percent effective in relieving treatment-resistant depression. … [Read more...]

Teen Health Endangered from Energy Drinks

Teen health risks from energy drinks   The uplifting effects of energy drinks are well advertised, but a new report finds consumption among teenagers may be linked with poor mental health and substance use. Researchers are calling for limits on teen's access to the drinks and reduction in the … [Read more...]

Premature Birth Linked to Mom’s Diet

Mother's diet linked to premature birth   Pregnant women who eat a "prudent" diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and who drink water have a significantly reduced risk of preterm delivery, suggests a study published on bmj.com. Although these findings cannot establish causality, they … [Read more...]

Infant Sleep Machine Linked to Damaged Hearing in Babies

Infant sleep machines could damage babies' hearing   Some parents use "infant sleep machines" to mask environmental noises in busy households and help their babies get to sleep. But a new study finds that these machines can also contribute to hearing loss in babies. Any parent knows how … [Read more...]

Exercise During Pregnancy Reduces Weight Gain and Risk of Illnesses

Exercising during pregnancy reduces excessive weight gain and the possibility of suffering from associated illnesses   Excessive weight gain during pregnancy increases the risk of suffering illnesses such as hypertension and gestational diabetes, or of having a premature birth or a birth by … [Read more...]

TV in Bedroom Linked to Child Obesity

Bedroom TVs linked to childhood obesity, study suggests   Recent figures show that childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents over the past 3 decades. New research suggests that children who have televisions in their bedroom are more likely to gain weight, … [Read more...]

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