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...]

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...]

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...]

Messy Mascara

Why Does Mascara End Up Under Your Eyes?   The cause of your problem, like so many that we women face, is probably gravity. What you’re seeing is not flaking, which is a common problem when the polymers that form a film around your eyelashes breaks down and flakes off onto your cheeks. It’s … [Read more...]

Weight Loss in Teens

Weight loss just as important — and difficult — for teens   Olivia Tilini was inspired to lose 55 pounds after she went to her doctor for a routine checkup. She started eating healthier by cutting back on chips, greasy foods and sweets and reducing her portion sizes, but she didn't count … [Read more...]

Secondhand Smoke Poses Adverse Pregnancy Results

Secondhand smoke exposure linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes   Secondhand smoking is linked with pregnancy loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth and tubal ectopic pregnancy, according to new research from scientists at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the University at Buffalo (UB). … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Attitude May Affect Weight Gain

A woman's attitude during pregnancy affects weight gain   Overweight or obese women with the mentality that they are "eating for two" are more likely to experience excessive weight gain while pregnant, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. Cynthia Chuang, associate … [Read more...]

Crack Down on Weight Loss Scams

Crack Down on Weight Loss Scams?   Sensa is one of several products marketed to reduce appetite - and thus the amount you eat - through the use of appetizing aromas to fool you into feeling full. According to the promises made in ads, you simply sprinkle the sugar-free, calorie-free flakes on … [Read more...]

Blue Cohosh: Safety of Use

Safety of Blue Cohosh   In some Native American tribes, an herb known as blue cohosh has long been used to improve muscle tone in the uterus and treat a variety of women's health troubles (such as menstrual cramps and PMS). But while preliminary studies suggest that blue cohosh may shield … [Read more...]

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