Pregnancy

The mystery of stretch marks

The mystery of stretch marks

Stretch marks are a vestige of pregnancy, weight gain, growth spurts and steroid use. Considered more of a cosmetic issue and not medically dangerous, the...
Vitamin D in pregnancy could help prevent childhood asthma

Vitamin D in pregnancy could help prevent childhood asthma

A new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found that taking Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy can positively modify the immune...
Is it safe to express milk before giving birth

Is it safe to express milk before giving birth?

Late in their pregnancies, some women notice colostrum (early milk) leaking from their nipples. Some hospitals are advising women to collect this milk in the...
Children from unintended pregnancy may feel depressed when growing up

Children from unintended pregnancy may feel depressed when growing up

When a child is from unintended pregnancy, s/he is more likely to have depression syndrome in early adult years. This is the finding of a...
How to have a healthy diet when you are pregnant

How to have a healthy diet when you are pregnant

Eating healthy foods and the right amount of calories helps you and your baby gain the proper amount of weight. How much food you need...
Marijuana use does not lower chances of getting pregnant

Marijuana use does not lower chances of getting pregnant

Marijuana use—by either men or women—does not appear to lower a couple’s chances of getting pregnant, according to a new study led by School...
How to maintain healthy weight during pregnancy

How to maintain healthy weight during pregnancy

Why is gaining a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy important? Gaining the right amount of weight during pregnancy helps your baby grow to a...
How many C-sections can a woman have?

How many C-sections can a woman have?

The most common major operating room procedure performed is a cesarean birth, or C-section for short. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Let baby set the delivery date

Let baby set the delivery date

We tend to think of pregnancy as lasting for 9 months. But ideally it should last for nearly 10 months. Research shows that babies are...
Healthy eating and exercise in pregnancy limits weight gain and lowers odds of caesarean

Healthy eating and exercise in pregnancy limits weight gain and lowers odds of caesarean

Encouraging healthy eating and physical activity during pregnancy limits excess weight gain and lowers the odds of having a caesarean section, finds a study...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
From 275 to 155 a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic...
3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

I love breakfast. It is exceptionally rare for me to miss breakfast, and when I do, I am in a prickly mood most of the...
A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists...