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Vitamin D deficiency linked to miscarriage in women with pregnancy loss

Vitamin D deficiency linked to miscarriage in women with pregnancy loss

Among women planning to conceive after a pregnancy loss, those who had sufficient levels of vitamin D were more likely to become pregnant and...
Could better sleep prevent diabetes during pregnancy

Could better sleep prevent diabetes during pregnancy?

A new study links short sleep during pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus. Addressing sleep concerns during pregnancy could potentially reduce the risk of developing GDM. GDM,...
Caesarean section versus natural birth – an obstetrician examines a new review

Caesarean section versus natural birth – an obstetrician examines a new review

Births by caesarean section are rising, worldwide. The latest figures (2016) show that 25% of births in Western Europe were by caesarean delivery; in North...
Why you should take fish oil and probiotic supplements in pregnancy

Why you should take fish oil and probiotic supplements in pregnancy

In a new study from Imperial College London, scientists report that a pregnant woman's diet affects her baby's allergy and eczema risk. One important part...
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Breastfeeding may have long-term heart health benefits for some moms

Women with normal blood pressure during pregnancy and who breastfed their babies for at least six months following birth had better markers of cardiovascular...
Humble Aspirin may help solve one-in-20 pregnancy threat

Humble aspirin may help solve one-in-20 pregnancy threat

For most women, the first pregnancy is a joyous time that they will remember with tenderness for the rest of their lives. But for 5...
Big factors that put a pregnancy at risk

Big factors that put a pregnancy at risk

The factors that place a pregnancy at risk can be divided into four categories: Existing Health Conditions; Age; Lifestyle Factors; Conditions of Pregnancy. Existing Health Conditions High blood pressure. Even...
Domperidone can boost breast milk supply

Domperidone can boost breast milk supply – here’s what you need know

Breast milk is the best form of nutrition for infants’ growth and development. But some women don’t produce enough milk to exclusively breastfeed their...

Diet rich in vegetable and fish may reduce high blood pressure in pregnancy

A diet rich in vegetables and fish is associated with a lower risk of developing high blood pressure, and a related condition known as...

Women who recently gave birth have higher breast cancer risk

Younger women who have recently had a child may have a higher risk of breast cancer than their peers of the same age who...

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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...
Seven things to eat or avoid to lower your blood pressure

Seven things to eat or avoid to lower your blood pressure

High blood pressure is called the silent killer. That’s because it has no symptoms. Having high blood pressure (hypertension) increases your risk of heart...
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...
5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...
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...