Pregnancy

Breastfeeding reduces risk of endometriosis diagnosis

Breastfeeding reduces risk of endometriosis diagnosis

Endometriosis is a chronic and incurable gynecologic disorder that affects approximately 10 percent of women in the United States. Its symptoms can be debilitating and...
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...
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...
How to make healthy choices in your pregnancy

How to make healthy choices in your pregnancy

You’re having a baby! Now what? When you’re about to be a new mom, it can feel like there’s a lot to do and learn....
Does a mother's pre-pregnancy weight determine her child's metabolism?

Does a mother’s pre-pregnancy weight determine her child’s metabolism?

The link between a mother's body mass index (BMI) before pregnancy and the metabolic traits of her children is likely mediated by shared genetics...
White rice during pregnancy may increase child obesity risk

White rice during pregnancy may increase child obesity risk

In a new study, researchers from National Institutes of Health find that if women with gestational diabetes eat too much refined grains during pregnancy,...
Common pregnancy complication could increase women’s stroke risk

Common pregnancy complication could increase women’s stroke risk

Women with preeclampsia, a common complication of pregnancy, face a heightened risk of stroke during pregnancy and postpartum if they have urinary tract infections,...
How to boost the chance of having a baby

How to boost the chance of having a baby

For those who dream of being parents, pregnancy problems can be tremendously frustrating and disappointing. In recent decades, scientists have developed a wide range of...
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...
Under stress, newborn babies show greater brain response to pain

Under stress, newborn babies show greater brain response to pain

When newborn babies are under stress, their brains show a heightened response to pain, a new study has found. However, you'd never know it from...

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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...
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...
Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) scientists has found a possible mechanism explaining why use of the sugar substitute (aspartame) might not help...
Foods for people that are bad for your dog

Foods for people that are bad for your dog

If you consider the family dog, well, family—and are apt to toss him a piece of your food now and then—proceed with caution. Some foods...