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Block play could improve your child’s math skills, executive functioning

Block play could improve your child’s math skills, executive functioning

Semi-structured block play among preschool-age children has the potential to improve two skills – mathematics and executive functioning – critical to kindergarten readiness, according...
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...
Gestational diabetes during pregnancy may increase baby's heart disease risk

Gestational diabetes during pregnancy may increase baby’s heart disease risk

Gestational diabetes may increase the risk of blood vessel dysfunction and heart disease in offspring by altering a smooth muscle protein responsible for blood...
Your 5 healthy habits may reduce risk of obesity in your kid

Your 5 healthy habits may reduce risk of obesity in your kids

Children and adolescents whose mothers follow five healthy habits--eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, drinking alcohol in moderation, and...
Low-dose aspirin could help pregnant women with high blood pressure

Low-dose aspirin could help pregnant women with high blood pressure

A daily dose of aspirin could help pregnant women in the first stage of high blood pressure avoid a condition that puts both mother...
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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...
How a mother’s sleep could affect an unborn baby

How a mother’s sleep could affect an unborn baby

How much sleep mothers get when they are pregnant can impact on the health of their growing baby, according to a new study from...
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...
Walking may increase the chance of pregnancy in women with pregnancy loss

Walking may increase the chance of pregnancy in women with pregnancy loss

Pregnancy loss can be a traumatic event for any woman. It is devastating not only to the woman but also to her partner and others...
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...

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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...
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...