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Standing During Pregnancy Tied to Poor Infant Growth

Aug 06, 12 Standing During Pregnancy Tied to Poor Infant Growth

Posted by Carolyn in Health News, Pregnancy

A new study conducted in the Netherlands suggests that standing for long hours may be connected to poor growth of an infant during pregnancy. For the study, researchers looked at women who stood for long hours for work or other reasons. On average, these women birthed babies that had heads that were 1 centimeter smaller than the...

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Untreatable Gonorrhea Spreading from Japan

Aug 05, 12 Untreatable Gonorrhea Spreading from Japan

Posted by Carolyn in Health News

Until recently, gonorrhea was an easily treatable sexually transmitted disease. Standard treatment involved several doses of antibiotics. However, recently scientists have been documenting the spread of “untreatable” gonorrhea, which has grown resistant to most standard treatments. In 2008, an antibiotic-resistant strain...

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How to Lose Weight After a Baby

Jul 31, 12 How to Lose Weight After a Baby

Posted by Carolyn in Baby/Childcare, Diet, Exercise, Weight Loss

The average woman will gain around 30 to 35 pounds during her pregnancy. After your baby is born, you might be wondering when your extra “baby weight” will start to disappear. Here are a few tips to help you shed those unwanted pounds after having a baby. Use Caution. While you may be wanting to shed your extra baby...

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‘Ecstasy’ Drug Causes Serious Memory Issues, Study Shows

Jul 30, 12 ‘Ecstasy’ Drug Causes Serious Memory Issues, Study Shows

Posted by Carolyn in Health News, Mental Health

A new study highlighted in the scientific publication Addiction shows what many researchers may already have guessed – the drug called ‘Ecstasy’ most likely causes serious memory problems. This study is significant because it also proves that Ecstasy can actually change the brain, which has been a controversial...

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How Many Calories Does a 6 to 12 Month Old Baby Need?

Jul 29, 12 How Many Calories Does a 6 to 12 Month Old Baby Need?

Posted by Carolyn in Baby/Childcare

As a parent, it’s important to understand that every child is different. Many babies will reach milestones at varying ages, and it’s normal to become concerned when your baby isn’t in the “normal” range for learning a particular skill. Babies have different eating habits as well – some babies need...

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Should I Stop Nursing My Baby to Sleep?

Jul 28, 12 Should I Stop Nursing My Baby to Sleep?

Posted by Carolyn in Baby/Childcare

Most breastfeeding mothers soon discover the magical sleep-inducing power of breastmilk. As your baby sleepily dozes off at your chest, you may begin to wonder if you’re creating a bad habit by nursing your baby to sleep. You may even hear that nursing to sleep should be avoided from relatives, baby trainers and other people...

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