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Additional Folic Acid During Pregnancy Is Linked To Lower High Blood Pressure Risk In Kids

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
A new study suggests that higher folic acid levels in pregnant women can lead to lower high blood pressure risks in kids if their mothers have heart disease risks. The said study is able to show that better nutrition can benefit kids if mothers have heart disease risk factors. The findings were published in the American Journal of Hypertension. Researchers from the University of Boston looked into data from almost

Study: Female Blood Pressure Before Conception May Predict Baby’s Gender

Sunday, January 15th, 2017
Knowing the gender of a baby seems to be one of the awaited events of a pregnancy. And because of this, there has been quite a number of so-called “ways” of trying to determine the gender of the baby that are largely unproven scientifically. These are wives’ tales that try to predict if a baby will be a boy or a girl while still in the womb. A recent study published in China may have found a possi

Father’s Diet Play Crucial Role In Health Of Offspring

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
When it comes to kids, people usually associate them with the other’s first. It may be understandable, since it is the women who give birth to them. However, a recent study suggests that the father may also play a significant role in the child’s development as well. Aside from the genes, researchers from McGill University say that a father’s diet prior to conception may play an important role in t

Study: Weight Loss Surgery May Lead To Premature Births

Friday, November 15th, 2013
Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden suggest that weight loss surgery in women may likely lead to an increased incidence of premature birth in case they get pregnant. These pregnancies may require more careful monitoring since they are considered as high-risk. The findings of the study are published in the British Medical Journal or BMJ. Bariatric or weight loss surgery has recently increased in rec

Osteoporosis Facts Women Should Know

Saturday, October 19th, 2013
Osteoporosis is the general weakening of the bones usually brought about by aging. It causes the bones to easily fracture or break. Women are prone to osteoporosis and are at greater risk of having the condition as they age. Here are some important osteoporosis facts that women should know. Diabetes increases osteoporosis risk. If you suffer from diabetes, you should be aware that you are at a higher risk of develo

Study: Vitamin D Alone Will Not Boost Bone Health

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
A study indicates that calcium supplements can improve bone health in pre-menopausal women. However, the vitamin D supplements do not provide any added benefit for women who already have normal vitamin D levels. It does not help in reducing bone turnover. The results of the study are accepted for publication in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism of The Endocrine Society. Bone turnover is the way

Oral Contraceptives May Increase HIV Risk

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
Researchers may have uncovered some possible indications that hormonal methods of contraception may be associated with an increased risk of HIV. The recent report was a result of an observational analysis of a randomized trial that involved couples where one partner had HIV while the other did not. The report was published on the online journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The report made by researchers from the

Caffeine May Cause Infertility In Women, Study Shows

Monday, July 4th, 2011
A recent study suggests that caffeine may be linked to infertility in women. The researchers from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno say that caffeine can reduce the muscle activity in the fallopian tubes which carry the eggs from the ovaries to the womb. This can further reduce a woman’s chances of getting pregnant. Initial studies were done using mice to determine the effect of caffeine on pr

Bone Building Tips

Monday, June 20th, 2011
Maintaining healthy and strong bones requires good nutrition and following a healthy lifestyle. The bones provide support for the whole body structure. But if one does not take care of it, bone density may gradually lessen as early as the age of 25. this will further lead to weaker and thinner bones that may be prone to fracture and increasing the risk of developing osteoporosis. In order to prevent this, here are

Common Pregnancy Misconceptions

Thursday, May 5th, 2011
Pregnancy is both an exciting as well as sensitive time for expecting mothers. It can become quite a worrisome time especially for those who are going through this life stage for the first time. It is important for women to know and understand what pregnancy is all about and what they need to do to make it through childbirth. One of the things that they should know about is the various misconceptions regarding preg
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