health & body

Study finds that eating chocolate while pregnant improves placental function and decreases the risk of preeclampsia

Study finds that eating chocolate while pregnant improves placental function and decreases the risk of preeclampsia

Pregnant ladies, we have news that will be music to your ears. According to a new study, eating chocolate could actually aid in fetal growth and help with placental function. In equally awesome news,

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What pregnant women and those trying to conceive should know about Zika virus

What pregnant women and those trying to conceive should know about Zika virus

The World Health Organization just declared Zika virus a “global health emergency.” Just over a month ago, we shared the almost unbelievable news that Brazilian citizens were warned not to get

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Increasing global breastfeeding rates could save the lives of more than 820,000 babies and 20,000 mothers each year

Increasing global breastfeeding rates could save the lives of more than 820,000 babies and 20,000 mothers each year

We have established time and again that breastfeeding is extremely beneficial to both mother and child. A new report published in the medical journal The Lancet reviewed more than 1,300 studies that

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WHO says that childhood obesity is an ‘exploding nightmare’ in developing countries

WHO says that childhood obesity is an ‘exploding nightmare’ in developing countries

Is it the phthalates? The early antibiotic exposure? The low levels of physical activity? Parental tolerance (or ignorance) of how much junk food kids are eating? Each has been attributed in some way to

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Banking baby teeth is now an alternative to storing umbilical cord blood stem cells

Banking baby teeth is now an alternative to storing umbilical cord blood stem cells

Many parents stash away their kids’ baby teeth as sentimental keepsakes of early childhood, but it turns out there is an even more compelling reason to hang on to those pearly whites. Baby teeth contain

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South African government offers school scholarships to teen girls, but only if they remain virgins

South African government offers school scholarships to teen girls, but only if they remain virgins

In KwaZulu-Natal province, an area of South Africa that has the country’s highest rate of births to teenage mothers, the options for young women to afford an education are bleak. A local government

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Scientists declare breast milk protein could be the key to combating drug-resistant bacteria

Scientists declare breast milk protein could be the key to combating drug-resistant bacteria

Breast milk is amazing. It provides perfectly balanced nutrition for newborns and older babies, helps transfer antibodies to ward off illness, and bolsters immunity for little ones as they grow. Now,

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7 natural ways to help your whole family beat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) this winter

7 natural ways to help your whole family beat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) this winter

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Hazardous chemicals found in fur-trimmed children’s clothing

Hazardous chemicals found in fur-trimmed children’s clothing

Recent testing of fur-trimmed infant and children’s clothing revealed unsafe levels of harmful chemicals that could lead to allergies, cancer, and hormonal imbalances. Dutch animal rights organization

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Doula-assisted birth results in fewer C-sections, reduced costs, happier moms and healthier babies

Doula-assisted birth results in fewer C-sections, reduced costs, happier moms and healthier babies

A new study makes a strong case for doula-assisted birth, as having the support of a doula during labor and delivery is shown to result in fewer preterm births, fewer Cesarean births, and more satisfied

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Father creates app to help parents detect eye cancer in children after his son was diagnosed with retinoblastoma

Father creates app to help parents detect eye cancer in children after his son was diagnosed with retinoblastoma

Noah Shaw was just a little more than three months-old when he was diagnosed with rare tumors in both eyes. He endured a lengthy treatment and had to have his right eye removed, and his father Bryan Shaw

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10 surprising everyday uses for apple cider vinegar

10 surprising everyday uses for apple cider vinegar

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Doctor who discovered lead in Flint water supply forms team of specialists to help kids cope with health problems

Doctor who discovered lead in Flint water supply forms team of specialists to help kids cope with health problems

Unclean and contaminated water sources might seem like a third world problem, but in our very own country a water-related health crisis has been emerging over recent months. An extremely high number of

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When doctors predict baby is “large,” moms-to-be lose confidence in ability to give birth without interventions

When doctors predict baby is “large,” moms-to-be lose confidence in ability to give birth without interventions

Many moms-to-be feel like a beached whale during the third trimester — so when your doctor tells you that she suspects you are going to have a “large” baby, it’s normal to start

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HOW TO: Make homemade organic vapor rub

HOW TO: Make homemade organic vapor rub

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Study compares childbirth to endurance sports, using MRIs to detect the toll of labor & delivery on the body

Study compares childbirth to endurance sports, using MRIs to detect the toll of labor & delivery on the body

Having a baby is called labor for a reason. Any woman who has given birth knows that labor and delivery are similar to endurance sports. There’s a 9 month training period, heavy breathing, and often

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Campbell’s will be the first major food company to disclose GMO ingredients on its labels

Campbell’s will be the first major food company to disclose GMO ingredients on its labels

Campbell’s Soup Company, which also serves as the parent company for brands such as Pepperidge Farms, Swanson, Prego, and V8, just announced that they will now begin disclosing genetically modified

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App reveals the sugar content of 75,000+ products with a simple barcode scan

App reveals the sugar content of 75,000+ products with a simple barcode scan

Sugar is in basically every food and beverage these days, from obvious culprits like processed sweets to seemingly healthier treats like yogurts and even condiments. Public Health England, part of the

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