health & body

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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How motorbikes are reducing the maternal mortality rate in Kenya

How motorbikes are reducing the maternal mortality rate in Kenya

Imagine getting ready to give birth: the contractions begin, your water breaks, and then you face this choice: spend an hour or more walking on rugged terrain to the nearest health center, or deliver your

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Artist creates a powerful performance piece about the dangers of U.S. maternity care

Artist creates a powerful performance piece about the dangers of U.S. maternity care

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7 therapeutic & rejuvenating yoga stretches for parents

7 therapeutic & rejuvenating yoga stretches for parents

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HOW TO: Exercise with baby in tow as a busy, exhausted parent!

HOW TO: Exercise with baby in tow as a busy, exhausted parent!

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HOW TO: Make a homemade and effective natural cough syrup

HOW TO: Make a homemade and effective natural cough syrup

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5 healthier holiday drinks for kids: from vegan eggnog to an easy mulled cider

5 healthier holiday drinks for kids: from vegan eggnog to an easy mulled cider

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Brazil warns citizens not to get pregnant, due to mosquito-borne virus that causes newborn brain disorder

Brazil warns citizens not to get pregnant, due to mosquito-borne virus that causes newborn brain disorder

Deciding just the right time to get pregnant can be a complicated equation, impacted by physical, mental, and professional considerations. For Brazilian families, the time to procreate, at least according

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UNICEF’s Kid Power Bands enable kids to help save the lives of malnourished children around the globe

UNICEF’s Kid Power Bands enable kids to help save the lives of malnourished children around the globe

Teaching children how to help others in need is an ongoing goal in our families, and UNICEF’s Kid Power Bands provide a fun and philanthropic way to spread that message. Like a more educational

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Antidepressant use in second and third trimesters of pregnancy linked to 87% increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder

Antidepressant use in second and third trimesters of pregnancy linked to 87% increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder

A mama-to-be’s mental health is extremely important during the emotional months of pregnancy as well as the period after birth. A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics that examined antidepressant

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Chicago high school students plan to boycott school lunches – comparing burnt, rotting meals to prison food

Chicago high school students plan to boycott school lunches – comparing burnt, rotting meals to prison food

School lunches in America are rarely gourmet, but some are much worse than others. Case in point, more than 500 students at a Chicago high school plan on boycotting their school’s offerings, which

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Even a small amount of attempted labor is best for baby before having a C-section, says new study

Even a small amount of attempted labor is best for baby before having a C-section, says new study

C-section rates have skyrocketed in the past few decades, and now account for nearly one in every three births in the United States (not to mention up to 50% of births in other countries).

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Infant death rate hits an all-time low in the U.S., but is still among the worst in the world

Infant death rate hits an all-time low in the U.S., but is still among the worst in the world

The CDC announced that the infant mortality rate in the United States has hit an all-time low with 582.1 deaths per live births. This latest number is part of a downward trend. After peaking in 2005,

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in mothers greatly increases the risk of their children developing autism

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in mothers greatly increases the risk of their children developing autism

Recent research has suggested that exposure to certain sex hormones early in life is linked with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder, and data from a new large study published in Molecular

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More than 1 in 10 children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ADHD

More than 1 in 10 children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ADHD

According to new research, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, more than 10% of U.S. children (a total of 5.8 million children ages five to 17 years) have been diagnosed with attention

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Bring back tech-free family mealtime: “Distracted dining” leads to overeating & obesity

Bring back tech-free family mealtime: “Distracted dining” leads to overeating & obesity

Drawing comparisons to how distracted driving can be hazardous to safety, researchers at the University of Illinois found that “distracted dining” could potentially lead to health risks

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