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Liking sweets makes sense for kids
As any parent knows, children love sweet-tasting
foods. Now, new research from the University of Washington and the
Monell Center indicates that this heightened liking for sweetness has a
biological basis and is related to children's high growth rate.
Mar 19, 2009 - 9:36:09 AM
Teenage boys who eat fish at least once a week achieve higher intelligence scores
Fifteen-year-old males who ate fish at least once a week displayed
higher cognitive skills at the age of 18 than those who it ate it less
frequently, according to a study of nearly 4,000 teenagers published in
the March issue of Acta Paediatrica.
Mar 16, 2009 - 9:52:11 AM
Prenatal Vitamin B12 deficiency raises risk of birth defect
new study suggests that women should make sure they have enough vitamin
B12 in their blood before getting pregnant because vitamin B12
deficiency dramatically increases risk of a birth defect of the brain
and spinal cord in their babies.
Mar 2, 2009 - 3:49:44 PM
Breastfeeding Reduces Multiple Sclerosis Relapses
Women who have multiple
sclerosis may reduce their risk of relapses after pregnancy if they
breastfeed their babies, according to a study released today that will
be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 61st Annual Meeting
in Seattle, April 25 to May 2, 2009.
Feb 19, 2009 - 1:27:08 PM
Mediterranean diet may reduce risk of birth defect
Pregnant women may help
prevent their babies from developing a serious spinal cord defect by
eating a Mediterranean diet during pregnancy, a new study published in
the Feb 2009 issue of An International Journal of Obstetrics &
Feb 17, 2009 - 4:29:11 PM
Omega-3s ease depressive symptoms related to menopause
Omega-3s ease psychological distress and depressive symptoms often
suffered by menopausal and perimenopausal women, according to
researchers at Université Laval's Faculty of Medicine. Their study,
published in the February issue of The
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,
presents the first evidence that omega-3 supplements are effective for
treating common menopause-related mental health problems.
Jan 28, 2009 - 8:38:00 AM
Fast-food diet cancels out benefits of breastfeeding in preventing asthma
Many studies have shown that
breastfeeding appears to reduce the chance of children developing
asthma. But a newly published study led by a University of Alberta
professor has found that eating fast food more than once or twice a
week negated the beneficial effects that breastfeeding has in
protecting children from the respiratory disease.
Jan 26, 2009 - 9:54:46 PM
Got Breast Milk? A Mother's Guide to Nursing from the Experts
From the minute my daughter was born, I asked the nurses to wake me
up every time she wanted to nurse. I wanted to breastfeed and I thought
it would be easy.
Jan 26, 2009 - 5:10:24 PM
Early childhood diet may influence future health
you have trouble keeping weight off and you're wondering why – the
surprising answer may well be the cheeseburgers you ate – when you were
Jan 14, 2009 - 12:25:04 PM
New infant formula safety advice could prevent infant suffering
infant follow-on formulas are better reconstituted with fruit juice and
should be stored in the fridge at 4°C to prevent growth of meningitis
bacteria, according to recent research.
Jan 6, 2009 - 8:29:36 AM
Vitamin D deficiency linked to high odds of having C-section
deficiency during pregnancy increases risk of having a Caesarean delivery,
according to a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology
Dec 23, 2008 - 11:42:42 AM
Published reports inaccurate concerning alcohol consumption during pregnancy
A national alcohol
research group is concerned that the media's misinterpretation of a
recent British research study could encourage pregnant women to be more
at ease with temperate alcohol consumption.
Dec 19, 2008 - 8:12:10 AM
Drinking coffee during pregnancy damages your child's heart
Intake of even
a low dose of caffeine in pregnancy may damage the heart of offspring for a
lifetime, according to a new study published in the Federation of American
Societies for Experimental Biology journal (FASEB).
Dec 16, 2008 - 11:45:51 AM
Vitamin D deficiency may raise risk of autism
John Cannell, MD, founder of Vitamin D Council, a
non-profit educational organization, published an excellent article this year proposing a theory that many cases of autism
if not all have something to do with vitamin D deficiency.
Dec 11, 2008 - 12:57:08 PM
Pregnant women should avoid using statins
Women during pregnancy should avoid taking
statins of any kind and using such drugs could lead to serious congenital
anomalies in children of pregnant women, a study published in the Journal of
Cellular and Molecular Medicine suggests.
Dec 9, 2008 - 8:31:33 AM
Practical Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy
Did you know that you can control your odds of experiencing some
pregnancy related complications? Everyone knows that nutrition has
some importance during pregnancy. As soon as others know you are
pregnant, you start getting the comments ranging from "eating for two"
to "don't gain too much weight," but what is the full story about
nutrition and pregnancy? Most American women do not get much guidance
on this topic from their doctors.
Dec 4, 2008 - 10:58:57 AM
Too much folate can do more harm than good
As always, the more does not
mean the better when it comes to the functions of vitamins. Taking
folate supplements during the first trimester of pregnancy may increase
risk of wheeze and lower respiratory tract infections in the babies
during the first 18 months of life, according to a new study.
Dec 3, 2008 - 12:11:03 PM
Vitamin D fights placental infection -study
at UCLA suggests that supplementation of vitamin D during
pregnancy can help women stave off a variety of placental infections.
Dec 2, 2008 - 6:58:56 AM
Childhood constipation can be serious
scheduled to be published in early 2009 in The Journal of Pediatrics found that
treatment for childhood constipation in the United States was costly, about $4
billion each year.
Nov 26, 2008 - 2:15:08 PM
Fast food TV ad raises overweight risk
A new study
published this month in the journal of law and economics suggests that fast
food TV advertising may increase the risk of overweight in children.
Nov 24, 2008 - 9:00:15 AM
Maternal vitamin D may cut asthma risk in children
Recent studies have yielded strong evidence suggesting
that high levels of vitamin D in women in pregnancy and during breastfeeding
may protect against asthma in their children.
Nov 23, 2008 - 11:47:55 AM
Vitamin D may help women with chronic pain
published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases suggests that low vitamin D
levels may contribute to chronic pain among women.
Nov 15, 2008 - 11:57:33 AM
Low amounts of caffeine risky during pregnancy
A new study found that even intake of low amounts of
caffeine could put pregnant women at higher risk of having an underweight baby.
Nov 15, 2008 - 8:04:49 AM
Children's allergy rate on the rise
The number of young people
who had a food or digestive allergy increased 18 percent between 1997
and 2007, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention. In 2007, approximately 3 million U.S. children and
teenagers under age 18 – or nearly 4 percent of that age group – were
reported to have a food or digestive allergy in the previous 12 months,
compared to just over 2.3 million (3.3 percent) in 1997.
Nov 11, 2008 - 10:29:41 AM
Eating soy may boost women’s sexual arousal?
of soy each day may boost some women's sexual drive and arousal, according to a
report published in Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Nov 10, 2008 - 8:45:12 AM
Early exposure to peanuts may reduce risk of peanut allergy
to peanuts is associated with a low prevalence of peanut allergy, according to
a new study in the Nov 2008 issue of Journal of Allergy and Clinical
Nov 7, 2008 - 2:57:53 PM
Testosterone boosts women's sexual activity, caloric restriction extends fertility
A new study suggests that women who want to have more
years of active and satisfying sexual life might consider lowering their intake
of calories in their adulthood, a dietary regimen that has been known to slow
the aging process and extend lifespan in animal models.
Nov 7, 2008 - 10:10:33 AM
Caffeine intake during pregnancy raises low birth weight risk
coffee or tea during pregnancy have higher risk of having a low birth weight baby,
according to a study scheduled to appear in the British Medical Journal this
Nov 3, 2008 - 10:07:59 AM
Drinking milk to ease milk allergy?
children with milk allergies increasingly higher doses of milk over
time may ease, and even help them completely overcome, their allergic
reactions, according to the results of a study led by the Johns Hopkins
Children's Center and conducted jointly with Duke University.
Oct 30, 2008 - 2:34:05 PM
Behavioral link between breastfeeding and lower risk of obesity
Breastfeeding has a number of
positive health benefits for baby: it can prevent ear infections and
allergies, and lowers the risk of developing respiratory problems. It
can also help prevent against obesity later in life, but the reason for
this still isn't known
Oct 28, 2008 - 8:59:46 AM