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Diet & Health : Children & Women
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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
Prenatal Vitamin B12 deficiency raises risk of birth defect
A 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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
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 & Gynecology suggests.
Feb 17, 2009 - 4:29:11 PM

Diet & Health : Children & Women
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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
Early childhood diet may influence future health
If you have trouble keeping weight off and you're wondering why – the surprising answer may well be the cheeseburgers you ate – when you were a toddler.
Jan 14, 2009 - 12:25:04 PM

Diet & Health : Children & Women
New infant formula safety advice could prevent infant suffering
Wheat-based 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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
Vitamin D deficiency linked to high odds of having C-section
Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy increases risk of having a Caesarean delivery, according to a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Dec 23, 2008 - 11:42:42 AM

Diet & Health : Children & Women
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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
Vitamin D fights placental infection -study
A 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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
Childhood constipation can be serious
A study 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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
Vitamin D may help women with chronic pain
A study 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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
Eating soy may boost women’s sexual arousal?
Eating lots 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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
Early exposure to peanuts may reduce risk of peanut allergy
Early exposure 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 Immunology.
Nov 7, 2008 - 2:57:53 PM

Diet & Health : Children & Women
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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
Caffeine intake during pregnancy raises low birth weight risk
Women drinking 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 week.
Nov 3, 2008 - 10:07:59 AM

Diet & Health : Children & Women
Drinking milk to ease milk allergy?
Giving 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

Diet & Health : Children & Women
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

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