Posts From May, 2012

Study Says Diet During Pregnancy Is Safe, Reduces Risk Of Complications

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May 28, 2012

A new study published in the May 18 issue of the British Medical Journal finds that it is not only safe for a pregnant woman to go on a diet, but it can even be benficial and reduce the risk of dangerous complications. The study, which analyzed 44 relevant studies comprised of more than 7,200 women, ... read more


More Than 1 In 10 Babies Worldwide Born Prematurely; U.S. Rates Similar To Developing Countries

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May 12, 2012

The first ever country-by-country global comparison of premature births, released by the World Health Organization, found that 15 million babies a year are born preterm, or more than one in 10 live births. About 1 million of those babies die shortly after birth, while countless others suffer a significant, life-long physical, neurological or educational disability, ... read more


U.S. Fertility Trends Relatively Stable; Children Born To Unmarried Couples On The Rise

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May 9, 2012

While many fertility trends have remained stable in the U.S. over the last decade, there is one that is bucking this trend: the number of first births among unmarried couples who were living together. According to a new report by the National Survey of Family Growth, that figure has risen from 12% of first births ... read more


Study Shows Positive Outlook May Be Good For Your Heart

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May 7, 2012

It is no secret that negative mental states, such as chronic depression, anger, anxiety, and hostility, are detrimental to cardiovascular health. Less is known about how positive psychological traits affect heart health, until now. In the first and largest study on the topic to date, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found ... read more