Posts From July, 2012

Study Shows Parenthood May Reduce Risk Of Catching A Cold

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July 30, 2012

Although it may not always feel that way, becoming a parent can actually be good for your health. According to a new study published in the July edition of Psychosomatic Medicine, parents were half as likely to catch a cold than non-parents regardless of any pre-existing immunity and even after exposing them to cold viruses. ... read more


Low Vitamin D Levels Linked To Weight Gain In Older Women

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July 27, 2012

A new study published in the journal of Women's Health finds that older women who don't get enough vitamin D might be slightly heavier than those who do. The study, which examined about 4,600 aged 65 and older for 4½ years, found that women with low levels of vitamin D in their blood gained about ... read more


New Study Finds Depression During Pregnancy Linked To Premature Births

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July 26, 2012

Women who have depression symptoms during pregnancy may be more likely to deliver prematurely, a new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology finds. Researchers found that of more than 14,000 pregnant women, those who screened positive for possible clinical depression had an increased chance of preterm birth, with 14 percent delivering ... read more


New CDC Study Finds 1 In 13 Pregnant Women Consume Alcohol

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July 25, 2012

Despite repeated warnings from healthcare professionals about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy, a new study reveals that as many as 1 in 13 pregnant women, or about 8 percent of expectant mothers, consume alcohol. The study, published in the July 20 issue of the CDC's journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, finds that 51.5% ... read more


Study Finds Lack Of Sleep Drastically Increases Stroke Risk In Healthy Adults

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July 23, 2012

Feeling tired, run-down, and overworked? Active all day but up all night tossing and turning? Turns out that getting a good night's sleep isn't just for beauty anymore. A new study finds that getting less than six hours of sleep quadruples the risk of stroke among healthy men and women aged 45 and older. The ... read more


New Study Finds Only A Third Of U.S. Moms Who Plan To Breast-Feed Meet Goals

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July 19, 2012

While most American women plan on breast-feeding their newborns, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that fewer than one-third of those who planned to exclusively breast-feed for three months or more met that goal. The biggest factor in whether or not a woman met her breast feeding goal seemed to be whether ... read more