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Gestational diabetes may increase with warmer days, study finds
Diabetes during pregnancy has long frustrated doctors trying to discern why some women are more at risk for the disease than others. Though some factors have been associated with increased risk for the condition, including age, family history, excess weight and race, many questions remain. A new
New Studies Show How Moms Also Benefit From Breastfeeding
Two new studies are adding to a growing body of evidence that breast-feeding is both good for the baby and for the mother. The studies, which focused on diabetes and cancer, found that women who breast-feed cut their risk of diabetes and cancer compared to women who did not breast-feed. One study
'PregFit' Mom Claims Avoiding 'PregFat' Is Key to Easy Pregnancy and Labor
Her last pregnancy was a breeze, her labor was just 15 minutes long, she says, and fitness mom Sharny Kieser claims she knows exactly why. She got "PregFit" instead of "PregFat." Kieser, from Australia , is one-half of the bestselling fitness duo Sharny and Julius . Kieser is pregnant with their
Index: Women With Gestational Diabetes More Likely to Have Child With Autism
may be able to get every month free. To the index now. A new study tonight revealing what some believe is a link between diabetes during pregnancy and autism. Women who develop gestational diabetes within the first five months are 42% more likely to have a child with autism. Experts believe the
Busting 10 Myths About Vegetarian Diets
When it comes to vegetarian eating, myths abound. And if you haven't at least thought about slimming your steak habit in the last year, you are probably falling prey to them. Here, we uncover the truth about the top 10 veggie-eating myths. Myth: You can't get enough protein from plants Meat doesn't
13-Pound Baby Born Naturally, but World Record Stands
A baby weighing in at 13.4 pounds and measuring nearly 23 inches was born naturally last week in a German hospital. The baby’s mother was suffering from undiagnosed gestational diabetes that resulted in baby Jasleen’s being born at a higher birth weight, according to a...
How to Walk Away From Diabetes
By Brian Lau, M.D. A 15-minute walk after every meal – that’s what a new study says can lower blood sugar and the risk of type 2 diabetes. What’s more, it’s better than 45 minutes of sustained walking in the morning or afternoon. Elevated blood...
9 Ways To Prevent a Stroke
Midlife women are twice as likely as men to have strokes, an alarming fact in and of itself. But what's even more alarming is that if you crunch the numbers, it just doesn't make any sense. Men smoke more, drink more, and see their doctors less—probably to avoid confessing their sins. Cigarettes
4 Facts Every Woman Needs to Know About Heart Disease
Doctors used to think of heart disease as a man’s problem. Now they know that it strikes men and women in equal numbers. The American Heart Association (AHA) reports that heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in...
Fact Checking Free Birth Control Day
Today is a big day for birth control . Under President Obama's health care reforms private insurance companies have to start providing contraception for free on August 1. That means no more co-pays for birth control. But while the law goes into effect, only a tiny fraction of the 97 million