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Girls born to obese moms far more likely to start puberty early, study finds
Girls born to obese mothers are more likely to start puberty early than daughters of normal-weight or underweight mothers, new research finds. The study, published today in the American Journal of Epidemiology , involved more than 15,000 girls ages 6 to 11 in Northern California, using doctors'
Mothers of babies with heart defects may have long-term heart health risks
Nearly one in 100 babies are born with a heart condition -- and a new study says that their mothers may have a higher risk of their own heart problems. A study of more than 1 million moms found that those raising children with heart problems were more likely to be hospitalized themselves for heart
Exercise during pregnancy can shorten labor, study finds
Women who sweat it out during pregnancy will likely have a sweet reward at the end, according to a new study. Researchers in Spain found that women who exercise just three times per week during pregnancy have a shorter labor. In the study, a group of around 500 women were divided into two groups.
Why more women are having babies at 50 and beyond
Being a trailblazer is familiar territory for Sen. Tammy Duckworth , D-Ill. She was the first disabled vet to serve in Congress, the first Asian American representative to be elected from Illinois and come spring she'll chalk up another milestone -- the first Senator to give birth while serving in
Kim Kardashian receives backlash over topless photo taken by daughter, North West
Kim Kardashian is facing backlash on social media after posting a topless photo that was apparently taken by her 4-year-old daughter. In the photo posted to Instagram , the " Keeping Up With the Kardashians " star's back is to the camera with her bra clearly open and her hands concealing her chest.
Mediterranean diet might improve in vitro fertilization success, study finds
The Mediterranean diet -- a regimen rich in fruits, vegetables, olive oil, nuts, complex grains and fish and low in red meat -- has many well-established health benefits such as weight loss , lowering of cholesterol and improved blood pressure control. Now, it appears that it might also provide a
'Fed is best' viral photo shows a mom feeding her two babies differently
Maya Vorderstrasse is a New Jersey mom who feeds her two babies in different ways: one by breast and one by bottle. She wants to the world to know: Fed is best. In a now-viral Instagram photo of her feeding Zoey, 13 months, and Hazel, 2 months, Vorderstrasse shares her journey down two different
Gabrielle Union reveals infertility struggle: 'My body has been a prisoner'
Actress Gabrielle Union revealed that she struggled with infertility in her new memoir, writing that her "body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant." "For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant. I've either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an
Google reveals the most frequently searched 'How to' questions by users
Google has revealed the most popular "how to" search trends over the past 13 years. The Google Trends team has developed a site that analyzes the most asked questions on the search engine, and global searches that begin with "how to" are on the rise. Searches reveal that many people don't know how
Angelina Jolie's new diagnosis: What to know about Bell's palsy
In a newly released interview with Vanity Fair, actress Angelina Jolie opens up about her struggle with Bell’s palsy, a rare and often mysterious neurologic condition. The Oscar-winning actress, who split from longtime husband Brad Pitt in late 2016, expressed concern that in caring for her six