Experts now warn that moms-to-be who believe in the “one for me, one for the baby” eating plan could risk harming their health and the health of their baby.
A new study has shown that women are just as competent while menstruating as when they’re not. Researchers from Ruhr University Bochum and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki studied 88 menstruating women.
New research has found that acupuncture could be effective as a tool to aid weight loss. All participants had a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or above, and had not used any other weight control measures or any medication in the three months before the trial. All participants completed a total of 16 sessions of acupuncture treatment over an eight-week period.
While experts generally agree that drinking alcohol in moderation is OK, having too much alcohol has been linked to a slew of serious health problems like liver disease, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and certain cancers. For the study, researchers analyzed the drinking history, alcohol habits, and DNA of 255 people, about half of whom sought alcoholism treatment services at a hospital in Japan. As a result, they get shorter over time, but certain things like alcohol abuse can also speed up this aging process. And, by having shortened telomere lengths, alcoholic participants were at a greater risk of developing age-related diseases like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and dementia.
While experts have theorized that factors such as a lack of sleep and dehydration due to the heat can lead to a general bad mood, a new study has proven that the link between hot weather and bad moods actually exists.
The research, which was published in the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, involved three different studies that tested nearly 400 people on their mind-wandering habits, as well as how much grit, i.e. For the first study, participants were asked to fill out an online questionnaire about how often their mind wandered in everyday life and how much grit they had. In the second study, the researchers had participants fill out another questionnaire but measured how aware people were of their mind-wandering.
No one would ever claim that French fries are as healthy as having a salad, but they seem pretty harmless overall. Now, new research has found a link between the junk food and a higher risk of death.
A girl who gets her period early may wind up having sex at a younger age, as well as have an earlier pregnancy and higher vulnerability to some sexually transmitted infections, according to a new study.
What researchers found was that the people who drank the most had the highest risk of hippocampal atrophy, which is a form of brain damage often associated with memory-loss conditions like Alzheimer's and dementia. What was surprising to researchers, however, was that moderate drinkers appeared to change, too, and they had higher risk of hippocampal atrophy than non-drinkers. "We were surprised that the light to moderate drinkers didn't seem to have that protective effect," study co-author Dr. Anya Topiwala, a clinical lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, told CNN.
It’s known that the foods you choose can affect your risk for disease. A new study suggests that drinking tea may be good for you — if you’re a woman.
According to the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, about 13 U.S. kids daily get emergency treatment for a lawn mower-related injury, or nearly 4,800 children each year.
A study by Harvard University has found a link between eating more chocolate and reducing your risk of a fatal heart condition, called atrial fibrillation.
A new report from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) states that vigorous exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer in both pre- and post-menopausal women. The link between vigorous exercise and breast cancer prevention was “a bit of a surprise,” experts say. The results from this comprehensive research — which was comprised of 119 studies, including data on 12 million women and 260,000 cases of breast cancer — also found “strong evidence” that moderate exercise decreases the risk of post-menopausal breast cancer (the most common type of breast cancer).
In Washington, DC, childcare costs add up to over 89 percent of the typical single mom’s income. A new report released on Thursday by the Democratic members of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC) on the state of childcare in America finds that access to high-quality early learning childcare is more critical than ever for American families — and even more difficult to find. The report found that access to affordable high-quality childcare will increase employment opportunities: For every 10 percent decrease in childcare costs, mothers are anywhere from 0.5 percent to 4 percent more likely to work.
Janet Jackson recently welcomed a son at age 50. According to research published in the European Journal of Developmental Psychology, “older” women are likely to handle the many aspects of parenting better compared with younger mothers. The study also mentions previous research, which concluded that older moms are likely to worry less during their pregnancy, are more positive about becoming parents, and have an overall more positive attitude toward their children.
Being more physically attractive predicts a greater likelihood of relationship dissolution, shorter relationships, and putting in less effort to maintain a relationship.