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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: A Growing Concern

Although drinking during pregnancy has long been considered taboo, new research suggests that as many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure before birth. The study found that between 2.4 percent and 4.8 percent of children have some kind of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or FASD.… [read more]

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Fried Foods Could Cause Elevated Risk of Diabetes in Pregnancy

Regularly eating fried food before pregnancy may increase a woman’s risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy, according to a new study. Researchers examined more than 21,000 single-child pregnancies in the United States over more than 10 years. Diabetes occurred in almost 850 of the pregnancies, the study found. Diabetes that develops during pregnancy is called… [read more]

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When Being ‘The Biggest Loser’ is a Win

The Biggest Loser Diet was created to allow everyone access to the plan responsible for the extreme body transformations seen on the hit reality TV show. The claim is that by following a six-week healthy eating and exercise schedule, you can dramatically change your body by losing weight and preventing or reversing certain diseases. Supporters… [read more]

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When Should You Get Your Flu Shot?

As flu season approaches, the best way to stay healthy and avoid infection is to get a flu shot and a checkup, according to an infectious disease specialist. A primary care doctor can vaccinate people against the flu, and also address other health concerns or issues patients may have. Retail stores may provide flu shots… [read more]

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