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Clues to How Heavy Drinking While Pregnant Could Harm Child’s Brain

When a woman drinks heavily during pregnancy, the harmful effects on her child’s brain development appear to continue over time, a new study indicates. The findings point to a possible reason for the persistent attention and behavior problems experienced by children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, the researchers noted. The investigators used functional MRI to… [read more]

One Month Pregnant

Premature Babies May Have Increased Risk of Blood Clots Though Out Life

Babies born prematurely appear to have a slightly increased risk of potentially fatal blood clots that they will carry into adulthood, Swedish researchers report. Doctors have previously suspected that babies born earlier than 37 weeks’ gestation have a raised risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, two serious conditions caused by blood clotting in… [read more]

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Dinosaur Chicken Nuggets

Who doesn’t love dinosaur chicken nuggets? I’m pretty sure all kids do – and most grown ups. We’ve tried the organic frozen Applegate nuggets from the store but they don’t really taste good and are still very highly processed, I haven’t found a good organic gluten free option and I’d much rather stay away from… [read more]

One Month Pregnant

The DASH diet: Is it right for you?

When it comes to lowering the risks of high blood pressure or developing heart disease, following a heart-healthy diet is one of the key components. One such diet is called the DASH diet, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension — but don’t worry — it’s not as complicated as it sounds! The theory… [read more]

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