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Mother’s Presence Helps to Reduce Pain In Infants

The power of a mother’s love is so vast and so great that it’s almost impossible to put into words. Now, thanks to a recent study conducted by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, a mother’s love appears to have taken on yet another significant trait — the power to help reduce infant… [read more]

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Neural Tube Defects on Decline Says CDC

Serious birth defects of the brain and spine called neural tube defects have fallen 35 percent in the United States since mandatory folic acid fortification of enriched grain products was introduced in 1998, federal officials reported Thursday. That decrease means 1,300 fewer babies are born annually with neural tube defects such as spina bifida, the… [read more]

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Doubled Saturated Fat Does Not Equal Higher Saturated Fat in Blood

According to a controlled diet study by The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, doubling or even nearly tripling saturated fat in the diet does not cause total levels of saturated fat in the blood to increase. In actuality, what did increase blood levels of a fatty acid linked to elevated risk for diabetes and… [read more]

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Reduced Risk of Type 1 Diabetes from Gluten-Free Diet

Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas’ beta cells stops the production of insulin. In a healthy individual, the hormone insulin is released after eating in order to obtain energy from food. The onset of the disorder is not related with diet or lifestyle, but scientists believe that both genetic… [read more]

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