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Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women who live in leafy, green neighborhoods are less likely to have premature or low birth weight babies, a new study suggests. 325 more words

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Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women of childbearing age in the United States should be encouraged to maintain better oral care and visit the dentist routinely, according to a new study from the U.S. 303 more words

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Illinois peeps, check out - Surrogates and Couples Face a Maze of Laws, State by State

There is nothing resembling a national consensus on how to handle surrogacy and no federal law, leaving the states free to do as they wish.. via NYT U.S. 6 more words

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Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids

By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known as phthalates might increase a child’s future risk of developing asthma, Columbia University researchers reported in a new study. 792 more words

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Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although magnesium sulfate is routinely given to pregnant women at risk for very preterm delivery, new research suggests it won’t provide any long-term benefits for infants. 273 more words

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Study Ties Multiple Births to Higher Costs, Complications

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Births of multiple babies cost more and pose greater risks for complications and death than singleton births, researchers report. 555 more words

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top ten ways pregnancy and childbirth will drive you crazy: #2 - your personality goes down the toilet

When she was pregnant, my friend Carolyn announced that her personality turned off at 8pm. When not pregnant, the usual shut off time trends towards 10pm so the difference is considerable for those spending an evening with her. 998 more words

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