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Breastfeeding aids child brain development, study finds

Breastfeeding produces not only healthier babies but also brighter children, according to a study. As little as four weeks of breastfeeding for a new-born infant has a "positive and significant effect" on brain development, it finds, right up to secondary school and beyond.<p>Children who had been …

Breast milk linked to significant early brain growth in preemies - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Feeding premature babies mostly breast milk during the first month of life appears to spur more robust brain growth, compared with babies given …

Best Doctors

My Health Folder: your personal health information, all in one place<p>With Best Doctors there’s even a secure, online area where we can store all your …

Entertainment, News, and Lifestyle for Moms

5 Reasons to Exercise Regularly Throughout Your Pregnancy

There are so many reasons to exercise throughout life, but while you are pregnant it's particularly important to keep moving. Even if you didn't …

Bye-Bye, Lower Back Pain: Yoga Sequence For Mommies-to-Be

If you're expecting, prenatal yoga will be your saving grace to keep muscles strong and supple, improve the flexibility and balance you can lose as your belly grows, and as a bonus, it can help you mentally and physically prepare for labor. If you've already tried this sequence to open tight hips …

Yoga

What are the Best Foods to Eat when Pregnant?

<i>Photo by Louise Buma</i><p>During pregnancy, everyone is probably telling you, “you’re eating for two now!” If you find yourself hungry all the time, you …

How to Love Being Pregnant (And Your Pregnant Self)

It breaks my heart whenever I see blogs, Facebook statuses, and Instagram photos of pregnant friends talking about how horrible pregnancy is, …

Great Health During Pregnancy Made Easy

There is no feeling quite like the one you get when you first see that positive pregnancy test: butterflies, shock, elation, and the stunning …

Pregnant Women Are Gaining More Weight Than Needed

Gaining weight during pregnancy is inevitable—after all, your body <i>is</i> carrying another human—but moms need to be careful about packing on unneeded pounds or extra "baby weight."<p>New research confirms that nearly half of women (47 percent) gain more than they should while pregnant, which can have a …

Pregnancy

Is Your Parenting Style Creating Couch Potatoes?

Every mother or father has their own parenting style—each with its own pros and cons. But some parents who choose hyper-parenting (defined as "a child-rearing style in which parents are intensely involved in managing, scheduling, and enriching all aspects of their children's lives") may be raising …

7 Benefits of Extended Breastfeeding

Pediatricians recommend breastfeeding until baby is at least a year old -- but many moms keep going beyond that. Discover the pluses of extended breastfeeding.<p>As the mother of eight children and a certified lactation counselor, Robin Elise Weiss knows just about everything there is to know about …

Why Breastfeeding Your Baby Longer Could Mean a Higher IQ

Breastfeeding is a difficult task for many mothers but, according to new research, prolonged nursing can help your child reap certain benefits in adulthood.<p>A study published in the <i>Lancet Global Health</i> journal concluded that a "longer duration of breastfeeding is linked with increased intelligence …

Breast Feeding

One Way to Predict IVF Success More Accurately

Although in vitro fertilization (IVF) has been a mainstream procedure for decades, there are constant improvements in its technology. Just recently, scientists in Madrid created a test that could boost IVF success rates by calculating the ideal window of time to transfer an embryo.<p>There are also …

Omega-3 May Lead to Improved Behavior in Children: Study

You probably already know that omega-3 fatty acid is one type of fat you <i>don't</i> want to cut back on, thanks to its multiple health benefits. And now there's another reason to add them to your family's diet: New research, which was published in the <i>Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry</i>, has found …

Holistic Medicine

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Wave Riders: The 7 Best Surfboards for Beginners

Odds are pretty high that unless you’re fortunate enough to live in Malibu or Oahu, then everything you know about surfing comes from that time you …

Aquatic Sports

How to survive a snake bite

Camping in the tropics. Roaming in the desert. Navigating the Australian Outback. All are experiences that well-seasoned travellers want to say they’ve done.<p>But these places are not without dangers. From sub-Saharan Africa, to rural Indonesia and much of Australia, it is impossible to get away from …

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The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

The Shortcut To Bonding With A Romantic Partner On A Deeper Level

From Sam Gosling’s book, Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You:<p>Arthur Aron, a psychologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is …

Preventing Common Overuse Injuries: Kneecap Pain

<b>By Ian McMahan</b><p>Triathlon: the sport with built in cross-training. All that variety should keep joints, muscles and tendons healthy right? …

7 Steps To An Injury-Free Season

<i>Follow these techniques to build a rock-solid foundation.</i><p>Want to avoid injury this year? We do, too. So we enlisted the help of Kyle Herrig, a …

Runner’s Knee | Runner's World

New research shows how changing your stride can keep you healthier.<p>Could a device that uses infrared light, heat, and massage work where other treatments hadn’t?<p>These shots didn’t improve pain at all—and may set you up for something worse.<p>A reader wonders whether a joint supplement can help …

Glute Strengthening Workout

Put injuries behind you by working this key—but often neglected—muscle group.<p>For the past decade, coaches, trainers, and physical therapists like me have told runners to “work your core”—the muscles of your torso that support your every move. And so many runners have added crunches and planks that …

Pregnancy Weight Gain: What's Normal, What's Not

Pregnancy is one time in your life when you have to pack on the pounds. But it's important to keep your weight within a healthy range for your body type. Here are are some general guidelines to keep your weight gain on track.<p><i>The FAQ’s of Having a Baby: Because when it comes to preparing for your</i> …

Nutrition

5 Toxic Beliefs That Will Basically Ruin Your Life

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to</i> <i>entrepreneurs and business owners</i>. The article below was …

How to Be Happy at Work | Inc.com

Let me start off with a little story.<p>I once knew a saleswoman--young, divorced--who got a diagnosis of breast cancer. She had to work and raise two kids while fighting the cancer. Even so, she managed to be happy at work, noticeably happier than her co-workers. In fact, she not only won her battle …

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