Regina Sinsky

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When to Consider In Vitro Fertilization—and What to Expect

Photo Courtesy of Sarah Sherman Samuel `<p>Rigorously Tested<p>Toggle description<p>The validity of this concept is pretty much undisputed within the world of …

Women's Health

More evidence of NSAID risk in early pregnancy

(This June 20 story corrects source's affiliation in paragraph 4 to indicate that he is not part of the Kaiser Foundation Research Institute.)<p>By Shereen Lehman<p>(Reuters Health) - Using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) around the time of conception significantly increases the risk of …

Pregnancy

Pea Protein Is the Best Protein

According to the food pyramid of our elementary school days, protein is red, brown, and beige: meat, poultry, fish, eggs, beans, and nuts. But peas, in all their bright-green glory, may have been misplaced the whole time. Peas are legumes, like lentils and chickpeas, and they’re a standout source …

Nutrition

Scientists narrow down the startling risk factors that can cause autism

Amidst the media hubbub of the new presidential administration, autism was back in the news. Well-known vaccine skeptic Andrew Wakefield attended one …

Autism

Stunning California Mountaintop Getaway Built with Prefab Modules

Looking at this stunning mountaintop retreat, it’s very hard to believe that it is a prefab home. Yet, it is specifically the prefab nature of this …

Prefab Homes

Have Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering Students Solved The Nuisance Of Nasal Congestion?

A team of five biomedical engineering undergraduates at John Hopkins University (JHU) plan to manufacture and sell a device that they say would achieve the same effect as nasal reconstructive surgery for sufferers of chronic nasal obstruction – a condition that affects tens of millions of …

Medicine

A pack of wolves is about to save this national park

With any luck, a boatload of predators is headed to Isle Royale.<p>When a Chicago man brought his sick dog on a fishing trip to Isle Royale National Park, he set off the outbreak of a virus that would devastate the island’s wolves. The disease, canine parvovirus, “went through the population of wolves …

Wildlife

Reinhard Hardegen, Who Led U-Boats to America’s Shore, Dies at 105

Reinhard Hardegen, a leading German submarine commander of World War II who brought U-boat warfare to the doorstep of New York Harbor in the winter of 1942, died on June 9. He was 105.<p>His death, evidently in Bremen, Germany, where he was born and raised, was confirmed in the Bremen news media on …

Merchant Shipping

Coffee Sold in California Might Not Get Cancer Warning Labels After All

Officials with California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) have intervened to nullify a recent court ruling saying coffee …

World Health Organization

These Tests Will Tell You Just How Good Your Eyes Are at Seeing Color

Let’s talk about how you’re perceiving color. The idea came to me when a coworker asked if they should get the computer with 100-percent sRGB or …

OLEDs

It Took 7 Miscarriages, 10 IVF cycles, 9 Years, and Nearly $200,000 to Solve My Fertility Issues

It involved a trip to Moscow and disregarding everything I'd been told by expensive U.S. and U.K. fertility doctors.<p>After six miscarriages, six fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles, two frozen IVF cycles, and one healthy not yet two-year-old daughter, I was told by my New York–based fertility …

Pregnancy

Not Your Parent's Road Trip: How To Do The Pacific Northwest The Right Way

<i>Read Part 1: Los Angeles to Sonoma</i><p>From Sonoma, you can take the time to drive along the coast and hit stops like Redwood National Park – which is what just about everyone does – which is why I recommend making a b-line (with one quick detour to Crate Lake) for your first stop: Sisters, Oregon.<p><b>The</b> …

RVs

14 boys, no regrets: Michigan family happy the way they are

LAKEVIEW, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple have 14 boys.<p>And no regrets — regardless of what online opinion-givers have to say about it.<p>"There are some really mean people in the world. And it doesn't matter," said Jay Schwandt, the father of the boy brood. "We happen to be this great big family with …

Central Michigan University

Does the US have a pet tiger problem?

<b>There may be more captive tigers in the US than wild ones in the rest of the world. But in states like Texas that bristle at government interference, no-one really knows how many are being kept as pets.</b><p>Taj was a four-month-old tiger cub when purchased at a Texas truck stop by the driver of an …

Wildlife

The energy-efficient Aspen tiny home is built tough to withstand Canadian winters

Over the years, tiny homes have popped up everywhere from coastal landscapes to lush woodlands. But now, one Canadian-based builder is proving that …

Design

Mr. Rogers Had a Simple Set of Rules for Talking to Children

The TV legend possessed an extraordinary understanding of how kids make sense of language.<p>For the millions of adults who grew up watching him on public television, Fred Rogers represents the most important human values: respect, compassion, kindness, integrity, humility. On <i>Mister Rogers’</i> …

Fred Rogers

The North Coast 500: Scotland’s answer to Route 66

The North Coast 500 was developed as a way to bring visitors to hidden parts of the Scottish Highlands and give economic benefits to struggling communities.<p>BBC's Travel Show <i>brings you the latest insider travel news, a wealth of destinations, amazing experiences and features and practical hints,</i> …

Travel

20-foot shipping container converted into off-grid oasis deep in the Catskills

The beautiful Contanium shipping container cabin, just a two-hour drive from NYC, is proving that going off-grid doesn’t have to mean going bare …

Off-grid

When to Take a Pregnancy Test

For many women, the decision of when to take a pregnancy test can be a major source of anxiety. Sometimes the stress is because they <i>want</i> to be …

Pregnancy

Three Types Of Caffeine Sensitivity Revealed In Report - Which Are You?

Coffee drinkers, listen up ☕️<p>If you’ve ever wondered why you’re up all night after one coffee but your friend can drink a double espresso after …

Coffee

Her Son Is One Of The Few Children To Have 3 Parents' DNA

On the third floor of a big Soviet-era apartment building in Kharkiv, Ukraine, the mother of one of the world's first babies created with DNA from three different people cracks open her door.<p>"Hello; my name is Tamara," she whispers, to avoid waking her son from his nap.<p>Her name isn't really Tamara. …

Genetics

Negroni Coffee: Now a Thing

You might've heard by now, from us, that this week is Negroni Week. It's a fake marketing holiday, yes. And it's true, we totally don't care about …

Coffee

Why It's So Hard To Recover After Drinking As You Get Older

Here's how your body responds to alcohol as you age.<p>Chances are hangovers feel worse and recovery after a long night gets to be a difficult process the more birthdays you have under your belt. It’s no surprise from a biological standpoint: When your body changes as you age, its ability to process …

Alcohol

This Algorithm For How Much Caffeine You Should Consume To Wake Yourself Up Most Effectively Is Research-Based

Drink one cup, still drowsy. Drink more than one cup, you have unmanageable jitters. Anyone who drinks coffee knows the struggle. While you may claim …

U.S. Army

Is It Safe for Pregnant Women and Breastfeeding Moms to Fast During Ramadan?

The Islamic month of Ramadan involves fasting every day from sunrise to sunset for one month. But is this something you should attempt if you're pregnant or breastfeeding?<p>When the month of Ramadan happened to coincide with Piper Van Ness's first pregnancy, she made a decision: She'd attempt to fast …

Pregnancy

Fertility expert warns stars are not honest about egg donation

As Brigitte Nielsen announces she's pregnant at 54, an expert warns that celebrities who are not open about using donor eggs to conceive are giving …

Pregnancy

Guadeloupe Travel Guide

Comprised of five main islands, Guadeloupe is a unique blend of France and the tropics, well-seasoned by African and South Asian culture. Each island …

Latin America

48 Color Snapshots Show How Kitchens Were Like in the 1960s

Kitchens are really the heart of the home, and everyone uses them differently.<br>The era of the 1960s was a crazy, eclectic time. Many different styles, …

Kitchens

With The Rise Of Legal Weed, Drug Education Moves From 'Don't' to 'Delay'

California legalized marijuana in 2016, and on Jan. 1, 2018, eager customers lined up in the darkness outside medical marijuana dispensaries across the state, ready to start shopping at the stroke of midnight.<p>The effect has gone beyond the cannabis cash register. Everyone has seen the ads or heard …

Cannabis

Denmark Talks (Reluctantly) About a Ban on Circumcising Boys

COPENHAGEN — Denmark has a long record of taking daring steps on issues like gender rights, development aid and green energy. But government ministers have reacted with dismay to the prospect of debating another potential world first: a ban on circumcising boys.<p>The very idea prompts uncomfortable …

Religion