Simona Butkute

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Pregnancy length 'varies naturally by up to five weeks'

<b>The length of pregnancy can vary naturally by as much as five weeks, research suggests.</b><p>The study of 125 women is the first to calculate gestation by pinpointing the exact time of conception.<p>It found age, time to implantation and their own weight as babies were also linked to pregnancy length.<p>An …

8 Pieces Of Wisdom From Winnie The Pooh, A Bear Stuffed With Fluff (PHOTOS)

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

The Power of Choosing Your Thoughts

Time spent alone in thought can be positive -- a rich environment for personal growth and creativity. Yet, getting "in our heads," can also be dangerous when we negatively turn against ourselves. There is an important difference between introspection and rumination. Introspection can be a process …

Are C-Sections Tied to Allergy Risk?

Deep in the bowels of our, well, bowels, lurk trillions of microscopic bacteria. But don't be fooled by the big bad "B" word, intractably tied to …

Psoriasis Raises Risk For Diabetes, Heart Disease And Ulcers, Study Finds

<i>By Amir Khan</i><p>The problems of psoriasis affect more than just your skin, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Dermatology, which found that people with the condition are at an increased risk for other diseases, such as diabetes, ulcers and heart disease.<p>Researchers from the …

Healthcare Volunteerism Foiled By Best Intentions (A Generous Reading)

When you’re the Volunteer State, as Tennessee happens to be (state reptile: box turtle!), it makes sense that you’d, you know, volunteer for things. For instance, recently, “a Tennessee-based charity that provides free health care, <b>sent its mobile eyeglass laboratory to Missouri to help</b>.” This was …

How to Make a Healthy-Habit Change

Some say change is hard. Quitting smoking, dieting, exercising and even flossing regularly are health-habit changes that can be hard to make. Learned helplessness studies show the reason people do not succeed is that they attempt change in ways they think should work, but don't. Logic tells people …

Autism 'affects male and female brains differently'

<b>Autism affects male and female brains differently, a study has suggested.</b><p>UK experts studied brain scans of 120 men and women, with half of those studied having autism.<p>The differences found in the research, published in journal Brain, show more work is needed to understand how autism affects girls, …

The Scary Truth About Cancer Diagnoses

Cancer researchers say the disease is being over-diagnosed and that patients are being subjected to unnecessary treatment<p>Few words trigger as much fear and anxiety as "cancer." But if a group of medical researchers have their way, your odds of receiving a big C diagnosis from your doctor are set to …

How Much Do You Want to Know About Your Unborn Child's DNA?

Access to information is truly astonishing. Noninvasive prenatal testing enables women to learn whether their children have certain abnormalities prior to giving birth. Historically, this kind of screening has been used to detect syndromes that are present and deleterious at birth or in childhood, …

Get Hot Legs

After months of hiding under pants and tights, your stems are ready for the big reveal. Get rid of cellulite, stretch marks, and veins with these tips<p>Most women spend time and money pampering their faces but blow off their body skin. And legs especially don't take kindly to the diss. Over time they …