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Eating nuts during pregnancy is safe, new research suggests

Study of more than 8,000 children in the US casts doubt on advice to pregnant women to avoid eating nuts<p>Advice to pregnant women to avoid eating nuts may have been not only misleading but at odds with the potential benefits for offspring of doing so, according to research that has found children …

7 Healthy Meal Ideas for Pregnancy

1<p>Protein-Rich Breakfast<p>If you’re always on the go in the mornings, you don’t need to start your day with boring meals. Try these portobello and black …

Kate Winslet Strikes Back At Pregnancy Critics

When English actress Kate Winslet welcomed her new son Bear last month, she was the subject of much public scrutiny. The 38-year-old faced backlash …

New study shows no harm from moderate drinking in pregnancy, but experts urge caution - TODAY.com

To drink or not to drink — that is the question for many pregnant women.<p>A new study adds fuel to the debate, finding that expectant mothers who drink moderately have children with better mental health than children of mothers who abstain. But even the author of the paper says her findings don’t …

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The labour market: teen pregnancy and unemployment

The fertility rate is falling in Brazil, but motherhood among young girls remains a contributing factor behind youth unemployment<p>Today, the unemployment rate in Brazil is the lowest ever recorded having reached 4.6% last November, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. …

Cramping in Early Pregnancy

So you're pregnant! (Congratulations.) Now you have joined the club where many people are really worried all the time. For something that is supposed …

Brain death, pregnancy and ethics: the case of Marlise Munoz

In November, 33-year-old Texas woman Marlise Munoz collapsed at her Fort Worth home after suffering a suspected blood clot in her lungs. She was …

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Nun gives birth in Italy, names baby Francis.

A Salvadorean nun gave birth to a baby boy in the small Italian city of Reiti—and named him Francis, apparently a tribute to the pope. The …

Can Mom's Pregnancy Diet Rewire Baby's Brain For Obesity?

Moms-to-be are often reminded that they're eating for two. It's tempting to take this as an excuse to go for that extra scoop of the ice cream. (Believe me, I've been there.)<p>But a solid body of research suggests that expectant mothers should be walking away with the opposite message: Pregnancy …

16 and Pregnant does not glamourise teen pregnancy. How could it?

<i>16 and Pregnant</i> is an MTV show – a show that, as the title suggests, follows the lives of American teenage girls who are ‘facing unplanned pregnancies’. The programme – and its spin off shows, <i>Teen Mom</i> (1,2 and 3) – is one of the channel’s most popular documentary series; but it has also been dogged …

Drinking During Pregnancy and Childhood Academics

There is conflicting advice out there about drinking a small amount, particularly of wine, during pregnancy. Some research has said it may even be beneficial. Today the National Bureau of Economic Research says that's wrong.<p>Drinking during pregnancy is still the number-one preventable cause of …

Need Help Prepping For Your First Baby? Get Advice From Cricket's Circle and Molly Sims

Attention expectant moms: Molly Sims has some advice for you! The supermodel-turned-actress and mother to one-and-a-half-year-old son Brooks, has …

3 Best Ways to Lose the Baby Weight

Easy ways to lose the baby weight and get back in shape.<p>Image 100 / Superstok<p>OK, Heidi Klum gets her runway body back about five seconds after giving …

'We Just Click': Siesta Key's Juliette Gets Candid About Her Attraction To Alex

MTV Shows<p>Get the latest on MTV Shows like Teen Wolf, Awkward, Teen Mom and reality TV classics such as Beavis and Butt-head and The Hills. Visit …

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Simple way to make stem cells in half an hour hailed as major discovery

Acid technique could lead to new era in regenerative medicine<p>A radical and remarkably easy way to make cells that can grow into any tissue in the body has been developed by scientists in Japan.<p>The feat has been hailed as a major discovery by researchers familiar with the work, and if it can be …

News of the World journalist: I turned to drink and drugs to self-medicate stress of phone hacking

Dan Evans tells trial he started hacking phones when he was at the Sunday Mirror and continued after he joined the NotW and former editor Andy Coulson knew all about it<p>A former News of the World (NotW) reporter has told how he turned to drink and drugs to ''self-medicate'' the stress of phone …

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Tycoon's Lesbian Daughter Rejects Multimillion-Dollar 'Marriage Bounty'

A Hong Kong real estate tycoon made headlines two years ago when he offered a $65 million bounty to the man who could win his daughter's heart and marry her. In an open letter today, the daughter says she hopes he can accept that she is indeed a lesbian.<p>Cecil Chao, a billionaire property developer …

Deport Justin Bieber petition tops 100,000; White House must respond

The petition is clear and to the point: "Deport<p>Justin Bieberand revoke his green card."<p>And now the petition at WhiteHouse.gov, created six days ago, has passed the 100,000-signature mark required to get an official response from the Obama administration. Wednesday morning at 8, the total was at …

Rare Southern Ice Storm Strands Kids in Schools and Drivers on Highways Overnight

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A massive storm of freezing air and snow has blanketed Georgia, Alabama, and other deep southern …

Obama speech highlights gap between his goals and his resources

WASHINGTON— PresidentObama's sixth speech on the state of the union spotlighted many issues, but more than anything it illuminated the vast gap between his policy ambitions and the tools he has to achieve them.<p>The president made the ambition clear last month, when he referred to a "dangerous and …