Tag Archives: pregnancy

Antimicrobials are harmful

The US FDA (Fools and Dummies Association) just can’t decide if common antibacterial, antimicrobial compounds (used in everything from hand sanitizers to deodorants) are causing health problems or not. Meanwhile, scientists are reporting that many pregnant women and their fetuses … Continue reading

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How to cause ADHD in your child

Yet another study has been cranked out in JAMA Pediatrics showing that taking acetaminophen during pregnancy ups the risk of ADHD by up to 40%. Of course, the more mommy takes the higher the risk. Acetaminophen crosses the placental barrier … Continue reading

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Antidepressant birth defects

The only thing sadder than having your doctor put you antidepressants would be finding out that those antidepressants causes birth defects in your child. It is not uncommon at all for doctors to put pregnant ladies on antidepressants – but … Continue reading

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Zinc is a natural antidepressant

The latest scientific news is that zinc is one of the most important essential elements in nutrition. An adult has up to three grams of zinc in their organs, tissues, bones, fluids, and cells. But, about half of the world’s … Continue reading

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The latest autism numbers

So, the new numbers are out and the CDC reports that there has been a 30% increase in autism. Last year it was 1 in 88 children with autism and this year it is 1 in 68! If this keeps … Continue reading

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Simple treatment for GBS

Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a bacterial infection found in some pregnant women and is found in about 25 % of all healthy women. But a pregnant mother can pass GBS to the baby during vaginal delivery and GBS infects … Continue reading

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Preeclampsia and vitamin D

Vitamin D deficient women are at a higher risk of developing severe preeclampsia during the first 26 weeks of pregnancy gestation. Preeclampsia is potentially life-threatening disorder that happens with an increase in blood pressure along with elevated protein in the … Continue reading

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How to prevent peanut allergies in the first place

Want to raise a child that is not allergic to nuts? Two things you need to do. The first thing to do is eat lots of peanuts and other nuts while you are pregnant. This is just the opposite of … Continue reading

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OTC NO-NO

A BIG NO-NO! Over 80% of pregnant ladies take OTC and/or prescription drugs during the pregnancy. They pump up with drugs for coughs, colds, allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, and pain. The most common cough, cold, and allergy products used during pregnancy … Continue reading

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Folic acid is NOT folate

Your body uses folate for red blood cell production, protection against cancer, pulmonary diseases, osteoporosis, macular degeneration, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease. Folate also helps the body to metabolize proteins and produce DNA correctly. But here’s the kicker: Folic acid will … Continue reading

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A pain in the pregnancy

Acetaminophen (pain drugs like Tylenol), are short-term pain relievers with LONG-TERM consequences – especially to the developing fetus. A new study suggests that a 28 day use of acetaminophen during pregnancy can increase adverse effects on child development. Children exposed … Continue reading

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Homebirth as safe as hospital birth

Homebirth safety, including midwife care during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum is equal to allopathic medical care while being healthier and is less costly. This includes women with high-risk pregnancies. Of course, the proportion of caesarean sections was lower in the … Continue reading

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Real Health Talk News and Views broadcast 09/25/13

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Gum disease horrors

Keep up with those pearly whites and gums. Especially if you are preggo – or want to be. New research mentioned by the CDC indicates that women with periodontal disease up their risk for pre-term or low-birth weight babies, causing … Continue reading

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RSV virus in infants caused by mommy’s diet

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in infants may be caused by what their mothers ate during pregnancy, according to the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The sickest of the sick babies with RSV came from mommies who ate … Continue reading

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Smogged into high blood pressure during pregnancy

Researchers looked for an association between preeclampsia and exposure to traffic-related air pollution. They collected air pollution, weather and traffic volume data from routine local monitoring stations throughout the region and added estimated average nitrogen dioxide levels at some 23,000 … Continue reading

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Doing it at home!

I love a good old-fashioned home birth! The number of pregnant women who choose to have their babies at home instead of at a hospital has risen by 20 percent in the past four years, according to the CDC. A … Continue reading

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Ritalin for mice?

Yale researchers exposed pregnant mice to cell phones and found subsequent born mice had distinct behavior changes that closely resembled ADHD in humans. The baby mice that were exposed to the cell phone radiation had memory problems and were more … Continue reading

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Folate vs folic acid

Folic Acid is part of the B-complex and interacts with other B vitamins. It is best known as being essential for the synthesis of genetic material and the metabolism of amino acids. Folic acid also helps maintain healthy blood as … Continue reading

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