Dispelling five common pregnancy myths


November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, a time for families nationwide/in Illinois to think about the health of expectant mothers and babies, and about how to have a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery. One out of 10 babies nationwide each year is born prematurely, according to the Centers for …

5 Common Egg Myths Busted

Happy World Egg Day! World Egg Day was established at the IEC Vienna 1996 conference when it was decided to celebrate World Egg Day on the second Friday in October each year. The day is dedicated to help raise awareness of the many health benefits of eggs. Whether you are …

Gestational Diabetes Photos Highlight Serious Pregnancy Risk

That number is only expected to rise around the world. Gestational diabetes, which causes dangerously high blood sugar levels during pregnancy, typically develops in a pregnancy’s second half and usually doesn’t cause symptoms.It can, however, lead to dangerous and even deadly consequences, including preeclampsia, a high blood pressure condition that …

Fever in early pregnancy may up birth defect risk

New York: Babies whose mothers’ suffered from fever in the first trimester of pregnancy may be at risk of developing some heart defects and facial deformities such as cleft lip or palate, a study has shown. The findings showed that fever itself interferes with the development of the heart and …

Clearing the myths about osteoporosis

India is slowly falling prey to another silent disease, akin to hypertension and heart disease, which is detected only when tests indicate a decreased bone density.Known by the name Osteoporosis, this disease affects about 80% Indian women and about 1.5 million Indian men. This is also known as the …

WV ranks fourth in premature birth rates | News

HUNTINGTON — Nearly 12 percent of babies delivered in West Virginia are now born premature — placing the Mountain State (11.8 percent) fourth behind Mississippi (13.6 percent), Louisiana (12.6 percent) and Alabama (12 percent) for the highest percentage of preterm births.Those relatively high rates have earned each of those states …

Acetaminophen use in pregnancy linked to ADHD in study, but no cause is proven

A new study associates the long-term use of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in over-the-counter pain relievers like Tylenol, during pregnancy with the risk that the children born from those pregnancies could develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But many in the medical community say the study, published Monday in the …

Healthy Living: Link between acetaminophen during pregnancy and – KUSI News

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A new study is linking a common over-the-counter medication to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.A team of Norwegian researchers said women who take excessive amounts of acetaminophen during pregnancy may put their babies at risk.They studied 95,000 mothers over ten years and discovered women who consumed the …