Category: Health

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My Fight With Gestational Diabetes

While you are happy learning you are carrying a little one (or two) inside you, you may be dismayed when you hear you have gestational diabetes (GDM). Suddenly, everything doesn’t seem as rosy anymore. Well, that was how I felt. And when the nurses and doctors warned me on the dangers and reprimanded me on my diet made it even worse. Feeling so inadequate, I tried to control my diet and exercise daily to avoid taking insulin. In the end, though, I had to bow to the inevitable and take insulin for the next few months.

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Study Says Parents Live Longer

Good news to married people, or should I say more specifically, to married people with children aka parents. According to a study by a team of researchers, parents with at least one child live longer than childless ones. This study was published in the Journal Of Epidemiology & Community Health.

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Women With Kids Tend to Sleep Less

A new research in the US has discovered that children affect women’s sleeping pattern more than men. Ask any mother about this and I’m sure they’ll totally agree. The nationwide telephone survey, which involved data from 5805 men and women with children in their households, found that children are the main cause why women lose more sleep than men.

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How to Use Baking Soda — 33 Everyday Uses

I LOVE baking soda. There are so many useful things I can do with it and I am even still discovering new ones. And the best thing is, baking soda is pure, safe and natural. I was looking for natural products to use as part of my personal care when I first read about baking soda.

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Don’t Let Your Kids Hang with Cody

Codeine is well-known for its over-the-counter use in treating coughs and associated pain in children. A new report, however, casts serious doubts on its efficacy and safety, and is turning the medical community against the prescription of the once-popular opiate.

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Everything in Moderation, Including Good Cholesterol

For a long time, we’ve been told to keep an eye on the amount of low-density lipoproteins, also known as “bad cholesterols”, that we consume. Blood tests were usually used to focus on the levels of bad cholesterol, as this is believed to be an indicator of the risk faced by the individual, of suffering a stroke or heart attack.

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The Secret to Kids’ Health Lies on the Farm

A study, recently published by the New England Journal of Medicine, and written up into an article for AFP Relaxnews, suggested that children who grow up in contact with farm animals have stronger immune...

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Fever in Toddlers

Fever. Illness. Sickness. These could be the stuff of some parents’ nightmare. I know it is mine. Seeing your child trying to fight off an invisible infection. Feeling so helpless. The only thing is to make him feel as comfortable as possible.