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Balanced Diet During Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Preterm Delivery
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Read more...Expectant mothers are often told to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, and a new study adds to evidence that a healthy diet is linked to a reduced risk of premature birth.

Researchers analyzed data gathered from more than 66,000 pregnant women in Norway between 2002 and 2008. Premature birth (before 37 weeks of pregnancy) occurred in slightly more than 5 percent of the pregnancies.

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Naps May Boost Your Baby's Memory
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Read more...Babies process and preserve memories during those many naps they take during the day, a new study suggests.

"We discovered that sleeping shortly after learning helps infants to retain memories over extended periods of time," said study author Sabine Seehagen, a child and adolescent psychology researcher with Ruhr University Bochum in Germany. "In both of our experiments, only those infants who took an extended nap for at least half an hour within four hours after learning remembered the information."

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Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth in Study
Thursday, January 15, 2015
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Women who have low blood levels of vitamin D during pregnancy are more likely to give birth prematurely, a new study suggests.

Women with the lowest levels of vitamin D were about 1.5 times as likely to deliver early compared to those with the highest levels, the investigators found. That finding held true even after the researchers accounted for other factors linked to preterm birth, such as overweight and obesity, and smoking.

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Health Tip: Easing Heartburn During Pregnancy
Thursday, January 15, 2015
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While heartburn is a common discomfort of pregnancy, there are things you can do to help keep the problem at bay.
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Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Read more...Two troublesome adult breathing issues -- asthma and sleep apnea -- may have a connection, a new study suggests.

Adults who struggle with asthma face an increased risk for also developing the nighttime breathing disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea, the new research reveals.

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