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Mom's Affection Helps Babies Grow Into Less Stressed Adults
Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Read more...The more a mother showers her infant child with warmth and affection, the less anxiety, hostility and general distress the child will ultimately grow up to harbor as an adult, new research indicates.

The finding is based on the tracking of 482 children from the age of 8 months all the way up to an average age of 34 years. The results suggest that maternal affection at a very young age can have a critical long-range impact on mental health and emotional coping skills.

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Long-Term Study Finds Measles Vaccines Safe
Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Read more...Two measles-containing vaccines are safe, according to a new 12-year study.

The research included children between the ages of 12 to 23 months. Some youngsters received the combination measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine. Others were given separately administered measles-mumps-rubella and varicella (MMR + V) vaccines, but they received both vaccines on the same day.

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Health Tip: Managing Swelling During Pregnancy
Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Read more...Thanks to increased blood and fluids in the body during pregnancy, swelling can be an uncomfortable problem.

The American Pregnancy Association suggests how to minimize swelling:

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Taking Care of Your Heart
Monday, February 02, 2015

Read more...Heart disease is the biggest killer of American women and men. But, it's also a preventable disease in many cases.

With February designated as American Heart Month, Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, director of Women's Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, offers 10 tips for reducing your risk of cardiovascular trouble:

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Kidney Stones Causing Calcium Buildups in Blood Vessels?
Monday, February 02, 2015

Read more...Some people who develop recurring kidney stones may also have high levels of calcium deposits in their blood vessels, and that could explain their increased risk for heart disease, new research suggests.

"It's becoming clear that having kidney stones is a bit like having raised blood pressure, raised blood lipids [such as cholesterol] or diabetes in that it is another indicator of, or risk factor for, cardiovascular disease and its consequences," said study co-author Dr. Robert Unwin, of University College London.

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