Health News
'Love Hormone' May Help New Moms Heed Crying Babies
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Read more... Brain scan study suggests oxytocin might play role in getting new mothers to care for infants

A natural "love hormone" appears to give mothers the motivation to soothe and care for an upset newborn, Indiana University researchers report.

Brain activation of the hormone, oxytocin, has long been linked to "feel good" responses such as nurturing, sex and physical intimacy, the research team noted.
Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Read more... Regular physical activity seems to put off age-related increases in men by up to 15 years

Men who keep fit may find they delay normal age-related increases in blood cholesterol levels by up to 15 years, a new study suggests.

It is common for cholesterol levels to rise with age and then decrease later in life, the study authors explained in background notes.
Preemie Girls Feed Sooner Than Boys, Study Finds
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Read more... Their eating timetable affects release date from hospital

New research supports the theory that girls born prematurely fare better than preemie boys in the first weeks of life.
Is It a Cold or an Allergy?
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Read more... How parents can help relieve kids' hay fever symptoms

It can be difficult for parents to tell whether their child has a cold or hay fever, but there are ways to distinguish between the two, experts say.
Health Tip: Promoting Independence in Children
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Read more... Establish specific rules early. 
Independence is fostered in childhood and can set the stage for a lifetime of learning, growing and exploring.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests:

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