Health News
C-Section Rates Drop Slightly With Hospital Review Program
Friday, May 15, 2015
Read more... Newborn complications also decreased, Canadian study reports

Fewer pregnant women had cesarean section births in Canadian hospitals that took part in a C-section review program, a new study reports.

The intervention program included onsite training in best-practice guidelines for C-sections, audits by a committee, and feedback for doctors.
Health Tip: Sleep Better During Pregnancy
Friday, May 15, 2015

Read more...Cut out caffeine, and observe a regular sleep schedule

A growing belly and various aches and pains can make sleep difficult during pregnancy.
Put Car Seat on Your Summer-Travel Checklist
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Read more...Expert clarifies age and size requirements

As you plan summer car trips with your young children, you should also consider car seat safety.

Car seats reduce the risk of death in infants and children by up to 71 percent, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
'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.

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