Ladies, having a baby in your 30s may ensure a long life for you

Looks like people, who are planning their family late, may breathe a sigh of relief. Earlier research said, conceiving after 30 may leave a first-time mother childless. But a new study, not only denies the fact, but also brings a good news for the older moms. The study, by scientists at Portugal’s Coimbra University, said that women who became mothers later in life were more likely to live longer than those who gave birth in their teens and 20s, reports the Independent. “The most relevant result shows that women tend…

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Language lessons for your baby may start in womb: Study

Love to speak to your unborn baby? Well he or she can typically distinguish the difference between sounds used in various languages even a month before being born, an interesting study has shown. The study showed that foetuses can hear things, including speech, in the womb, although the voice is muffled. In the study, the foetal heart rates changed when they heard the unfamiliar, rhythmically distinct language (Japanese) after having heard a passage of English speech, while their heart rates did not change when they were presented with a second…

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Dear moms, here’s another reason to breastfeed your baby. It’ll protect you against MS

Mothers who breastfeed for at least 15 months over one or more pregnancies may be 53% less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) compared with those who do not breastfeed at all or do so for up to four months, says a study. MS is a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. The findings showed that women with MS have significantly fewer relapses, or attacks, during pregnancy or while they are breastfeeding exclusively. “Among the many other benefits to the mother and…

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Sugar intake in pregnancy ups allergy, asthma risk in baby

High intake of sugar during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and asthma in the baby, a study has found. While some research has reported an association between a high consumption of sugar-containing beverages and asthma in children, the relation between maternal sugar intake during pregnancy and allergy and asthma in the offspring has been little studied. Researchers from University of Bristol and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in the UK collected data from almost 9,000 mothers who were pregnant in the early 1990s and their offspring. The study, published…

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Ohio Mom Gets Death Threats After Posting Fake Photo Of ‘Pierced’ Baby

What was meant to protest the piercing of young children is now turning into a huge headache for one Ohio mom who just wanted to take a stand. Enedina Vance has always been a strong advocate against subjecting young children to piercing or circumcision. However, she felt like few parents took her message seriously, so she decided to make a bold statement online. Vance took a photo of her 6-month-old daughter on her phone. She then placed a diamond stud on the baby’s left cheek to make it seem like she had…

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Baby falcon named Lux, born on UC Berkeley campus, dies after window mishap

Berkeley , California One of two baby peregrine falcons born on the University of California, Berkeley campus, died after flying into a window, university officials said Wednesday. The chick, named Lux by the campus community, flew on Tuesday onto a 10th-floor balcony and got trapped. The bird hit a window as it tried to escape the balcony and died from the impact, the university said in a statement. The birds hatched in May at the university’s Campanile and were the first to be born on campus in recent memory. Lux and…

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