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Pregnancy

How Seafood Can Impact Brain Development

In my video Fish Intake Associated With Brain Shrinkage, I discussed evidence suggesting that mercury exposure through fish intake during pregnancy may decrease the size of the newborn’s brain. Howeve…

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The Scary Reason Pregnant Women Should Avoid Fish

All fish contain small amounts of methylmercury, the most toxic form of mercury, and "fish consumption represents the main source of methylmercury exposure." In my videos Nerves of Mercury and Fish Fo…

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The Surprising Reason Babies Cry at Night

A new study speculates on an interesting reason babies cry at night—it could be because they're trying to prevent Mom from procreating and giving birth to a sibling. Sneaky! The research, published…

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Panicking About Sexual Health? Text Your Questions Anytime

The condom broke. You forgot your pill. There's something going on down there that's stressing you out. The clinic is closed. Who can help, pronto? Last year, Planned Parenthood launched a national…

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Can We Reduce Unplanned Pregnancies?

Can the U.S. bring the proportion of unplanned pregnancies down to 44% by the year 2020? Maybe the goal sounds modest, but unplanned pregnancy is a tough nut to crack. Recent research from the Guttmac…

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Pregnant? Trying To Get Pregnant? Get A Blood Lead Test!

Oh the many steps to take to safeguard your growing baby while pregnant! While most of us consider factors like eating well and getting enough sleep, far too often critical environmental factors are o…

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Prenatal Tylenol Use Linked to ADHD in Baby

More often than not, a woman's first prenatal visit comes with a lot of dos and don'ts. What to eat. What not to eat. When to exercise. How to exercise. And most importantly, which over-the-count…

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Most Women Don’t Know How to Get Pregnant, Study Finds

Think you know how to make a baby? Think again. Some surprising new research shows that most women don't really know the first thing about how it's done. Ask any woman who has ever tried to conceive a…

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10 Things Your New Baby Does Not Need

While those adorably perfect bundles of joy certainly require their fair share of purchases, some gifts are better left on the shelf. Here are the top 10 worst-offender baby gifts most likely to be ba…

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How to Tell If Your Cold or Flu is Serious

The flu virus is now widespread across much of the United States. Nearly 3% of the population is currently sick with the flu, emergency rooms are overloaded and some areas are even experiencing vaccin…

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