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Which Partner Should Choose Sterilization?

Done having kids or sure you never want any? If you answer yes, you might be thinking about permanent birth control, also called sterilization. Sterilization can be done for women or men. For women, i…

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Are Pesticides Lowering Our Intelligence?

I've been studying the effects of toxic industrial chemicals and heavy metals for 25 years and with greater intensity for my upcoming brain health book, 60 Seconds to Boost Your Brain Health (Rodale, …

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Pregnant Women Should Avoid Tuna Entirely, Says Consumer Reports

Probably not so great even if you're not pregnant... Mercury in the upper layers of the ocean has†more than tripled since industrial revolution, mostly thanks to the burning of fossil fuels like co…

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New Study Links Pesticide Exposure to Autism

Scientists at the University of California (UC), Davis and UC Los Angeles published findings that further strengthen the link between pesticide exposure and autism.† According to the researchers, this…

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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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Why Natural Birth Control Isn’t My Choice

I like to think that my lifestyle is very natural and healthy. Iíve detoxified the cosmetics and cleaning products I use, and continue to scope out other areas where I can improve. But thereís one are…

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Exercising While Pregnant Could Boost Your Baby’s Brain

It's no newsflash that staying active and healthy while pregnant is the best thing for both mama and baby. But did you know that exercising while pregnant might actually boost your baby's brain? Th…

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Babies Can Recall Music They Heard in the Womb

Played The Beach Boys all through your pregnancy? Try turning it on for your newborn when he's feeling fussy. It's long been thought that playing music for your unborn baby is a great way for mothe…

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Sex on the First Date?

So youíre going through your first date rituals. Paying special attention to where you shave. Going for the sexy bra, not the functional bra. Picking out clothes that make you feel good and look hot, …

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