Ever Wonder What Skinny People Eat for Breakfast?

    Do you ever wonder what skinny people eat for breakfast? You’re not alone. Researchers at the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab wondered about the same things so they asked. ... more »

    Common Cause Links Female Infertility to High Risk of Ovarian Cancer

    A recent study indicates there may not be a cause-and-effect association between infertility and ovarian cancer but a common cause instead that leads to both. ... more »

    New Studies Confirm Importance of Placenta to Pregnancy Health and Monitoring

    The placenta is one of the most mystifying organs in the human body. It is the only organ that can be grown in an adult body and every child’s life depends on it. Study of the placenta is difficult. ... more »

    Singing Better Than Baby Talk for Irritable Infants

    It seems babies remain calm and content longer when they hear adults singing rather than speaking baby talk to them. ... more »

    One Baby Aspirin a Day Ups Conception Rate After Miscarriage

    The findings of a 2013 study on aspirin’s effect on conception indicates taking one baby aspirin a day ups the chance of conception by as much as 17% for women who have a history of miscarriage. ... more »

    Immune System Encourages Pregnancy When Sex Life is Lively

    Fertility is highest at in the days leading up to ovulation so intercourse is encouraged then, but new research indicates intercourse throughout the menstrual cycle promotes conception, too. ... more »

    Multi-Studies Indicate SSRI Use Safe During Pregnancy

    A class of drugs known as SSRIs brings relief to many people experiencing depression and anxiety but some doctors are hesitant to prescribe them for pregnant women. ... more »

    Coffee Night Caps Wreck the Whole Day. Sorry.

    Coffee night caps wreck the whole day and a caffeine buzz alone is not to blame. Caffeine interferes with the body’s natural circadian rhythms, the body’s internal clock. ... more »

    Spending Time with Mother Nature Strengthens Immune System

    Spending time in nature strengthens the immune system, according to Ming Kuo. ... more »

    Exercise Takes Sting Out of Teen Bullying

    Good physical health promotes good mental health, too, and may help take the sting out of bullying for teenagers. ... more »

    Pphubbing: Cellphones Wreck Relationships, Trigger Depression

    Overzealous cellphone use “can undermine the bedrock of our happiness — our relationships with our romantic partners.” The researchers have even given the phenomenon a name: pphubbing. ... more »

    Preeclampsia Blood Treatment Safely Extends Pregnancy 2 Weeks

    Between 5% and 8% of all babies born in the US have mothers who developed preeclampsia during pregnancy. It is one of the most common complications of pregnancy and its consequences can be tragic. ... more »

    Babies Leave Genetic Souvenirs in Mom's Body

    A recent study from the Netherlands found Y-chromosomes, from baby boys, in every tissue sample they tested from the babys’ mothers. ... more »

    24-Hour Access to OBs, Midwives Reduces C-Section Numbers

    In April 2011, a community hospital in Northern California changed the way it handled maternity patients. After the hospital policy change, the number of cesarean-section deliveries dropped. ... more »

    Placenta Works Like Embryonic Oxygen Tank

    Professor John Aplin has discovered that the developing placenta absorbs and collects oxygen and slowly releases it into the embryo. It works as an oxygen holding tank. ... more »

    Experts Recommend 3-Step Diagnostic Process for Autism

    A new study of two different kinds of genetic tests identified ASD in a small number of patients, leading the test’s authors to recommend a 3-step diagnostic process when autism is suspected. ... more »

    Do School Schedules Work for Working Parents?

    Grose questions how or why parents are expected to take on such a big role in the school system when they are working full time. ... more »

    "Helicoptered" Kids Face Psychological Struggles in College

    A 2013 study finds college students are seeking psychological counseling in greater numbers than ever before. One reason behind the increased need for psychological help is helicopter parenting. ... more »

    Ease Up on Antibiotics to Decrease Diabetes Risk

    The findings of a recent Danish study of antibiotics and diabetes strengthens the growing body of evidence that links the two. ... more »

    How Many Billions Does the World Spend on Babies?

    Babies are big business for advertising as well as for the manufacturers who produce baby goods so Nielsen watches what parents around the world buy for their babies. ... more »

    Dietary Iodine Crucial for Fetal Brain Development

    A new study from Sweden reinforces the importance of adequate dietary intake of iodine during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Iodine is a mineral important to thyroid function. ... more »

    False-Positive Mammogram Results Trigger Lingering Anxiety, Stress

    A Swedish study finds the stress and anxiety generated by a false-positive mammogram can linger as long as a year. ... more »

    More Superbugs in Antibiotic-Laced Conventional Burger Meat Than Organic

    A new study from Consumer Reports may suggest some rethinking about your beloved burger is in order. Industrial-scale beef producers include antibiotics as a daily part of their livestock’s diet. ... more »

    Grandmother Hypothesis: How Menopause Shaped Human Evolution

    The “grandmother hypothesis” suggests monogamy and longevity exist today because grandmothers of long, long ago stopped being fertile decades before they reached the end of their natural lifespans. ... more »

    Autistic Children Often Creatively Advanced

    Parents may have already suspected this but a recent British study confirms people with autistic characteristics are often more creatively advanced than their peers. ... more »

    Wine Her, Dine Her to Better Chances of Making Love

    A new study indicates that food, sex, and other rewards all activate the same area of the female brain. ... more »

    New-Baby Blues Behind Only-Child Trend?

    A new study from Canada indicates the everyday realities of parenthood could be a driving factor behind a trend for only-child families. ... more »

    Slight Alteration in IVF Could Boost Success for Older Women

    Dr. Yan-Guang Wu and his research team found timing of egg retrieval is a key to success when treating older women. ... more »

    Kids Bombarded with Tempting Booze Ads on TV Sport Events

    A study published in January indicates children who grow up watching booze ads on TV are more likely to imbibe themselves. They have a tendency start early and are prone to overindulgence. ... more »

    Men: Watch Porn for Higher Sperm Quality

    A group of 21 healthy men recently volunteered to masturbate while watching pornographic videos and they were doing it for free, in the name of science. ... more »

    The Bigger the Family, the More Frequent the Viral Infections

    In some families, it seems there’s always somebody sick. 26 families of varying size agreed to participate in the study which indicates the bigger the family, the more frequent the viral infections. ... more »

    Eat Spicy, Live Long

    Functional foods taste great but they come with added benefits. Many of the world’s spiciest cuisines are vibrant with functional foods like garlic, chili peppers and powders, cinnamon, and turmeric. ... more »

    Discovered: First Gene Strongly Associated with Autism

    An international team of researchers has discovered a gene that is more strongly associated with autism than any other to date. ... more »

    Anti-Vaxxers Reconsider After Learning About Measles Complications

    Many efforts to change the minds of anti-vaxxers focus on the safety of vaccination. This approach isn’t very effective and often encourages parents to become even more adamantly opposed. ... more »

    Exercising Teens Face Reduced Risk of Cancer in Middle Age

    A recent study from Vanderbilt University has uncovered an added benefit of exercise: when girls were exercising regularly as teens, they faced a reduced risk of cancer when they reached middle age. ... more »

    Baby #2 Affected by Mom's Weight During First Pregnancy

    A new study indicates that even Baby #2 is affected when mom carries too little or too much weight at the beginning of her first pregnancy. ... more »

    Parents' Ages Influence Children's Risk of Autism

    A new study “like no other” indicates parental age as an influence on the child’s risk. This study shows “for the first time that autism risk is associated with disparately aged parents..." ... more »

    Too Many Infertile Black Women Overlooked by Research, Emotional Interventions

    Infertility affects women of all races, every socioeconomic situation, every culture and religion. Most of the research being done on infertility in the US, however, involves affluent white couples. ... more »

    Study Finds Placenta Eating Trendy But Without Health Benefits

    Very few scientific studies have explored any benefits or risks. We’re left with the “perceived benefits,” according to Dr. Crystal Clark, who has reason to question if placentophagy is all that. ... more »

    Biotech Company Produces First Ever Complete Human Sperm in Lab

    A biotech company based in France has recently announced their ability to grow human sperm cells in the lab, a breakthrough expected to help many couples overcome male-related infertility issues. ... more »

    Healthier Eating: "Do" Focus on Benefits, "Don't" Dwell on Negatives

    Public health campaigns probably don’t present the information the right way. People are more motivated by accentuating the positive but so many public health campaigns focus on the negative. ... more »

    Infant Surgery: Regional Better Than General Anesthesia

    The currently preferred method to dull pain in infant surgery is general anesthesia (GA) but a recent study indicates less invasive anesthesia — regional anesthesia (RA) — may produce safer outcomes. ... more »

    'Widespread Misperceptions' of Miscarriage Revealed in Study

    One in every four pregnancies ends in miscarriage but most people consider the event uncommon and most don’t know what causes it to happen, according to a recent study. ... more »

    Why Even Slight Drop in Whooping Cough Vaccinations Leads to Outbreaks

    In spite of vaccine availability and widespread compliance, the highest spike in whooping cough cases in the US since 1955 occurred in 2012. A team of researchers wanted to know why. ... more »

    Whole-Body Vibration Platforms Damage Spine, Joint Tissue

    High-frequency, low-amplitude whole-body vibration (WBV) platforms have become popular in recent years but a study urges caution; these “no work” workouts might not be so good on the joints. ... more »

    Fresh Fruit Bowl "CAN" Encourage Healthier Eating

    Imagine it’s dinner time. You’ve got a great big big banana split sitting at your place at the dinner table. Would you eat it? Would you let your kids eat one, too? ... more »

    Parent Training Improves Behaviors of Autistic Children

    A new study identifies a 24-week program that trains parents of autistic children how to handle their disruptive behavior and outbursts with superior results. ... more »

    Depression Diagnosis Likely to Resurface During Infertility Treatment

    When a person is diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD), he or she is at risk of relapses that bring back feelings of hopeless frustration, emotional isolation, guilt, and self-doubt. ... more »

    Limit Household Bleach for Healthier Children

    Many parents turn to chlorine bleach for the cleanest clean but a new study indicates children are healthier when the use of household bleach is limited. ... more »

    ADHD Kids Learn Best While Fidgeting

    The findings of a recent study suggests the need to rethink the way children with ADHD are managed in the classroom and says kids with ADHD learn best while they’re fidgeting. ... more »