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Obese Women Have Higher Risk of Giving Birth to Babies with Certain Defects Women who are obese before becoming pregnant have a higher risk of giving birth to babies with congenital defects, such as missing limbs or underdeveloped spinal cords, according to researchers at t ...
Aug 08 2007 4:22pm
Folate-Rich 'Super Tomato' Could Cut Birth Defects You say tomato, scientists say "fewer birth defects." U.S. researchers say they've created a folic acid-enriched "super tomato" that could cut the rate of birth defects, anemia and other folate defic ...
Apr 03 2007 11:43am
Hirschsprung's Disease Hirschsprungs Disease (congenital aganglionic megacolon) is a birth defect in which nerve cells in the wall of the large intestine do not develop. These nerve cells, called ganglion cells, control the ...
Aug 12 2009 9:36am
When to Suspect Lyme The most useful diagnostic reference: the “Bible” of Lyme medical literature. by John Bleiweiss, MD. The When To Suspect Lyme Disease essay: This essay, written by John D. Bleiweiss, ...
Jul 08 2008 6:37pm
Berardinelli-Seip Congenital Lipodystrophy Here is a link to more information about the genetics of Berardinelli-Seip Congenital Lipodystrophy that was prepared by our genetic counselor and which has links to some useful resource for t ...
Feb 02 2010 7:00am
Healthy Fertility Boosting Tips Wanna have a baby? Here are a few steps to take that could improve the odds of becoming pregnant and moving into the first trimester healthfully. 1. Avoid exposure to pesticides, paints, solvents, an ...
Jun 04 2007 5:02pm
Essential Vitamins You Won't Want to Miss It’s pretty easy to get an adequate amount of vitamin C and calcium. But there are plenty of other nutrients just as important, but get less press than the others. A few of them include… Iron. Th ...
Sep 20 2007 4:25pm
Pre-natal vitamins For awhile, I was taking pre-natal vitamins (was not pregnant) to encourage my hair to grow. And I tell you what, it worked! My hair grew like a weed and I was so excited, because it was the first tim ...
Jul 11 2007 9:22am
Vitamin B is actually eight different water soluble vitamins that create the B-Complex ... more
Mar 04 2013 10:48am
today Today I made a new friend, hi Kyred, I read your survival story and I am sorry you had to go through all that but at the same time I feel a weird sense of relief that I am not the only person that g ...
Apr 07 2010 2:38pm
OH and to those I've lied to in the past...No I don't rehabilitate wild cats. lol more
Jun 15 2011 9:26pm
Caffeine linked to miscarriage Interesting article on Yahoo!... A new study showed that Caffeine consumption by pregnant women can increase the risk of miscarriage. It doesn't matter if the caffeine comes from coffee, te ...
Jan 21 2008 7:07pm
I was curious how much caffeine was in a cup of coffee. I found a good resource here: ... more
Jan 21 2008 7:16pm