Mom’s Antidepressant Use Linked to Autism
Use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) by pregnant women may increase the risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in their offspring, new research suggests. For the full text of the press release, click here.
Breast Cancer and Personality: Is there a connection?
The idea that a woman's personality traits can make her more prone to get breast cancer appears to be nothing more than a myth. click for the entire news release
Exercise Reduces Breast Cancer Risk
Researchers don't know the mechanism, but studies have shown quite conclusively that exercise can reduce the risk for breast cancer, especially some of the more aggressive cancers. Read more
Does Cranberry Juice Prevent Urinary Tract Infections?
Research suggests that cranberry juice cocktail can reduce urinary tract infections by 50%. Click here
PAP Tests are Still Necessary Despite Cervical Cancer Vaccine
Although there is a (relatively new) vaccine approved for cervical cancer, PAP tests are still required because the vaccine does not yet target all known strains of the virus. Click here to read the entire news release.
Household Help for Women in Cancer Treatment
Fighting cancer is difficult enough, but living with it is even tougher - and that's where the Cleaning for A Reason Foundation steps in. This nonprofit offers free professional housecleaning, and maid services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for cancer - any type of cancer. HOW THIS PROGRAM WORKS
Exercising for Two: Working Out during Pregnancy
New research suggests that the bond between expectant mothers and their babies may be stronger than had been suspected. When you exercise during pregnancy, your baby is not, as most of us would have thought, a passive, floating passenger. Instead, he or she may be actively joining in the workout, with the fetal cardiac system growing stronger and healthier as a result of the workouts.
Even after birth, babies born to mothers who exercised while pregnant were found to have healthier hearts than other infants a full month after delivery.
Find out more details about this fascinating study here.