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Exercise During Pregnancy May Decrease the Risk of Cesarean Birth

December 30, 2014 Exercise during pregnancy has been associated with many benefits for mom and baby. This review supports the trend and finds that even one day of purposeful activity per week may reduce the need for cesarean birth.

Maternal Caffeine Intake May Be Associated with Low Birth Weight

November 30, 2014 Newborns who are underweight are at increased risk of complications, such as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). This study found that higher maternal caffeine intake during pregnancy may be associated with a higher risk of having a low birth weight infant.

Prevent Eczema in Kids with a Daily Dose of Moisturizer

November 29, 2014 The painful red, itchy, and scaly rash known as eczema is a common condition in children that is often stubborn to manage. Researchers have found that a daily dose of moisturizer may reduce the development of eczema in newborns who are at higher risk.

Broccoli Sprout Compound Associated with Reduction in Autism Symptoms

October 31, 2014 Autism spectrum disorders is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects 1 in every 68 children. Researchers have found that a phytochemical derived from broccoli sprout extracts may improve behavioral problems associated with autism.

Family Meals May Decrease Risk of Obesity in Teens

October 31, 2014 Children and adolescents who are overweight are more likely to be overweight as adults, increasing their risk of health complications. Researchers have found that meals taken together as a family may protect children against becoming overweight or obese young adults.

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