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Obesity in mothers alters babies’ weight through brain rewiring

Posted January 24, 2014

Obese mothers are more likely to have children with metabolic disorders such as diabetes compared with thin mothers, but the underlying molecular and cellular reasons for this effect have been unclear. A study published by Cell Press on January 23rd in the journal Cell reveals that the offspring of mouse mothers on a high-fat diet are predisposed to obesity and diabetes because of abnormal neuronal circuits in the hypothalamus—a key brain region that regulates metabolism.

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Diet Plan Helps Obese Moms

Posted February 19, 2013

Diet programs with light exercise helped obese women avoid gaining too much weight during pregnancy, two trials showed. Obese women attending weekly weight management sessions gained 7 pounds less over the course of their pregnancy versus controls and actually dropped below their pre-pregnancy weight by 3 weeks after delivery, Kimberly Vesco, MD, MPH, of Kaiser Permanente and colleagues found in the Healthy Moms trial.

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How to treat morning sickness

Posted December 24, 2012

MOTHERS will tell you that the term “morning sickness” is a bit of a misnomer, because the nausea and roller coaster-like feeling that some pregnant women encounter occur throughout the day.

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Coffee and tea consumption reduce MRSA risk

Posted April 30, 2012

While an apple a day may keep the doctor away, new research published in the Annals of Family Medicine say that hot tea or coffee may keep the methicillin-resistant Staphyloccus aureus, or MRSA, bug away, or at least out of your nose.

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Coffee, Tea, Vitamin D Help Fight MRSA Superbug

Posted April 30, 2012

A new study suggests that drinking hot tea or coffee may reduce the odds of carrying in the nose Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA which is a superbug many people are fearful of. Another study suggests that taking vitamin D supplements may also help prevent the pathogen from causing a health condition.

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