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Kate Middleton a Fit Role Model for New Moms

Kate Middleton a Fit Role Model for New Moms

Oli Scarff/Getty Images(LONDON) — We all love Kate Middleton for putting her “mummy tummy” on full display.
But the truth is, she was sleek and fit before she got pregnant with baby George and, if she’s like most high-profile moms, she’ll be back in f…

Is Kate Middleton Late? Figuring Out a Due Date

Is Kate Middleton Late? Figuring Out a Due Date

Arthur Edwards – WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) — Given the widely held belief that the Duchess of Cambridge has passed her due date, the anxious anticipation for the birth of England’s future monarch has grown.
While Buckingham Palace never rele…

Is Kate Middleton Late? Figuring Out a Due Date

Is Kate Middleton Late? Figuring Out a Due Date

Arthur Edwards – WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) — Given the widely held belief that the Duchess of Cambridge has passed her due date, the anxious anticipation for the birth of England’s future monarch has grown.
While Buckingham Palace never rele…

3-D Printer Makes Model Memento of Fetus for Parents

3-D Printer Makes Model Memento of Fetus for Parents

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Most parents have to wait until their child is born to see what they look like, but new technology is letting parents create 3-D models of their child’s face, no labor required.
The Japanese company Fasotec devel…

FDA Approves New Drug for Hot Flashes

FDA Approves New Drug for Hot Flashes

iStockphoto(NEW YORK) — The Food and Drug Administration approved a new and somewhat controversial drug to treat moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause on Friday.
There are several drugs that treat hot flashes, which…

Fish Oil Might Help Fight Breast Cancer

Fish Oil Might Help Fight Breast Cancer

Paul Tearle/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s a supplement that millions of Americans take each day, hoping to reduce their risk of heart disease. But a new review of research suggests that fish oil might protect against another killer: breast cancer….

Calcium Linked to Reduced Risk of Death in Women

Calcium Linked to Reduced Risk of Death in Women

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While the benefits of taking calcium supplements are frequently debated, a new study shows that they may reduce the risk of death in women.The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism,…

Mother’s Obesity Surgery May Break Cycle in Kids

Mother’s Obesity Surgery May Break Cycle in Kids

George Doyle/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Children born to mothers who have undergone weight-loss surgery weigh less than their siblings born before the mother’s surgery.According to a study published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, …

Angelina Jolie’s Aunt Dies of Breast Cancer

Angelina Jolie’s Aunt Dies of Breast Cancer

Astrid Stawiarz/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Angelina Jolie’s aunt, Debbie Martin, has passed away at the age of 61 after battling breast cancer.
Her death comes less than two weeks after Jolie revealed that she had a preventative double mastectomy aft…

Jolie’s Double Mastectomy Not Always a Lifesaver

Jolie’s Double Mastectomy Not Always a Lifesaver

Tickingtimebombsblog.com(LOS ANGELES) — Rachel Joy Horn’s breasts were ticking time bombs. She lost trust in her body and no longer felt comfortable in her own skin.That is how she felt, she said, when her doctor broke the news to her that she’d teste…

FDA Approves Over-the-Counter Plan B for Woman 15 and Older

FDA Approves Over-the-Counter Plan B for Woman 15 and Older

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved Plan B One-Step, a brand of emergency contraceptive, to be available for women 15 and older without a prescription.This comes almost a month after a federal judge ord…

Study: Light Drinking During Pregnancy Has No Effect on Children

Study: Light Drinking During Pregnancy Has No Effect on Children

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(LONDON) — A study shows that drinking alcohol lightly during pregnancy may not have a negative effect on children.The study, which was published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, evaluated over 10,000 child…

Keri Russell on Cover of Women’s Health, Discusses Fitness Secrets

Keri Russell on Cover of Women’s Health, Discusses Fitness Secrets

Photo Credit: Women’s Health(NEW YORK) — Keri Russell was in her early 20s when she shot to stardom in the TV drama Felicity, but she doesn’t look as if she’s aged a day in new photos from the May issue of Women’s Health. Even more a…

African-American Women More Likely to Die of Breast Cancer

African-American Women More Likely to Die of Breast Cancer

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — African-American women with breast cancer are much more likely to die from it than women of other ethnic groups are, according to a new study from the American Association for Cancer Research.
“Our study provides …

‘Thigh Gap’ New and Unhealthy Obsession for Teen Girls

‘Thigh Gap’ New and Unhealthy Obsession for Teen Girls

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new body trend is apparently becoming an obsession among teenage girls.It’s the thigh gap, a clear space, or gap, that can be seen between the thighs when a girl is standing with her knees together. Some runway mo…

Vanessa Lachey Struggled with ‘Baby Blues’

Vanessa Lachey Struggled with ‘Baby Blues’

Steve Granitz/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — New mom Vanessa Lachey couldn’t wait to hold her newborn boy in her arms after giving birth, but says her feelings of pure joy and happiness morphed into debilitating “baby blues.”Lachey, the ho…

Study Finds Postpartum Anxiety More Common than Depression

Study Finds Postpartum Anxiety More Common than Depression

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Many mothers are screened for depression after giving birth, but a new study shows that postpartum anxiety is even more common in the days and months following delivery.The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, foll…

Study Tying Women’s Weight Gain to Housework Draws Fire for Coke Link

Study Tying Women’s Weight Gain to Housework Draws Fire for Coke Link

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A group of researchers now says that one reason modern women may be packing on the pounds is because they’re not doing the heavy lifting around the house that they once did.“We looked at 91 different activitie…

Less Housework Correlates with Weight Gain in Women, Study Suggests

Less Housework Correlates with Weight Gain in Women, Study Suggests

(Tom Morello/Thinkstock)(NEW YORK) — Over the past 50 years the American workforce has changed. Many workers spend most of their jobs sitting down in front of a computer, and women have become a full part of the workforce. A new, and somewhat controve…

Study Finds Common Mineral Could Bring PMS Relief

Study Finds Common Mineral Could Bring PMS Relief

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome, or  PMS, know the physical and emotional symptoms can often be miserable. Now researchers say a common mineral may bring relief.Many women take iron supplements to …

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