National Cancer Institute researchers investigated the association between coffee drinking and the risk of developing malignant melanoma. They looked at 447,357 cancer-free, non-Hispanic whites and found that folks who downed four or more cups of caffeinated coffee per day, had a 20% lower risk for
Rubella causes slight fever, rash and swelling of the glands in the neck; can cause brain swelling or bleeding; if a pregnant woman contracts rubella, it can cause miscarriage or put her baby at high risk for neurological problems that resemble autism or life-threatening birth defects involving loss
Vaccines prevent 20,500 infant deaths a year in the United States (compared to the prevaccine era) and innumerable other disorders such as brain dysfunction, paralysis, and even cancer in children and adults. Vaccines are credited with huge decreases in medical illnesses; the polio vaccine prevents.
Make sure your child is in good health, is hydrated with water before vaccination, and is not receiving antibiotics. If your child is sick, schedule his vaccines for another time. Treat any post-vaccine fever and irritability aggressively, hydrate with water or sports drinks, and proceed according..
You gain a lot when you get married–love, companionship, fun between the sheets, a family, someone to share your dreams. But a study highlights a not-so-nice gain you’ve maybe seen up close and personal: Extra pounds after you tie the knot. German researchers checked the marital sta
Good riddance to Franken-Fats! Thanks to a new Food and Drug Administration ruling, food makers must phase out the use of artificial trans fats over the next three years. That’s big news for your heart, because this change could prevent 10 to 20,000 heart attacks and other heart events every y
The World Championship of Watermelon-Seed Spitting is held at the Annual Watermelon Thump in Luling, TX, the world record is 68 feet 9 1/8 inches! Clearly, the folks in Luling take their watermelon seriously; but what we’re about to tell you is something even those watermelon lovers may not be
Marathon runner Ryan Hall starts his day with 20 ounces of water and drinks at least eight ounces before and after meals. But many famous performers aren’t so smart: Since 2010 Gene Simmons, Lady Gaga (twice), Katy Perry and Nick Cannon have canceled gigs because of dehydration. It’s a d
There’s one swing that’ll melt down faster than Tiger Woods at the 2015 U.S. Open–and that’s the swing on your child’s playground. Back in the day when playground swings and slides were made of metal, we all knew when they could become just too hot to handle. Today thos
Playoff games (think NBA and Stanley Cup finals), as well as the World Series and the NFL’s Sunday, Monday and Thursday night games later in the year, can keep you glued to your TV (if you’re on Central or Eastern Standard time) until well after midnight. But the alarm clock never goes o
The lyrics to Weird Al Yankovic’s parody of Michael Jackson’s Beat It sums up how parents inadvertently trigger bad food habits in their kids: “Don't want to argue, I don't want to debate/Don't want to hear about what kind of food you hate/You won't get no dessert &
When British Freestyle Unicycle Champion (2010-2013) Sam Goodburn juggles 5 pins and rides his unicycle across a tightrope you know you’re seeing multi-tasking at its highest level. But for more down-to-earth sorts (like us) the idea of riding even a stationary bike and juggling–or count
Uma Thurman portrayed the villainess Poison Ivy in 1997’s Batman and Robin and her effort earned her a nomination for that year’s Razzie, or Golden Raspberry, for worst supporting actress! Seems Uma’s Poison Ivy wasn’t rash enough–and moviegoers weren’t itching to
To make a sleep plan if you have insomnia during pregnancy, first ask yourself how much sleep you need every night. Most adults need between seven and nine hours each night. You may need more while you're pregnant. Next, figure out what time you need to get up every morning during the coming week...
Insomnia or difficulty sleeping is very normal during pregnancy. According to the American Pregnancy Association, about 78% of pregnant women suffer from insomnia. Whether you are in your first or third trimester, getting a good night's sleep is probably a challenge.