Jennifer had a rough start to her pregnancy. “I had really intense food aversion and really intense nausea,” says the 28-year-old mother of a five-month-old girl. “I wasn’t eating at all.” She was losing weight instead of gaining it, she says, and couldn’t even keep down her prenatal vitamins or iron pills, which she needed … Continue reading Some Pregnant Women Use Weed For Morning Sickness But FDA Cautions Against It
Just over half of children in the United States — 53 percent — now own a smartphone by the age of 11. And 84 percent of teenagers now have their own phones, immersing themselves in a rich and complex world of experiences that adults sometimes need a lot of decoding to understand. These stats come … Continue reading It’s A Smartphone Life: More Than Half Of U.S. Children Now Have One
The brain waves generated during deep sleep appear to trigger a cleaning system in the brain that protects it against Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Electrical signals known as slow waves appear just before a pulse of fluid washes through the brain, presumably removing toxins associated with Alzheimer’s, researchers reported Thursday in the journal Science. CLICK HERE to … Continue reading How Deep Sleep May Help The Brain Clear Alzheimer’s Toxins
New cars these days have better safety features and more tech gizmos than models from a decade ago. And let’s face it: Trading in a beat-up clunker with grimy seats is an enticing idea. But many Americans make big mistakes buying cars. Take new car purchases with a trade-in. A third of buyers roll over … Continue reading 5 Tips For Buying A Car The Smart Way
Hugging a dog is one life’s greatest joys. Getting to see fur on four legs and a wagging tail is like experiencing a love drug — quite literally. Dogs and humans that interact with one another get a jolt of oxytocin, the so-called “cuddle hormone.” And, if you get to look at dogs and hug them … Continue reading Dog People Live Longer. But Why?
Childhood anxiety is one of the most important mental health challenges of our time. One in five children will experience some kind of clinical-level anxiety by the time they reach adolescence, according to Danny Pine, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the National Institute of Mental Health and one of the world’s top anxiety researchers. Pine says … Continue reading How To Help A Child Struggling With Anxiety