Pregnancy

This pregnancy symptom linked to higher autism risk

In a new study, researchers found children whose mothers had hyperemesis gravidarum—a severe form of morning sickness—during pregnancy were 53% more likely to be...

Breast density: common myths every woman should know

Mammograms remain the gold standard for detecting breast cancer in its earliest stages, potentially saving lives. So, why do some women receive a letter after...

Anemia in early pregnancy linked to autism, ADHD in child

In a new study, researchers found the timing of anemia—a common condition in late pregnancy—can make a big difference for the developing fetus. They found...

Is vigorous exercise safe during the third trimester of pregnancy?

Expectant mothers receive an avalanche of information about potential risks to their baby. There's a growing list of foods, toxins and environmental threats to avoid....

Vitamin D may provide great health benefits to pregnant women

In a new study, researchers found that supplementing pregnant women with vitamin D alone may reduce the risk of several health problems. The research was...

High-fat diet in pregnancy may prevent Alzheimer’s in children

A high-fat diet can carry health risks, but for mothers-to-be, it may make all the difference when it comes to Alzheimer's disease prevention for...

There’s no evidence c-sections cause autism or ADHD

A new study that combines data from over 20 million births has found that a cesarean section delivery is associated with autism spectrum disorder...

Changes linked to autism risk may be detected in early-mid pregnancy

In a new study, researchers have identified a link between autism and steroid hormone changes detected in the mother's blood. These changes, which suggest increased...

You might not want to mix these 5 things with birth control

Many forms of birth control are hormone-based--but not everything mixes well with those hormones. This week on Reactions, learn about some common products that could...

Alcohol drinking during pregnancy could change genes in child and mother

In a new study, researchers found that mothers who drink moderate to high levels of alcohol during pregnancy may be changing their babies' DNA. The...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...