Married couples enjoy better health

Married couples enjoy better health

A 20-year study reveals that, in fact, marriages have a positive effect on the individuals’ physical health. However, the opposite is also true – unhappy marriages could have negative effects on physical health. [More...]

 

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8 things you can do to increase your chances of a vaginal birth

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If you are pregnant you are probably thinking a lot about the upcoming labour and how you would like it to go. The problem is - birth is highly unpredictable; anything can happen. It can be very dif [More...]

» What You Don't Know About Water Births» Contraception Options 

Slowing down ageing

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The secret to slowing down ageing is about more than just your physical appearance. If you want to win this fight, you need to tackle it head-on with body, spirit and mind. Following a holistic app [More...]

» How To Survive The ‘Why’ Stage» How to survive the "why" stage 

Fathers’ rights vs. Mothers’ rights: are they equal?

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Children need both parents. Research has shown that their lives are richer and they grow up better adjusted when they have two loving, consistently involved parents in their lives. Sometimes it just [More...]

» Divorce And Kids» Maintenance Matters 

Baby’s fake-crying promotes bonding

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Have you ever got the suspicion that some of your baby’s crying bouts are merely attention-seeking behaviour, otherwise described as ‘fake crying’? It might be that your baby’s crying is not [More...]

» Should I Be Panicking?» Separation Anxiety, Calming Fears 

Braxton Hicks contractions: bear hugs from your uterus

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Not all pregnant women feel Braxton Hicks contractions, but for those who do it can be quite alarming. Particularly if you don't know what to expect! The cramping can leave many women scrambling to  [More...]

» What You Don't Know About Water Births» Contraception Options 

How to advance in the workplace

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Are you struggling to get rid of that stigma attached to being an ambitious woman in the workplace? Is there forever this balancing act between your femininity and hardcore corporate attitude that i [More...]

» Returning to Work and Dealing with the Guilt» Working Mums - How to Cope 

As a mother, do you feel you’re being judged?

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Are you constantly subject to judgemental stares, or that mouthy mother-in-law always criticising your parenting styles – what you feed your child, when your child should nap, what medicines to us [More...]

» Day Mother or Crèche – Which is Best?» Calling a Truce: Your Mother-In-Law 

Do I have early menopause?

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Premature ovarian failure and Early menopause are serious conditions that can adversely affect women from all walks of life, and can be extremely hard to cope with or even be debilitating in some ca [More...]

» Antidepressant Might Help Ease Hot Flashes» Study Ties Hot Flashes to Lower Breast Cancer Risk 

Fun games to play with baby

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We know not to expect a lot of interaction from a newborn. But that doesn't mean playing with your brand-new baby isn't important. From the first day, your baby is interested in what's going on aro [More...]

» Health Tip: Playtime Is Important» Games For Social Development
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Nicotine replacements leading to offspring obesity?

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Are you pregnant and trying to kick the habit of smoking to protect your baby? In your quest it is best not to use nicotine replacement therapies such as nicotine patches, gum, nasal spray, inhalers [More...]

» Smoking During Pregnancy, What Are The Real Dangers?» Smoked Salmon Salad 

Pasteurised dairy is best, say paediatricians

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Raw or unpasteurised milk and milk products can hold the danger of bacterial infection to pregnant women, foetuses and young children. Yvonne Maldonado, MD, professor of paediatrics at the Stanford [More...]

» All About Breastfeeding» Tips for Choosing The Right Milk Formula 

Flu vaccine causes girl to develop sleeping disorder

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Narcolepsy – a condition characterised by an extreme tendency to fall asleep during daytime – was the fate of 15-year-old school girl Chloe Glasson after she went for the swine flu vaccine Pande [More...]

» Common Childhood Illnesses» Chickenpox Vaccine Cuts Hospitalization Rates: Study 

Man flu – is it all just an act?

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A recent study shows that there is a correlation between a weaker immune response and testosterone, which could suggest that men, if fact, do suffer more when they have the flu than women. Mark Dav [More...]

» Health Tip: Playtime Is Important» Should I Be Panicking? 

Sex sells – even to women

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A recent study revealed that women too can react positively to sexual imagery in advertisements, given that the product being advertised is high-end. The study by the University of Minnesota, publi [More...]

» Pre-order a Boy or Girl?» Parents Say They Want to Teach Sex Ed to Their Kids 

Best time to quit smoking is on New Year’s, study reveals

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Will this New Year’s Day be the umpteenth time you are trying to quit that old smoking habit? Well, it is the best time to start the quitting process according to experts. And here’s how you can [More...]

» Smoking During Pregnancy, What Are The Real Dangers?» Smoked Salmon Salad 

Reducing allergies: can I eat peanuts while pregnant?

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In a recent study supported the hypothesis that exposure to allergens early on in a person’s life, makes it more likely that a person can develop tolerance, successfully lowering the likelihood of [More...]

» Dermatitis May Be More Cause Than Effect of Food Allergies» About Common Allergies  

Caucasian women struggle less to lose weight than African-American women

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According to a new study it is harder for African-American women to lose weight than it is for Caucasian women. The study found that African-American women need to cut back on their food intake, or  [More...]

» Healthy Eating During Pregnancy» Beat the Post-Baby Bulge. Will My Body Recover? 

Female millionaires still a minority

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The Harvard Business Review states that female entrepreneurs make 20% more revenue with 50% less investment, so developing female entrepreneurs is a very good idea. Despite this, gender inequality i [More...]

» Money Saving Tips For New Parents» Teach Your Kids The Benefits Of Saving
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