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Many moms-to-be are stressed, and it might affect baby’s brain

(HealthDay)—Many mothers-to-be feel overwhelmed by stress, and it might have implications for their babies’ brain development in the womb, a new study suggests. The researchers found that even in a group of highly educated, healthy pregnant women, stress and anxiety were common. More than one-quarter reported higher-than-average levels of “perceived stress,” while a similar number

Is it OK to Bring Kids to the Office?

“When colleagues do bring their kids to the office, I find it incredibly distracting and disruptive,” she says, nonetheless. “It’s not like we have a child-care facility in our office building; when the kids get bored (who can blame them), they’re out making noise in the main work area with the rest of us. And

Parenting While Sick Is the Worst — But It IS Possible

As if raising small humans wasn’t challenging enough, sometimes, we also have to do it while we’re feeling our absolute worst. But how are you supposed to keep your kids alive — and entertained! — when you feel like you can barely keep your head above (the toilet bowl) water? Parenting while sick seems like

What is sodium lauryl sulfate and is it safe to use?

If you’ve ever Googled the causes of a skin complaint or damaged hair, chances are someone on the internet has pointed the finger at SLS, or sodium lauryl (or laureth) sulfate, a common ingredient in beauty products, washes, toothpastes and even cleaning products. So what does this ingredient do, why is it in everything, and

Is It Safe to Use Coconut Oil as Lube? Ob-Gyns Explain

Coconut oil makes for a solid cooking oil, facial moisturizer, and makeup remover. But this popular oil is earning a rep for a totally different reason: as a sexual lubricant. Coconut oil lube can supposedly enhance sensation, help couples last longer, and make sex feel more pleasurable overall. On one hand, it makes sense to bring

Exam stress may not be fun, but it can help you get better grades

Two-thirds of young people experience levels of exam stress that mental health organization ReachOut describes as “worrying.” Research shows high levels of exam stress can interfere with attention and reduce working memory, leading to lower performance. Early experiences of anxiety and stress can also set a precedent for mental-health problems in adulthood. But how we

Teenager with TWO vaginas says it took doctors eight years to spot

Teenager with TWO vaginas, wombs and cervixes says it took doctors eight years to spot her unusual anatomy after they repeatedly dismissed her excruciating period pains Molly-Rose Taylor, 19, from Gillingham, was diagnosed with uterus didelphys  For years medics failed to spot the 2cm-thick wall of tissue dividing her vagina  Two periods caused the nanny excruciating period

Sorry To Break It To You, But Not All Pretzels Are Vegan

If you’re vegan, you already know to scrutinize labels for hidden animal products. (Hello, sneaky additions of eggs and dairy.) Some foods are pretty clear-cut—that handful of raw almonds is a solid bet. But others…not so much. Take pretzels for example—are they vegan? Well, the short answer is: yes. And the longer answer is: sometimes

What does it mean when a butterfly lands on you?

Butterflies are beautiful creatures and come in many different shapes, colors, and sizes. Many children spend hours trying to catch the colorful winged insects, wanting to take a closer look at their gorgeous patterns themselves. Sometimes, though, a person gets lucky and is able to take a close up look at a butterfly because one