Can frankincense really fight cancer?

“Frankincense ‘fights cancer’,” is the festive health headline from the Mail Online. The “aromatic substance from the Nativity story could help treat ovarian tumours,” it says. The news is based on a University of Leicester press release entitled “Christmas gift brings treatment hope for cancer patients”. Unfortunately, many more Christmases are likely to pass before […]

Are good neighbours really life-savers?

“Having good neighbours can help cut heart attack risk,” reports The Independent. The paper reports on a nationally representative US study of over 5,000 adults over the age of 50. People were asked about how they rated their neighbourhood social cohesion, then followed up for four years to see if they had a heart attack. […]

Google reveals what pregnant women really want to know

by Sara McGinnis posted in Mom Stories No one knows exactly what is on the public’s minds quite like Google. An analysis of submitted terms from around the globe into the search engine has revealed quite about what pregnant women are really interested in — as well as how their partners are handling impending fatherhood…. […]

Can you really predict gender with these tricks?

by Krissie Schmidt posted in Mom Stories “Born under Venus, check for a…” I’ll admit, I stole that line from the first Rugrats movie when they were still expecting Dil to be a little girl. Do you have a friend that tries to pass off old wives’ tales as if they were science? People who… […]

What’s really in chicken McNuggets… apparently not pink slime

by Stacy-Ann Gooden posted in Mom Stories What kid doesn’t love chicken nuggets? That was one of my favorite things to eat as a kid. My mom would never take us to McDonald’s because we couldn’t afford it. Instead, she’d insist on whipping up her own burgers for dinner. It was usually accompanied by ketchup… […]

Do diet drinks really make you fatter?

“Does even Diet Coke make you fat?” asks the Mail Online. The question is prompted by the results of a large US study involving more than 23,000 US adults. It found that people who were overweight or obese drank more sugar-free drinks than people who were a healthy weight. Researchers believe this could indicate that these people were […]

How long does postpartum depression really last?

A new, comprehensive review of clinical studies examining postpartum depression has shown that although symptoms of postpartum depression in most women recede over time, for a large number of women, depression remains a long-term problem. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today