Curved soles ‘no better than flats’ for back pain

“Shoes with curved unstable soles are no better than traditional trainers for reducing lower back pain,” BBC News reports, after a¬†small but well-designed study found no significant benefit in people wearing “rocker sole” shoes. The study involved 115 adults with chronic lower back pain who were randomised into two groups: rocker sole trainers or normal […]

Jenny McCarthy’s son called 911 on her more than once

by Sara McGinnis posted in Celebrities Jenny McCarthy may be having second thoughts about teaching her son Evan how to call the police. The cohost of The View, who has opened up about her 12-year-old’s bullying problem and sex talk issues, is now sharing about how he’s unafraid of calling 911. The engaged star explained… […]

Thai Fried Rice recipe that’s better than takeout, and cheaper too!

Tonight’s assignment: figure out how to turn one pork chop into dinner for four. It doesn’t take a miracle—just this fabulous recipe for Thai Fried Rice. In four easy steps, I can make one of my favorite takeout dishes at home. Don’t Miss: Healthy Thai Food Recipes EatingWell Blogs – All Blog Posts

7 Fitness Lifestyle Rewards: More Than Just Muscles

by¬†Heather Dugan Not entirely, at least. I admit a tendency toward sleeveless that adds extra value to those triceps extensions, but for me, regular gym workouts and trail running are simply the most effective way to maintain forward momentum before… No visits yet The post 7 Fitness Lifestyle Rewards: More Than Just Muscles appeared first […]

Parental obesity and autism risk in the child: Is paternal obesity a greater risk factor than maternal obesity?

Several studies have looked at possible links between maternal obesity during pregnancy and the risk of developmental disorders in the child. However, paternal obesity could be a greater risk factor than maternal obesity, according to a new study. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

ACA Case May Be Bigger Than Birth Control

WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) — A case that will be argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday could open the door for employers to object to covering a host of health services otherwise mandated by the ACA, legal scholars said. MedPage Today OB/Gyn

Contacts better than permanent lenses for babies after cataract surgery

For adults and children who undergo cataract surgery, implantation of an artificial lens is the standard of care. But a clinical trial suggests that for most infants, surgery followed by the use of contact lenses for several years — and an eventual lens implant — may be the better solution. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

DNA test better than standard screens in identifying fetal chromosome abnormalities

A new study potentially has significant implications for prenatal testing for major fetal chromosome abnormalities. The study found that in a head-to-head comparison of noninvasive prenatal testing using cell free DNA (cfDNA) to standard screening methods, cfDNA testing (verifi prenatal test, Illumina, Inc.) significantly reduced the rate of false positive results and had significantly higher […]

Is it true U.S. parents pick weirder names than UK ones?

by Joyce Slaton posted in Mom Stories Every year, BabyCenter compiles a list of the top baby names in the U.S.; and our sister site in the UK does likewise. This year, I noticed something. The “weird” outlier names that are only given to one or a couple of babies in our data? Are way,… […]

More than 14 percent of pregnant women prescribed opioids, study says

More than 14 percent of pregnant women were prescribed opioids (narcotics) for pain at some time during their pregnancy, according to a study posted to the online version of Anesthesiology. Given the surprising rate these medications were prescribed to pregnant women, more research is needed to assess the risk of opioids to unborn babies, the […]

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