Austim affects one in every 100 people, but does your college or where you work have an effect?
A surprising new study at Cambridge University is conducting the first ever ‘clear test’ to determine if marrying someone from work or the type of job increases the chances of children developing autism! But why?
The HPV vaccine prevents STDs, and a federal advisory committee is now saying boys as young as 9-years-old should be protected! HollyMoms, would you have your sons vaccinated?
According to The New York Times, a federal advisory committee is now saying that 11 and 12-year-old boys should routinely be vaccinated against HPV (the human papillomavirus). The vaccine prevents anal, mouth and neck cancers that can result from sexual activity. According to the article, this recommendation could transform the use of the HPV vaccine!
Video screens are everywhere, but a new study warns parents to avoid them!
The American Academy of Pediatrics announced at its annual convention that parents of infants and toddlers should limit time their kids spend in front of televisions, computers, educational games and even shows playing in the background!
Kids have a one-in-five chance of developing autism if they have a brother or sister with the condition and a ONE-IN-THREE risk if more than one of their older siblings suffers from it.
New research released in the online journal Pediatrics says parents whose first born child has autism face a one-in-five risk of their second child being born with the disorder. The risk is much higher than in previous studies and increases if the second child is a boy. Can you personally relate to this new information, HollyMoms?
According to a study of patients aged seven to 19, children who use mobile devices are at no greater risk of developing brain cancer than those who do not use them.
The research, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute on July 27 and partially funded by cell phone operators, addresses concerns that children may be more vulnerable to health risks from the electromagnetic radiation from cellphones. In reality, cell phones do not affect the risk of cancer in kids. Great news!
A new report advises parents and care givers to follow food guidelines and portion-control when it comes to feeding their young children.
The Institute of Medicine reports that children aged two to five are getting fatter faster, and it has a lot to do with the amount — or lack there of — of physical activity. Contrary to popular belief, kids do not “outgrow” their baby fat and parents need to step up and start making healthier and smarter choices when it comes to their children’s diet and exercise.
A new study shows that Americans who have seen these MTV shows are more likely to believe that abortion should be legalized. What do YOU think?
Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant may not only be entertaining, but could be influencing some Americans’ political opinions! Reports on a poll done by the Public Religion Research Institute present some interesting facts behind the correlation between these MTV shows and the abortion issue. What’s your stance?
Good news for all the breastfeeding moms — a study proves breastfed boys do better in school than their bottle fed peers.
We already know that breastfeeding is good for both mommy and baby, but now it looks like there are even more benefits. Researchers at the University of Western Australia’s Telethon Institute for Child Health Research studied the results of standardized tests given to 1, 038 10-year-old boys and girls. What they discovered was that the breastfed boys did better in math, reading, writing and spelling than their classmates who had been given bottles of formula! Yet breast milk didn’t appear to have any influence on the brains of girls.
Here’s another reason to kick cigarettes to the curb. Scientists have discovered that children whose mothers smoked heavily during pregnancy were the most likely to have a criminal record as an adult. The chance of being arrested was actually 30 percent higher for them than for kids with nonsmoking moms!
Anyone who’s every seen a pack of cigarettes knows that the Surgeon General warns that smoking while pregnant is extremely harmful to a fetus. Now a new study done as part of the Collaborative Perinatal Project shows that people whose mothers smoked 20 or more cigarettes a day were 30 percent more likely to have a criminal record as adults, regardless of whether they’re male or female. And even worse, they were extremely likely to be repeat offenders!
The latest birth control invention is a contraceptive gel women can spread on their skin, and it can be used while breastfeeding. HollyMoms, do you think this could become more popular than the pill?
Are you tired of having to remember to pop a pill at the same time every day to avoid an unplanned pregnancy? Well, science seems to have found a new way to keep your body baby-free, and it seems to be be just as easy as brushing your teeth or washing your face. And best of all, moms who’ve just had a baby and are breastfeeding can use it too!
Consuming a cocktail when you’re expecting may not be so bad for your baby. It’s all about moderation!
Hey HollyMoms, when you were pregnant did you ever crave a cold beer or a bubbly glass of champagne? You probably didn’t indulge, but a new study released in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health reveals that a little bit of booze might be just fine if you have a bun in the oven.
They say that you are what you eat, but can your diet really affect the sex of your baby? According to the latest studies, women who eat a diet rich in calcium and magnesium have a greater chance of conceiving a girl. But others say it’s all about timing!
Ask any parent-to-be and they’re usually tell you that as long as their baby is healthy, they couldn’t care less if it’s a boy or a girl. But if you’ve already got a bunch of boys running around the house, and are finding yourself looking longingly at all the frilly pink frocks in the girls section of department stores, then perhaps this diet is for you.
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