HEALTH

Eating More Legumes Can Help Add 10 Years To Your Life, Researchers Say

PARIS, France – Choosing legumes over red meat could help increase a person’s life expectancy by more than a decade, according to researchers. In a study published in the journal PLOS Medicine, a team from the University of Bergen in Norway found that prolonged changes from a typical Western diet to ‘optimizing diets’ could ‘translate … Continue reading Eating More Legumes Can Help Add 10 Years To Your Life, Researchers Say

Oxford Scientists To Study Effects Of COVID Variants, Shots In Pregnancy

PARIS, France – Oxford University scientists said on Tuesday they would evaluate the effects of new coronavirus variants on pregnant women and newborns, as well as COVID-19 vaccination effects on complications during pregnancy and after birth. The study comes less than a year after the university found that pregnant women with COVID-19 and their newborn … Continue reading Oxford Scientists To Study Effects Of COVID Variants, Shots In Pregnancy

COVID Vaccination During Pregnancy Help Protect Babies After Birth – U.S. Study

PARIS, France – Vaccinating pregnant women against the coronavirus may help prevent COVID-19 hospitalizations in infants after they are born, especially if the expecting mother got the shots later in their pregnancy, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday. The findings shed light on whether the benefits of vaccination during pregnancy extend to infants who would be … Continue reading COVID Vaccination During Pregnancy Help Protect Babies After Birth – U.S. Study

EU Investigates Reports Of Menstrual Disorders After mRNA COVID Shots

PARIS, France – The European Medicines Agency’s safety committee said on Friday it was reviewing reports of heavy menstrual bleeding and absence of menstruation from women who had received COVID vaccines from Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna. The assessment was in view of reports of menstrual disorders after receiving either of the two vaccines, both … Continue reading EU Investigates Reports Of Menstrual Disorders After mRNA COVID Shots

Antibodies In Breast Milk Remain For 10 Months After Covid Infection – Study

Breastfeeding women how have been infected with Covid – 19 continue to secrete virus – neutralising antibodies into their milk for up to 10 months, data suggests. Besides emphasising the important role breastfeeding could play in helping to protect infants from the disease, researchers believe that such antibodies could be used to treat people with … Continue reading Antibodies In Breast Milk Remain For 10 Months After Covid Infection – Study

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BABY TALKS

MOTHER TO BE | Partners Will Be Allowed To Support Women Giving Birth In New York Hospitals

‘In no hospital in New York will a woman be forced to be alone when she gives birth’, says Governor Andrew Cuomo. ‘Not now, not ever’. In response to two of the New York City’s largest hospital system, New York –Presbyterian and Mount Sinai, banning support people for women in labor during the coronavirus pandemic, … Continue reading MOTHER TO BE | Partners Will Be Allowed To Support Women Giving Birth In New York Hospitals

BABY TALK | Babies With Severe Sleep Problems May Have More Childhood Anxiety, Research Suggests

Many babies struggle to fall asleep without a parent at their side, or wake frequently during the night – a phase that’s exhausting for new parents but usually passes quickly. However, infants with very disturbed sleep patterns could be at greater risk for anxiety and emotional issues in later childhood, new research suggests. Australian researchers … Continue reading BABY TALK | Babies With Severe Sleep Problems May Have More Childhood Anxiety, Research Suggests

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BABY TALK | Climate Change Will Affect Gender Ratio Among Newborns, Scientists Say

Global warming will have a variety of effects on our planet, yet it may also directly impact our human biology, research suggests. Specifically, climate change could alter the proportion of male and female newborns, with more boys born in places where temperatures rise and fewer boys born in places with other environmental changes, such as … Continue reading BABY TALK | Climate Change Will Affect Gender Ratio Among Newborns, Scientists Say

THE ROYAL MOM | Kate Middleton Says Mothers Who Don’t Admit Failures are ‘Lying’

The Duchess of Cambridge struggles with ‘mummy guilt’ because the royal duties sometimes affect her role as the mother of George, Charlotte, and Louis. Kate Middleton, 38, described herself as the ‘always busy mom’, and said ‘I think that moms who don’t admit their failures are actually lying’. In an interview on the ‘Happy Mum, … Continue reading THE ROYAL MOM | Kate Middleton Says Mothers Who Don’t Admit Failures are ‘Lying’