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Practicing Yoga Improves Arthritis Pain and Mood

For the one in five people who live with arthritis, yoga may be a safe and effective way to remain active. A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers found that people with two common forms of arthritis – knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis – who practiced yoga reported a 20 percent improvement in their pain, […]

Breastfeeding May Protect Babies from Childhood Leukemia

New moms can lower their babies’ risk of developing childhood leukemia by breastfeeding them, a new study suggests. Babies who are breastfed for at least six months appear to have a 19 percent lower risk of developing childhood leukemia – the most common childhood cancer, according to a review of multiple studies. Researchers from the […]

Healthy Lifestyle Helps Prevent Gestational Diabetes

Maintaining a healthy weight, eating healthy foods, exercising regularly and not smoking may help prevent women from developing gestational diabetes – a common pregnancy complication that carries long-term health implications for both mother and child. Indeed, a healthy lifestyle may prevent nearly half of all diabetic pregnancies, according to researchers who looked at data from […]

Stress Doubles Risk of Infertility, Study Shows

Women trying to conceive may be able to increase their fertility by eliminating stress from their lives. Researchers have found that not only does stress delay pregnancy, but it also doubles the risk of infertility, according to a news release from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The new study adds insight into previous research […]

Breast Cancer Survivors Improve Health with Yoga, Study Finds

Women recovering from breast cancer who practice yoga regularly not only feel significantly less fatigue but also have lower levels of inflammation, according to new research. The study, the largest of its kind, found that the more the women practiced yoga, the better their results, according to a news release from Ohio State University. “This […]

Weight-Lifting, Yoga Help Women Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Aerobic exercise isn’t the only workout strategy a woman has for reducing her risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. According to a new study published in the journal PLOS Medicine, lifting weights, taking yoga and other muscle toning classes can also lower the risk. And, when combined with aerobic exercise, the risk of diabetes plummets. […]

There’s No Place Like…Om

Whether you’re trying to improve your balance after a stroke or rid your body of stress, practicing yoga has become a healthy part of many people’s lives. Finding classes has never been easier either. A yoga apparel company has created a free app for iPhone and iPod users who have iOS6. The app takes your […]

Talk, Don’t Walk, While on the Cell Phone

Many parents give their children cell phones because it offers convenience and a way to stay in touch. However, researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, say parents need to tell their children not to use them when crossing streets. The researchers found that children ages 10 and 11 often become distracted by their […]

Health Officials Urge Parents to Stop Using Infant Sleep Positioners

The nation’s top health and safety officials are reminding parents and caregivers to stop putting infants in sleep positioners unless prescribed by a doctor. The warning comes after a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 13 infant deaths associated with sleep positioner products from 1997 to 2011. Although infant sleep […]

Safety Guidelines for Pregnant Drivers

When you’re pregnant and driving a vehicle, keep these safety tips in mind to protect you and your baby. Authorities from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommend pregnant women move the front seat back as far as possible when driving. Keep at least 10 inches between the center of the chest and the steering […]