Ginger and its Effect on Blood Glucose Levels in Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

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Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one the most common complications of pregnancy. The present work aimed at investigating the effect of ginger on the blood glucose level of GDM women with impaired glucose tolerance test (GTT). Methods/ This randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial was performed on the total of 70Read …

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Are all BPA-free Plastics Safe? Scientists Question Alternatives

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Scientists find BPA alternative, bisphenol S, could negatively affect both a mother’s placenta and potentially a developing baby’s brain. Using BPA-free plastic products could be as harmful to human health — including a developing brain — as those products that contain the controversial chemical, suggest scientists in a new studyRead …

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The Lancet: New Coronavirus Cannot be Passed from Mother to Child Late in Pregnancy

There is currently no evidence that the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) causes severe adverse outcomes in neonates or that it can pass to the child while in the womb, according to a small observational study of women from Wuhan, China, who were in the third trimester of pregnancy andRead …

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Case Report: Vaginal Candidiasis Infection Treated Using Apple Cider Vinegar

In this case study from our partners at Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Betul Ozen, RN, PhD; Mürüvvet Baser, RN, PhD reviews a patient’s history of Candida albicans, infertility and apple cider vinegar treatment to cure the infection. Abstract: A 32-year-old married woman was admitted with intense vaginal dischargeRead …

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Interview with Sara Gottfried, MD

In this interview with Dick Benson, editor of Integrative Medicine, a Clinician’s Journal, he speaks with Sara Gottfried, best selling author and board-certified gynecologist who specializes in helping women with natural hormone balance. The following is an excerpt of the interview, followed by the full–text interview. “Our current healthcare systemRead …

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Alcohol Consumption Prior to Conception Raises Congenital Heart Disease Risk

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Aspiring parents should both avoid alcohol consumption prior to conception to protect against congenital heart defects for both their baby and parents, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Alcohol consumption three months before pregnancy orRead …

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Acetaminophen in Mid-pregnancy Linked to Terrible Twos and Other Childhood Behaviors

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The research published September 2019 in Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology examined whether acetaminophen in mid-pregnancy and the behavior of the offspring between the ages of 6 months and 11 years, with memory and IQ tested up until the age of 17. Acetaminophen is commonly used to relieve pain during pregnancyRead …

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Plant-Based Food Trend May Lead to Choline Deficiencies

A recent study suggests that the push toward only plant-based diets, without professional nutritional counseling, guidance, and supplementation, may lead to choline deficiencies beyond what is already present. The warning comes from a recent article in the British journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, by Dr. Emma Derbyshire, of NutritionalRead …

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Study Shows Reduced IQ Among Boys from Maternal Exposure to Fluoride

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While community water fluoridation has been used to prevent tooth decay, health concerns about neurotoxicity have remained. A recent study about maternal exposure to fluoride sheds new light on the issue and shifts the conversation away from what has been considered junk science toward significance. From a clinical perspective, theRead …

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