September 5, 2010

Try Yoga to Avoid PMS

1 Stress Raises PMS Risk

Women who feel stressed in the weeks before a menstrual cycle begins may be at greater risk for having severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, finds a recent study. Women in the study who indicated they had experienced high levels of stress two weeks before their periods were up to three times more likely to have PMS symptoms than women not reporting stress early in their cycles, says WebMD. The symptoms experienced included crying spells, depression, sadness, cramps, headaches, body aches, low back pain and bloating. Researcher Audra L. Gollenberg, PhD. says that yoga, meditation, biofeedback and exercise can help combat PMS. Study findings are published in Journal of Women's Health.

More at WebMD | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Depression, Headaches, Low Back Pain, Yoga, Journal of Women's Health, Meditation, Biofeedback, Cure for PMS, Premenstrual Syndrome, Symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome, PMS Studies, Stress Worsens PMS, Stress Risks, Crying Spells, Sadness, Cramps, Body Aches

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Don't Serve Juice Until 6 Months

2 Tips Against Excess Baby Fat

It may be difficult to judge for yourself how much baby fat is too much. That's why it's wise to consult with your baby's doctor regularly, suggests Jay L. Hoecker, M.D., writing at the Mayo Clinic website. To prevent excess baby fat, Dr. Hoecker recommends monitoring your weight gain during pregnancy and breastfeeding as long as possible. He also reminds parents not to quiet all of baby's cries with milk. Another tip for preventing excess baby fat is to avoid offering juice from birth to six months of age. An exception is if juice is needed to treat constipation. If serving juice after six months, Dr. Hoecker recommends limiting the amount to four ounces a day, served in a cup rather than a bottle.

More at Mayo Clinic | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Preventing Excess Baby Fat, Monitoring Baby Weight, Why BreAstfeed Long As Possible, Serving Juice to Infants, Jay L. Hoecker, Extra Baby Fat, Treat Constipation

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Calculate Your Risk

3 Now Available: Divorce Insurance

Divorce can cost around $15K to $30 for the average couple, but now Safeguard Guaranty Corporation is offering divorce insurance called WedLock. Psychology Today online writer Susan Pease Gadoua LCSW discusses the insurance. She writes that she's seen couples have to liquidate assets to pay for the attorney fees required at divorce. Pease argues that given the high likelihood of divorce in our society, it's about time there's insurance for it. She regards the insurance as a sign that divorce has become more socially acceptable in the past decade. WedLock insurance offers a divorce cost calculator and divorce probability calculator to help couples decide on coverage. The calculator is said to have a 13 percent margin of error!

More at Psychology Today | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Autism Doesn't Cause Divorce

Tags: Divorce Cost Calculator, Divorce Probability Calculator, WedLock Insurance, Psychology Today, Susan Pease Gadoua, Safeguard Guaranty Corporation

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She Ate 4.86 Pounds of Chicken

4 Woman Eats 181 Wings in 12 Minutes

Sonya Thomas, known as the black widow of eating contests, has won the ninth annual National Buffalo Wing Festival in New York after she downed 181 chicken wings (4.86 pounds) in 12 minutes, reports CBS News. Her cheeks were covered in orange Buffalo sauce by the end of the contest. Thomas has earned the nickname of "black widow" for her tendency to defeat bigger male competitors in eating contests. Thomas, weighing 105 pounds and standing 5 feet tall, defeated the favored winner, Joey Chestnut, known as America's No. 1 professional eater. Chestnut weighs 230 pounds and is 6 feet and 2 inches tall. Thomas, 43, has previously set eating records for cheesecake, oysters, hard-boiled eggs and jalapeno peppers.

More at CBS News | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Buffalo Wild Wings Calorie Counter

Tags: Joey Chestnut, Buffalo Wings, Eating Contests, Records in Eating Contests, Eating Contest Champs, National Buffalo Wing Festival, Sonya Thomas, Black Widow of Eating Contests, America's No. 1 Professional Eater, Cheesecake, Oysters, Hard-Boiled Eggs, Competitive Eating

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Pump Up the Vaccine

5 Pump Added to Transdermal Vaccine Patch

A pump has been added to the transdermal vaccine patch so newer drugs that are made of larger molecules can enter the skin, increasing the number of drugs that can be delivered in this manner. Like its predecessor, it contains the many microneedles that are painless because they hardly break the skin. The one limitation was that only small water-loving molecules were being absorbed into the skin. When a finger touches the pump, the liquid inside, which is kept separate from the drug, boils at body temperature and turns into a vapor that forces the drugs through the microneedles in 20 to 30 seconds. Other drugs to treat cancer and autoimmune disorders that cannot be delivered orally could also be administered this way.

More at Science Daily | Posted 7 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Patch Could Make Vaccines Painless and Simpler

Tags: Microneedles, Vaccine Patch, Transdermal Vaccine, Vaccine Patch Pump

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