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Losing body fat before pregnancy can be beneficial for the baby

SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 2, 2011) -- Obesity among women of childbearing age is increasing worldwide. Because babies of obese mothers are themselves predisposed to obesity, society can reasonably expect the epidemic of obese and overweight people to cont...

Storytelling may help control blood pressure in African-Americans

Controlling blood pressure is not only a medical challenge, but a social one as well. Because patients are required to strictly adhere to a treatment plan that may include medication, dietary restrictions and regular doctor visits, the ideas of we...

Personalized diets for elderly after hospitalization decreases mortality rates

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL, December 2, 2010 -- Intense, individually tailored dietary treatment for acutely hospitalized elderly has a significant impact on mortality, according to a new study by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The i...

Researchers find better method to help mothers cope with child’s cancer...

BOSTON - Mothers who have children diagnosed with cancer now have a better approach to address and cope with stresses associated with their child's disease. A new certified intervention has proven to be more effective long term compared to ot...

Addressing negative thoughts most effective in fighting loneliness

Changing how a person perceives and thinks about others was the most effective intervention for loneliness, a sweeping analysis of previous research has determined. The findings may help physicians and psychologists develop better treatments for lon...

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