The Evidence For and Against Birth Induction

Abstract: Smith (2003) found unexplained stillbirth occurs once in 2000 births (0.5/1000) after 34 weeks among low risk second pregnancies, following a first vaginal birth in the absence of induction for postdates.  If induction for postdates could prevent stillbirth by expediting the deliver, one would expect to save 0.5/1000.   Four systematic reviews performing meta-analysis of the data regarding the effect of induction for postdates draw three different conclusions.  Cochrane (2012) concludes that inducing at 41 weeks can prevent 1 stillbirth/perinatal death for Continue reading

The Real Fountain of Youth from Glacial Milk

Did you know…that a scientist has been able to recreate Hunza water (also called “glacial milk”), which is a major factor contributing to the longevity of the Hunza people?

The Fountain of Youth is not mere myth. The secret to longevity runs plentiful, high in the Karkorum Mountains, Continue reading