Under the skin: humans develop extra muscles which vanish before birth, scientists say

Under the skin: humans develop extra muscles which vanish before birth, scientists say

Researchers from Howard University and the Vision Institute in Paris found that humans develop extra muscles in their hands and feet in the womb that later disappear before birth. The researchers examined images showing the initial stages of human muscle development and found that extra muscular tissues were growing weeks after conception. These tissues, as reported by the researchers in the journal Development, eventually vanished a few months into the pregnancy.

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Israeli MDs give free counseling to coronavirus patients worldwide

Physicians from some of Israel’s largest hospitals have volunteered for the Innonation social project geared to helping isolated patients all over the world.

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You Won’t Believe this Hidden Cause of Restless Leg Syndrome

Do you suffer from restless legs syndrome? Researchers have puzzled over the cause of this curious condition for decades with little explanation for why some people simply can’t keep still at night. Continue reading

Treating Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Pregnancy May Improve Fetal Health

Treatment of mild sleep-disordered breathing in women with preeclampsia reverses low fetal activity levels and may improve fetal outcomes

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Fetus Suffers when Mother Lacks Vitamin C


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Maternal vitamin C deficiency during pregnancy can have serious consequences for Continue reading

Analysis Finds Flu Vaccine Efficacy Lacking, as Flu Vaccines are Suspended across Europe and Canada

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  • A recent review found that flu vaccines may not offer protection as previously thought. The elderly, in particular, do not appear to receive measureable value from the flu shot. Trivalent inactivated influenza vaccines also didn’t offer much protection to children over the age of seven Continue reading

Antidepressant Drugs Are Murdering Babies Before they’re Even Born: SSRIs Cause Birth Defects, Miscarriages and Complications

Big Pharma wants pregnant women to take prescription drugs, vaccine shots and even chemotherapy. It’s the latest insanity from an industry that kills more Americans ever year than died in the entire Vietnam War. And the latest science reveals that antidepressant use during pregnancy is causing Continue reading

Fact or Myth: Do Pheromones And Attraction Go Hand In Hand?

This is a Fact.

Before any naysayers chime in with, “pheromones are load of nonsense,” consider the amount of time we spend making sure we smell nice.

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Babies to Mothers who Smoke Weigh 200 Grams Less at Birth

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Smoking during pregnancy has widely documented health repercussions both for mother and baby. A study at the University of Zaragoza on 1216 newly born babies confirms that those born to mothers who smoke weigh and measure less.

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Gum Disease Joins Hot Flashes and PMS Associated with Women’s Hormones

Women, keep those toothbrushes and dental floss handy. A comprehensive review of women’s health studies by Charlene Krejci, associate clinical professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, has shown a link between women’s health issues and gum disease.

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The Best Health-Boosting Supplements to Take during Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a profound time in a woman’s life. As a rite of passage, it can be a magical time or a miserable time (sometimes both), in large part based on your state of health. Either way it is emotionally and physically challenging. Knowing how to keep your health in balance can make sure that glow is from happiness and health. Continue reading

New Test Can Better Predict Successful IVF Embryos, Scientists Say

Findings support need for fewer embryos to be transferred back to womb during IVF Continue reading

DNA Test that Identifies Down Syndrome in Pregnancy Can also Detect Trisomy 18 and Trisomy 13

A newly available DNA-based prenatal blood test that can identify a pregnancy with Down syndrome can also identify two additional chromosome abnormalities: trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome) and trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome).The test for all three defects can be offered as early as 10 weeks of pregnancy to women who have been identified as being at high risk for these abnormalities. Continue reading

A Gluten-Free Diet May Promote Fertility in Women with Celiac Disease

A study conducted by researchers at Columbia University’s Center for Women’s Reproductive Care reveals that celiac disease may be behind unexplained infertility in some women, and that a gluten-free diet can help. Continue reading

Scientists Explain How Mother’s Diet Prevents Allergies in Offspring

Previous research has suggested that regular intake of omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy helps boost the child’s immune system, thereby preventing allergies. Researchers now have an idea of how the healthy fats benefit fetal well-being. Continue reading