Sleep Deprivation May Make People Buy More Junk Food

Source: Counsel and Heal .com by Christine Hsu Date: Sep 05, 2013A bad night’s sleep may make people buy more unhealthy foods the next day, according to new research. Swedish researchers found that participants purchased more food in a mock supermarket when they didn’t get enough sleep the night before. Researchers said that sleep deprivation also boosted levels of ghrelin,
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The truth about sleeping with baby

Source: The Guardian.com, Sarah Boseley Date: Friday 16 October 2009Time and time again, mothers are warned of the dangers of sleeping with their infants. But has the science been badly misinterpreted? Is it safe? ‘Surveys suggest that a quarter of parents routinely share a bed with their baby’. It seems like the most natural thing in the world to bring
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Rethinking Sleep

Source: The New York Times Sunday Review By DAVID K. RANDALL Date: September 22, 2012SOMETIME in the dark stretch of the night it happens. Perhaps it’s the chime of an incoming text message. Or your iPhone screen lights up to alert you to a new e-mail. Or you find yourself staring at the ceiling, replaying the day in your head.
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Go to sleep; it’s important!

Source: Manila Standard Today.com By Ed Biado Date: September 29, 2013We all know that having a good night’s sleep is better than only having a couple of hours of shuteye. We wake up feeling energized, more alert and focused, and less cranky. Basically, when we’re not sleepy the whole day, we feel better and happier. Sleeping well also has plenty
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Therapeutic massage more effective than acupuncture or self-care education

Source: News Fix, by April Clarkson Date: 19th July 2013Researchers from the Group Health Cooperative, US, report the results of a study which found that therapeutic massage was more effective than other complementary therapies for persistent back pain, and apparently provides long-lasting benefits.The researchers randomised 262 patients with persistent lower back pain, aged between 20 and 70 years, to receive
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Do You Have Sciatica Hip Pain?

Source: Low Right Back Pain HQ Photo from Boots.com 23rd May 2013The largest nerves found in the human body are the sciatic nerves. Measuring approximately the same size in diameter as a little finger, the nerves exit the spinal column in the lumbar region, travel behind the hip and continue down through the buttock and the back of each leg
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What is gestational diabetes?

Source: ParentsPlace.com, By Henci Goer Gestational diabetes (GD) simply means elevated blood sugar during pregnancy. To understand it, you must first understand the normal changes in pregnancy metabolism (34). When you are pregnant, certain hormones make your insulin less effective at transporting glucose, the body’s fuel, out of your bloodstream into your cells. This increases the amount of circulating glucose,
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Gestational Diabetes: A Diagnosis Still Looking For a Disease?

By Dr Michel Odent Primal Health Research: A New Era in Health Research Nowhere in obstetrics is there such a discrepancy between evidence and practice as in the matter of gestational diabetes. This diagnosis has been mentioned briefly in several issues of our newsletter, in order to illustrate the frequent “nocebo effect” of prenatal care. (1,2,3,4) I have recently received
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Safe Cosleeping Guidelines

Source: Mother-Baby Behavioural Sleep Laboratory, Dr James McKenna Guidelines to Sleeping Safe with Infants: Maximizing the chances of Safe Infant Sleep in the Solitary and Cosleeping (Specifically, Bed-sharing) Contexts, by James J. McKenna, Ph.D. Professor of Biological Anthropology, Director, Mother-Baby Sleep Laboratory, University of Notre Dame. Below I have summarized and highlight some of the issues to be concerned with
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Study Finds Breastfeeding, CoSleeping Mothers Get More Sleep

Source: Dr Momma, By Danelle Frisbie Tuesday, July 19, 2011Researchers at the College of Nursing at East Tennessee State University found that breastfeeding mothers get more sleep when sharing sleep with their baby (i.e. sleeping within an arm’s reach of baby, or ‘cosleeping’). Previous studies have found that breastfed babies have protective stages of healthy sleep/wake cycles – reducing the
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No-Diaper Babies

Source: Essential Mums, by Keiran Chug 6th May 2013 Bribes, trickery and stress go hand-in-hand with the arduous process of toilet training for many parents. But for a growing group of mothers, starting the process before their babies are six months old is transforming the experience into something positive. Their method, referred to as elimination communication, involves watching babies for
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The myth of the eight-hour sleep

Source: BBC World Service By Stephanie Hegarty February 22nd, 2012 We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night – but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural. In the early 1990s, psychiatrist Thomas Wehr conducted an experiment in which
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6 Tips for Avoiding Back Pain During Sex

Source: YourTango, by Connie Merk, March 26, 2013For people with lower back pain, just the thought of sexual activity can induce fear instead of excitement. Sex is supposed to be pleasurable, but when it’s associated with physical pain, sexual activity stops. And when that happens, relationships suffer. The most important advice I can give, not only as someone who is
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Breastfeeding in the Land of Genghis Khan

Source: In Culture Parent .com By Ruth KamnitzerMonday, February 28th, 2011 In Mongolia, there’s an oft-quoted saying that the best wrestlers are breastfed for at least six years—a serious endorsement in a country where wrestling is the national sport. I moved to Mongolia when my first child was four months old, and lived there until he was three. Raising my
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More Sleep Equals Smarter Children, Study Suggests

Source: Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com February 27, 2013Image Credit: Photos.com A new study by researchers from the University of Tübingen’s Institute for Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology reinforces how necessary sleep is for a child’s brain, even more so than adults. Researchers wrote in the journal Nature Neuroscience about how children’s brains turn learned material into active knowledge as they
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