Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

June 15, 2017

(CNN)Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother’s obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found. The study’s findings are not entirely new, but “expand on previous knowledge,” Persson said in an email. Past studies have shown an increased risk of congenital malformations among obese mothers. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. The …


Aspirin ‘major bleed’ warning for over-75s – BBC News

June 15, 2017

… whether the benefits still outweigh the risks in this group. Image copyright SCIENCE PICTURE CO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY I take aspirin every day – should I be worried? Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard, head of the Royal College of GPs, says: “Patients who regularly take aspirin either as prescribed by their doctor or self-medicated, should not panic as a result of this research. “But if they are concerned about taking the drug regularly, over a long period of time, they should …


Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… children were being axed, when in fact the plan was to end the free lunches for all infants, which benefits the better-off. 6) Not reacting to the Labour surge Image copyright Getty Images People knew very little about Theresa May before the campaign started – she had been home secretary for a long time but had not courted publicity like some of her cabinet colleagues. An introvert, by Westminster standards, who does not like talking about her private feelings, she tended to come …


Senate Republicans Are Closer Than Ever To Repealing Obamacare

June 7, 2017

… state greatly benefits from the Medicaid expansion, and Dean Heller (R-Nev.), who is up for a tough re-election contest in 2018. But if McConnell can somehow keep them in line, along with Cruz and Lee,hell likely have the votes to pass the bill. Drew Angerer/Getty Images With the prospect of that growing stronger on Tuesday, Democrats were left with their own predicament: whether to begin negotiating with GOP moderates on a separate bill in order to stave off a conservative, Republicans-only …


EY report: Scottish economy ‘stuck in slow lane’ – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… and smarter to achieve sustained growth. “The economy has to rebalance and shift away from a reliance on public-funded major infrastructure projects. “Sector diversification is also required to help move away from an over-reliance on the oil and gas, construction and financial services sectors.” He added: “Stimulating business investment in Scotland both in terms of physical assets and skills could deliver extensive, long-term economic benefits. “This presents an …


6 Relaxation Hacks For People Who Hate Meditating

June 1, 2017

… including but not limited to coloring, pottery and knitting Being artistic calms the nervous system because when were focused on creative activities, our attention moves away from constant worrying, New York therapist Kimberly Hershensonsays. This helps the nervous system regulate, allowing our brain to clear space to process difficult issues. There are a multitude of benefits that come from practicing yoga, and a quieter mind is just one of them. Its basically active meditation, which is …


6 Subtle Ways Activists Shut Out Asian Americans

May 30, 2017

… violence, economic obstacles, and imperialism that other brown people of color have faced, and they are not afforded the benefits of the Model Minority Myth or light skin privilege. Not only that, but brown Asians face oppression even within our communities due to colorism, classism, and a history of exploitation by East Asians. Excluding Asians as a whole from discussions about issues that affect brown people is intentionally cutting off brown Asians from resources and education that is meant …


11 Morning Rituals You Can Adopt To Become A Happier And More Successful Person

… build from the moment they get uphave a dramatic impact upon their success. So, if you want to be more successful at whatever it is that you do or to do, here are some useful morninghabits you can try on for size. Not every person will love every habit, but they all have clear benefits if youre interested in giving them a shot. 1. Writing In A Gratitude Journal Being grateful for what you have instead of focusing on what you dont have will make you a happier person. If you are able to find …

May 29, 2017

The best-looking fidget spinners on the internet, ranked

In this strange new world, there are those who fidget spin and there are those who wish this toy trend would run its course already, oh my god. For those in the former group, a boring fidget spinner will not do. Lucky for them, there are hundreds of options on Amazon boasting impressive spin times and various claims of health and well-being benefits. SEE ALSO: Break the mold and get a cookie fidget spinner instead But really, all that matters is the design. Here’s 35 of our favorites. …

May 28, 2017

What you should think about while considering a career change to healthcare

… your decision to enter this field. According to Dr. Dutton, “It may take time to realize the benefits of changing careers and that time varies by specialty and your individual background. You may struggle at the beginning; this is normal.” For important information about the educational debt, earnings and completion rates of students who attended this program, visit University of Phoenix’s website. WATCH: These tattoos conduct electricity to turn you into a very basic …

May 27, 2017

Rocket Lab Reports Launch Into Space From New Zealand

… the first visible sign of a space industry in New Zealand and is an achievement Rocket Lab, and all New Zealanders can be proud of.” Bridges said New Zealand is now one of 11 countries currently able to launch satellites into space from their own territory and the first to launch from a fully private orbital launch range, adding “the potential benefits for our economy are very significant.” 3D-Printed Engines With a height of 17 meters and a diameter of 1.2 meters, and …

May 25, 2017

Trump Administrations Womens Rights Lip Service Turns Irony Up to 11

… difficult for refugees seeking shelter in the U.S. and his proposed slashes to funding for the UN population fund would make it much more dangerous for pregnant women fleeing war to give birth in refugee camps. This isnt even the most grossly hypocritical act by the Trump administration vis–vis women and girls in the last 10 days. Last week, the Trump White House worked to push a health-care overhaul through Congress that would have eliminated maternity-care benefits from many insurance …

May 24, 2017

How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

Image: Shutterstock / whiteMocca The headlines are everywhere. Social media makes us narcissists. Screen time atrophies the brain. Work is inescapable. We sleep less, weigh more, and report higher levels of depression all thanks to the onslaught of tech. On the other hand, many of technologys benefits are undeniable: longer life spans, reduced poverty, and the democratization of both knowledge and opportunity. The question is: Can we bring humanity and tech into harmony? To find an answer, I …

May 18, 2017