Health News

Study finds that quitting smoking during pregnancy lowers risk of preterm births

There is an important association between maternal cigarette smoking cessation during pregnancy and risk of preterm birth, according to a new Dartmouth-led study published in JAMA Network Open. The negative health impacts of cigarette smoking during pregnancy—which include low birth weight, delayed intrauterine development, preterm birth, infant mortality, and long-term developmental delays—are well known. In […]

Health Problems

Excess hormones could cause a condition that can lead to blindness in women, study finds

Research led by the University of Birmingham has found that increased levels of hormones including testosterone could cause a brain condition that can lead to blindness in women. Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension—also known as IIH—is caused by high pressure in the brain with consequences from blindness to incapacitating daily long-term headaches. IIH was originally identified over […]

Health News

Research proves that Stress can trigger cancer

Stress hormones stimulate tumor cells to metastasis to Already for a long time, doctors suggest that Stress favors disease is the formation of cancer. Why this connection exists, but was, as yet, unclear. A Swiss research team has now uncovered the mechanism of how stress hormones drive cancer growth. Researchers from the University of Basel […]

Kids Health

7 Movies & TV Shows That Tackle Divorce & Get It Right

If there’s a life event the majority of the population can relate to, it’s getting divorced. So why are TV shows and movies that accurately represent divorce and co-parenting so few and far between? After all, in the U.S., 40 to 50 percent of couples get divorced after their first marriage, and the rate’s even […]