How multiple sclerosis affects pregnancy
People who deal with the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis are strong and courageous. While some show few symptoms and can live a normal life, others deal with more severe effects like paralysis and impaired speech. Since women between ages 20-50 are the most likely to get MS, doctors expect some questions about pregnancy.
Healthy Weight? You May Still Be at Risk for Heart Disease
People, especially minorities, who are at a "healthy" weight may still be at increased risk for diabetes and heart disease, a new study reports. Researchers gathered data on 7,617 white, Chinese-American, African-American, South Asian and Hispanic Americans aged 45 to 84.
Combined with omega-3 oil, microencapsulated probiotic has higher survival rate, says study
When a probiotic is co-encapsulated with omega-3-rich tuna oil, not only do the bacteria adhere better on the intestinal wall, but more chemically intact omega-3 fatty acids are released from the oil, researchers in Australia discovered from an in vitro experiment.
How Diabetes Got To Be The No. 1 Killer In Mexico
Mario Alberto Maciel Tinajero looks like a fairly healthy 68-year-old. He has a few extra pounds on his chest but he's relatively fit. Yet he's suffered for the last 20 years from what he calls a "terrible" condition: diabetes. "I've never gotten used to this disease," he says.
Yo-yo dieting hikes death, heart risks in overweight heart disease patients
(Reuters Health) - - For overweight people with heart disease, trying and failing to lose weight may be more dangerous than not losing weight at all. A new retrospective study has concluded that patients whose weight fluctuates the most die twice as quickly or have twice the risk of heart attack or stroke compared to people who maintain a stable body weight.
Obesity During First Trimester Increases Baby’s Risk Of Epilepsy, Study Claims
Medical professionals have long warned expectant moms about the serious health risks associated with being overweight while pregnant, such as gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, birth defects, preterm birth, and even miscarriage. Now, new research claims that maternal obesity in the first trimester may specifically increase a baby's risk of epilepsy.
About-Face on ‘Obesity Paradox’: Extra Fat Does Raise Risk of Death
(Image: © kurhan/Shutterstock) Being overweight or obese at some point in adulthood may increase the risk of early death, a new study finds. The findings contradict the so-called " obesity paradox," a phenomenon seen in previous studies in which overweight people seemed to have a reduced risk of early death compared to those who were of normal weight.