Women's health directory    

July 2007


The first trimester is full of pregnancy symptoms such as sore breasts, heightened morning sickness, extreme tiredness, frequent urination, and more. However, don’t panic after reading this! These symptoms are temporary and you will soon learn to cope with them. They are the body’s way of dealing with the drastic changes taking place inside it due to the pregnancy. At this time, your baby has developed its heartbeats, tiny limbs, and reflexes.

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Pregnancy due date calculator is a tool that helps you determine the date of delivering your bundle of joy. Although it is not possible to tell the exact date of delivery, this calculator gives you a fair idea of your big day so that you can prepare well in advance.

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The term, ‘mental health problem’ covers a wide range of problems which affect someone’s ability to get on with their daily life. Causes of mental illness also vary, but may result from genetics, trauma, biological factors such as infections or toxins, or neuroplasticity resulting from psychological or anthropological factors.

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People who are allergic to cats may not have to get rid of their pets to find relief, if the findings of a new study hold up. Tolerance to cats can be built up in allergic kids by placing increasing doses of standardized cat dander extract under the tongue, according to Spanish researchers.

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Recovering from depression isn’t easy. One of the hardest things is that you just don’t know what to expect. It’s not like healing from an injury. If you broke your arm, your doctor could give you specifics about your recovery. He or she could tell you — at least roughly — how many weeks you would need a cast and when you will be healed.

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It goes without saying: A healthy, well-fed mom produces better milk. Follow these simple tips from Eileen Behan, R.D., author of Eat Well, Lose Weight While Breastfeeding (Villard), to nourish yourself while nourishing your little one.

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The link between alcohol and aggression is well known. What’s not so clear is just why drunks get belligerent. What is it about the brain-on-alcohol that makes fighting seem like a good idea “and do all intoxicated people get more aggressive” or “does it depend on the circumstances”? University of Kentucky psychologist Peter Giancola and his student Michelle Corman decided to explore these questions in the laboratory.

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Planning ahead before pregnancy helps new moms give their babies the best possible start in life, experts say.

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Scientists have linked certain genes to restless legs syndrome, suggesting the twitching condition described as “jimmy legs” in a “Seinfeld” episode is biologically based and not an imaginary disorder.

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Today, most of the people are experiencing back pain. The reasons for getting problem are several. However, yoga for back pain may be beneficial as it comprises of physical movements, but it may also put forth benefits through its effects on mental focus. Your back is one of the most fundamental parts of your body and is a sensitive part with a mass of nerves, bones, tendons, and muscles.

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