November 11, 2013 |
Attention pregnant women: If you want to help your child get into Harvard, lace up those sneakers and exercise! Hardly a week goes by without science delivering new evidence that exercise boosts the brain. Studies have linked exercise to brain health in senior citizens , middle-aged adults and kids . A trio of researchers from the University of Montreal figured the same might hold true for babies in utero as well. Dave Ellemberg and Daniel Curnier, two professors from the university's Department of Kinesiology, and graduate student Elise Labonte-LeMoyne recruited women who were in their first trimester of pregnancy and randomly assigned them to an “active” or “sedentary” group.
November 5, 2013 |
David Arquette is reportedly going to be a father two times over: His girlfriend, Christina McLarty, is said to be in her fourth month of pregnancy. Arquette, who's been on and off with "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent McLarty for two years, has allegedly been bragging to friends on set about the baby, TMZ first reported Tuesday. He's working on a movie in Vancouver, the site said. A source told Us Weekly that the couple had been trying to keep the news quiet.
November 5, 2013 |
Drew Barrymore isn't tight-lipped about her second pregnancy, and the actress has good reason not to be. "When I found out I was overjoyed. It always feels so surreal, it's incredible," the "Big Miracle" actress told People just after confirming that she and husband Will Kopelman were expecting their second child. "[I'm feeling] incredible, that 'Here we go again' feeling. And blessed. Blessed!" the 38-year-old said. "You're so lucky to get to do it. It's such a miracle . I just felt really lucky.
November 1, 2013 |
Anti-Obamacare conservatives are chuckling over an exchange from the House's grilling of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday morning, in which Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) challenged Sebelius to explain why men should have to pay for maternity coverage in their health insurance plans. "To the best of your knowledge, has a man ever delivered a baby?" Ellmers asked. Ellmers and her cheering section seem to think this was hilarious , a conclusive, slam-dunk, let-me-hear-a-rimshot punchline.
October 30, 2013 |
The global incidence of girls under 18 giving birth has declined steadily for decades, but with 7.3 million children born to teenage mothers each year, the costs to their health and society remain staggering, according to a U.N. population study released Wednesday. In the State of World Population 2013 , the world body observes that 95% of the teens giving birth each year live in the developing world, where access to birth control and protections against early marriage and sexual violence are weakest.
October 29, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Oklahoma's high court on Tuesday set the stage for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether states can restrict doctors from prescribing two drugs used to induce abortion in the early stages of pregnancy. The case could be the first test of whether the court's conservative majority will uphold a string of new state laws across the country that seek to strictly regulate legal abortions. In the last three years, Republican-led states have passed laws to limit abortion without banning it outright.