When we think of bacteria, we often think of germs that we want to avoid, but not all bacteria are bad. In fact, some are essential for good health; such is the case of bacteria found in the gut and intestines. A new study has found that, for babies, gut bacteria (microbiota) diversity is determined by the choices that mom makes. And it all starts at birth.
Women at risk of gestational diabetes can now find relief from a nutritional supplement called myo-inositol according to a new small study. The supplement has been previously known to restore fertility in the cases of polycystic ovary syndrome.
With the rising cases of Type 2 Diabetes in children, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued first time ever its guideline for managing diabetes in children and teens between the age of 10 and 18.
Being fit can help kids be healthier adults. Being fit can also help ward off serious health conditions like obesity, diabetes and heart problems. But according to researchers from Michigan State University, fit kids can expect even more than just good health; they can expect to excel academically as well.
In the United States, nearly 18 percent of boys and 16 percent of girls between the ages of two and 19 are considered obese. These statistics, provided by the American Heart Association, are said to be the leading cause behind the rise in heart disease and type II diabetes in children today.
Choline, naturally found in foods like beef liver, broccoli, milk and eggs, is a vital nutrient for all humans. But a recent study found that an increased intake of choline during the third trimester of pregnancy may actually help reduce the chances of diabetes in infants.
Pregnancy weight gain. Some of us gain too little. Some of us gain too much. But we often fail to recognize just how much weight we’re going to gain in that last trimester. And interventions used in the last trimester may be futile at managing excessive or too little weight gain.
Last Thursday, Lia Vega was in her grandparent’s house, when her mother suddenly blacked out and collapsed. Unfazed, the toddler calmly dialed the last number dialed on her mom’s phone – her grandmother -to save her mother’s life. Considering Lia is just two years old, her mother now believes she has a superhero as a daughter.
Obesity and obesity-related conditions like diabetes can have many adverse effects on the body. A recent study uncovered yet another that relates to fertility and pregnancy.
Inside the womb, the baby is solely dependent on his mother to grow stronger everyday and finally come into the world. But scientists from the Southampton University believe that it is these nine months and the next two years of a child’s life that really determine his entire life’s health issues including probability of heart problems and diabetes.
Sarah Millard will be thankful to her daughter for a very long time. At an age when kids are not expected to understand life threatening situations, her three year old daughter Brooke Smith not only remained calm when her mom collapsed on her bed, she even knew the exact thing to do to save her life.
Strokes have become an increasing problem in U.S. population over the last several years. Current statistics from the American Heart Association estimate that 795,000 people suffer from a stroke, each year. While many people are aware of the increased risk of stroke, they mistakenly think that it is confined to the elderly or morbidly obese.