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A New Cure for Morning Sickness?

A promising study from researchers in Israel and Canada reveals that a prescription drug used for heartburn may actually aid women who experience morning sickness. As of now, there is no cure for morning sickness, as doctors are reluctant to give women medication that may affect their developing fetuses. » Read more

More Reasons to Take Folic Acid During Pregnancy

By JustMommies

Most women know that folic acid is important for the prevention of neural tube defects like Spina Bifida, but the Associated Press reports that folic acid offers more protection than researchers originally though. » Read more

Sperm Quality Helped By Antioxidants

The quality of sperm can be improved if a man’s diet consists of antioxidants like blueberries, broccoli and other fruits and vegetables. » Read more

Demanding Jobs Linked to Premature Labor

A new study found on Reuters has discovered a link between demanding jobs and pregnancy outcomes. According the study, women who worked physically demanding jobs, long hours, shift work, or temporary jobs were at higher risk of having a baby born prematurely or born at a low birth weight. » Read more

Mommy Bloggers May be Held Liable for Product Reviews

By JustMommies

According to a report on ABC News, mommy bloggers may need to watch what they say when it comes to writing online product reviews.  The FTC is in the process of reviewing this issue.  The revisions being discussed would take existing advertising laws and apply them to new forms of social media marketing like blogs.  » Read more

Family Group to Obama: Protect Our Kids Online

The Family Online safety Institute is asking President elect Barack Obama to make the online world a safer place for our children. Thousands of kids every year fall prey to online predators, cyber bullies and harassment. » Read more

John Walsh’s Son’s Murder Finally Solved

Despite the devastation of losing his 6-year-old son Adam in 1981, John Walsh went on to make his life’s plight catching criminals through the TV show, “America’s Most Wanted.” Now, Walsh can hopefully find closure in this tragic loss, as it has been revealed that the man who allegedly murdered Adam was serial killer Ottis Toole. The Associated Press reports that Toole confessed the killing to his niece on his deathbed in jail. He had reportedly previously admitted to the murder, but recanted the story. » Read more

CVS Test During Pregnancy Linked to Infantile Hemangiomas

Reuters reports that women who had CVS testing done during pregnancy may have a higher risk of having a baby born with an infantile hemangioma.  CVS or Chorionic villus sampling is a test that is done in early pregnancy to screen for genetic birth defects like Down Syndrome. » Read more

Vicks VapoRub May Harm Children Under Two

When inappropriately applied under the nose, Vicks VapoRub can create respiratory distress for children under two, U.S. researchers say. » Read more

Ad Campaign to Promote Breastfeeding in Public Draws Attention

A new ad campaign launched by a breastfeeding advocacy group in Marin County, California is getting attention.  A report on NBC’s Bay Area affiliate reports about this new head-turning ad campaign. o encourage women to breastfeed in public, the Marin Breastfeeding Coalition will be placing life-size cut outs of women breastfeeding their babies all over the Marin County area.  The campaign hopes to promote the acceptance of breastfeeding in public. » Read more