Friday, January 14th, 2011
Study finds toxic chemicals in pregnant womens’ bodies
A new study shows the typical pregnant woman has dozens of potentially toxic or even cancer-causing chemicals in her body — including ingredients found in flame retardants and rocket fuel. Congress may need to pass tougher environmental laws to reduce their (pregnant women’s) exposure.
Maternity tummy tuckers? Spanx sucks in pregnant fans
Spanx by Sara Blakely has launched a series of supportive, sucking-in tights, panties and leggings geared to the maternity market. There was also a recently launched a lower-priced collection called Assets Marvelous Mama at Target that includes maternity shapers, opaque tights and leggings.
Study: Babies may need more than breast milk
Feeding solid food earlier and not relying solely on breastfeeding for the first six months might benefit babies, a team of researchers say in a new study. Introduction of tastes early on is essential because a delay may potentially affect later food preferences with influence on health outcomes such as obesity ,” the report said, quoting the study.
Parents chime in on how they’ve made changes in their kids’ diets
Allergies to dyes or preservatives among kids are on the rise. Parents have taken stands to eliminate symptoms without the assistance of medication.