January 31, 2007

Women warned not to overeat during pregnancy

By 2010, over one fifth of pregnant women in the UK will be obese at the start of their pregnancy, according to scientists from the North East Public Health Observatory (NEPHO).

The Teeside-based researchers studied 36,821 women who had attended a local maternity unit between the start of 1990 and the end of 2004 and found that the proportion of women who are obese at the start of their pregnancy rose from 9.9% to 16.0% in the 14-year period.

Results also showed that mums-to-be were more likely to be overweight if they were at the older end of the fertility spectrum and lived in a deprived area.

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Identifying Breast Cancer Symptoms

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in this present day and age. Women around the world are susceptible to breast cancer while men are prone to develop prostate cancer. Let us focus our attention the most common form of cancer in women, and one of the most common types of cancer in general.

Research statistics indicate that one in every seven women who live up to the age of 90 will develop breast cancer. However, the statistics are a bit skewed because this disease is especially prevalent in some families. Women who have a family history of being afflicted with this type of cancer have a greater chance of developing this disease. You should stay especially vigilant for breast cancer symptoms if the women in your family have a history of breast cancer.

In general, breast cancer symptoms manifest themselves once the cancer is already in its later stages of growth, and may have already metastasized to other more vital areas of the body. This means that it would be healthy for women to get checked for tumors regularly. Late stage breast cancer symptoms are much more unpleasant than the mammograms they have to endure during a check up.

A lump in a woman’s breast is one of most common breast cancer symptoms than may indicate the presence of this illness. Of course, not all lumps are cancerous. Most women will develop numerous lumps in their breasts throughout their lives. Lumps are especially common during periods of rapid hormonal changes such as puberty and menstruation.

Some women who suffer from this illness often experience pain in their breasts. This painful sensation is one of the more severe breast cancer symptoms. A cancer that has grown large enough to impinge on nerves will be a noticeable lump in a self check or mammogram. Once again, pain in the breast are does not necessarily mean that a woman has breast cancer. Women usually experience tenderness of the breasts during puberty and periods of hormone fluxes .

Cases of breast cancer are usually diagnosed in women over 40, but women in their teens and twenties can be afflicted with this disease as well. If you are a woman, then it would be good idea to start checking yourself for lumps from puberty. However, do not forget that you’ll probably find a lot of lumps that are harmless during this period. You’ll soon get an idea of the kinds of lumps that are normal, and the kinds of lumps that may be breast cancer symptoms, with some experience and some consultation with your doctor.

By: Morgan Hamilton

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Research Links Diet During Pregnancy to Prevention of Childhood Cancers

Bear Creek, Wis. (PRWeb) January 30, 2007 – Pregnant women who eat cruciferous vegetables like Sauerkraut, cabbage, and broccoli may be improving their child’s resistance to cancer, according to a recent study conducted at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University.

The research, published in the journal Carcinogenesis, was conducted with pregnant mice and revealed that a chemical found in Sauerkraut – Indole-3-carbinol – gave their offspring noticeable protection against leukemia and lymphoma at a young age, and against lung cancer later in life.

Ryan Downs, co-owner of Great Lakes Kraut, the world’s largest Sauerkraut manufacturer, said the latest research augments earlier findings pointing to Sauerkraut as a key in preventing certain types of breast cancer.

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January 30, 2007

Nine-Year-Old Boy Escapes Abductor Thanks to Yello Dyno

Austin, TX (PRWeb) December 4, 2006 — Yello Dyno child safety lessons are credited with foiling a recent attempt at child abduction in Lubbock, Texas.

A Hispanic man tried to force a nine-year-old boy into his car, but he broke free and ran home. The boy was unharmed and police now have a composite sketch of the suspect, described as 5’7, 130 pounds with a bald or shaved head. A witness, who heard the boy’s story came back to the area and found a person matching the description, but he fled in a 90s-style sedan, similar to a Chevy Lumina. The boy told police he learned how to get away because of the Yello Dyno Program at his school.

“It is a fact that one in five children you know will encounter a child predator. Research shows that safety knowledge cannot be taught the same way you teach English or math,” explains Jan Wagner, founder of Yello Dyno. “The knowledge has to be stored in the part of the brain that takes charge when a child is fearful or anxious. The Yello Dyno Method™ ensures that children automatically recall right action and act on it in a crisis.”

The Yello Dyno Method™ is based on the research of Nobel Prize winner Dr. Roger Sperry, and the internationally recognized research on children in crisis of Dr. Bruce Perry.

According to Sara Wilson, Safe and Drug Free Specialist for the Lubbock ISD, “It’s a blessing to hear how the Yello Dyno program saved this child from the unthinkable. We make sure children have the patterns to respond correctly if they are ever in danger. You certainly don’t want to leave that to chance.”

Yello Dyno, an award-winning, non-fearful, musically-based program, arms parents and educators with curricula and materials needed to teach children how to protect themselves from child predators: sexual predators, abusers, abductors, bullies, violent kids, drug pushers, and Internet stalkers.

For information, visit http://www.yellodyno.com/lubbock_attempted_abduction.html

Caffeine Doesn’t Hurt Pregnancy

From wmtw.com….

There is no evidence that moderate levels of caffeine consumption during pregnancy cause problems for babies, according to a new study on BMJ Online, from the British Medical Journal.

Some health officials have warned that caffeine increases the risk of premature births and low birth weight. Some earlier studies have suggested that a high caffeine intake can lead to lower average birth weights. Others have found no connection between caffeine and problems with fetal development.

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