Category Archives for "Health & Safety"

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Osteoporosis and Pregnancy

Osteoporosis and Pregnancy

The literal translation of osteoporosis means “porous bones.” You’ve probably heard of it but figured it was something that happened to old people. Not so fast though. There’s a certain type of osteoporosis you need to be aware of if you are thinking of becoming or already are pregnant. It’s called osteoporosis associated with pregnancy […]

New Study Question Whether or not Potatoes are Harmful to Expectant Mothers

Potatoes

Recent studies have found that women who eat more potatoes just before they get pregnant have a higher risk for developing gestational diabetes once they become pregnant. Potatoes are known for being starchy. And as a carbohydrate, most people tend to eliminate them from their diets to save calories. The truth is, potatoes are low […]

Studies Reveal Zika Virus Could Cause Microcephaly in Newborns

Zika virus

Although it’s been around for a while, Zika virus has been making headlines recently because of its affiliation with causing Microcephaly in newborn children. Zika virus is usually spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. The most common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis. While it’s generally so mild that most people […]