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Vitamin D Deficiency halves IVF Pregnancy Success

Women with a vitamin D deficiency were nearly half as likely to conceive through in vitro fertilization (IVF) as women who had sufficient levels of the vitamin, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Long known for its role in bone health,...

Categories: Hormonal Health, Children's Health


Parenting From Before Conception

There’s now overwhelming evidence that a child’s future health is influenced by more than just their parents’ genetic material and that children born of unhealthy parents will already be pre-programmed for greater risk of poor health, according to University of Adelaide researchers.

In a feature paper called...

Categories: Children's Health


Exposure to Flame Retardants During Pregnancy Linked to Lower Child IQ

A new study involving Simon Fraser University researchers has found that prenatal exposure to flame retardants can be significantly linked to lower IQs and greater hyperactivity in five-year old children

Researchers have found that prenatal exposure to flame retardants or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) ...

Categories: Children's Health


Chocolate Goji Berry Seed Bars

Need something for the children at school pick up? These will make them happy and satisfy them till supper

2 tablespoons of flax seeds
2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds
3 handfuls of goji berries
1 handful of pitted dates
4 tablespoons of cacao powder

Categories: Sport & Exercise, Children's Health, Recipes


Poor diet Before Pregnancy Linked with Preterm Birth

A new study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, has for the first time confirmed that women who eat a poor diet before they become pregnant are around 50% more likely to have a preterm birth than those on a healthy diet.

Researchers investigated the dietary patterns of more than 300 South Australian women to...

Categories: Nutritional News, Children's Health