Fathers-to-be should avoid alcohol six months before conception

Aspiring parents should both avoid drinking alcohol prior to conception to protect against congenital heart defects, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Drinking alcohol three months before pregnancy or during the first trimester was associated Continue Reading

Men who avoid teen parenthood through partners’ use of abortion gain long-term economic benefits

Credit: Artem Beliaikin from Pexels Studies have shown an association between adolescent girls’ access to abortion services to end an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy and subsequent educational attainment, avoidance of bad relationships and socioeconomic status. Now, a first of its kind study by a team of University of Utah researchers Continue Reading

Men who avoid teen parenthood through partners’ use of abortion gain long-term economic benefits

Studies have shown an association between adolescent girls’ access to abortion services to end an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy and subsequent educational attainment, avoidance of bad relationships and socioeconomic status. Now, a first of its kind study by a team of University of Utah researchers shows the girls’ teenage male Continue Reading

Exercise to avoid frailty in old age: Research finds leg muscles lose nerve connections UNLESS kept healthy and strong

Old age is a gift people who took care of their health during their youth give themselves. Seniors who didn’t smoke, drink too much alcohol, and practiced clean living among other healthy practices when they were young, reap the rewards of their efforts decades after. Optimistic ones also live to Continue Reading

Middle-age metabolism slowdown: Up your physical activity to avoid a flabby middle, which leads to inflammation (the root of many chronic conditions)

Researchers from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland are studying the relationship between a person’s daily step count and changes in their body mass index (BMI). It was observed that those who had increased their daily step count by more than 2,000 steps had the same BMI level even after Continue Reading