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Can stress during pregnancy harm my baby?

Monique Robinson, University of Western Australia Most pregnant women are aware of the advice to quit smoking, avoid alcohol, and wholeheartedly fear soft cheese in all its forms, but we hear very little official public...

Are maternal hormones different when carrying a boy or a girl?

With advances in prenatal testing it’s now possible to find out whether a pregnancy will result in a male or female baby as early as eight weeks’ gestation. A quick check of web pregnancy forums...

Myth: you can control the sex of your baby

Despite most parents ultimately just wishing for a healthy baby, there are many cultural and social factors that can drive the desire for a baby of a particular sex. The medical technology for sex selection...

Myth: women forget the pain of childbirth

In an evolutionary sense, memory of pain serves an important purpose. Pain indicates a threat to our safety or our life, and human survival depends on us avoiding things that are going to kill...

Health Check: can sex affect your risk of getting cancer?

The sex act has many health benefits from reducing stress and tension, to boosting your immune system. It may even affect your risk of developing certain...

Cancer Crisis – The Elephant in the room.

An incredibly sad and frightening scenario is unfolding in the Gauteng public healthcare system with the major impact being on the Cancer services. We...

Gut Bacteria for the win

Improve Your Gut BacteriaBacteria are hugely important for your health, however, certain types of bacteria in your intestines may contribute to many diseases. The...

Red meat’s a tasty treat but too much can give you...

There are many good reasons to eat red meat, including as a source of protein and iron, but having too much of the stuff...

Aging Like a pro

Like the old saying goes “Getting old ain’t for sissies”, it is not easy managing new challenges as they arrive with age, but there...
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