Obstetrics & gynaecology

How can weight gain during pregnancy be optimized?

If a pregnant woman gains excessive weight, it can pose a problem for both the mother and child. As a solution, regular counseling appointments have been proposed. Based on results with 2286 women, a team of the Technical ...

Health

Catching up on news about catch-up sleep

(HealthDay)—Missing out on needed sleep can bring a host of health woes, including diabetes because a lack of sleep affects insulin levels.

Pediatrics

Inhaling hypertonic saline may aid infants with cystic fibrosis

(HealthDay)—In infants with cystic fibrosis (CF), preventive inhalation with hypertonic saline (HS) during the first months of life is safe and well tolerated and results in clinical improvements, according to a study recently ...

Overweight & Obesity

Review confirms food cravings can be reduced

Food craving, the intense desire to eat certain foods, can sabotage efforts to maintain healthy eating habits and body weight, no matter the time of year.

Health

How to stop smoking … for good

Nobody knows who first said, "To succeed, you first have to fail." But it's a phrase many smokers likely relate to.

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Weight gain

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be either an increase in muscle mass, fat deposits, or excess fluids such as water.

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