Pregnant women who are significantly overweight or obese are more likely to suffer health problems during pregnancy, and are at an increased risk of poor birth outcomes. Many women who are overweight or obese worry about the additional risks they may face, or that may affect the health of their children, if they become pregnant. […]Read More Health Concerns for Obese and Pregnant Women: Overweight, Obesity Increases Risk of Complications During Pregnancy
There are many late pregnancy complaints that women hear about all the time. Heartburn, back ache, sleepless nights. But one of the most bothersome can be difficult to find information on, as it is not as common. For a pregnant woman suffering from moderate or severe pelvic pain, there are some things that may ease […]Read More Pelvic Pain and Pregnancy: Causes and Help for This Late Pregnancy Problem
Since its first appearance in April 2009, H1N1, or swine flu, has affected many lives around the globe. For those with children, previous medical complications, or working in high-risk areas, H1N1 can be particularly fear-inducing. But perhaps it is most feared by one group listed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as “high-risk:” pregnant […]Read More The H1N1 Virus & Pregnancy: Is It Safe to Vaccinate?
Vitamin C is an antioxidant (ascorbic acid) that positively affects the immune system of fishes and possibly some marine invertebrates. Vitamin C is naturally occurring in the marine environment (in seaweed, for example), and there is strong data from scientists and mariculture professionals, that dosing vitamin C has many positive effects on marine life. Some […]Read More Do Fish Need Their Vitamins? Dosing the Marine Aquarium with Vitamin C
Staphylococcus aureus bacteria normally live on the skin and mucous membranes of many people without causing disease. Still, S aureus is a pathogenic species of bacteria, and can cause diseases of the skin and other areas of the body, called Staph infections, particularly if introduced beyond the skin’s surface, such as through a wound, puncture […]Read More Why Are MRSA Skin Infections Known as False Spider Bites?
Everyone needs a certain amount of body fat to be healthy. Do you know how much body fat you have? Bioelectrical impedance analysis can tell you. Your total amount of body fat is made up of 2 basic kinds: essential fat and storage fat. Essential fat is necessary for the proper functioning of the immune […]Read More Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis: A Technique for Direct Determination of Body Fat Percentage
Foot and mouth (hoof and mouth) disease should not be confused with hand, foot and mouth disease, although both viruses belong to the same family (Picornaviridae). Foot and mouth disease (hoof and mouth disease) is a viral infection affecting cloven-hoofed domestic and wild animals. Foot and mouth disease is extremely contagious: as few as 10 […]Read More Foot and Mouth Disease: Viral Infection in Animals