Womens Health

Orange Juice is good for baby's brain

Drinking orange juice and tomato juice while pregnant has been shown to improve infant intelligence

A new study explores in greater depth the effect on infant cognition of drinking fruit juice while pregnant. Results show that infants whose mothers had their diets supplemented with fruit juice – particularly orange juice and tomato juice – performed significantly better on tests of memory. “Our results show that there is significant cognitive benefit …

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Traditional diet aids pregnancy

Traditional vegetable diet reduces risk of premature babies

It turns out we should follow our parent’s advice when we’re thinking about becoming parents ourselves, with a study finding eating the traditional ‘three-veggies’ before pregnancy lowers the risk of a premature birth. We analysed the diets of nearly 3500 women and found high consumption of carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, pumpkin, cabbage, green beans and potatoes …

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Hot flashes impair memory performance

Hot flashes impair memory performance

If you’re having difficulty identifying the right word to express yourself clearly or remembering a story correctly, you may blame menopause. fMRI scans of women during a hot flash revealed the areas of the brain which control storing and retrieval of memories are affected during physiologic hot flashes.