Nerve growth factor (NGF), a component of semen, may stimulate ovulation and help prevent miscarriage, the University of Saskatchewen finds. NGF induces ovulation. Once pregnancy occurs, NGF maintains the corpus luteum, keeping progesterone levels up and reducing the risk of miscarriage. So, frequent intimacy may further help couples to get and stay pregnant.
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For many women, it can be difficult to choose when to start a family. While menopause generally occurs between the ages of forty and sixty, fertility often decreases 10 years before menopause. Some women successfully have healthy children when they are in their forties or even fifties. However, for other women, fertility declines as early [...]
Q: Help, I’m getting eaten alive by mosquitos! Is it safe to use DEET repellants? Are there alternatives that work?
– Peter in Tulsa
A: Don’t put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t put in your mouth; it does absorb. 48% of DEET is absorbed into the skin within 6 hours of applying it.
Attention expecting parents: there may be benefits to delaying clamping of a newborn’s umbilical cord until it stops pulsing.
Delayed clamping gives a baby its own stem cell transplant.
Dr. Park from the University of South Florida states: “In pre-term infants, delaying clamping the cord for at least 30 seconds reduced incidences of intraventricular hemorrhage, [...]
An FDA panel is reevaluating the use of dental amalgams (metal fillings) in children and pregnant women.
Read the full story here.
This is based on gathering evidence regarding the bioaccumulation (buildup in the body over time) of mercury, a documented toxin to the nervous system.
Have you been exposed to dental amalgams or other [...]