Month: June 2017

Toddlers who drink milk ‘alternatives’ may end up shorter

Milk is in an excellent source of calcium, promoting the development of strong and healthy bones and teeth during childhood – and maintains this strength throughout adulthood to prevent osteoporosis. Young children who drink soy, almond or other milk “alternatives” may be a bit shorter than kids who drink cow’s milk, a new study suggests. …

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Excess alcohol may speed muscle loss in older women

Excessive drinking can have harmful effects on memory, attention and learning. Also, heavy drinking may hasten muscle loss in older women, according to a new study. The study was published online in Menopause, a NAMS journal, and the researchers were from Yonsei University College of Medicine, in Seoul. Muscle loss starts in midlife Both ageing …

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How to prepare your teen for her first gynaecologist visit

A teen’s first visit to an obstetrician-gynaecologist can be intimidating, so a gynaecologist offers moms some tips to help make the experience easier for daughters. “Before you go, explain why regular ob-gyn visits are important. Not all doctor visits are just because you’re feeling sick,” said Dr Julie Jacobstein, an adolescent gynaecologist with LifeBridge Health …

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