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Does Exercise During Pregnancy Prevent Postpartum Depression?

While there is some data to indicate that exercise may improve well-being and diminish symptoms of depression and anxiety, the results have been mixed.  A recent randomized controlled trial has explored the efficacy of exercise during pregnancy for reducing the risk of postpartum depression. The Physical Activity for Mothers Enrolled in Longitudinal Analysis (PAMELA) Study… Read More »

Insomnia treatment may help ease depression during menopause

Women going through menopause may have fewer symptoms of depression when they get treatment for insomnia than when they don’t, a recent experiment suggests. Researchers recruited 117 menopausal women with insomnia for the study and randomly assigned them to three groups. One group received cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Another group received a component of CBT… Read More »

Low Carb Diet During Pregnancy & Birth Defects

[unable to retrieve full-text content] According to a research consuming a low-carbohydrate diet during pregnancy may increase the risk of certain birth defects by 30 percent like spina bifida (spine and spinal cord malformations) and anencephaly (missing parts of the brain and skull). These birth defects can cause death or lifelong disability. This brings to… Read More »