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Sperm quality lowered by light from devices at night

Men might want to think twice before reaching for their smartphone at night. A new study found correlations between electronic media use at night and poor sperm quality. Preliminary results show that greater self-reported exposure to light-emitting media devices in … Continue reading

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Sleep disorders linked to preterm birth

Pregnant women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia appear to be at risk of delivering their babies before reaching full term, according to an analysis of California births by researchers at UC San Francisco. … Continue reading

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Need more sleep? Here’s help for pregnant women

New parents know that sleep is hard to come by in the first weeks with a newborn. But pregnant women also suffer lack of sleep. The National Sleep Foundation says that hormonal changes, heartburn, having to use the bathroom more … Continue reading

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Men—get your Zzz’s, increase your fertility

A study out of Boston University’s School of Public Health finds that sleeping too little or too much can affect a man’s ability to impregnate his partner. The study found that among the 790 couples the researchers followed, “we found … Continue reading

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Sleep’s role in pregnancy weight gain

It’s not just how much you eat that affects weight gain during pregnancy—how much you sleep can also be a factor. Sleeping too few or too many hours a night may lead to excessive weight gain in pregnant women, according … Continue reading

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Study: Several factors help prevent SIDS

The “Back-to-Sleep” public health campaign to improve infant sleep environments has long been associated with declines in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), but an analysis of 30 years of data suggests that Back-to-Sleep is just one of several trends that … Continue reading

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Conflicting advice confuses new moms

New mothers get conflicting advice from medical professionals, family members and the media when it comes to key parenting topics, a recent study found. And that advice often goes against American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations for breast-feeding, vaccines, pacifier … Continue reading

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