Hopeful Cord Blood Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Our central nervous system is covered in myelin, a “fatty white substance” that surrounds and protects the nerve fibers that are responsible for transmitting information to the brain, …

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Sydney toddler Lucy Hinchion the youngest person to receive blood infusion from own umbilical cord

This article was originally posted by Rose Brennan, Health Reporter, at The Daily Telegraph  A SYDNEY toddler has become the youngest person in the world to receive an infusion of her own umbilical cord blood in the hope of preventing diabetes. Since Lucy Hinchion’s birth, doctors routinely tested the 20-month-old’s blood for an antibody indicating …

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Tips to Beat the Summer Heat for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy has it up and downs to begin with but handling a heat wave in the mist of that can be overwhelming. In honor of the first day of summer, June 21st, we have compiled a list of ways for mother’s to survive a summer pregnancy! Drink Plenty of Fluids This probably seems obvious. You …

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10 Zika Free Destinations

If you are pregnant or are thinking of becoming pregnant it is very important to know the risk associated with zika virus and where it is safe to travel. Zika Virus is becoming more known and is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. It can be transmitted through sex and …

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10 Foods to Increase Lactation

Having an adequate milk supply for your baby is essential to his/her nutrition. If you are looking to increase lactation these following foods can help: Water While not a food, water is one of the most important items needed for an adequate milk supply. “According to studies, 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.” Try drinking …

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How to naturally increase your milk supply

Since we can’t measure breast milk intake the way we can formula, it is easy to be insecure about your milk supply.  If you feel your milk supply is low, here are some suggestions on how to increase it: Take care of yourself. Eat well and drink plenty of fluids. During nursing, try not to …

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