Does a missed period and gassy stomach mean I am pregnant?

A missed period is when menstruation does not occur or does not follow its usual pattern. A gassy stomach may occur at any time. However, when gas or pressure appears in the abdomen at the same time as experiencing a late or missed period, many people think they may be pregnant. It is normal to…

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Smoking weed while pregnant: Is it safe?

Some pregnant women use marijuana, and researchers are still unsure how the drug can affect a fetus. As a result, most medical experts recommend refraining from smoking weed during pregnancy. Marijuana is the illicit drug women most commonly take during pregnancy, and use is increasing in certain areas. As drug laws are relaxing in some…

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Critical Shopper: How to Think About Curiously Unfashionable Footwear

Image CreditJeenah Moon for The New York Times People who buy shoes for comfort are cops. There is really no other explanation. A sparkling, sublime footwear choice is the most expedient way to demonstrate taste. It achieves more per square inch than any shirt could. Whatever you may have to trade in exchange for a…

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Cholesterol May Be Higher After the Holidays

Image The holiday season may confer an unwanted gift: higher cholesterol. Danish researchers studied 25,764 people in Copenhagen whose average age was 59. All had blood drawn regularly to test lipid levels. None were on cholesterol-lowering medicines. Average total cholesterol in the group over the whole year was 205, just over the recommended guideline of…

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Behavior Patterns to Get Rid of

Do not think that adult life is an excuse to give up what makes you happy. As long as the roller coaster in the amusement park survives your weight, fun should go on. Nevertheless, there are habits that make us unhappy. And you, like any mature and self-sufficient woman, have to get rid of them.…

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Phys Ed: Stand More, Lounge Less? Don’t Do It to Lose Weight

For those of us who have resolved to stand more and sit less in the coming year, a new study might temper some of our expectations of the benefits. It finds that people burn more calories when they stand than when sitting or lying down, but the increase is smaller than many of us might…

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Medical News Today: How does yo-yo dieting affect our heart health?

Sticking to a strict diet can be challenging, so our eating patterns can fluctuate wildly. A new study looks at how these changes might impact cardiovascular health. How does eating well intermittently affect our heart? As we roll into 2019, many people will be trying out new diet regimes. For many of us, sticking to…

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A 6-Pack of Beer for $26? Qatar Doubles the Price of Alcohol

Getting a beer has never been easy in Qatar. But buying a six-pack will now set you back at least $26, thanks to an alcohol tax that went into effect on Tuesday. Many countries have tried to regulate alcohol consumption by making drinking expensive. But Qatar, a predominantly Muslim country that has long had strict…

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