On our Lab Notes page CalorieLab’s editors select and rank the day’s essential health news items in real time. Readers can suggest, vote and comment on items. Below are brief summaries of yesterday’s (July 10, 2012) Lab Notes items. To see today’s items, visit Lab Notes.
Obesity during pregnancy may increase the likelihood of having babies with low iron levels because of increased levels of a hormone that makes the transfer of iron from mom to fetus less efficient, according to results from a small study.
Pauline Potter of Sacramento, California, the Guinness World Records holder of the title World’s Heaviest Living Woman, has reunited with her ex-husband Alex for sex sessions that are helping her shed pounds.
Planning for a wedding isn’t so different from planning for a disaster, says the CDC.
Women with recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) may benefit from drinking cranberry juice often or consuming other cranberry-containing products, say researchers who evaluated 13 studies on the effectiveness of preventing UTIs with cranberries.
Want to live longer? Sit less, says a new study.
(By CalorieLab editors)