New & Now: April 21, 2011
Must-read health news and views from around the web
Source: Web exclusive, April 2011
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New this week:
Mother’s diet during pregnancy alters baby’s DNA
Expecting mothers shouldn’t smoke, drink alcohol or eat sushi. Now a new study suggests that limiting carbs shoud be added to that list, as children whose mothers followed low-carb diets during pregnancy had an increased likelihood of childhood obesity. | BBC News
Many of us can’t help but drop the F-bomb when we stub our toe or get a paper cut. New research suggests that swearing can have ‘pain-lessening effect.’ | The Independent
If Barbie were life-size
What would a life-size Barbie look like? Not like anyone we’ve ever seen. | TODAY.com
Apples: Even better for you than you thought
Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? A new study says yes. | The Globe and Mail
Energy drink and alcohol buzz
Mixing energy drinks and alcohol will help you avoid the sleep-inducing effects of drinking’but at what cost? | Chicago Tribune
Mono and lack of sun linked to MS
A new study suggests that infectious mononucleosis and exposure to low levels of sunlight could put you at a greater risk of developing multiple sclerosis. | CBC.ca
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