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Do baby boxes really save lives? Image copyright Alamy It's been claimed that Finland's baby boxes, given to every newborn in the country, help reduce cot deaths.

Do baby boxes really save lives?

But what evidence is there that they lower infant mortality rates, asks Elizabeth Cassin. In June 2013, the BBC News website published an article entitled Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes. It's been viewed over 13 million times and sparked global interest in the idea. The article explained Finland's 75-year-old policy of giving every pregnant mother a cardboard box filled with baby products, such as clothes, sleeping bag, nappies, bedding and a mattress, and how the box itself could be used as a bed. One reason it attracted such attention is that Finland has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world - two deaths per 1,000 live births, compared with a global rate of 32 in 1,000, according to the UN.

Over the past three years, companies selling the boxes have popped up in the US, Finland and the UK. Image copyright Getty Images. The Guardian - Jaha Dukureh is a survivor of female... Autism's Gut-Brain Connection. Stress can send your stomach into a painful tailspin, causing cramps, spasms and grumbling.

Autism's Gut-Brain Connection

But trouble in the gut can also affect the brain. This two-way relationship may be an unlikely key to solving one of medicine’s most pressing — and perplexing — mysteries: autism. Nearly 60 years after the disorder was first identified, the number of cases has surged, and the United Nations estimates that up to 70 million people worldwide fall on the autism spectrum. Yet there is no known cause or cure. The gut bacteria in individuals with autism aren’t just different… they may actually contribute to the disorder. What happens during a heart attack? - Krishna Sudhir.

For more information on heart attacks, visit the American Heart Association, and take a look at some of their references.

What happens during a heart attack? - Krishna Sudhir

There are several ways to manage your lifestyle to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Start now! This article has some great ideas on how to get moving, and eating healthier: Guidelines on Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk. How are heart attacks treated? Five Years: Helpless to Empowered. < back Five Years: Helpless to Empowered Posted on February 16, 2017 by A MyFibroTeam User by Kacie Fleming Five years ago this month, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia (and a bit later, unofficially with chronic fatigue syndrome).

Five Years: Helpless to Empowered

My health crisis had begun a few months before, the fall after I graduated college, and continued to worsen. Elephant journal. Someone to dream with—to plan and scheme and then celebrate with.

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Someone to win with, and someone to lose with. Home. This Girl Can: Award-winning exercise-participation campaign returns - BBC Sport. Running: How to make gravity your friend. “Sitting is the new smoking,” is a catchphrase designed to strike fear into the hearts of office workers everywhere – and with good reason.

Running: How to make gravity your friend

Accumulating research shows that sitting in front of computers or television screens or hours on end can raise the risk of developing conditions, such as type two diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers. Little wonder, then, that ever increasing numbers of people in Ireland, the UK and elsewhere are taking up running as a means of combating the negative consequences of their sedentary lifestyles. Yet studies suggest that between 30 and 80 per cent of runners in the developed world incur running-related injuries each year. 5 Stretches You Should Never Do. All those toe-grabbing stretches you were taught as a youngster?

5 Stretches You Should Never Do

If you're a runner, they may be hurting your performance. Those sorts of "static stretches" may decrease your running economy—that is, your ability to stride with minimal effort, finds a recent study of Behm's appearing in the European Journal of Applied Physiology. Static stretching also limits your jumping ability, his study shows. MORE: 7 Reasons You're Tired All The Time.

13 Standing Core Exercises Better Than Crunches : Stand Up for Stand-Out Abs. Foam-rollers-essential-runners-guide. 3 Yoga Poses That Will Make You Smarter. Stress literally makes us dumber.

3 Yoga Poses That Will Make You Smarter.

When you’re under chronic stress, your body taps into the area of your brain that’s responsible for your fight-or-flight response rather than your rational thinking. Thankfully, we can practice yoga. So here are three yoga poses that will help you remember how to relax again. 1. 5 Keys to Healthy Knees & Avoiding Surgery. As an orthopedic surgeon, I spend a majority of my time dealing with knees—with everyone from teenagers to 90-year-olds, from professional athletes to weekend warriors and to people who just want to walk in comfort.

5 Keys to Healthy Knees & Avoiding Surgery.

For many of us, pain and knees go together—34 percent of Americans over the age of 54 said they suffer from chronic knee or leg pain—and seven million Americans (about 1.5 percent) have had a knee replacement. But as a surgeon, I actually try my best to help my patients avoid surgery. As I tell my patients, if you’re willing to make some basic lifestyle changes and stick to them, you may be able to keep your knees happy and relatively painless—not only postponing knee surgery but perhaps not needing surgery at all. These are not complicated methods–they’re designed with my patients in mind. Here are five key steps for healthy, happy knees:

5-Move Full-Body TRX Workout. Deep Healing Chick Pea & Kale Soup. {Vegan Recipe} One challenge in cooking without dairy or meat is developing depth of flavor.

Deep Healing Chick Pea & Kale Soup. {Vegan Recipe}

For this soup get your hands on a bulb of elephant garlic. You will know which one it is at the market because it is three times the size of a regular bulb. Elephant garlic is milder in flavor than regular garlic so it is a great choice for this recipe. How to Enter Any Room Like a Goddess. Scene: I am in the hall outside the seventh grade lunch room. Now Trending: CRISPR. Nearly everyone has heard references to the “genetic code,” a metaphor for the series of nucleotide bases that makes each of us unique.

Many diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and sickle-cell anemia, are caused by point mutations, single digit errors in a series of roughly three billion. Although we have made great progress in understanding these diseases, as of yet there exists no cure. 10 Things you need to stop doing today to be happier. We tend to be unconscious of behaviors that are causing pain and unnecessary suffering in our lives. If we could just become more conscious of behaviors that are leading to the pain in our lives, we would be a lot happier. Today we can start giving up some of the things in our life that are causing this conflict. 1.

Stop complaining. Being Too Nice Can Contribute to Depression. By Elzbieta Pettingill Guest Writer for Wake Up World There is such a thing as being too nice, too giving and too caring. Why Sensitive Souls Need Rituals. ~ Kathryn Nulf. Via Kathryn Nulf on Feb 9, 2014 There was a good year where I listened to the same album every night as I drifted off to sleep. I didn’t get tired of it. I loved knowing what to expect. I knew the order of the songs, the way things started and the way the music progressed. I loved having something familiar there for me night after night before sleep. 5 Silent Signs That You Might Have Clogged Arteries. Having clogged arteries, also known as atherosclerosis, is a serious condition where arteries become blocked by fatty substances known as plaques. Body Shop: Strong in the Knees.

Dr. Even Nicotine-Free E-Cig Vapor Damages Lung Cells. 3 Reasons NOT to Ignore Your Core. Ways to Burn Belly Fat: Burn Belly Fat. Trying to lose weight by doing hundreds of crunches is a common method that a lot of people use. Body Shop: Strong in the Knees. Dr. Mmon Uses of Surgical Spirit. A Nutrition Myth that Keeps us Fat, Sick & Tired. Editor’s Note: This website is not designed to, and should not be construed to, provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion or treatment to you or any other individual, and is not intended as a substitute for medical or professional care and treatment. Prevent or Cure most Chronic Disease by Normalizing this One Hormone. Editor’s Note: This website is not designed to, and should not be construed to, provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion or treatment to you or any other individual, and is not intended as a substitute for medical or professional care and treatment. Strengthen your core - 10 Ways to Have Great Posture as You Age - Health Mobile.

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners. We asked our experts to come up with 10 essential strength exercises for runners. Worried about fitting this routine into your training schedule? Don’t worry, these 10 exercises take 30 minutes to complete and can be done twice a week. Try adding them to your easy or cross-training days. 17 Surprising Reasons You're Stressed Out. A Liver Attack Leads to a Simpler Life. Cold & Flu Ginger Turmeric Tonic. I Drank Warm Honey Lemon Water Every Morning for a Year (Here’s What Happened).

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