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Does baby powder help reduce pimple?

Does baby powder help reduce pimple?

No: Acne products such as benzoyl peroxide which is available over the counter does work. You can also see a dermatologist who can advise you on other options. ...Read more

Dr. Holly Maes
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Sids (Definition)

SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It defines as a group sudden death to newborns up to one year of age without an identifiable cause. If a cause of death can be identified, this cannot be defined as SIDS. Certain factors in the US are believed to contribute to a decreased rate Of SIDS, including sleeping on the back instead of the stomach, breast feeding, ...Read more


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How can not feeding an infant honey help prevent botulism?

How can  not feeding an infant honey help prevent botulism?

Spores: Infant botulism results from the ingestion of the c. Botulinum spores in the honey, and subsequent colonization of the small intestine. As the spores "hatch" the botulism bacteria grow and subsequently produce the toxin that causes botulism. ...Read more

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Does optimizing a woman's health before pregnancy can help to reduce infant mortality?

Absolutely.: Optimal weight for height, fitness, cessation of cigarette smoking/drug/alcohol use, control of any chronic health conditions (e.g. Hypertension, ibd, diabetes mellitus, lupus, thyroid disorders, anemia, etc) and Folic Acid supplementation (1-5 mg daily throughout reproductive life) can all dramatically improve your chance to achieve a minimal risk for perinatal mortality. ...Read more

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Does chocolate help prevent depression?

Does chocolate help prevent depression?

Perhaps briefly: As dr. Ali says, dark chocolate may help lift mood briefly. However, at least one study in san diego showed that people who ate the most chocolate had the most likelihood of depression. http://www.webmd.com/depression/news/20100426/more-chocolate-means-more-depression-or-vice-versa also if you use a product containing artificial trans fat, it may interfere with healthy omega-3 fat metabolism. ...Read more

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Is fenugreek safe to take while nursing to help milk production? What else will help?

Is fenugreek safe to take while nursing to help milk production? What else will help?

Yes; many things:: Yes, it is safe ; usually helps. It occ. Causes loose stools. See http://kellymom.Com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/herbs/fenugreek/#effect other herbs like milk thistle, changes in feeding techniques, stress reduction, adequate rest etc. Also will help. See http://www.Breastfeedingbasics.Com/articles/increasing-your-milk-supply ; http://kellymom.Com/bf/got-milk/supply-worries/low-supply/#increase. ...Read more

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How to prevent sagging breasts with breastfeeding?

How to prevent sagging breasts with breastfeeding?

Breast feeding is ok: With the help of time & gravity all breasts will eventually sag. Factors that contribute to breast sagging include smoking cigarettes, a woman's body mass index, number of children she has given birth to, breast size prior to pregnancy & genetics. Breast feeding is not considered a major factor when it comes to breast sagging. ...Read more

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What's effective for helping to prevent birth defects?

What's effective for helping to prevent birth defects?

Many things: 3 of every 100 babies born have a serious malformation that will require surgery or will have a major impact on their lives. Much of this risk can't be changed. But good prenatal health definitely does help - beginning before conception: no alcohol, no drugs, good nutrition, proper care of diabetes, early visits to your doc, & prenatal vitamins that include folic acid. http://www.marchofdimes.com. ...Read more

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Can i take medicines to reduce my fever while breast feeding?

Can i take medicines to reduce my fever while breast feeding?

Yes.: Yes you may take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen at the appropriate dosage safely while breast feeding. However if fever > 101 lasts longer than 3 days please consult with your doctor. And keep nursing-this keeps the baby's immunity strong. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding help cancer be prevented?

Can breastfeeding help cancer be prevented?

Probably: Lower cancer risk is one of the key benefits of breast feeding. But it's not perfect, every wan needs screening. ...Read more

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Does smoking prevent pregnancy?

Does smoking prevent pregnancy?

NO: while smoking may have adverse effects of women's fertility, that effect is highly variable and generally quite modest. What prevents pregnancy is adequate contraception - ideally long-term like provera (medroxyprogesterone) injections or other reliable hormonal contraception, barrier protections like condoms and spermicide or diaphragms and spermicide (not as good) and IUDs (almost as good or equal). Don't gamble!!! ...Read more

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Does camilia help baby sleep?

Does camilia help baby sleep?

Camilia: Camilia is a mixture of 3 homeopathic remedies commonly called for in babies who are fussy and irritable from teething pain. There are also many others. Complex remedies can help, yet may not provide as reliable a result as an individualized homeopathic evaluation would. If your baby's sleep problem is due to teething pain, and the remedy s/he needs is 1 of the 3 in camilia, it could help. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

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Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Newborn jaundice : No breast milk does not prevent newborn jaundice which will happen to most of newborn. Usually breast feeding newborns may have more jaundice than formula feeding babies. Because breast milk is the best nutrition for infants it is recommended that babies fed with breast milk. Neonatal jaundice should be followed closely and treated with photo therapy (bili light) if needed. ...Read more

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How does laughter help to prevent heart disease?

How does laughter help to prevent heart disease?

Hmm: laughter is good for you in general. No, there are no studies that show that it lowers your risk of heart disease but who cares - it's good to laugh. Heck, maybe it helps lower your BP or something. Enjoy life. ...Read more

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Are there any pills can help me to lose weight while breast feeding?

Are there any pills can help me to lose weight while breast feeding?

No need: Although there are medically recognized weight-loss pills, the best weight-loss scheme is breastfeeding, where you burn up to 500 cal/day. ...Read more

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Will replens vaginal moisturizer affect ability to get pregnant? Help? Prevent?

Will replens vaginal moisturizer affect ability to get pregnant? Help? Prevent?

Most likely not: Replens normally doesn't affect sperm survivability. Also preceed mineral oil, and canola oil have not been found to compromise sperm when used as a lubricant. ...Read more

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How to prevent sids?

How to prevent sids?

Back Sleeping: The major way is for your infant to sleep on their back. Altho not 100% preventative, it is the single best method. Secondly, do not cobed with your child.Even in the best of situations, tragedies have occured. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding help me with the baby blues?

Can breastfeeding help me with the baby blues?

Yes: It helps with bonding which will certainly make you happier. On the other hand, if you are in distress when you handle a baby, the baby will pick up on that and become unhappy, too, which will make your own distress worse. People with baby blues definitely need a lot of help and support, always from family members, and often from professionals. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Katz
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Sudden Infant Death (Definition)

SIDS is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. SIDS is sometimes known as crib death because the infants often die in their cribs. To prevent it babies should sleep on their back, no blankets, bumpers or pillow, no stuffed animals in cribs, avoid second hand-smoking, avoid co-sleeping in ...Read more


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more