Cutting through the jargon (and hysterical headlines) to make sense of what new findings really mean for moms and dads.
Women should avoid green, oolong, and black tea if they are pregnant, or trying to become pregnant, because of tea's effects on folate levels, and the potentially dangerous effects of caffeine found in tea.
It all largely depends on your own personal risks for breast cancer and comfort level. Alcohol's effect on breast cancer risk does exist, although more studies are needed to fully define just how much.
It's Folic Acid Awareness Week, But the Number 1 Thing I Want You To Know About Spina Bifida Isn't About Folic Acid
By all means, doctors and public health advocates should continue to make sure that women of childbearing age take their folic acid. But I'm not interested in using my beautiful child to scare folks into doing it.
I have Spina Bifida Myelomeningocele. I can personally say that life with it is not as bad as people assume. I have accomplished all my goals thus far. My goal in life now is to help change the public's perception of people with this disability.