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Monday, September 03, 2007

In the News September 3, 2007

First, a bit of news for writing moms of all ages:

There's a fun writing contest going on over at the blog Writer Mama: How to Raise a Career Alongside Your Kids. The contest lasts all month long. You might win all sorts of fun prizes including copies 0f the 2008 Writers Digest Market Guide and a one-hour writing career phone consult by posting comments on the question of the day. Come on over and join the fun!

Repeater Mommy-Come-Lately: Mom of Triplets for the Second Time!
Victoria and Tom Lasita, already the parents of triplets, are now the parents of a second set! Victoria, 39, gave birth to Casey, Cadon and Carson on Wednesday, August 29th. Their siblings, Jessica, Jillian and Brian are 4 years old. Both sets of triplets were conceived without fertility treatments.

Flaxseed May Ease Hot Flashes
A small preliminary study of 29 women found that taking flaxseed daily decreased hot flashes.

Link Suggested Between Mother's Diabetes and Children's Obesity
A new study in the September issue of Diabetes Care found that mothers with untreated gestational diabetes were twice as likely to bear overweight children, compared to healthy moms.

Chemical Found in Non-Stick Cookware Linked to Low Birth Weight
Birth weight may be modestly reduced when a mom is exposed to even low levels of of a chemical found in non-stick cookware, stain resistant carpet spray and other products, according to researchers. While there may be cause for concern, researchers said they still need to learn a lot more about what is going on.

Exposure to Parents' Cigarette Smoke Increases a Woman's Risk of Miscarriage
New research reported in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests that women who were exposed to their parents' smoking as a child have an increased risk of miscarriage.


At 10:15 PM, Blogger writermama said...

Hi Beth,

Thanks for mentioning the Writer Mama Back to School Daily Giveaway!


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