Blog post roundup

I don’t have the time or energy to make a useful or thoughtful post, so have a bunch of interesting posts by other people instead :)

  • Topical NSAIDs—I’d never even heard of topical NSAIDs until the other day, so I was very interested to read an expert opinion about them. It sounds like they have the potential to be very useful in some cases, so if you’ve got pain issues, this is worth reading.
  • Woman brings measles home from London—::headdesk:: I know, it’s a crazy idea, but if you’re not vaccinated and you leave the country, you’re taking an even bigger risk of GETTING SICK. And then bringing it back and swanning around DC and possibly infecting my friends and neighbors. Not that I’m bitter or anything.
  • Inverted nipples: What to do?—Rubber bands to treat inverted nipples and allow breastfeeding. Seriously. I love reading NCBI ROFL, because you never know what they’ll turn up.
  • Can infants recognize melodies heard in the womb?—Eh, I’m not particularly persuaded by this, but it’s an interesting idea. But does a slowing heart rate really signal recognition? Maybe. I doubt it hurts your child if you sing or play music while they’re in the womb, so knock yourself out.
  • Chocolate: The newest health food—I’m always happy to see more research praising chocolate ;) And the study discussed by this blogger explains why chocolate raises good cholesterol and lowers bad cholesterol. (Well, chocolate, red wine, grapes, and soy, of course!)
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I'm a 40-year-old, work-at-home mother of two. I'm pro-vaccine, pro-medicine, pro-science, and an avid reader of information about all of the above, and I want to combine my love for my children with my love for science. So here we are!
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4 Responses to Blog post roundup

  1. MM says:

    One of the nicest things about the job I had when I was pregnant the first time was being able to sit at my desk, put in a Grateful Dead CD, wrap the headphones around my abdomen, and let the baby groove to the music. :)

    • mamamara says:

      I used to play “Hush Little Baby” for Yael and I swear (anecdote!) that singing the song used to calm her down a little after she was born. I didn’t play anything in particular for Barak, but he heard a lot of books read to Yael while I was pregnant :D

  2. MadR says:

    Catching up on the blog. The chocolate and raising ‘good’ cholesterol article is just what I needed to hear, since my numbers need work. Didn’t see anything in there about dark versus milk, though.

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