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2008-12-22 08:20:00

A new study shows that women who have been around smokers may have more difficulty getting pregnant than those who have not.  Previous studies have shown that pregnancy complications are common for women who smoke during pregnancy, but less is known about the dangers second-hand smoke presents to women who may potentially become pregnant. In a new study, scientists found that women who had been raised in smoking households were more likely to report having difficulties becoming...

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2008-12-05 09:50:00

If you need another reason to quit smoking, consider that it may diminish your chances of being a parent or grandparent. Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center have found that women exposed to second hand smoke, either as adults or children, were significantly more likely to face fertility problems and suffer miscarriages.An epidemiologic analysis of more than 4,800 non-smoking women showed those who were exposed to second hand smoke six or more hours per day as children and...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.