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Health stories for March 4, 2013

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UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 4, 2013 -

A long-suspected side effect of pregnancy, may have been confirmed.

A new study shows pregnancy permanently changes the size and shape of women's feet.

Flat feet are a common problem for pregnant women.

Researchers say it may be because of the extra weight and increased looseness of the joints.

The study shows over 60% of women had longer and wider feet five months after delivery than at the beginning of the pregnancy.


Good news for pregnant women dealing with morning sickness.

Researchers say a popular anti-nausea drug will not harm their babies.

There were no differences in low weight births or birth defects between those using nausea drugs and those who didn't use it.

Before turning to prescription medicines, doctors recommend treating morning sickness with crackers, ginger ale and B-vitamins.


Helping others is a good way for teens to improve their health.

A new study looked at tenth graders who volunteered regularly, compared to those remaining on a volunteer wait-list.

The volunteers wound up with lower body fat and cholesterol.

Researchers also saw an increase in empathy and self-esteem

The study was done over a ten-week period.


Weight loss and moderate physical activity can reduce the chance of type two diabetes in high-risk people.

Researchers found getting out of your chair and moving around a little may stave off the disease more than strenuous physical activity.

Millions of people have type-two diabetes.



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