Infertility can put pressure on marriage, but research has shown that most couples live well in storms.
Now, researchers are looking closely at why some couples receive infertility treatment through a stronger marriage, and what problems can arise when the relationship is affected.
They concluded that the husband\'s participation played a key role. Forty-
Eight couples recruited from three fertility practices in the Los Angeles area completed several questionnaires and assessments, including an analysis of recorded conversations between husband and wife about their difficulty in getting pregnant.
The communication between the couple is positive. -
The quality of marriage is better--
When the husband thinks it is important to have a baby, wants to be involved in the effort to overcome infertility and wants to talk about it with their partner.
The researchers found that even if the wife\'s participation is low, the husband\'s participation may have a positive impact on the marriage. Lauri A.
Pasch, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, and lead author of the study, is now conducting a larger study that will evaluate 500 couples treated for infertility.
Now, she says, a couple can make sure they are treated as a couple by asking their names to be all on the chart.
Because the wife is more likely to receive treatment, the woman can help her husband participate in the treatment by ensuring that the doctor explains the choice to them.
Fertility and infertility 77 (6): 1241-1247*Reduced-
Fat food does not necessarily mean less calories.
Fat food is very popular among Americans.
More than 90% of us ate them, and now it\'s reduced.
Almost everything you like to eat is fat.
The problem is, there are so many lowfat and fat-
Free cakes, cookies, ice cream and sweet rolls, we may have more snacks and desserts than just the ones who are full
Fat version to choose from.
In fact, according to recent data from the American Heart Association.
The statement said that some foods made of fat substitutes have calorie content and full-fat ones.
The AHA statement was published in the Association\'s Scientific Journal circulation to clarify some misconceptions about fat substitutes and weight loss.
For example, a decrease in fat does not mean a decrease in calories.
Depending on the composition of the fat replacement, the number of calories has changed from almost nothing to 9 calories per gram, which is the same as a gram of fat.
Judith Wyley said: \"You need to see the fat and calorie grams of each food and how many copies are in the package
Ron of Einstein medical school in Bronx, New YorkY.
Fat alternatives can be made from carbohydrates, proteins, and even fat.
Olestra, for example, is a \"fat-
Based on \"substitution.
Because it interferes with the absorption of certain fats.
Wylie-soluble nutrients and vitamins
Rost, who is also the author of the AHA statement, suggested limiting your chips or other Olestra-
1 ounce of snacks.
Cycle, online version * spring mattress to keep more dirt away from sleeping on a spring mattress instead of a foam mattress, which may be a good idea for allergies --prone.
Norwegian researchers analyzed mattress samples from 50 schoolchildren with asthma and 102 healthy children, and they reported that the risk of mites feces found in foam mattresses was four times that of spring mattresses.
There is eight times more evidence of dust mites on foam mattresses without fabric coverage, and the air-borne feces of this tiny creature penetrate into the home.
People with allergies do all sorts of things to reduce exposure to mites at night, but all the usual methods have drawbacks.
Most of the dust is short-lived. term solution.
Uncomfortable plastic mattress cover;
The spray designed to kill mites did not go deep into the mattress and its toxicity was not certain.
Doctors say sleeping on a spring mattress can reduce exposure to mites four to eight times.
Co-author of the study, Morten Schei.
Allergy 2002: 57: 538-
542 * The study found that the mother did a good job of checking the child\'s mole, and the parents, especially the mother, were almost as good as the dermatologist in checking the child\'s mole.
Australian researchers found that when parents were told how to identify moles, their count was close to the count done by trained experts.
There are a large number of moles that are a risk factor for melanoma, a fatal skin cancer, so parents may want to track the increase in their child\'s moles.
The study included more than 300 children, most of whom were completed by mothers.
About half the kids are fair. or red-Hair and blue
Eyes, this type of skin has the greatest risk of skin cancer in future life.
This is the first study to assess parents\' ability to identify moles when they are told what to look.
Regular follow-up of the child\'s moles helps parents to know if their child is at risk of skin cancer and requires additional sun protection;
It also started a pattern of routine skin checks that should become a habit when the child grows up.
Journal of Epidemiology, United States 15512): 1128-
1136 * The researchers found that exercise helps older women lose their abdomen, and older women may have an advantage over men in eliminating abdominal bumps.
A new study on the impact of regular strength training on older people found that they all lost fat and increased muscle, but women were more successful in removing deep fat in the abdomen.
30 men and women aged 61 to 77 exercise three times a week on various resistance machines for 25 weeks.
The weight of all participants remained within 2 pounds of the starting weight, but the average male decreased total fat by 9% and the female decreased by 6%.
The researchers used CT scans to measure the loss of bellybutton\'s deep fat and found that women had lost 12% of the deep fat and men had little loss.
\"I don\'t have a good explanation for this difference,\" said researcher Gary R . \"
Hunt, University of Alabama, Birmingham.
\"I expect these people to lose more. As [men]
We have accumulated a higher proportion in that area, and we expect [that]
The process is reversed when you become more streamlined.
\"The changes in muscles are more encouraging.
Men increased their muscles by about 4 pounds, and women increased by 2 lbs, which resulted in increased convenience for physical activity and burning more calories.
\"This is the first time older men and women have compared changes in fat distribution after resistance training,\" Hunt said . \".
Sports Medicine and Science 34 (6): 1023-