A few years ago, researchers at Cornell made a remarkable discovery: When unsuspecting diners were given self-refilling bowls, they consumed almost twice as much soup as those with normal bowls. In other words, it was the quantity in the bowl that determined how much they ate, not their appetite.
After undergoing two costly rounds of in vitro fertilization a few years ago, Laura Whitlinger, now 46, was thrilled when she saw the images of two babies appear on her sonogram. But it didn't take long before she and her husband realized that this double blessing came with some very serious financial implications.
People who sleep fewer than six hours a night -- or more than nine -- are more likely to be obese, according to a new government study that
is one of the largest to show a link between irregular sleep and big
U.S. women are dying from childbirth at the highest rate in decades, new government figures show. Though the risk of death is very small, experts believe increasing maternal obesity and a jump in Caesarean sections are partly to blame.
Having already given birth to two girls, Soledad O'Brien was ready for another addition to her family last winter. Yet she and her husband, Brad, were in for a surprise when, several months into her most recent pregnancy, her doctor told her she had not one, but two babies, on the way.