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Asthma Rates Have Increased Dramatically Since 2001

Do you have asthma? You’re not alone. New stats show that the number of people diagnosed with the condtion has increased by 4.3 million from 2001 to 2009. That’s nearly 1 in 12 people! Asthma is a fairly common pulmonary condition that can cause wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. Patients can control their asthma symptoms, which are usually triggered by things in the environment, through medication or by avoiding things that cause their illness to flare up, including smoking and air pollution.

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Baby Hair Growth

There’s an old saying that if a pregnant woman has heartburn, her baby will be born with a full head of hair. Interestingly enough, there is a correlation between heartburn and hair on a baby, according to the New York Times. Still, a baby born with hair might not keep that hair. In fact, it is hard to predict just when your baby’s hair will grow, how fast it will grow or how much she will have.

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Organ Development During Pregnancy

The development of a baby in utero is truly remarkable. Only a few weeks pass between the time an egg is fertilized and the heart begins to beat. While the organs may grow rapidly, some are not fully functional until the baby is full-term and ready to be born. Others, such as the heart, are functional before the end of the first trimester of pregnancy.

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Excessive Thirst During Pregnancy

Some women are said to have skin that glows during pregnancy. It’s possible this glow is caused in part by all that water you are drinking. Excessive thirst during pregnancy is common, according to AskDrSears.com. In most cases, the reasons you are so thirsty can be attributed to normal changes in the body during pregnancy.