Treating cancer with chemotherapy or radiation not only kills the cancer cells, it can also damage the hair-producing cells, leading to hair loss. For many, especially children, dealing with the hair loss in addition to the cancer can make recover even more difficult. Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides wigs for children in need, states that a wig "can help … [Read more...] about How to Donate Your Hair to Make Cancer Wigs
Short and thinning eyelashes can be about more than just your looks. Like the hair on your head, eyelashes can be an indication of your overall health, especially if there are changes in the length or growth pattern of your eyelashes. Whatever the cause, when taking steps to grow your eyelashes longer, you will have to be patient, because eyelashes grow very slowly. It may be … [Read more...] about How to Make Your Eyelashes Grow Longer
Many women become concerned about gaining too much weight during pregnancy. While eating unhealthily and too much can cause health problems for both the mom and the baby, eating too little can create health concerns as well. According to the March of Dimes, underweight women are at an increased risk for having babies with a birth weight of less than 5 ½ lbs. Gaining … [Read more...] about How to Track Pregnancy Weight Gain
Both saliva and urine test kits give women a great advantage in learning to understand their cycle by helping to determine when ovulation is about to occur. Both types of tests claim 98 to 99 percent accuracy. Choosing which test to use in the end becomes a personal decision. Consider the usability of the test and your own personal medical history when deciding which test is … [Read more...] about Is a Saliva Ovulation Kit Better Than Urine?
The gestation of a human baby is considered to be 40 weeks. However, the average pregnancy lasts anywhere from 37 to 42 weeks. Yes, a normal pregnancy can last longer than nine months. This is often the first of many pregnancy surprises for first-time moms. Since only 5 percent of babies are born on their due date, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and … [Read more...] about How to Calculate a Pregnancy Due Date