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7 Ways to Balance Career and Family as a Working Mom

The modern mom finds herself faced with more challenges than ever before. It's not as easy to be a stay-at-home mom as it once was and this means that many are having to balance career and family as a working mom.

The downside of this is the stress, the feeling of inadequacy and the worry that follows you round on a daily basis – worrying about your child(ren) when you're at work and worrying about work when you should be enjoying family time.

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FDA Has Taken Several Measures to Ensure Proper Regulation of Stem Cell Clinics

There has been a massive growth in the number of stem cell clinics around the world in the past few years. Many of these clinics use stem cells to treat conditions that are not currently curable using traditional medicine.

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Effective Ways to Prevent Heartburn During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, your body is undergoing incredible changes every single day – and it’s natural to experience some side-effects as a result. One of the most common sensations that you might experience during pregnancy is heartburn – in fact, it’s estimated that 8 out of 10 women will have heartburn while carrying a child.

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Using Umbilical Cord Stem Cells to Treat Alzheimer’s & Brain Injury

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases in the world.  There are already more than 47 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia — a figure that is expected to increase in the coming years.

There are many potential treatments for Alzheimer’s that are currently being explored, many of which use umbilical cord stem cells.  This article will provide you with some information on Alzheimer’s disease the research that uses umbilical cord stem cells to treat this condition.

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10 Basic Things to Buy for Your Newborn Baby

Buying what you need for your newborn baby can easily get out of hand. With friends and families buying this, that, and the other, you can soon be drowning in accessories. But which basics do you actually need? We’re going to look at 10 basics every parent should buy for their newborn.

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Scientists Convert Stem Cells into Insulin-Producing Cells

Diabetes is a very common disease that affects millions of people around the world. People with diabetes are at risk of developing high blood sugar levels, which can damage their organs and lead to several dangerous complications.

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Tips to Prevent Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Every year, thousands of women develop stretch marks as a result of pregnancy – and many of them feel self-conscious about them after they have given birth. The marks are completely harmless – but lots of women desperately seek ways they can reduce the appearance of their stretch marks, or prevent them from appearing altogether! Check out our top tips for preventing stretch marks during pregnancy.

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Cord Blood Stem Cells vs Bone Marrow Stem Cells

Stem cell transplants are designed to replace the patient’s unhealthy cells with healthy ones. The most common sources of these healthy cells are the umbilical cord blood and bone marrow.

Cord blood refers to the blood that is collected from an infant's umbilical cord after delivery, so that it may be tested, frozen, and subsequently stored cord blood bank for future use. The cord blood contains unique stem cells that can potentially treat more than 80 medical conditions.

The bone marrow, on the other hand, is extracted from the breastbone, skull, hips, ribs or spine, as these contain stem cells which produce the following types of blood cells:

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Umbilical Cord Blood from Premature Infants Offers Clues to Fragility

A team of Canadian researchers have just been awarded a $1 million grant to research the use of banked umbilical cord blood to help premature babies with vulnerable immune systems.

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8 Ways to Raise a Compassionate Child

Believe it or not, children are naturally capable of compassion. Teaching your child compassion and nurturing that quality can be tricky when you’re battling against their sudden impulses to do things – like pulling the dog’s tail. This article is going to look at 8 ways you can raise a compassionate child.

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Early Signs of Labour for First-Time Mums-to-Be

When it comes to giving birth for the first time, it can be hard to know when labour will begin, what you need to do and important things you need to remember. Researching and understanding what will happen to your body in the run up to labour is a great way to prepare. So, what are the early signs of labour, and what do you need to know?

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How Cord Blood Stem Cells are Used to Treat Blood Cancers

Welcome to the final part of our four-part series on blood cancer, written for Blood Cancer Awareness Month. This article will take a closer look at how cord blood stem cells are used to treat blood cancers.

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Rejuvenating Brain Stem Cells May Hold the Key to Future MS Treatments

A team of scientists from the University of Cambridge have developed a new stem cell procedure which rejuvenates brain cells in rats. The procedure has incredible potential as it could someday be used to treat ageing-related brain diseases like Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

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Newborn Care: 6 Essential Tips for First Time Parents


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Congratulations on your newborn! This is a happy, but sometimes, challenging time so we’ve put together our essential tips to newborn care for first time parents.

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Food Cravings During Pregnancy & What They Mean


Suffering from food cravings during pregnancy is entirely normal and something most women will go through. Resisting the cravings is something else entirely different considering they’re a million times strong than your average craving. You might find yourself waking up at 2 o’clock in the morning desperate for something absurd, and no matter what happens, you have to have it now.

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8 Myths Uncovered about Cord Blood Stem Cell Storage

As parents learn more about umbilical cord stem cells and their potential uses, they can become overloaded with information. Unfortunately, some of the information they receive may not be correct! Here are some of the most common myths when it comes to cord blood stem cell storage.

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3 Ways Your Baby's Umbilical Cord Blood Could Help Save a Life

Traditionally, doctors would discard the umbilical cord after a mother has given birth. They saw no value in this material and would simply throw it into the bin.

This has all changed thanks to the discovery of powerful stem cells in umbilical cord blood and tissue. Stem cells are the building blocks of the human body. They are powerful cells that can change into other types of cells including red blood cells, immune cells, bone cells, and heart cells.

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