From KaiserNetwork.org Pregnant and breast-feeding women should consume at least 12 ounces of fish and seafood per week for optimal brain development of fetuses, infants and young children, according to guidelines to be released on Thursday by the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, the Washington Post reports. The coalition is a not-for-profit group with nearly 150 members, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, March of Dimes, CDC and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
From The New York Post’s Page Six By Richard Johnson October 5, 2007 -- JENNY from the Block wants to share the good news she's expecting - right here in her hometown. Bronx native Jennifer Lopez, 38, plans to "announce that she and (husband) Marc Anthony are expecting their first child on Saturday night at her Madison Square Garden concert," said an insider. A spy at her concert in Connecticut Wednesday night told us, "a fan blew the side of her top all the way up for a moment, and a definitive baby bump was there. Tango’s Take
From The New York Times By NATASHA SINGER DR. DAVID A. STOKER, a plastic surgeon in Marina Del Rey, Calif., has a surgical cure for the ravages of motherhood. He, like many plastic surgeons nationwide, calls it a “mommy makeover.” Aimed at mothers, it usually involves a trifecta: a breast lift with or without breast implants, a tummy tuck and some liposuction. The procedures are intended to hoist slackened skin as well as reduce stretch marks and pregnancy fat. Tango’s Take
From The Associated Press By Rachel Konrad SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — A new online dating service believes you can determine the love of your life after a three-minute video chat. Originally a project by a Stanford University business class, Speeddate.com combines online dating and round robin-style speed dating, where singles spend eight minutes or less interviewing potential matches. The San Mateo-based company is scheduled to host its first event Thursday, with three-minute sessions for up to 100 people who live in the San Francisco Bay area. Individuals will meet at least 15 prospective partners in an hour. Tango’s Take We’re imagining how this venture got started: Guy 1: You hear about this thing called online dating? Guy 2: Yeah. I heard it was pretty cool. Guy 1: Sure is. We should start a company that does that. Guy 2: What if your internet connection goes down on you? Guy 1: Then you wouldn’t need a date!
From The Times Online By David Rose A husband and wife have spoken of their joy after surgeons performed kidney transplants between two couples – the first such operations performed on living people who do not know each other. Roma Horrell, 57, from Cambridgeshire, and a man from Scotland received kidneys from each other’s spouses. Their own partners had hoped to donate their kidneys but were not a suitable match. On July 4 Mrs. Horrell received a kidney from the Scottish man’s wife during surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, to where it had been flown. A few hours later, the Scot underwent an operation at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after a kidney from Mrs. Horrell’s husband Peter, 55 was put on the same aircraft for the return journey. The Scottish couple, from Lothian, do not wish to be named. Tango’s Take
From New York Daily News By Jo Piazza An old sexual trend is new again - washing-machine sex. On television, in movies, even in ads on the subway, appliance sex is causing a spin-cycle commotion. Sadly, this is one exploit the apartment-dwelling ladies of New York City will have a difficult time enjoying. I learned this in my own laundry room. Last week, on the popular television drama "Brothers & Sisters," Sarah (Rachel Griffiths) and husband Joe (John Pyper-Ferguson) got down and dirty in the laundry room despite being separated. In tonight's episode of AMC's "Mad Men," increasingly desperate housewife Betty (played by January Jones) fantasizes about sex while doing the laundry. Tango’s Take
From ThisIsLondon.co.uk The number of cohabiting couples has soared under Labour The number of cohabiting couples in the UK surged over the past decade compared to falling numbers of married people, official figures out today show. Between 1996 and 2006 cohabitation soared by 65 per cent to 2.3 million couples while the number of married couples fell four per cent to 12.1 million. Lone parent families, including those with non-dependent children, increased eight per cent to 2.6 million over the same period, according to the Office for National Statistics' (ONS) Focus on Families report. Tango’s Take
From The Scotsman By Aseel Kami IRAQ is offering a cash bonus to married couples from different sectarian groups in a drive to heal rifts between communities. At a ceremony in Baghdad yesterday to launch the initiative, 250 recently married couples from across the country accepted awards from Sunni Arab vice-president Tareq al-Hashemi. Those in mixed marriages received £750. Mr Hashemi did not specify whether all couples getting married in the future would qualify for the bonuses, but said there would be a programme of ceremonies to celebrate mixed marriages. Tango’s Take