Pregnant Women Warned About Ultrasound Videos, Heartbeat Monitors

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_283d1066fc.jpgmonkeybusinessimages/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The Food and Drug Administration is warning women who are pregnant not to risk the health of their fetus by taking ultrasound videos or using Doppler ultrasound heartbeat monitors that can be purchased without a prescription. The agency says the radiation from these products can produce effects on the body even though they’re generally considered safe to use.

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Memories of a Workout Can Spur Future Workouts

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_6b28a379e8.jpgJupiterimages/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Remember that two-mile run you went on and how good it made you feel? Hopefully, you did feel good afterwards because remembering that experience in a positive light might motivate you to do it again. That’s what University of New Hampshire researchers discovered after asking student participants to recall either a positive or negative memory about working out while those in a control group weren’t asked about their exercise experience.

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Double Duty Drug: Statins May Fight MS

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_3d81633b8c.jpgJaykayl/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Cholesterol-busting statins may have an unexpected benefit for patients with multiple sclerosis, a new study found. Researchers in the U.K. studied 140 patients diagnosed with the most severe form of the disease, known as secondary progressive MS. They found that high doses of statins -- about double the average amount that patients take to keep their cholesterol levels in check -- reduced the rate of brain shrinkage in these patients.

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Trust Me, You're Smart

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_5acbac4d39.jpganyaberkut/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Some believe that placing too much trust in people is foolish. However, the ability to feel you can successfully rely on others may actually be a sign of intelligence, according to Oxford University researchers. By studying the results of the General Social Survey, which is conducted annually or biennially in the U.S., the researchers found that more intelligent individuals tend to be good judges of character, thus enabling them to trust those who they feel won’t betray them.

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Mom Sues for Wrongful Pregnancy After Failed Sterilization

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_679c38c341.jpgCynthia Williams (CHICAGO) -- An Illinois woman is suing her doctor for "wrongful pregnancy,” claiming a botched tubal ligation led to the birth of a daughter with sickle cell disease. Cynthia Williams, a 40-year-old mother of three, only had one ovary and believed she couldn't get pregnant because the tube tethering it to her womb had been tied -- or so she thought. “I was livid,” Williams said, recalling the “impossible” blue line on the pregnancy test, quickly confirmed by the flutter of a heartbeat on a sonogram.

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