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4 Your Health: wine is good for the brain; a case for inducing labor

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Inducing labor at 39 weeks of pregnancy may reduce the need for a C-section.

That's according to a new study from the National Institutes Of Health. Researchers tracked over 6,000 first-time, healthy moms who were either induced or waited for natural labor. The induced women were less likely to have a C-section and had a lower risk of developing pre-eclampsia.

Current guidelines recommend against inducement for no medical reason but it has become more common in recent years.

Wine helping the brain

Enjoying a glass of wine or two a day could help clean your brain.

Researchers at the University Of Rochester studied the brains of mice that had consumed low to moderate amounts of alcohol for 30 days. The mice had less inflammation and fewer toxins including those linked to Alzheimer's disease, than those not exposed to alcohol.

As always, moderation is key. Mice who were exposed to high amounts of alcohol had poor cognitive and motor skills.

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