How Ugly Marital Spats Might Open the Door to Disease

Married people who fight nastily are more likely to suffer from leaky guts – a problem that unleashes bacteria into the blood and can drive up disease-causing inflammation, new research suggests.

It’s the first study to illuminate this particular pathway between bad marriages and poor health, said lead author Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Researchat The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The study appears in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology….MORE:  news.osu

New Zealand’s Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter cycles to hospital to give birth

A pregnant woman stands above a main road with a pink helmet in the basket of the bicycle she holdsMs Genter posted the image of her posing a with her e-bike at the Auckland City Hospital from her Instagram account.

The 42-week pregnant Green Party MP said it was “mostly downhill to the hospital”. “Beautiful Sunday morning for a bike ride, to the hospital, for an induction to finally have this baby,” she posted…more:ABC