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Study: Stress Makes Conception More Difficult
Study: Stress Makes Conception More Difficult

The more stress women are under while trying to conceive a child, the harder it is to get pregnant. Ohio State University researchers found women with high levels of alpha-amylase–a biomarker of stress in saliva–are 29 percent less likely to get pregnant each month, and are more than twice as likely to meet the clinical definition of infertility. The research team tracked 501 U.S. women ages 18 to 40, who were free from known fertility problems and had just started trying to conceive, for 12 months or until they became pregnant.

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 2

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A look back at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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Shania Twain can’t stop, won’t stop

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The superstar's first tour in 11 years was expected to be her last, but it appears that may have changed.

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McDonald’s all-day breakfast is coming next month

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Breakfastarians rejoice as the Golden Arches announces you'll soon be able to buy an egg McMuffin at dinner time.

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Janet Jackson kicks off world tour

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The "Rhythm Nation" hitmaker took the stage in an all-white ensemble and was joined by a group of young girls — her "JTribe" — to perform classic hits and songs from her upcoming 11th album, "Unbreakable."

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Nicholas Hoult to take on J.D. Salinger in new biopic

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The British actor will portray the beloved American author in "Rebel in the Rye."