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Does Your Valentine Have a Roving Eye? Watch Out

Posted 8 days ago by

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 – Just in time for Valentine's Day, new research suggests one behavior can predict how strong a couple's bond might be. The study of newlywed couples found that if either partner spent too much time looking at attractive members of the opposite sex, their marriage was prone to trouble down the road. A research team from Florida State University tracked marital outcomes ...

Most Say Health Workers Shouldn't Refuse Care on Moral Grounds: Poll

Posted 14 days ago by

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 – Most Americans are not on board with President Donald Trump's recent decision to further protect health care workers who refuse to treat patients on religious or moral grounds, the latest HealthDay/Harris Poll shows. More than eight of 10 surveyed do not believe doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care providers should be allowed to use their conscience or ...

The Risk Factors That Make Women More Likely To Have A Stroke

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THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 – Stroke affects more women than men in the United States. And a new study pinpoints stroke risk factors unique to females. "Many people don't realize that women suffer stroke more frequently than men, and mortality is much higher among women," said Dr. Kathryn Rexrode, the study's corresponding author. "As women age, they are much more likely to have a stroke as a first ...

Fetal Alcohol Cases More Common Than Thought: Study

Posted 16 days ago by

TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 – More U.S. children may be living with brain damage from prenatal drinking than experts have thought, a new study suggests. The study of four U.S. communities found that at least 1 percent to 5 percent of first-graders had a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or FASD. The prevalence ranged depending on the community. And when the researchers used a less-strict estimate, the ...

Essure Female Sterilization Device Appears Safe: Study

Posted 23 Jan 2018 by

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 – Essure implants used in female sterilization have come under fire in recent years, with women reporting a wide array of problems to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A new study from France shows the implants are relatively safe and do not raise the risk of side effects or health problems, however. The results show that Essure should remain on the market as a viable ...

Avion Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of Balcoltra (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets and ferrous bisglycinate tablets) Oral Contraceptive

Posted 21 Jan 2018 by

ATLANTA, Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Avion Pharmaceuticals, LLC, the makers of the Prenate® line of prescription prenatal vitamins, received approval of its new drug application (NDA) for the oral contraceptive Balcoltra (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets and ferrous bisglycinate tablets), the company's first internally developed NDA. Avion expects to commercially launch this new ...

White House to Shield Health Workers Who Refuse Services on Moral Grounds

Posted 18 Jan 2018 by

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 – Health workers who refuse to perform abortions or sex-change operations on religious or moral grounds will now get more protection from the Trump administration. Any medical professional who feels his or her rights have been violated can file a complaint with the new conscience and religious freedom division of the office for civil rights at the U.S. Department of ...

Health Tip: Why Women Need Folic Acid

Posted 18 Jan 2018 by

-- Folic acid is a form of vitamin B that's important for women, especially those who are pregnant or who could become pregnant. Folic acid can help prevent serious birth defects of the brain and spinal cord called neural tube defects. The vitamin is available in supplements, and is found naturally in leafy green vegetables, oranges and beans. It's also available in fortified foods, such as ...

The Pill Lowers Ovarian Cancer Risk, Even for Smokers

Posted 18 Jan 2018 by

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 – It's known that use of the birth control pill is tied to lower odds for ovarian cancer, but new research shows the benefit extends to smokers or women who are obese. According to the study from the U.S. National Cancer Institute, these trends were also observed for endometrial cancer as well. Long-term use of the pill was linked to reductions in risk for both cancers, ...

Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Tied to Language Delays -- in Baby Girls

Posted 10 Jan 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 – Toddlers whose mothers used acetaminophen – best known as Tylenol – early in pregnancy may have a heightened risk of language delays, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when moms-to-be used the painkiller during the first trimester, their daughters were more likely to have language delays at age 2.5 years. No such link was seen among boys, however. A ...

Conceiving Despite IUD Use Is Tied to Higher Odds for Pregnancy Complications

Posted 9 Jan 2018 by

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 – Millions of women use an IUD as a safe, reliable means of birth control. But a new study finds that in rare cases where conception occurs despite IUD use, the rate of obstetric complications may rise. "Because of the elevated risks of severe, adverse short-term perinatal complications, we recommend careful monitoring of any women who conceive while using an IUD," said ...

Mom-to-Be's Immune Response May Trigger Zika Birth Defects

Posted 5 Jan 2018 by

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 – Zika might not directly cause the miscarriages and birth defects that have been associated with the notorious virus, a new study in mice suggests. Instead, the ravaging effects of Zika infection on a developing fetus appear to stem from the immune response of the expecting mother, researchers said. Lab mice bred without a key step in their immune response wound up birthing ...

Health Tip: Ways to Bond With Baby

Posted 2 Jan 2018 by

-- Early encounters between parents and a newborn help the infant feel more secure. The time it takes to bond varies from a few hours to a few weeks. The U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests how to promote bonding between you and baby: If you chose to breast-feed, your baby will identify with your smell and touch during feedings. If you bottle feed, your baby can become acquainted with ...

Epilepsy Drug, Topiramate, Could Raise Birth Defect Risks

Posted 29 Dec 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 – A common anti-seizure drug may pose a birth defect problem for pregnant women, a new study warns. Researchers found that pregnant women with epilepsy who take the drug topiramate during their first trimester may boost the risk that their child will be born with a cleft lip or cleft palate. That risk increase specifically applies to women with epilepsy, who typically ...

Mild Low Thyroid Levels May Affect a Woman's Fertility

Posted 20 Dec 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 – Having even a slightly underactive thyroid may interfere with a woman's ability to get pregnant, a new Harvard Medical School study has found. Doctors have known for some time that women with low thyroid hormone levels struggle with fertility, said the study's senior researcher, Dr. Pouneh Fazeli. She's an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and a ...

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