Mommy can I have a puppy? How many of us have had this question posed to us?

Family members derive so many benefits from having a pet. Love, comfort, exercise and happiness are some of the positive things pets can evoke in our lives.  Because of that, it’s not unusual to find people kissing their pets, sharing food from the same fork or sleeping together.It’s important to remember that pets can carry bacteria that can make you sick.  Puppies are born with ringworm which can infect us.   New puppies should immediately be dewormed to prevent the spread.  Every year, about 10,000 human cases of ringworm are reported and of those, about 700 cases spread to the eyes which can lead to blindness.Pregnant women should avoid cleaning the litter box of a cat because of risk of toxoplasmosis. Hedgehogs, hamsters, turtles and reptiles can carry salmonella bacteria.  Small turtles have salmonella living on their shells.  The sale of them was banned back in the 70’s because young children had a tendency to pick them up and either kiss them or put their hands in their mouths causing them to ingest the salmonella bacteria.Every year 70,000 people are infected with salmonella in the U.S.  While many salmonella infections are from food products, many are the result of sharing germs with our pets. Si while pets are wonderful additions to the family it’s important to set hygiene rules for everyone.Here are some ways to reduce your family's risk:Wash hands with soap and water after interaction with ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Source Type: news

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ConclusionNon-adherence to mesalamine was underestimated by physicians in pregnant UC patients and contributed to disease relapse and possibly on pregnancy outcomes. Preconceptional education regarding safety of medications and risk of self-discontinuation is warranted.
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 April 2020Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Ayala Zilberman, Vered Eisenberg, Rakefet Yoeli, David Soriano, Eyal Sivan, Gil Golan, Roy Mashiach
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2020Source: Case Reports in Women's HealthAuthor(s): Peter Khamvongsa, Naiya Patel, Ayesha Aziz Ali, Nikita Bodoukhin, Octavio Carreno
Source: Case Reports in Womens Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
As much of the world settles into a new routine of social distancing, couples are likely to have a lot more free time to snuggle at home together. But there could be a number of risks in trying to get pregnant right now.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
In this study, we aimed to assess the possible association between affective temperaments and GH.Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on women with GH hospitalized in hospitals affiliated with Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, compared with healthy women admitted for normal delivery in the same centers during the study. Data were collected via Temperament Evaluation of Memphis, Pisa, Paris, and San Diego-Auto-questionnaire (TEMPS-A) and Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS) 21.Results: TEMPS-A revealed that scores anxious (P
Source: Hypertension in Pregnancy - Category: OBGYN Tags: Hypertens Pregnancy Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study provides evidence for blood pressure management in Chinese pregnant women. PMID: 32243195 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hypertension in Pregnancy - Category: OBGYN Tags: Hypertens Pregnancy Source Type: research
Contributor : Daniel VaimanSeries Type : Expression profiling by arrayOrganism : Homo sapiensThe STOX1 transcription factor has been involved in a complex human disease of pregnancy, preeclampsia, in human families, and mouse models. However, its mode of action is still largely unknown. Overexpression of either the long (STOX1A) or the short (STOX1B) isoform was obtained in the BeWo villous trophoblast model, a cell line able to fuse in syncytiotrophoblast following induction by forskolin treatment. The effects at the transcriptional level are evaluated in every condition.
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by array Homo sapiens Source Type: research
We present a 45-year-old woman who was operated on for left frontal lesion with radiological features compatible with anterior falx meningioma. Postoperative clinical and electroencephalographic data were compatible with non-convulsive status epilepticus originating from the occipito-mesial area. MRI showed bilateral diffuse temporo-occipital abnormally bright cortex as a consequence of neuronal apoptosis compatible with laminar cortical necrosis, and clinical examination revealed persistent cortical blindness. The pathogenesis of encephalopathic syndromes is still unclear. Non-convulsive status epilepticus should be consi...
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The iNOS -2087A>G (rs2297518) gene polymorphism does not influence RPL in the study area of Dolj County, Romania. PMID: 32239088 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology - Category: General Medicine Tags: Rom J Morphol Embryol Source Type: research
Introduction: Domestic violence (DV) during pregnancy is associated with poor health outcomes for both the mother and newborn, and sometimes death. In a low-income country like Nepal, women have few options to leave abusive situations. Theref...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news
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