12 Period Facts Everyone Should Know

Despite what a carefree tampon commercial would have you believe, that time of the month can be uncomfortable, varied and complex. No two periods look the same: Some women experience excruciating symptoms each time. Others may skip months entirely. And did you know that men can also have a physical reaction to a woman’s monthly cycle? Basically, there’s more to a period than what you hear in pop culture. And it will serve everyone better to be more informed about the process and armed with the facts. Below are a few things everyone should know about that oh-so-wonderful time of the month: 1. The average woman will have her period for 38 years That’s nearly four decades. Let that sink in for a moment. Girls typically begin their periods around age 12 and enter menopause, or the point where their period stops for good, around age 50. 2. A man can tell when a woman is ovulating At least physiologically. Research shows that men find women’s scent more alluring (unbeknownst to them) when she’s ovulating. Even dance moves are more appealing to a male brain at a woman’s most fertile time of the month. 3. Severe periods can be the sign of a serious medical condition Approximately 6 to 10 percent of American women suffer from endometriosis, an excruciating condition that can bring about debilitating cramps, chronic back pain and more. It can also sometimes lead to infertility. Concerned women should talk to th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: These OSHAs decreased lifting a resident using human power and taking an unsuitable posture, which are the primary risk factors of LBP. Therefore, these OSHAs should be implemented as priority approaches to prevent LBP among caregivers in care facilities for the elderly. PMID: 31004382 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 April 2019Source: PeptidesAuthor(s): Victor J. HrubyAbstractThe current opioid crisis has created a tragic problem in medicine and society. Pain is the most ubiquitous and costly disease in society and yet all of our “treatments” have toxicities, especially for prolonged use. However, there are several alternatives that have been discovered in the past fifteen years that have been demonstrated in animals to have none of the toxicities of current drugs. Many of the compounds are multivalent and have novel biological activity profiles. Unfortunately, none of these have been i...
Source: Peptides - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 April 2019Source: PolymerAuthor(s): Meng Lian, Feng Zheng, Xuemin Lu, Qinghua LuAbstractIntrinsic polyimides (PIs) with high glass transition temperature (Tg), excellent thermal stability, and favorable mechanical properties have been in great demand in recent years with the rapid development of flexible displays. In this work, an interchain-interaction “strengthener” has been introduced to obtain PIs with improved thermal resistance and stability. Benzimidazole-based diamines imparting rigidity, conjugation, crosslinking, and especially hydrogen bonding have been incorpora...
Source: Polymer - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 April 2019Source: Journal of Organometallic ChemistryAuthor(s): Fedor V. Drozdov, Sergey A. Milenin, Vadim V. Gorodov, Nina V. Demchenko, Michail I. Buzin, Aziz M. MuzafarovAbstractIn current work, crosslinked polyborosiloxanes (PBS) were synthesized by the Piers-Rubinsztajn reaction based on polydimethylsiloxanes (PDMS) with terminal dimethylhydrosilyl or distributed methylhydrosilyl groups in the polymer chain and boronic or phenyl boronic acid methyl esters. Depending on the number and location of the methylhydrosilyl groups in the initial PDMS, as well as on the functionality of th...
Source: Journal of Organometallic Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
ConclusionsA high proportion of patients in both groups had pain several years after the second repair. None of the analyses favored Lichtenstein-Lichtenstein, but a few of the secondary outcomes favored Lichtenstein-Laparoscopy.
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 April 2019Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case ReportsAuthor(s): D.A. Safin, D.V. RomanovAbstractLymphatic malformations (LM) are a congenital malformation of lymphatic vessels. There exist large, small and mixed cystic LMs. Up to the present day, the causes of LM remain the subject of scientific research. Special sclerosing agents such as Doxycycline, Bleocyne, Picibanil (OK-432) and other drugs are used for sclerosing of LM. Due to the special characteristics of the impact of each drug on the endothelium, during the early post-surgical period there occur various undesirable effe...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
DEA raids Tempe pain management clinic, 2 arrested Authorities say two employees at a pain management clinic were arrested Thursday in a raid involving federal agents. www.abc15.com "The DEA identified the two suspects Friday as Naturopathic Medical Doctor Jelina Ip and her mother, Alane Ip. The two are accused of over-prescribing controlled substances, including oxycodone and morphine. The Ips face dozens of criminal charges including fraud schemes, illegally conducting an enterprise, illegal administration of a narcotic... DEA Raids Arizona...
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums
ConclusionDOACs peri-cardioversion in patients with AF appears safe from both a bleeding and thromboembolic risk perspective. Available evidence supports the use of DOACs as standard of care peri-cardioversion in patients with AF.
Source: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractPain management in the pediatric population is complex for many reasons. Mild pain is usually managed quite well with oral acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Situations involving more severe pain often require the use of an opioid, which may be administered by many different routes, depending on clinical necessity. Acute and chronic disease states, as well as the constantly changing maturational process, produce unique challenges at every level of pediatrics in dosing and management of all medications, especially with regard to high-risk opioids. Although there has been significant progress in the understanding of opioid ...
Source: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The assessment of pain, sedation and delirium is demonstrated, and low percentages of agitation and delirium achieved. We observed a high percentage of patients with pain, and moderate use of PC. We should generalise the use of protocols to assess, prevent and treat pain and delirium by appropriately managing analgesia, sedation, and individual and well-considered use of PC. (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03773874). PMID: 31003871 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Enfermeria Intensiva - Category: Nursing Tags: Enferm Intensiva Source Type: research
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