Photographer Creates Emotional Series To Show What Infertility Feels Like

A powerful photo series is highlighting the anguish of infertility. Las Vegas photographer Abbie Fox captured stunning images of local optician Victoria Hamilton to illustrate the painful journeys they’ve followed in their personal lives. Both women have struggled with infertility. Fox had a miscarriage last March after two healthy pregnancies and births and was eventually diagnosed with PCOS, which dashed her dream of having four children.  “We have two amazing children and after this last year I have sort of given up the idea of having another child,” Fox told HuffPost. “It just wasn’t meant to be. While I only had one miscarriage, the pain will be carried with me forever.” Hamilton and her husband have struggled to conceive for almost four years and experienced multiple very early miscarriages. After seeing a few doctors and receiving different diagnoses, she developed severe anxiety and started having panic attacks and ultimately decided to take a break from fertility procedures.  After following Fox’s photography work for years, Hamilton approached her about doing a photo series related to infertility to raise awareness around the issue and make other women feel less alone. “I have been very open with my infertility struggle,” she said. “I have been blessed to have met some amazing women along my journey who were struggling to get pregnant. They since have all gone on to have children. It’...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Date: Friday, 11 16, 2018; Speaker: Dr. Anne Steiner, Professor and Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI, Duke University; Building: Building 10 (Clinical Center); FAES 6&7
Source: NIH Calendar of Events - Category: American Health Source Type: events
ConclusionCongenital morphological disorders may occur at the lower cervical spine and cervicothoracic junction, and they can involve the vertebral body as well as the posterior arch. We reported three cases of uncommon malformations, with a unique Y- and S-shaped laminar pattern.
Source: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy - Category: Anatomy Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2018Source: NeuronAuthor(s): Arnab Barik, James Hunter Thompson, Mathew Seltzer, Nima Ghitani, Alexander T. CheslerSummaryResponse to danger needs to be rapid and appropriate. In humans, nocifensive behaviors often precede conscious pain perception. Much is known about local spinal cord circuits for simple reflexive responses, but the mechanisms underlying more complex behaviors remain poorly understood. We now describe a brainstem circuit that controls escape responses to select noxious stimuli. Tracing experiments characterized a highly interconnected excitatory circuit invo...
Source: Neuron - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Nevena Todorović, Bojana Mićić, Marija Schwirtlich, Milena Stevanović, Dragana FilipovićAbstractDysregulation of GABAergic system is becoming increasingly associated with depression, psychiatric disorder that imposes severe clinical, social and economic burden. Special attention is paid to the fast-spiking parvalbumin positive (PV+) interneurons, GABAergic neurons which are highly susceptible to redox dysregulation and oxidative stress and implicated in a variety of psychiatric diseases. Here we analyzed the number of PV+ and cleaved cas...
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CONCLUSION: This study confirms that loss of consciousness and pre-injury psychological issues are associated with persistent symptom reporting. Not receiving injury information in the emergency department may also negatively influence symptom reporting. PMID: 30426138 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Authors: Loriga B, Di Filippo A, Tofani L, Signorini P, Caporossi T, Barca F, De Gaudio AR, Rizzo S, Adembri C Abstract BACKGROUND: The control of postoperative pain (POP) is a key component of perioperative care. POP after vitreo-retinal surgery (VRS) has been under-investigated, and its incidence remains elusive. METHODS: In order to assess POP after VRS, the associated risk factors and efficacy of the analgesic protocol in use at our institution, we made a 1-year retrospective study on patients undergoing VRS. Patients aged>18 years, ASA status I-III undergoing VRS entered the study. POP was evaluated by ...
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research
Power-frequency magnetic fields at 50 Hz do not affect fertility and development in rats and mice. Electromagn Biol Med. 2018 Nov 14;:1-12 Authors: Ruan G, Liu X, Zhang Y, Wan B, Zhang J, Lai J, He M, Chen C Abstract In the present study, the effects of power-frequency magnetic fields (PF-MF) on fertility and development were investigated in rats and mice. Adult Sprague-Dawley rats and C57BL/6J mice were divided into four groups: a sham exposure group and 30-µT, 100-µT and 500-µT PF-MF exposure groups. The rats were exposed for 24 weeks, and the exposure time for mice ranged...
Source: Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine - Category: Physics Tags: Electromagn Biol Med Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2019Source: Fish &Shellfish Immunology, Volume 84Author(s): Luxiu Zang, Yan Ma, Wenhao Huang, Yuhang Ling, Limei Sun, Xuedong Wang, Aibing Zeng, Randy A. Dahlgren, Caihong Wang, Huili WangAbstractThe probiotics, Lactobacillus plantarum ST-III, plays an important role in modulating microbiota and alleviating intestinal metabolic disorders. Herein, we reported that Lactobacillus increases biodiversity of zebrafish gut flora, and attenuates toxic effects from chronic triclosan (TCS) exposure. Lactobacillus-feeding recovered the species and amount of microorganisms in the intestines of zebrafish, ...
Source: Fish and Shellfish Immunology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
UPLC/Q‑TOF‑MS based plasma metabolomics and clinical characteristics of polycystic ovarian syndrome. Mol Med Rep. 2018 Nov 12;: Authors: Fan X, Jiang J, Huang Z, Gong J, Wang Y, Xue W, Deng Y, Wang Y, Zheng T, Sun A, Luo G Abstract The present study aimed to develop novel diagnostic methods for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) by screening and identifying specific PCOS‑associated metabolic markers using plasma metabolomics. Ultra‑performance liquid chromatography/quadrapole‑time of flight‑mass spectrometry was adopted to establish the plasma metabolic fingerprint of 49 patients and 5...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
ConclusionHg exposure could trigger epigenetic alterations, hence leading to various human disorders including reduced newborn cerebellum size, adverse behavioral outcomes, atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction. Similarly, in adults, occupational Hg exposure has been associated with an increased risk of autoimmunity. It has been revealed that miRNAs in the woman’s cervix are a novel responder to maternal Hg exposure during pregnancy. Hg-induced epigenetic alterations analysis of kidney tissues showed a significant interruption in renal function. DNA methylation and histone post-translation modifications are predo...
Source: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
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