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A sleeping mother suffocated her newborn in the maternity ward. Now she ’ s suing the hospital.

Monica Thompson had given birth to her first child, a baby boy, and was almost ready to take him home from the hospital. It was nearly midnight one Sunday in the summer of 2012 when Thompson, who had undergone a Caesarean section a few days earlier, was given a cocktail of narcotic painkillers and sleep aids. A […]Related:Trump declares the opioid crisis a national emergencyWhy we fear a North Korean nuclear attackBig city health officials decry Trump administration’s cuts to teen pregnancy prevention programs
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Conclusion Most shifts in recent contraceptive use have occurred among the most effective methods —sterilization and LARCs. Differences in method-specific user characteristics underscore the importance of ensuring full access to the broad range of methods available.   Implications The lack of change in the overall use of contraceptives among women at risk for unintended pregnancy may have implications for the extent to which further declines in national rates of unintended pregnancy can be expected.
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
Introduction: Student-athletes face numerous challenges across their competitive season. Although mood states have been previously studied, little is known about adaptations in other psychological responses, specifically cognition. The purpose of this study was to characterize cognitive function, mood, sleep, and stress responses at select time points of a season in collegiate rowers. It was hypothesized that during baseline, typical training, and recovery, athletes would show positive mental health profiles, in contrast to decreases in cognition with increases in negative mood and measurements of stress during peak traini...
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Applied Sciences Source Type: research
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Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS: Letters to the Editor-in-Chief Source Type: research
This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of a 6-week combined exercise program with and without connective tissue massage (CTM) on pain, fatigue, sleep problem, health status, and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Patients were randomly allocated into Exercise (n = 20) and Exercise + CTM (n = 20) groups. The exercise program with and without CTM was carried out 2 days a week for 6 weeks. Pain, fatigue, sleep problem with Visual Analog Scales, health status with Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), and quality of life with Short Form-36 were evalua...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
The greatest show in Las Vegas history must be the recent outpouring of the best of humanity. The courage shown by professional rescuers and regular citizens reaching out to help, and even risking their lives to do so, leaves many of us wondering what would we do and what can we do to help others. Making a positive difference in someone’s life doesn’t take a life-threatening effort. Simple kindnesses can go a long way for someone struggling. I was lucky enough to receive such help this summer. I blew out my ankle. Really blew it out. As I enjoyed a walk with my husband, on slightly uneven pavement my foot slid ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Grief and Loss Inspiration & Hope Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Peer Support Personal Trauma Appreciation First Responders Gratitude healing Human connection Recovery Selflessness Source Type: blogs
In a large retrospective study, transfusions from ever-pregnant women raised mortality risk among male recipients but not female, and not from never-pregnant women, suggesting an immune response.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
After her daughter’s birth, Jeanne Sager, 34, felt so distraught that she feared leaving the house. “It was June, the weather was gorgeous, but I wouldn’t venture to the front porch,” she says. Sager had postpartum depression, the No. 1 complication of pregnancy that affects almost 20 percent of new mothers. According to Postpartum Support International, women may become depressed at any time during the first year after giving birth. While the exact cause is unknown, stressors, such as hormonal fluctuations, sleep deprivation and lack of social support, may contribute to this mental health diso...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusion Medical examiners are putting the blame on parents for co-sleeping, while completely ignoring the vaccines given to the child hours or days before, when investigating these infant deaths. They will also relate an infant’s death to poisoning of the body due to something the child ingested or inhaled, but not from the poisons injected through the vaccines. [29] In the state of Louisiana, health officials have been applauded for having fairly high vaccination rates, but at the same time, Louisiana has consistently been ranked one of the worst states in the nation for having high infant mortality rates, but no...
Source: vactruth.com - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Augustina Ursino Case Reports on Vaccine Injury Human Recent Articles Top Picks Top Stories Aysia Hope Clark Lafayette General Medical Center National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Recombivax Source Type: blogs
The post below first appeared on Law Street. Sleepless nights; nights full of tossing and turning. It happens to all of us–but for some it’s more frequent than others. In fact, an estimated 50 to 70 million American adults suffer from sleep disorders like insomnia or obstructive sleep apnea. Many turn to prescription sleep medications for relief– but women are more likely to take sleep drugs than men. About 3.1 percent of American men and 5 percent of American women report having used a prescription sleep medication within the last 30 days. What does this use of sleep aids me...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Women's Health Source Type: blogs
Authors: Orza L, Bewley S, Logie CH, Crone ET, Moroz S, Strachan S, Vazquez M, Welbourn A Abstract INTRODUCTION: Women living with HIV experience a disproportionate burden of mental health issues. To date, global guidelines contain insufficient guidance on mental health support, particularly regarding perinatal care. The aim of this article is to describe the extent and impact of mental health issues as experienced by women living with HIV on their sexual and reproductive health and human rights (SRH&HR). METHODS: A global, mixed-methods, user-led and designed survey on SRH&HR of women living with HIV was condu...
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
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