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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
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(Reuters Health) - Positive, supportive interactions between sleep partners could help people with sleep apnea adhere to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, suggests a small study.
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In July alone a total of 908 patients were put on mixed sex wards in England - 205 every week. This is the second highest rate since October – only January was worse at 1,036 patients.
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Binge-watch a full season of your favorite television series and a night of bad sleep is bound to follow, new research suggests.
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One of the hazards of being infertile is having to cope with all the unsolicited advice you get from friends and relatives.Anyone who has had a baby thinks they are an expert on babymaking, and they are happy to give you tons of gratuitous and uncalled for adviceThey are often completely clueless about the basics of reproduction, but they believe that since you are not able to have a baby , you are the one who must be clueless, and they are happy to tell you how they got pregnant, so you can follow in their footsteps !They will tell you all about the "fertile time"; how and when to have sex; who the best doctor i...
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In July alone a total of 908 patients were put on mixed sex wards in England - 205 every week. This is the second highest rate since October – only January was worse at 1,036 patients.
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The Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science (CTRIS), a part of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), fosters and supports an integrated portfolio of late-stage T4 translation research, implementation science, and related research training in heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders. CTRIS serves as a strategic focal point at NHLBI to identify optimal research strategies for the delivery of evidence-based interventions which, when scaled up, will improve population level health for all and reduce related health inequities. An important part of the CTRIS mission is the commitment to r...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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