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Chicago mother considers abortion after developing cancer

Lea Grover, 33, considered getting an abortion after having a pregnancy scare last year. The writer from Chicago developed malignant melanoma during each of her pregnancies.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Patients are always elated when you can recommend an enjoyable, health-improving, recreational activity. As a runner, my favorite “prescription” while pregnant was exercise! However, more often than not, pleasurable activities are not what’s best for one’s health. But as a dermatologist who specializes in skin cancer, I am generally the bearer of bad news when I tell patients to never get another tan. This November, alcohol came into the spotlight. The Cancer Prevention Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology recommended minimizing drinking alcohol, as it is thought to be a “mod...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cancer Health Healthy Eating Prevention Source Type: blogs
Authors: Ali Z Abstract Asthma is a serious global health issue and the most prevalent chronic disorder among Danish pregnant women. Exacerbations of asthma during pregnancy have been associated with increased risk of adverse pregnancy and perinatal outcomes, and by that making asthma a potential serious medical condition during pregnancy. Monitoring of asthma every four to six weeks is recommended during pregnancy, although evidence is lacking that following this recommendation will improve pregnancy outcome and, not least, be beneficial for all pregnant women with asthma. PMID: 29206100 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Danish Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research
In Westwood, more than 100 faculty experts from 25 departments have embarked on anall-encompassing push to cut the health and economic impacts of depression in half by the year 2050. The mammoth undertaking will rely on platforms developed by the new Institute for Precision Health, which will harness the power of big data and genomics to move toward individually tailored treatments and health-promotion strategies.On the same 419 acres of land, researchers across the spectrum, from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside, are ushering in a potentially game-changing approach to turning the body ’s immune defenses a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
This study focuses on exposures during the index period, defined as the 3 mo before conception, and during pregnancy. The date of conception was calculated by subtracting gestational age (reported by mothers) from the child’s date of birth. Maternal FA intake. Maternal intake of FA and other nutrients was determined using data collected through telephone interviews on intake of multivitamins, prenatal vitamins, nutrient-specific vitamins, cereals, and other fortified foods or supplements (i.e., breakfast shakes and protein bars), for each month of the index period as described previously (Schmidt et al. 2012, 2014)....
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Author Affiliations open 1Department of Epidemiology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA 2Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA 3Department of Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA 4Department of Pathology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA PDF Version (188 KB) Abstract About This Article Supplemental Material Background: Rice contains arsenic, a known skin carcinogen. Rice intake has been associated with arsenic-related skin lesions in South Asia, but its association with skin ...
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It is unclear whether cancer and its treatments increase the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Our aim was to examine whether cancer survivors have higher risks of poor outcomes in pregnancies conceived after diagnosis than women without cancer, and whether these risks differ by cancer type and race. Diagnoses from cancer registries were linked to pregnancy outcomes from birth certificates in three U.S. states. Analyses were limited to the first, live singleton birth conceived after diagnosis. Births to women without a previous cancer diagnosis in the registry were matched to cancer survivors on age at delivery, parity, ...
Source: International Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Cancer Epidemiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Population level of iAs% and DMA%, but not MMA%, were associated with arsenic exposure levels. Overall, study findings suggest that higher MMA% was associated with an increased risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, while lower MMA% was associated with an increased risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Additional population-based studies and experimental studies are needed to further evaluate and understand the role of arsenic exposure in arsenic metabolism and the role of arsenic metabolism in disease development. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP577 Received: 01 June 2016 Revised: 26 February 2017 Acce...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Dear Editors, we read with interest the recently double case report and systematic literature review on the maternal and perinatal outcomes in pregnancy-associated melanoma by Mendiz ábal et al in the European Journal of Obstetrics&Gynecology and Reproductive Biology [1].
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
Danielle Dick, 31, from Goddard, Kansas, was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma skin cancer in April. She was 17 weeks pregnant with twins when the masses were found in her brain and stomach.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Jason Chung Senate Bill Source Type: blogs
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