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ABC News' Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton on the importance of pregnant women protecting themselves from the flu, plus relationship questions answered by guru Ruth Westheimer.
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(Reuters Health) - - Women with endometriosis who struggle to conceive may have an easier time getting pregnant when they use fertility treatments that involve assisted reproductive technology (ART), a Japanese study suggests.
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CONCLUSION: After five years, retention among patients attending SMCC was high, especially among women and older patients, and its scale-up could facilitate universal access to ART. PMID: 30450699 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
While there is no vaccine yet to protect against HIV, doctors have an effective drug to prevent HIV infection. After impressive studies overseas and in the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration approved Truvada, a combination of anti-HIV drugs, in 2012 as the first medication that can prevent healthy people from getting infected with HIV by up to 90%. Now, for the first time, a group of independent experts convened by the government, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), is recommending that people at high risk of acquiring HIV infection be prescribed the drug, also known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Th...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized hiv-aids Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Cannabis use during pregnancy steadily increased over the study period. Users of cannabis during gestation were more likely to have adverse outcomes during delivery and require longer periods of hospitalization. Neonates born to exposed mothers were more likely to be born preterm and underweight. PMID: 30448107 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Educational achievement and employment were high among a modest proportion of adolescent mothers who had participated in a culturally tailored, teen mother-adult mentoring program. Repeat teen pregnancy was infrequent and the mentoring program was perceived as contributing to the success of those who responded to the follow-up. A future randomized trial based on this model may confirm these findings. PMID: 30449542 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of the National Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Natl Med Assoc Source Type: research
Pregnancy usually has three trimesters, lasting about 40 weeks from the first day of a woman ’s last period. Each trimester comes with different symptoms. Learn more about each pregnancy trimester here.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news
Authors: Huynh MT, Delaunay JL, Muller L, Corpechot C, Tran CT, Barbu V Abstract Low phospholipid-associated cholelithiasis and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy are two MDR3-related inherited liver disorders caused by biallelic or monoallelic ABCB4 loss-of-function variants. Low phospholipid-associated cholelithiasis is clinically characterized by the early onset of symptomatic cholelithiasis in young adults while intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is a distinct clinical entity associated with adverse fetal outcomes. Of note, patients carrying ABCB4 sequence variations commonly exhibit phenotypic expression...
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
[East African] Sexual activity and pregnancy rates are high among teenagers in East African, but governments, civil society and churches are divided on how to approach the problem.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
By Christian Jarrett In western nations, the vast majority of sexually active women take the birth control pill at some point in their lives, usually to avoid becoming pregnant. Of increasing interest to some psychologists, the hormone-stabilising effects of the pill may have other important effects, including on the psyche and personal relationships, and these are the focus of a new study in Neurology, Psychiatry and Brain Research. Some earlier studies found that women who take the pill report more emotional stability, in terms of experiencing fewer depressive symptoms, and fewer mental health problems more general...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: biological Health Mental health Source Type: blogs
TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- As the U.S. opioid epidemic rages unchecked, new research shows that pregnancy-related deaths due to opioid misuse more than doubled between 2007 and 2016. Deaths during or soon after pregnancy rose 34 percent during that...
Source: - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
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