Why Moms Criticized This Postpartum Depression Awareness Campaign
A campaign to generate awareness around postpartum depression is facing criticism for its imagery. Sage Therapeutics launched “Silence Sucks” last month to encourage women to speak out about their struggles with PPD and seek treatment. The biopharmaceutical company is developing new treatment options for the disorder. While many have praised Sage Therapeutics’ efforts to help women with PPD and shatter the stigma around this topic, the “Silence Sucks” campaign has come under fire for its choice of visuals. A post shared by Sage Therapeutics (@sagebiotech) on May 7, 2017 at 4:55pm PDT Ads...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mindfulness-based Childbirth Classes May Ease Pain, Depression Mindfulness-based Childbirth Classes May Ease Pain, Depression
When birthing classes include mindfulness-based education instead of focusing only on the biology of having a baby, women may have an easier time coping with labor pain and a lower risk of postpartum depression, a small experiment suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Mindfulness-based childbirth classes may ease pain, depression
(Reuters Health) - When birthing classes include mindfulness-based education instead of focusing only on the biology of having a baby, women may have an easier time coping with labor pain and a lower risk of postpartum depression, a small experiment suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Exercise in pregnancy reduces post-partum depression
Researchers from the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain found light exercise such as stretching and breathing could help to stave off symptoms of post-partum depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise may stave off postpartum depression
(Reuters Health) - - Physical activity during and after pregnancy improves psychological wellbeing and may protect against postpartum depression, according to a new analysis of existing research. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chrissy Teigen Just Said The Most Relatable Thing About Anxiety
We can always count on Chrissy Teigen to keep it real on most topics ― and anxiety is no exception. The star recently opened up to Marie Claire, where she candidly discussed being diagnosed with anxiety disorder ― a mental health condition that affects 18 percent of American adults. Teigen explained how the condition often makes her feel unsteady and worried. “Every step I take feels a little shaky,” she said. “It’s such a weird feeling that you wouldn’t know unless you have really bad anxiety ... You feel like everyone is looking at you.” Teigen also discussed living with ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor early childhood outcomes attributable to maternal depression in Mexican women - de Castro F, Place JM, Villalobos A, Rojas R, Barrientos T, Frongillo EA.
We aimed to estimate the population fraction of poor early child health and developmental outcomes attributable to maternal depressive symptoms (DS) contrasting it between low- and middle/high-income households. We used a nationally representative probabil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Clinical trials on postpartum depression drug underway
Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine are working with Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biopharmaceutical company Sage Therapeutics (Nasdaq: SAGE) on clinical trials of a drug for the treatment of severe postpartum depression (PPD). A multi-site Phase 3 trial for the drug called brexanolone is currently underway at the Perinatal Psychiatry Program at the UNC School of Medicine and promising results of a Phase 2 trial were published this week in The Lancet medical journal. “We… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Effect of the earned income tax credit on hospital admissions for pediatric abusive head trauma, 1995-2013 - Klevens J, Schmidt B, Luo F, Xu L, Ports KA, Lee RD.
OBJECTIVES: Policies that increase household income, such as the earned income tax credit (EITC), have shown reductions on risk factors for child maltreatment (ie, poverty, maternal stress, depression), but evidence is lacking on whether the EITC actually ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Early life stress confers lifelong stress susceptibility in mice via ventral tegmental area OTX2
Early life stress increases risk for depression. Here we establish a "two-hit" stress model in mice wherein stress at a specific postnatal period increases susceptibility to adult social defeat stress and causes long-lasting transcriptional alterations that prime the ventral tegmental area (VTA)—a brain reward region—to be in a depression-like state. We identify a role for the developmental transcription factor orthodenticle homeobox 2 (Otx2) as an upstream mediator of these enduring effects. Transient juvenile—but not adult—knockdown of Otx2 in VTA mimics early life stress by increasing s...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Pena, C. J., Kronman, H. G., Walker, D. M., Cates, H. M., Bagot, R. C., Purushothaman, I., Issler, O., Loh, Y.-H. E., Leong, T., Kiraly, D. D., Goodman, E., Neve, R. L., Shen, L., Nestler, E. J. Tags: Neuroscience reports Source Type: news

Groups partner to prevent maternal depression
Boston Medical Center and Head Start are collaborating on program to help mothers experience a reduction in clinically significant depressive symptom episodes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNC working with Mass. pharma company on depression drug
Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine are working with Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biopharmaceutical company Sage Therapeutics (Nasdaq: SAGE) on clinical trials of a drug for the treatment of severe postpartum depression (PPD). A multi-site Phase 3 trial for the drug called brexanolone is currently underway at the Perinatal Psychiatry Program at the UNC School of Medicine and promising results of a Phase 2 trial were published this week in The Lancet medical journal. “We… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Boston Medical Center, Head Start partner to prevent maternal depression
(Boston University Medical Center) Boston Medical Center, in partnership with Action for Boston Community Development's Head Start program, has helped mothers experience a 40 percent reduction in the emergence of clinically significant depressive symptom episodes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UNC researchers lead clinical trial evaluating potential treatment for PPD
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine announced the publication of results from a multi-site phase 2 clinical trial with brexanolone, an investigational medication, in the treatment of severe postpartum depression (PPD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Effects of exercise-based interventions on postpartum depression: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials - Poyatos-Le ón R, García-Hermoso A, Sanabria-Martínez G, Álvarez-Bueno C, Cavero-Redondo I, Martínez-Vizcaino V.
BACKGROUND: There is inconsistent evidence about the effect of physical activity on the prevention and treatment of depression during the postnatal period. The aim of this meta-analysis was to determine the effect of physical activity interventions during ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Impact of dysfunctional maternal personality traits on risk of offspring depression, anxiety and self-harm at age 18 years: a population-based longitudinal study - Pearson RM, Campbell A, Howard LM, Bornstein MH, O'Mahen H, Mars B, Moran P.
BACKGROUND: The impact of underlying parental psychological vulnerability on the future mental health of offspring is not fully understood. Using a prospective cohort design, we investigated the association between dysfunctional parental personality traits... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What It's Like To Have Postpartum Depression In Rural America
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 - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise may help combat postpartum depression
(Wiley) An analysis of published studies indicates that physical exercise during pregnancy and the postpartum period is a safe way to achieve better psychological well-being and to reduce postpartum depressive symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Postpartum depression guide for women and men
An increase of new mothers have been opening up about their battle with postpartum depression.  Virginia blogger Jamie Fuller, describes the signs of the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relationship between maternal depression and bonding failure: a prospective cohort study of pregnant women - Ohara M, Okada T, Kubota C, Nakamura Y, Shiino T, Aleksic B, Morikawa M, Yamauchi A, Uno Y, Murase S, Goto S, Kanai A, Masuda T, Ando M, Ozaki N.
AIM: Although the association between maternal depression and bonding failure during pregnancy and after delivery has been investigated, the causal relationships remain unclear. METHODS: A total of 751 women (mean [SD] age 32.1 [4.4] years) complet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

New Drug Shows Rapid, Robust Effect in Postpartum Depression New Drug Shows Rapid, Robust Effect in Postpartum Depression
An investigational drug showed swift, significant improvement in postpartum depression in an open-label phase 2 study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

15 Times Brooke Shields Captured The Highs And Lows Of Motherhood
Brooke Shields is no stranger to the highs and lows of parenting. The actress and her husband, Chris Henchy, have two daughters, 14-year-old Rowan and 11-year-old Grier. Over the years, Shields has been incredibly open about her experiences as a mother ― from her battle with postpartum depression (the subject of her 2005 memoir Down Came the Rain) to her parenting rules to her hopes for her children.  In honor of her birthday this week, we’ve compiled some of her most honest and touching quotes about parenthood. On her fears as a mother “I’m terrified that I’m not really understanding wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Care Reform And Women: A Comparison Of The ACA And The AHCA
By Susan Blumenthal, M.D. and Alexandrea Adams The recent commemoration of National Women’s Health Week provided an important time to mark the progress that has been made in advancing women’s health over the past two decades and to highlight what more needs to be done to achieve women’s health equity in America. Historically, women have experienced discrimination in health care despite making 80 percent of health care decisions for their families, using more medical services than men, and suffering greater disability from chronic disease. Before the mid 1990’s, women were often excluded as subjects ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents' phone addiction may lead to child behavioural problems
Conclusion The findings of this study suggest that when mothers and fathers report being distracted by digital technology, this causes interruptions in interactions with their children. These interruptions in mothers – but not fathers – seem to have an impact on child behaviour. The authors suggest that the poor behavioural outcomes might only be found for mother-child interactions because children might react differently to maternal versus paternal responsiveness. It could also be that children simply spend more time with their mothers on a daily basis in this sample so there were more opportunities ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

10 Famous Moms Who Shattered The Stigma Of Postpartum Depression
The stigma surrounding postpartum depression has kept some moms from speaking openly about it. To challenge that taboo, many famous mothers have come forward to talk about their experience with the disorder and encourage other moms to seek help. Here are 10 celebrity moms who shared their experience with postpartum depression:   The HuffPost Parents newsletter, So You Want To Raise A Feminist, offers the latest stories and news in progressive parenting.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may no...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Hidden Truths About Postpartum PTSD I Want Everyone To Know
If you’re a new mom, you probably hear about postpartum depression all the time. There are articles galore to be read. You’ve memorized all the warning signs. But if you regularly get flashbacks to traumatic moments in the delivery room, don’t like to talk about giving birth because it’s painful for you, and have symptoms of anxiety, you might actually be experiencing postpartum PTSD. This is not the same thing as postpartum depression. You may not have heard of postpartum PTSD. I hadn’t. I wasn’t diagnosed until I was 15 months postpartum. Postpartum depression is more widely known &mda...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why This Clinic For Moms With Postpartum Depression Is A Game Changer
A new clinic in New York City is helping moms prioritize their mental health with its focus on diagnosing and treating women for postpartum depression and other postpartum disorders. The Motherhood Center of New York, which opened two months ago, offers treatment for moms battling perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Most commonly, the staff there treats moms with postpartum depression, but they also help women with postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD and postpartum psychosis along with patients dealing with infertility and pregnancy loss. Paige Bellenbaum, program director at the Motherhood Center, said the hundreds...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Ate My Own Placenta And Didn't Feel Any Different
After sailing through my first and second trimesters of my first pregnancy, I felt pretty in the dark about what it would actually be like to give birth. So my husband and I signed up for a pre-birth class run by a local doula. It was an intimate experience ― just four couples sitting in our instructor’s living room each week and eating snacks served on her dining room table. She was welcoming and reassuring. She also had a side business: placenta encapsulation. The placenta ― the organ that grows inside a pregnant woman’s uterus in order to nourish the baby ― can be dehydrated, ground up, ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

I Ate My Own Placenta And Didn't Feel Any Different
After sailing through my first and second trimesters of my first pregnancy, I felt pretty in the dark about what it would actually be like to give birth. So my husband and I signed up for a pre-birth class run by a local doula. It was an intimate experience ― just four couples sitting in our instructor’s living room each week and eating snacks served on her dining room table. She was welcoming and reassuring. She also had a side business: placenta encapsulation. The placenta ― the organ that grows inside a pregnant woman’s uterus in order to nourish the baby ― can be dehydrated, ground up, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mindfulness-focused childbirth education leads to less depression
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) A study this month from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) shows mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain during childbirth can improve women's childbirth experiences and reduce their depression symptoms during pregnancy and the early postpartum period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Living with parents or with parents-in-law and postpartum depression: a preliminary investigation in China - Wang YY, Li H, Wang YJ, Wang H, Zhang YR, Gong L, Ma J, Wang Y, Wang MZ, Qiu SX, Yuan SX.
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the association between puerperal women's living situation and postpartum depression. The aim of this study was to examine the association between living with parents or with parents-in-law and postpartum depressio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Book Review: The Developmental Science of Early Childhood
In her new book, The Developmental Science of Early Childhood: Clinical Applications of Infant Mental Health Concepts from Infancy Through Adolescence, Claudia M. Gold draws upon recent research, theory, and vignettes to delve into the world of young children and show just how we may better understand them, now, and as adults. “Whether a client is one day or twenty-one years, the developmental science of early childhood offers a conceptual framework from which to understand, to make sense of, his or her story,” writes Gold. The infant mental health paradigm, Gold tells us, is characterized by four key...
Source: Psych Central - May 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Children and Teens Family Genetics Parenting Psychology childhood Claudia Gold Developmental Psychology Donald Winnicott epigenetics human development Source Type: news

Clinical phenotypes of perinatal depression and time of symptom onset: analysis of data from an International Consortium - Putnam KT, Wilcox M, Robertson-Blackmore E, Sharkey K, Bergink V, Munk-Olsen T, Deligiannidis KM, Payne J, Altemus M, Newport J, Apter G, Devouche E, Viktorin A, Magnusson P, Penninx B, Buist A, Bilszta J, O'Hara M, Stuart S, Brock R, Roza S, Tiemeier H, Guille C, Epperson CN, Kim D, Schmidt P, Martinez P, Di Florio A, Wisner KL, Stowe Z, Jones I, Sullivan PF, Rubinow D, Wildenhaus K, Meltzer-Brody S.
BACKGROUND: The perinatal period is a time of high risk for onset of depressive disorders and is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality, including maternal suicide. Perinatal depression comprises a heterogeneous group of clinical subtypes, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Effects of exercise on mild-to-moderate depressive symptoms in the postpartum period: a meta-analysis - McCurdy AP, Boul é NG, Sivak A, Davenport MH.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the influence of exercise on depressive symptoms and the prevalence of depression in the postpartum period. DATA SOURCES: A structured search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Sport Discus, Ovid's All EBM Reviews, and ClinicalTrials.gov dat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence during pregnancy and postpartum depression in Japan: a cross-sectional study - Miura A, Fujiwara T.
BACKGROUND: The impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on postpartum depression (PPD) has been reported in various countries by many studies. However, the association between IPV and PPD in Japan has been scarce. In addition to the limited number of res... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Postpartum depression among women who have experienced intimate partner violence: a prospective cohort study at Moshi, Tanzania - Rogathi JJ, Manongi R, Mushi D, Rasch V, Sigalla GN, Gammeltoft T, Meyrowitsch DW.
BACKGROUND: Post-partum depression (PPD) in many low-income countries, including Tanzania, is not well recognized, and the underlying predictors and causes of PPD remain unclear. RESULTS from previous studies suggest that PPD is associated with int... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Why I Praise Therapy To All My Friends -- But Won’t Go Myself
I’m ashamed to say that I don’t go to therapy. It’s not that I don’t need it. I have a history of obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and depression. I know this because I went to a therapist who diagnosed me six years ago in college after I came back from my study abroad. I returned home with a depression so deep I couldn’t get out of bed. But after getting my eight free sessions ― and an antidepressant prescription that I would wean off of one year later ― I never set foot in a therapist’s office again. The thing is, I loved therapy. It worked wonders for me in that short amoun...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Positive father-child relationship can moderate negative effects of maternal depression
(Bar-Ilan University) A new study has examined for the first time whether fathering can moderate the negative effects of maternal depression on family-level functioning. The results of the study are the first to describe the family process by using direct observations of mothering, fathering, and family patterns in homes where mothers suffer clinical depression during the child's first years of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mom's viral photos show how postpartum depression feels
"You don't get it until you're in it..." (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sarah Michelle Gellar Reveals Postpartum Depression Struggle
Sarah Michelle Gellar is speaking out about a mental health issue that affects millions of mothers. On Tuesday, the actress revealed on Instagram that she struggled with postpartum depression after giving birth to her first child. Having kids is wonderful, and life changing, and rarely what you're prepared for. I love my children more than anything in the world. But like a lot of women, I too struggled with postpartum depression after my first baby was born. I got help, and made it through, and every day since has been the best gift I could ever have asked for. To those of you going through this, know that ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence around the time of pregnancy and postpartum depression: the experience of women of Bangladesh - Islam MJ, Broidy L, Baird K, Mazerolle P.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Intimate partner violence (IPV) around the time of pregnancy is a serious public health concern and is known to have an adverse effect on perinatal mental health. In order to craft appropriate and effective interventions, it is i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Meeting My Mother
My husband and I arrived in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 30th as Give an Hour prepared to host the first ever Global Summit on Mental Health Culture Change. We partnered with Los Angeles County to build and implement a powerful three-day series of events designed to engage, educate and inspire. Give an Hour’s public health initiative, the Campaign to Change Direction (www.changedirection.org), served as the inspiration and the opportunity for the Summit. The Summit was a tremendous success. And then it was time to meet my mother. My father was a veteran of WWII who lied about his age to join the Navy after Pearl Harb...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Just 2 Photos, Mom Highlights Unspoken Reality Of Postpartum Depression
An Ohio mom’s viral Facebook post is shedding light on the reality of postpartum depression.  On May 1, Kathy DiVincenzo shared two photos taken by her friend, photographer Danielle Fantis. While one picture shows the mom dressed up and smiling with her children in their clean house, the other shows DiVincenzo looking tired and unhappy with a classic messy bun and cluttered home. DiVincenzo explained in the caption that May is National Maternal Depression Awareness Month. Because she has struggled with postpartum depression, anxiety and OCD, she decided to speak out and show people what the experience ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Times Adele Was Refreshingly Honest About This Whole Parenting Thing
Beside her 15 Grammys and sold-out concerts, Adele is just your typical mom.  May 5 marks the singer’s 29th birthday, and to celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of the most relatable things she’s said about parenting her 4-year-old son, Angelo, from the hilarious to the emotional. Here are 10 times Adele has just really understood what it means to be a parent: That time she explained how her kid changed her life for the better: “He makes me be a dickhead, and he makes me feel young and there’s nothing more grounding than a kid kicking off and refusing to do what you’re asking of them. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Feminist Groups On What Trumpcare Could Mean For Women
On Thursday, the House narrowly passed the American Health Care Act aka Trumpcare ― and women around the country are readying themselves for the consequences.   The legislation would effectively allow states to discriminate against women. Under the AHCA, states are allowed to waive the former Obamacare requirement that insurers cover people with pre-existing conditions. Anything from being a survivor of sexual or domestic violence, to having had a C-section or suffered from postpartum depression could now constitute as a pre-existing condition. This means that if you’re deemed to have one of these pr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Illustrator Sums Up The Injustice Of AHCA In One Heartbreaking Drawing
House Republicans passed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, slashing health care coverage for millions, capping Medicaid expansions, and potentially allowing for discrimination against individuals with pre-existing conditions ― some of which essentially amount to being a woman.  An amendment added to the Affordable Health Care Act could allow insurance companies to charge higher premiums for citizens who have experienced postpartum depression, pregnancy, a C-section, domestic violence or rape. On the same day, the House also voted to defund ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal depression and intimate partner violence exposure: longitudinal analyses of the development of aggressive behavior in an at-risk sample - Holmes MR, Yoon S, Berg KA.
A substantial body of literature has documented the negative effects of intimate partner violence (IPV) on a wide range of children's developmental outcomes. However, whether a child's exposure to IPV leads to increased adjustment difficulties is likely to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

25 Tweets Show How Much Trumpcare Could Punish Women
On Thursday afternoon, the American Health Care Act passed in the House by a slim margin ― and the effect it will have on women specifically could be devastating.  Simply put, the bill would allow states to discriminate against women. Before Obamacare, insurers could consider the following pre-existing conditions: being pregnant, having had postpartum depression, being a survivor of sexual assault, having had a C-section or being a survivor of domestic violence. Under the AHCA, states are allowed to waive the requirement that insurers cover people with pre-existing conditions, meaning if you’re deeme...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Republicans Are Waging A 'Coordinated Attack' On Women’s Health Care
It’s almost as if the GOP doesn’t like women very much. The Republican health care bill, which narrowly passed the House on Thursday, would both increase the cost of having a baby and return the U.S. to the days when simply being a woman was considered a pre-existing condition ― meaning we could be charged far more than men for health care or simply denied coverage. Meanwhile, a religious “liberty” executive order expected out of the White House this week would let companies opt out of covering birth control because of their religious beliefs. “This is a coordinated attack on women&rs...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Under The New Health Care Bill, Rape Could Be A Pre-Existing Condition
House Republicans narrowly passed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, after adding $8 billion to the bill aimed at reassuring moderate Republicans worried about higher costs for people with pre-existing conditions. But an amendment added to the bill (after it failed to muster enough votes the first go-around) effectively gives states permission to discriminate against women, opponents say, including survivors of sexual assault.  As Gina Scaramella, executive director of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, argued in an Op-ed for The Hill, the so-called “MacArthur-Meado...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news