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Low Birth Weight Babies a Worldwide Problem

Low Birth Weight Babies a Worldwide Problem

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than 20 million babies are born across the globe weighing far less than they should, and the problem isn’t limited to low-income countries, new research shows. In 2015, nearly three-quarters of infants with low birth weight (less than 5.5 pounds) were born in Southern […]

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Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Could Raise Miscarriage Risk

Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Could Raise Miscarriage Risk

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Pregnancy is often a time of heightened worry. But researchers warn that taking anti-anxiety drugs like Valium and Xanax may increase the risk of miscarriage. Called benzodiazepines, these powerful drugs have long been prescribed to treat a variety of mood disorders. […]

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Health Tip: Signs of Binge Drinking

Health Tip: Signs of Binge Drinking

(HealthDay News) — Intoxicated people are prone to poor decision-making, loss of emotional control and accidents. When people habitually binge drink, serious problems often arise. Latest Mental Health News The American Addiction Centers mentions signs of binge drinking: Drinking excessively on weekends or holidays. Drinking more alcohol than originally intended. Engaging in risky behavior while […]

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Millennials Believe ‘Narcissist’ Label, But Don’t Like It

Millennials Believe ‘Narcissist’ Label, But Don’t Like It

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Young Americans tend to accept the popular notion that their generation is self-centered and entitled, but they also resent those labels, new research suggests. In a series of surveys, researchers found that most people — regardless of age — believed […]

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Anthrax Is a Risk on Every Continent

Anthrax Is a Risk on Every Continent

Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — About 63 million people worldwide who work with livestock are in regions vulnerable to anthrax, according to a new study. And more than 1.8 billion people are at risk in those regions — including rural areas in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. But […]

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Lyme Disease Now a Threat in City Parks

Lyme Disease Now a Threat in City Parks

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As deer populations have exploded across America, moving from forests to suburbs to urban parks, they have brought the threat of Lyme disease to millions of city dwellers, a new study finds. In fact, the deer tick that spreads Lyme […]

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Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers vs. Calcium Channel Blockers

Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers vs. Calcium Channel Blockers

Angiotensin II receptor blockers vs. calcium channel blockers: What’s the difference? Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) and calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are used to treat high blood pressure. Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are also used to prevent diabetes and reduce the risk of stroke in patients with high blood pressure and an enlarged heart, […]

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What foods reduce testosterone?

What foods reduce testosterone?

Some foods, including soy, dairy, and specific fats, may lower testosterone levels in the body. However, a person can also increase testosterone levels naturally, by exercising regularly and maintaining a healthful weight. The food a person eats can affect many aspects of their health, not just their waistline. Food powers the cells and may affect […]

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What to know about ulcerative colitis and pregnancy

What to know about ulcerative colitis and pregnancy

Women with ulcerative colitis may have concerns about the course of this disease during pregnancy. However, the condition does not necessarily affect the chances of becoming pregnant, and women with ulcerative colitis can have a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that occurs when […]