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Is There a Right Time for Sex After Childbirth?

Is There a Right Time for Sex After Childbirth?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Couples are usually told to wait six weeks after the birth of a baby before having sex again. But new research highlights that there’s not a specific “right” time for everyone. Each woman’s postpartum experience is different, researchers explained. Someone who […]

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Alcohol Problems Grow as Booze Gets a Bigger Kick

Alcohol Problems Grow as Booze Gets a Bigger Kick

By Matt SmithWebMD Health News Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Feb. 14, 2019 — Americans may not be drinking much more than they used to — but they’re drinking more potent stuff. Latest Mental Health News And that trend toward higher-alcohol drinks may be part of what’s driving an increase in alcohol-related deaths and […]

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Insurers Making It Harder to Treat Opioid Addiction: Study

Insurers Making It Harder to Treat Opioid Addiction: Study

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Insurance rules that limit access to the addiction treatment medication buprenorphine may be worsening the U.S. opioid epidemic, a new study suggests. “Buprenorphine is a safe and effective treatment that decreases deaths due to opioids and stops heroin and other opioid use. People on […]

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Health Tip: Get Your Child to School on Time

Health Tip: Get Your Child to School on Time

(HealthDay News) — Being late to school can affect your child’s ability to learn, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Getting out the door on time in the morning can be difficult, the academy acknowledges, suggesting these ways to get your child to school promptly and avoid absenteeism: Track your child’s attendance on a calendar. […]

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Teen Pot Use Fell in States That Legalized Medical Marijuana: Study

Teen Pot Use Fell in States That Legalized Medical Marijuana: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Marijuana legalization has been sweeping across the United States, raising concerns that more teens will start toking as pot smoking gains in legitimacy. A new study suggests that’s not the case. Researchers actually found fewer teen marijuana users in states […]

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Everyday ‘Triggers’ May Bring on A-Fib Episodes, Study Finds

Everyday ‘Triggers’ May Bring on A-Fib Episodes, Study Finds

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many older Americans are diagnosed with the irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, or “a-fib.” Now, research suggests that everyday foods, drinks or activities might trigger episodes of the stroke-linked condition. The bad news: Triggers include coffee, alcohol and sleepless nights. The good news: These […]

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Kidney Failure Patients Face Higher Risk of Cancer Death

Kidney Failure Patients Face Higher Risk of Cancer Death

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Patients with kidney failure who are on dialysis or have received a transplant have a sharply higher risk of dying from cancer, Australian researchers report. In fact, compared with people who don’t have kidney failure, they have more than double the […]

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Science Puzzling Out Differences in Gut Bacteria Around the World

Science Puzzling Out Differences in Gut Bacteria Around the World

Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say nearly 2,000 previously unknown types of bacteria in the human gut have been identified. The human gut hosts many species of microbes, collectively referred to as the gut microbiota. Scientists are working to identify the individual species and understand the roles they play […]