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A Birth Control Pill You Take Just Once a Month?

A Birth Control Pill You Take Just Once a Month?

Latest Sexual Health News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have developed a method that might eventually allow women to take birth control pills just once a month. In lab experiments, the researchers found that their tiny drug-delivery device — contained within a gelatin-coated capsule — worked as hoped: […]

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Babies May ‘See’ Light While in the Womb

Babies May ‘See’ Light While in the Womb

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Though fetuses spend nine months in a dark womb, they may detect light by the second trimester, a new study in mice suggests. That’s when light-sensing cells develop in the retina, and it may set up the day-night rhythms that the infant will follow, the […]

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Uncontrolled Asthma a Danger to Pregnant Women, Babies

Uncontrolled Asthma a Danger to Pregnant Women, Babies

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Poorly controlled asthma during pregnancy puts mothers and their babies at increased risk for serious complications, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed more than 100,000 pregnancies in more than 58,000 women with asthma in Canada. Compared to those whose asthma was well-controlled, women who had […]

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What to know about swollen cervical lymph nodes

What to know about swollen cervical lymph nodes

The lymphatic system is a network of organs and tissues that helps support immunity. The lymph nodes are tiny, kidney-shaped structures that act as filters within this system. Their role is to trap and kill viruses and bacteria before these pathogens can return to the bloodstream. Lymph nodes exist in different areas of the body, […]

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Another Possible Effect of Climate Change: More Preemie Babies

Another Possible Effect of Climate Change: More Preemie Babies

Latest Pregnancy News By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rising temperatures might help trigger premature birth, a new study finds, suggesting that global warming could deliver more “preemie” babies. Looking at 20 years of data on heat waves and birth timing across the United States, researchers “estimate that an average […]