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Use of Common Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Kids

Use of Common Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Kids

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When a woman with epilepsy uses the anti-seizure drug valproate during a pregnancy, the odds that her baby will go on to develop ADHD rise, a new study suggests. The Danish report can’t prove that valproate causes attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in […]

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Postpartum Opioid Rx May Lead to Persistent Use: Study

Postpartum Opioid Rx May Lead to Persistent Use: Study

Latest Pregnancy News FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New mothers who take opioid painkillers after either vaginal birth or cesarean section may be at increased risk of becoming persistent users, a new study finds. Researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville examined data from more than 102,000 new mothers in Tennessee. None had used […]

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Health Tip: Risk Factors for Depression After Pregnancy

Health Tip: Risk Factors for Depression After Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) — Some women react to the experience of pregnancy and childbirth with sadness, fear, anxiety and procrastination, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Latest Pregnancy News The academy mentions these risk factors for developing depression during and after pregnancy: Hormonal changes. Personal or family history of depression. Feeling a lack of support from […]

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Health Tip: Help Relieve Menstrual Pain

Health Tip: Help Relieve Menstrual Pain

(HealthDay News) — Primary dysmenorrhea is the most common kind of menstrual pain, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. Latest Women’s Health News It is typically caused by an overabundance of chemicals produced by the uterus. These chemicals, called prostaglandins, trigger cramps when the uterus contracts and relaxes. Pain associated with menstruation can start […]

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Guidelines for a Healthy Pregnancy

Guidelines for a Healthy Pregnancy

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you’re pregnant you already know the importance of eating a healthful diet and taking prenatal vitamins, including folic acid and possibly B12 and iron supplements. What not to do isn’t always clear, however. There’s no doubt about the hazards of […]

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Health Tip: Kegel Exercise Tips

Health Tip: Kegel Exercise Tips

(HealthDay News) — Pelvic floor muscle exercises, also called Kegel exercises, are a great way to improve and maintain bladder control, the National Association for Continence says. Latest Sexual Health News The exercises help strengthen the pelvic floor and may improve bladder leakage. The association offers these Kegel suggestions: Identify the muscles by trying to […]

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esterified estrogens (Menest)

esterified estrogens (Menest)

What is esterified estrogens, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Esterified estrogens are a mixture of several estrogens, a type of female hormone. Estrogens cause growth and development of female sex organs and the maintenance of sex characteristics, including growth of underarm and pubic hair and shaping of body contours and skeleton. Estrogens […]

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Father-Son Talks About Condoms Pay Health Dividends

Father-Son Talks About Condoms Pay Health Dividends

Latest Sexual Health News MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Here’s some straight talk about the value of “the talk.” Fathers who talk with their teenage sons about condom use can help prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies, researchers say. Condoms are the only contraceptive method that can prevent pregnancy and the […]