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Breastfeeding Brings a Heart Bonus for Mom

Breastfeeding Brings a Heart Bonus for Mom

Latest Women’s Health News SUNDAY, May 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Breastfeeding‘s benefits seem to stretch well beyond motherhood: New research suggests it may reduce a woman’s risk of heart disease when she’s older. And the longer a woman breastfeeds, the lower the risk. In the study, researchers assessed heart and blood vessel health in […]

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Birth Control Pills (Oral Contraceptive) vs. Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone injection)

Birth Control Pills (Oral Contraceptive) vs. Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone injection)

What are the side effects of birth control pills and Depo-Provera? Oral Contraceptive The most common side effects of the birth control pills include nausea, headache, breast tenderness, weight gain, irregular bleeding, and mood changes. These side effects often subside after a few months’ use. Scanty menstrual periods or breakthrough bleeding may occur but are […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Quieter NICUs a Good Rx for Premature Babies

Quieter NICUs a Good Rx for Premature Babies

Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Shhhhh. Preterm infants can benefit from quiet times in hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), a new study says. High noise levels are known to harm health, and infants in NICUs are especially vulnerable, so some NICUs have created quiet times to limit potentially dangerous […]

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Are You Running Short on Iron?

Are You Running Short on Iron?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could you — or your teenage daughter — have an iron deficiency and not know it? If you’re getting enough sleep, but still feel tired, running low on iron could be the problem. Iron is our most common nutrient shortfall. […]

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Georgia Governor Signs Early Abortion Ban

Georgia Governor Signs Early Abortion Ban

Legislation banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected was signed Tuesday by Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp. Latest Pregnancy News A fetal heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks, before many women know they’re pregnant, the Associated Press reported. Currently, Georgia allows abortions during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. If […]