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Smoking While Pregnant Sends SIDS Risk Soaring

Smoking While Pregnant Sends SIDS Risk Soaring

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Smoking during pregnancy is never a good idea, but new research shows it might double the risk of a baby dying from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). “Any maternal smoking during pregnancy — even just one cigarette a day — doubles […]

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Study Disputes Pregnancy Link to MS Relapses

Study Disputes Pregnancy Link to MS Relapses

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new study challenges the long-held belief that multiple sclerosis (MS) can flare up right after pregnancy in women with the relapsing-remitting form of the disease. In that type of MS, symptoms arise, then go into periods of remission. “These results are exciting, as MS […]

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Hormone Therapy Linked to Slight Rise in Alzheimer’s Risk

Hormone Therapy Linked to Slight Rise in Alzheimer’s Risk

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many women turn to hormone therapy to ease some of the more troubling symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats. But new research suggests that relief may come at a cost — an increased risk of Alzheimer’s […]

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risedronate (Actonel, Atelvia)

risedronate (Actonel, Atelvia)

What is risedronate, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Risedronate is in a class of drugs called bisphosphonates used for the treatment of Paget’s disease of bone (in which the formation of bone is abnormal) and in persons with osteoporosis (in which the density and strength of bones are reduced). Other biphosphonates include […]

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Sperm Retrieved From Brain Dead West Point Cadet

Sperm Retrieved From Brain Dead West Point Cadet

Sperm was retrieved from a West Point cadet who had been declared brain dead after a skiing accident. The retrieval of sperm from 21-year-old Peter Zhu was granted by a judge at his parents’ request. The retrieval occurred Friday before his organs were removed for donation later that day at Westchester Medical Center, the Associated […]

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How to Stay Close as a Couple Now That Baby Is Here

How to Stay Close as a Couple Now That Baby Is Here

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s no doubt that a first baby changes the dynamic between spouses. Here are steps you can take to stay close. First, you need a creative plan to get some sleep. Beyond feeling tired, being sleep-deprived affects your mood and your […]

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Health Tip: UTI Warning Signs

Health Tip: UTI Warning Signs

(HealthDay News) — A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common bacterial infection that affects the urethra, bladder or kidney. Those who are pregnant or sexually active may be at a higher risk for UTIs. Latest Women’s Health News The American College of Physicians notes the top warning signs for UTIs: The ACP recommends seeking […]

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Fungi in Breast Milk? These Kinds Are Good for Baby

Fungi in Breast Milk? These Kinds Are Good for Baby

Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In yet another finding that points out the positives of breastfeeding, scientists report that beneficial fungi and yeasts reside in breast milk. Previous studies have found bacteria in breast milk, and certain fungi and bacteria are known to be important for infant health. The researchers […]

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oxytocin (Pitocin)

oxytocin (Pitocin)

What is oxytocin-injectable, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Oxytocin is a protein produced by the pituitary gland of mammals including man. Pitocin is a man-made version of oxytocin used for stimulating contraction of the uterus. Oxytocin works by increasing the concentration of calcium inside muscle cells that control contraction of the uterus. […]