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What’s the Right Age to Test for Osteoporosis?

What’s the Right Age to Test for Osteoporosis?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Menopause News FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Osteoporosis is a threat to many women, especially after menopause. But the lead up to weak, brittle bones can start much earlier in life. When bone density drops but isn’t yet at the level of osteoporosis, it’s called osteopenia. Osteopenia affects […]

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Bleeding During Pregnancy (First Trimester)

Bleeding During Pregnancy (First Trimester)

What should you know about bleeding during pregnancy? What should you know about vaginal bleeding during pregnancy? Vaginal bleeding or spotting during the first trimester of pregnancy is relatively common. Some amount of light bleeding or spotting during pregnancy occurs in about 20% of pregnancies, and most of these women go on to have a […]

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Acupuncture Could Help Ease Menopausal Symptoms

Acupuncture Could Help Ease Menopausal Symptoms

Latest Menopause News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could an ancient Chinese practice come to the rescue for women struggling with menopausal symptoms? New Danish research suggests that — for some women at least — acupuncture might bring relief. “Acupuncture for menopausal symptoms is a realistic option for women who cannot or do […]

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Pregnant Women Should Delay Gallbladder Surgery, Study Finds

Pregnant Women Should Delay Gallbladder Surgery, Study Finds

Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Expectant mothers are susceptible to developing gallstones, but gallbladder removal surgery during pregnancy can be risky, researchers say. In a new study, researchers found that women who had their gallbladder removed during pregnancy were more likely to have a longer hospital stay and be readmitted […]

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Quad Marker Screening Test

Quad Marker Screening Test

What should you know about quad marker screening? What is the quad marker screening test? The quad marker screening test (quad screen) is a blood test administered in pregnancy, typically between the 15th and 20th weeks of gestation. Similar to the triple screen, the quad marker screen provides information about whether there is an increased […]

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How do baby flutters feel?

One of the most exciting moments of pregnancy for many women is feeling the baby move for the first time. Often, it can be difficult for a woman to distinguish these first movements from other sensations, such as indigestion or gas. However, when a woman is certain that she is feeling the fetus move, she […]

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Common Yeast Infection Treatment Tied to Miscarriage, Birth Defects

Common Yeast Infection Treatment Tied to Miscarriage, Birth Defects

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new study throws serious doubt on the safety of using a common yeast infection treatment during pregnancy. Fluconazole (Diflucan) is a prescribed pill used to treat yeast infections. However, Canadian research now suggests its use greatly raises a pregnant woman’s odd for miscarriage, as […]

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AHA News: Could ‘Cardio-Obstetrics’ Curb Rise in Pregnancy-Related Deaths?

AHA News: Could ‘Cardio-Obstetrics’ Curb Rise in Pregnancy-Related Deaths?

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — More collaboration between cardiologists and obstetricians could help curb the nation’s soaring death rate among pregnant women, according to a new report urging more team-based care for these vulnerable mothers. Pregnant women in the United States have a higher risk of dying than […]

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Health Tip: Raise Your Chances of Having a Baby

Health Tip: Raise Your Chances of Having a Baby

(HealthDay News) — Infertility affects about 1 in 10 couples that are trying to have a baby, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. Latest Pregnancy News Advancing age is a prime cause of infertility, but there are other factors that are more under a person’s control, the agency says, including: Copyright © 2019 HealthDay. […]