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Health Tip: Understanding the Menopausal Transition

Health Tip: Understanding the Menopausal Transition

Latest Menopause News (HealthDay News) –The menopausal transition is a 7- to 14-year period when women have symptoms like hot flashes and changes in monthly cycles. Typically, the transition occurs between the ages of 45 and 55, says the U.S. National Institute on Aging. During this time, hormone production by the ovaries will vary. Because […]

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Constipation in breastfeeding babies: What to know

Constipation in breastfeeding babies: What to know

Constipation is uncommon in infancy, particularly in breastfed babies, but it can happen. Breastfed babies tend to have fewer episodes of constipation and diarrhea than formula-fed babies because breast milk is easier than formula to digest. In older children, constipation is common and accounts for about 3% of visits to pediatric outpatient clinics and up […]

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What to know about salpingectomy

What to know about salpingectomy

Salpingectomy is the surgical removal of one or both fallopian tubes. These tubes provide a pathway for an egg to travel from an ovary to the uterus, where it may be fertilized. A doctor may recommend a salpingectomy for various reasons, including an ectopic pregnancy. They may also suggest the procedure as a means of […]

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UTI in pregnancy: Everything you need to know

UTI in pregnancy: Everything you need to know

Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are common, and women can often experience them during pregnancy. Left untreated, a UTI can pose a serious health risk to a pregnant woman and a developing fetus. This article outlines the possible causes of a UTI in pregnancy, as well as the potential risks. We also provide information on […]

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AHA News: Blood Clots, Uncontrolled Bleeding and a Stroke – All After Giving Birth

AHA News: Blood Clots, Uncontrolled Bleeding and a Stroke – All After Giving Birth

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Near the end of her second pregnancy, Amanda Moreland sliced open her knee. She applied pressure with a towel but couldn’t fully stop the bleeding. The next day, the Jacksonville, Florida, woman had a cesarean section to welcome her new daughter, Maddie. But […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Pregnancy’s Three Trimesters

Health Tip: Understanding Pregnancy’s Three Trimesters

Latest Pregnancy News (HealthDay News) — Pregnancy typically is measured in three trimesters, each with its own milestones, says the University of California San Francisco. The first trimester spans the first 13 weeks of pregnancy. During this time, your baby’s structure and organs develop. The changes in your body might cause nausea, fatigue, breast tenderness […]

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Opioid Exposure in Womb Alters the Infant Brain

Opioid Exposure in Womb Alters the Infant Brain

Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to opioids in the womb may affect an area of the newborn brain that regulates emotions, a new study shows. Researchers used MRIs to assess brain activity in 16 full-term infants while they slept, specifically focusing on connectivity in a region called the amygdala, […]

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Morning Sickness: Early Symptoms and Signs

Morning Sickness: Early Symptoms and Signs

What does morning sickness feel like? When does it start? Morning sickness usually begins by the 9th week after conception. The nausea can occur any time of day, not just in the morning. It may be triggered or worsened by certain odors or foods, or there may be no specific triggers. Most women experience relief […]

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Metronidazole: Topical (Metrogel, Metrocream, Metrogel Vaginal, and Others)

Metronidazole: Topical (Metrogel, Metrocream, Metrogel Vaginal, and Others)

What is topical metronidazole? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Metronidazole is a synthetic (man-made) drug that is effective against certain bacteria and parasites (protozoa). The topical forms (gels, creams, and lotions) of metronidazole are used for treating vaginal infections with protozoa such as Trichomonas vaginalis, amoeba, and Giardia. Metronidazole topical also is effective […]