Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A psychiatrist says pregnancy likely triggered a mental-illness episode for a South Carolina mother who drove her three children into the ocean off Daytona Beach earlier this year.
Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says
Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play
Early in her pregnancy with her first baby, the 31-year-old nurse felt nauseated and began having pain in her lower right abdomen. Her obstetrician explained that during the first trimester, it is quite common to feel sick to your stomach and, in all likelihood, the sharp twinges came from ligaments stretching to accommodate the growing fetus.
Less than one quarter of one percent of abortion procedures result in major complications, a very low rate that is comparable to minor outpatient procedures in the U.S., according to a study of more than 50,000 women.
Deborah Hirsch, president of Philly Dance Fitness, is a certified fitness instructor and pregnant with her second child. To those of you who are curious and pregnant women alike, here’s her quick guide to what preggos can and can’t do when it comes to fitness.
But long-acting IUDs are gaining in popularity, experts note
One-third who had been normal weight before giving birth were overweight or obese a year later
Study finds test after normal mammogram saves few lives while boosting costs and false-positive results
But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection
Researchers suspect that more marked hormonal changes may explain possible connection
Researchers found the positive effect lingered into adulthood
Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small
Here are possible health consequences
Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy
Yet poll says two-thirds think older teens should be able to take charge
Though health officials couldn't confirm source of infection, they warn of dangers of practice
Separation anxiety is a frequent cause
Rates of chlamydia dip for the first time in 30 years
Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says
Blood test can help identify Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
Studies find semen retains deadly virus for up to 91 days
Clean up quickly after a party