How to improve urinary incontinence in postpartum

How to improve urinary incontinence in postpartum

At the end of pregnancy some women have slight urine leakage, especially when they sneeze or cough. The same happens in the postpartum stage. In most cases it is a transient problem that will be solved in a very short time. During pregnancy the uterus grows along with the growth...

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Steps Parents can take to Prevent Pediatric Medication Errors

Steps Parents can take to Prevent Pediatric Medication Errors

Medical errors are an unfortunate reality of the current healthcare landscape. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other medical staff are human, and therefore have the potential to make mistakes in providing care from time to time. Throughout the world, hospitals and healthcare practices take steps to prevent medical errors from happening,...

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Better sleep can lead to better sex

Better sleep can lead to better sex

CLEVELAND, Ohio (Feb. 1, 2017) — Sleep disturbance is common for many women during menopause, creating an array of adverse health outcomes such as heart disease, hypertension, and depression. A new study shows that sleep problems can also interfere with a woman’s level of sexual satisfaction. The study outcomes are...

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NYC toddlers exposed to potentially harmful flame retardants

NYC toddlers exposed to potentially harmful flame retardants

Researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) within the Mailman School of Public Health report evidence of potentially harmful flame retardants on the hands and in the homes of 100 percent of a sample of New York City mothers and toddlers. The study also found that on...

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What causes sleepiness when sickness strikes?

What causes sleepiness when sickness strikes?

PHILADELPHIA — It’s well known that humans and other animals are fatigued and sleepy when sick, but it’s a microscopic roundworm that’s providing an explanation of how that occurs, according to a study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. A study published this...

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Crybaby: The vitamins in your tears

Crybaby: The vitamins in your tears

Babies cry easily, but those tears may help shed light on the role and potential uses of vitamins in tears. Maryam Khaksari, a research specialist at the Chemical Advanced Resolution Methods (ChARM) Laboratory at Michigan Tech, is the lead author of a paper on the subject recently published in Experimental...

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Thinking of changing your behavior in 2017? Try moving first

Thinking of changing your behavior in 2017? Try moving first

San Antonio, Texas – 41% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions but only 9% feel they were successful in keeping their resolutions. The problem may be in the timing. According to research being presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Annual Convention the time for successful habit...

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Fewer see e-cigarettes as less harmful than cigarettes

Fewer see e-cigarettes as less harmful than cigarettes

The perception that e-cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes fell between 2012 and 2014, a sign that fewer people see them as a safe alternative to smoking tobacco, a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests. In 2012, the study found,...

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Deeper than obesity: A majority of people is now overfat

Deeper than obesity: A majority of people is now overfat

Just in time for those making New Year’s resolutions, researchers take a closer look on the current data to suggest up to 76 percent of the world’s population is overfat. This amounts to an astonishing 5.5 billion people. “The overfat pandemic has not spared those who exercise or even compete...

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Omega-3 supplements can prevent childhood asthma

Omega-3 supplements can prevent childhood asthma

Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third, according to a new study from the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC) and the University of Waterloo. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found...

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