Researchers use new model to predict intergenerational predisposition to C-section
During the last decades, rates of Caesarean section have multiplied; by now it is one of the most frequently performed surgical treatments worldwide. Even if many of these...
1 day ago - News Medical
A New Mom Became a Quadruple Amputee From Flesh-Eating Bacteria. Here's What You Need to Know
When new mother Lindsey Hubley returned to the hospital with severe stomach pains a few days after giving birth, she was told it was just constipation and sent home, her lawyer...
1 day ago - Time
How could a supermarket mesh bag like this be approved?
It's more than 40 years since women first started to complain that a surgical mesh sling designed to treat post-childbirth damage was causing excruciating pain.
1 day ago - Daily Mail
Epidurals Do Not Slow Childbirth
Epidural analgesia is the most effective method of labor pain relief. Epidural medication has no impact on the duration of the second stage of labor.
5 days ago - Medindia Health
Dangerous trend: The placenta is not suitable as a 'superfood'
More and more women want to take their own placenta with them after childbirth in order to eat it for "health reasons". This phenomenon is growing, especially in the USA, but...
5 days ago - ScienceDaily
Why Now Is the Perfect Time for a Mommy Makeover
With the kids back in school, juggling the demands of your children throughout the day may have eased up a bit. And if you've been thinking in the back of your mind about doing...
5 days ago - STL Cosmetic Surgery - 2 articles
Postpartum bleeding: How much blood is normal?
Let's face it: Giving birth is a messy business. The first six weeks postpartum are dominated by getting to know your adorable newborn, of course (as well as learning to...
6 days ago - Today's Parent
Study Debunks Notion That Epidurals Prolong Labor
Women had similar outcomes whether they got the anesthetic or a 'dummy' placebo Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childbirth , Women's Health
6 days ago - MedlinePlus - 2 articles
Childbirth is not prolonged by an epidural
Those who had the injection during the second stage of labour were told the delay could raise the risk of excessive bleeding and infection, or their baby being delivered with...
6 days ago - Daily Mail
Actress Jenny Mollen Shares Very Real C-Section Selfie And We're Here For It
Moms everywhere are praising Jenny Mollen's post-op selfie There used to be a time when we'd only see the airbrushed, rose-colored, and filtered version of childbirth and...
10 days ago - Scary Mommy
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Lack of sleep nearly triples risk of gestational diabetes
Pregnant women who get less than 6.25 hours of sleep are significantly more likely to develop a form of pregnancy-related diabetes, a new study from the University of Illinois...
BOMBSHELL: Flu shots scientifically proven to weaken immune response in...
A medical study conducted at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that women who received flu vaccines had a weakened immune system response in subsequent...
With Skin Cancer Surgery, Insurance Matters
Wait could be more than 6 weeks longer than those with private insurance, study says Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities , Health Insurance , Melanoma
Google Maps Just Food-Shamed Its Users With A Calorie Counter
“For those that suffer from an eating disorder, it can contribute to the obsession associated with counting calories consumed and burned."
Could this explain why boys more likely to have autism?
Figures suggest four boys are diagnosed with autism to every one girl. Experts at the University of Iowa found male mice with a genetic cause show signs of being on the...
Type 2 diabetes breakthrough
Leicester Diabetes Centre experts found semaglutide helped 71 per cent of patients shed pounds - it is believed this is the first type 2 diabetes pill to instigate weight loss...
One in nine American men has oral HPV, new figures reveal
Researchers from the University of Florida found men were more likely to get oral HPV than women. Actor Michael Douglas said in 2013 that he got throat cancer from performing...
Why Autism is More Common in Boys Compared to Girls?
Autism predominantly affects males; four boys are affected for every one girl. What it is about this disorder that predisposes boys as compared to girls?
Breast Cancer More Lethal for Blacks Than Whites
Higher death rate is largely due to insurance issues, but tumor types sometimes play a role, study finds Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health , Breast Cancer...
Study Looks At Health of Hispanic-American Families
Discord more likely in second-generation families than recent immigrants, study finds Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health , Health Disparities , Hispanic American Health