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Perfect Parenting Pressures Could Affect Mental Health
Becoming a parent for the first time can be hard for some people. But some new parents may risk developing a mental disorder when they also face social pressures to be perfect parents.
Moms' Postpartum Days Were Sleepy
The first several weeks after a new baby can be a whirlwind — especially for moms. But the effects of sleeping pattern changes may last for months.
Bone Loss Rx Studied for Possible Lowered Breast Cancer Risk
Previous research suggested that a common medicine used to treat osteoporosis had the positive side effect of reducing breast cancer risk. New research suggests that may not be true.
World Breastfeeding Week Promotes Nursing
Breastfeeding can offer a number of benefits to mother and child, such as a reduced risk of diabetes and asthma. The World Health Organization (WHO) tries to promote those benefits each year with World Breastfeeding Week.
Blood Test May Help Prevent Neural Tube Defects
Pregnant women require various extra nutrients to help their unborn babies grow. But one of these nutrients may be more important than others.
Johnson and Johnson Asks Doctors to Return Morcellators
Earlier this year, Johnson & Johnson stopped selling a certain surgical device because it poses a risk of spreading a dangerous cancer in women. Now, the company is taking it one step further and asking doctors to return the device.
Alternative Medicine Could Help With Hot Flashes
Menopause is an inevitable physical and mental change for most women, and many seek ways to reduce the often uncomfortable symptoms. New research shows that acupuncture may be a way to do so.
Weaning Newborns With a Plan
When babies are born to mothers who used opiates, they may experience symptoms of withdrawal which require treatment.
Common Treatment for Pregnant Women May Be Ineffective
A common treatment for pregnant women prone to blood clots is a daily injection of blood thinner into the stomach. It's intended to prevent pregnancy complications, but recent research suggests this treatment may not work.
Female Triathletes May Have Greater Risk for Pelvic Disorders
Training for triathlons puts a lot of physical stress on the body. For female triathletes, special issues may arise that are often overlooked.