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When New Moms Are in Pain, Prescribing an Opioid Is Safe for Newborn: Study

When New Moms Are in Pain, Prescribing an Opioid Is Safe for Newborn: StudyTHURSDAY, March 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes new moms receive opioid prescriptions for pain, particularly after a cesarean delivery. They needn't worry, researchers say.Their newborns are at no greater risk of harm than those whose moms don’t get those prescriptions, according to a large new study in Canada. The findings, published March 15 in the BMJ, should reassure parents and their doctors, the researchers said. “Findings from this study suggest no association between maternal opioid prescription after delivery and adverse infant outcomes, including death,” the study authors said in a journal news release. Researchers included Dr. Jonathan Zipursky, of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and Dr. David Juurlink, of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in...

Fertility Treatments Pose No Danger to People With MS

16 March 2023
Fertility Treatments Pose No Danger to People With MSTHURSDAY, March 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Women with multiple sclerosis who want to undergo fertility treatment can do so without worry, according to a new study. Participants who had MS were no more likely to have a flare-up of the disease after receiving fertility treatments than they were before their treatments, researchers found. The study also found a link between MS medication and lack of an increase in relapses during fertility treatment.“These results are exciting, as MS is common among females of childbearing age, and those with MS are more likely to be diagnosed with infertility but have been less likely to receive fertility treatment than those who do not have MS,” said study co-author Dr. Edith Graham, an assistant professor of neurology at Northwestern University...

Have an Anxious Dog? Study Seeks Clues in Canine Brains

16 March 2023
Have an Anxious Dog? Study Seeks Clues in Canine BrainsTHURSDAY, March 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Like humans, some dogs suffer from anxiety. They might show fear or excitability toward strangers. Loud noises might result in "accidents." They may get destructive when you leave home.The cause of their distress could lie in their brain makeup, researchers from Ghent University in Belgium say. For the study, published March 15 in PLOS ONE, researchers Yangfeng Xu and Emma Christiaen recruited 25 healthy dogs and 13 anxious dogs. They then used a type of noninvasive brain imaging called fMRI.The researchers discovered the anxious dogs had different features in their brains, with stronger connections between a component of the brain known as the amygdala and other regions of the anxiety network. The amygdala is responsible for emotions and...

Alzheimer's Report: Many Seniors With Memory Issues...

15 March 2023
Alzheimer`s Report: Many Seniors With Memory Issues Aren`t Telling Their DoctorsWEDNESDAY, March 15, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's is one of the most common and serious diseases of aging, yet many older adults with memory issues are not telling their doctors about their struggles.That's according to a new report from the Alzheimer's Association that focuses on whether doctors and patients are discussing early warning signs of the disease. The answer, often, is no.In focus group discussions, the association found that older adults who'd been noticing problems with their memory and thinking often said they did not want to bring the subject up with their doctor.Some cited fear of getting a wrong diagnosis or being put on unnecessary treatments. At the same time, people often feared a correct diagnosis of dementia.It's understandable that no one wants to hear...

New Lease on Life for Two Lung Cancer Patients After Pioneering Double-Lung Transplant

15 March 2023
New Lease on Life for Two Lung Cancer Patients After Pioneering Double-Lung TransplantWEDNESDAY, March 15, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Retired nurse Tannaz Ameli was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer last winter. When chemotherapy failed, her doctors recommended hospice care.But Ameli, of Minneapolis, had other ideas. She and her husband sought out a pioneering medical team at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago. Today, she is a survivor of a double-lung transplant -- just the second this team of specialists has successfully performed on stage 4 patients standing at hospice's door.“I begged my doctors in Minnesota to consider a lung transplant, but they wouldn’t do it. Luckily, my husband refused to give up and pushed for a second opinion,” said Ameli. “When I came to Northwestern Medicine, the first thing Dr. [Ankit] Bharat told me was, ‘I think we can make you...

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