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27Jun
2022

Postpartum Depression Can Hit Both Mom & Dad, Sometimes at Same Time

Postpartum Depression Can Hit Both Mom & Dad, Sometimes at Same TimeZOI220548_preembargo.pdfMONDAY, June 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Most people have heard that women can experience depression after the birth of a child.But the condition is not limited to moms: New dads can experience depression in the months after their baby is born, by all accounts an enormous life change. This can even happen simultaneously, and with consequences for each of them and their new baby.To better understand these experiences, researchers from University College London (UCL) looked at 23 past studies with data from more than 29,000 couples.“There has been a lot of literature on maternal mental health, but we are only just starting to recognize the importance of men’s health during the transition to fatherhood,” said study co-author Dr. Kara Smythe. “However, the...

Pediatricians' Group Urges Parents to Get Youngest Kids...

24 June 2022
Pediatricians` Group Urges Parents to Get Youngest Kids Vaccinated Against COVIDFRIDAY, June 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Now that a COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for kids under age 5, a leading medical group urges parents to discuss it with their health care provider.The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests that parents ask their children's doctor or other clinician any questions they may have and learn how they can get the shots. One-on-one conversations with doctors who know their kids are the best way to get factual information, the AAP said."Parents have been waiting a long time to vaccinate their youngest children so they can get the same protection against serious illness and hospitalization that the rest of us have been offered," said AAP President Dr. Moira Szilagyi.She noted that the wait and worry have been especially hard on families as...

No Change in Recent Decades in Infertility Rate for Women

22 June 2022
No Change in Recent Decades in Infertility Rate for WomenWEDNESDAY, June 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- After years of decline, infertility rates among U.S. women have held steady in the past decade or so, a new study finds.The reasons behind the stall are unclear. But researchers said rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases, and unequal access to reproductive health care could be factors.The study found that from 2006 to 2019, infertility rates among U.S. women aged 15 to 44 fluctuated between roughly 6% and 8%.That's in contrast to prior years, which saw a trend of declining infertility rates nationally, despite the fact that more women were delaying childbirth."Infertility is still an issue for women in the U.S. It has not gone away," said Dr. Maria Trent, the senior researcher on the study and a professor at Johns Hopkins University...

Updated Infant Sleep Guidelines: No Inclined Products,...

21 June 2022
Updated Infant Sleep Guidelines: No Inclined Products, Bed-SharingTUESDAY, June 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- New infant sleep guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) stress that parents make sure their infants sleep alone on their back on a flat surface and not in bed with mom or dad.In addition, the recommendations urge mothers to breastfeed and not to rely on special baby monitors to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)."We've made great strides in learning what keeps infants safe during sleep, but much work still needs to be done," said report author Dr. Rachel Moon, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, in Charlottesville."A baby's death is tragic, heartbreaking and often preventable. If we've learned anything, it's that simple is best: babies should always sleep alone in a crib or...

Beer Might Do a Man's 'Microbiome' Good

16 June 2022
Beer Might Do a Man`s `Microbiome` GoodTHURSDAY, June 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Putting a new spin on the term "beer gut," a small study suggests that a bottle a day may do a man's gut bacteria some good.In a clinical trial of 19 healthy men, researchers found that a daily bottle of beer — alcoholic or non-alcoholic — changed the composition of the men's gut bacteria over four weeks. Specifically, either type of beer boosted the diversity in their gut microbes.In general, greater diversity in gut bacteria is considered better than less diversity. Experts cautioned, however, that it's unclear whether people would gain any health benefits from the gut changes seen in this short-term trial."We have a lot left to learn about what defines a healthy balance of gut bacteria," said Lauri Wright, chairwoman of nutrition and...
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