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1Jun
2022

For Women Delaying Childbirth, Freezing Eggs May Be Best Option: Study

For Women Delaying Childbirth, Freezing Eggs May Be Best Option: StudyWEDNESDAY, June 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Not every woman is ready to become a mom in her late teens, 20s or even by her mid-30s, but a natural decline in fertility can make it more difficult to have a baby at age 40 and beyond.Now, a new study shows that freezing eggs while younger is a largely successful option for many women who are fertile in their younger years but want to delay pregnancy for a while.The researchers looked at success rates of using a woman's own frozen eggs over 15 years. They found that about 70% of women who had eggs frozen when they were younger than 38, and thawed at least 20 of those eggs, later had a baby.Not only that, but egg freezing and then thawing at a later date provided a higher pregnancy success rate than using fresh embryos with assisted...

Men Think They're Healthier Than They Are, Don't Need...

1 June 2022
Men Think They`re Healthier Than They Are, Don`t Need Checkups: SurveyWEDNESDAY, June 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It's a classic case of male machismo jeopardizing health: A new survey finds many American men believe they're healthier than other men and don't bother with annual checkups, even though a yearly exam can catch health problems in the early stages.The online survey of nearly 900 U.S. men 18 and older was conducted in May by The Harris Poll on behalf of Orlando Health and found that 65% of men view themselves as healthier than others and 33% consider annual health screening to be unnecessary."It is statistically impossible for the majority of men to be healthier than the majority of men," said Dr. Thomas Kelley, family medicine specialist at Orlando Health Physician Associates."Even if you think you're healthy and you're not experiencing any...

Why Home-Made Baby Formula Is a Bad Idea

1 June 2022
Why Home-Made Baby Formula Is a Bad IdeaWEDNESDAY, June 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- If you're having trouble finding infant formula for your baby due to the nationwide shortage, do not turn to homemade recipes, an expert warns.“Even the best intentions can have devastating results,” said Dr. Diane Calello, a pediatrician and director of the New Jersey Poison Control Center based at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark.“Although it may seem safe to use substitutes or make homemade formula to feed your baby, it can be very dangerous and potentially life-threatening," she cautioned in a news release.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported on three infants who were treated in emergency rooms for low calcium levels and vitamin D-deficient rickets after being fed homemade formula. Infants...

Reading Aloud to Your Kids Might Make Them Smarter

31 May 2022
Reading Aloud to Your Kids Might Make Them SmarterTUESDAY, May 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Reading to little ones builds bonds with their caregivers and boosts their language and literacy skills, but story time also benefits older kids, a new study reports.Reading to 6- to 12-year-olds for an hour a day in school can boost their intelligence, Italian researchers report."Does it work? Yes, we found some compelling evidence that it does," said researcher Emanuele Castano during a recent news briefing about the new findings. He's a professor of psychology and cognitive science at the University of Trento. The experiment was conducted in 32 Italian elementary schools, where children typically have about six hours of lessons in an eight-hour school day, Castano said.In the interventional group, the teacher read age-appropriate fiction...

Parents Often Ignore Safe Sleep Advice After Baby Wakes at Night

31 May 2022
Parents Often Ignore Safe Sleep Advice After Baby Wakes at NightTUESDAY, May 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Most parents know that placing newborns on their backs to sleep can slash the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), but a new study suggests that many may forget that rule when baby wakes up wailing in the middle of the night.It's very common for babies to wake up in the wee hours, and parents of newborns are often sleep-deprived, the researchers explained. "Our findings reflect that caregivers may be making different decisions in the middle of the night when they are exhausted than they do when they are first putting their baby to sleep," said study author Dr. Mersine Bryan. She is a pediatrician at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital."When you as the caregiver are going to go to sleep or fall asleep, it is...
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