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What to Do When Tough-to-Treat Lymphoma Strikes During Pregnancy

What to Do When Tough-to-Treat Lymphoma Strikes During PregnancyFRIDAY, June 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Not a lot is known about how physicians should handle cases in which a pregnant woman is diagnosed with relapsed/refractory lymphoma.A new study may provide some perspective.Though uncommon, this issue is still experienced by about one in 4,000 women, according to background notes with the study published June 1 in Blood Advances.Relapsed means the lymphoma reappears after remission, and refractory means it's staying the same or getting worse.“To our knowledge, no previous data has been published for patients with [relapsed/refractory] lymphoma presenting during pregnancy,” explained Dr. Andrew Evens, associate director for clinical services at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.“Yet the treatment options and prognosis are often very...

Rate of Pregnant U.S. Women Who Have Diabetes Keeps Rising

1 June 2023
Rate of Pregnant U.S. Women Who Have Diabetes Keeps RisingTHURSDAY, June 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American women who have diabetes when they become pregnant has increased dramatically over five years, health officials reported Wednesday. Between 2016 and 2021, the rate of pregnancy among diabetic women has risen 27%, from about 9 per 1,000 births to 11 per 1,000 births, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Primary reasons for this increase are most likely the ongoing obesity epidemic and the fact that more older women are having children. "The findings are consistent with the increased risk of type 2 diabetes among people who are overweight or obese," said lead researcher Elizabeth Gregory, a health scientist at CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). "And when we...

Helping Others as Volunteers Helps Kids 'Flourish': Study

1 June 2023
Helping Others as Volunteers Helps Kids `Flourish`: StudyTHURSDAY, June 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who devote some of their free time to volunteer work may not only help others, but also themselves.That's according to a new study that found U.S. kids who spend time in community service are often thriving, physically and mentally.Overall, kids who'd volunteered in the past year were in better physical health, had a more positive outlook on life, and were less likely to have anxiety, depression or behavioral problems than their peers who did not do volunteer work.The findings, published May 30 in the journal JAMA Network Open, do not answer the chicken-and-egg question, researchers noted: Kids who were already high on the well-being scale may have been more apt to volunteer."We can't say this is cause-and-effect," said lead researcher...

U.S. Teen Birth Rate Hits Another Historic Low

1 June 2023
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Hits Another Historic LowTHURSDAY, June 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Births to teen moms in the United States reached a historic low in 2022, dropping 3% from the previous year, a new government report shows.Teenage births fell among both younger teens, ages 15 to 17, and older teens, aged 18 to 19, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.With exceptions in 2006 and 2007, the teen birth rate has now declined every year since 1991, according to the CDC.That's welcome news, given that young moms face higher odds of birth complications, including preterm birth. According to the World Health Organization, adolescent mothers 10 to 19 years old are also more likely to have obstetric complications than women aged 20 to 24.Hurdles to safer pregnancies and births remain, however.“The data...

Child Development Stages and Milestones: What to Expect

30 May 2023
Child Development Stages and Milestones: What to ExpectTUESDAY, May 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- From their first smile to their first step to the first day of school, children go through a remarkable transformation on their way to adulthood.Here, experts explore the five developmental stages, from infancy to adulthood, and take a deeper look at the developmental milestones acquired along the way. Understanding each stage's developmental milestones can help create an environment that supports their growth.Child development stagesChild development refers to how a child grows and changes over time. The Cleveland Clinic defines the five developmental stages:Birth to 18 months: Newborn through infancy18 months to 3 years: Toddlers3 to 5 years: Preschool6 to 12 years: School age13 to 18 years: AdolescenceDevelopmental milestones are defined in...

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