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5Jan
2023

Good Parental Leave Gives Big Boost to Moms' Mental Health

Good Parental Leave Gives Big Boost to Moms` Mental HealthTHURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Generous parental leave policies at work can do wonders for a new mom's mental health.This is among the key messages from a new review of 45 studies examining how parental leave policies affect mom and dad’s mental health and well-being.Mothers working for companies with generous parental leave policies were less likely to experience symptoms of depression, poor mental health, psychological distress, burnout, or to require mental health care.The more generous the policy, the greater and more long-lasting the benefits, the new Swedish study showed.“Parental leave was protective against poorer maternal mental health including depressive symptoms, general mental health, psychological distress and burnout; however, improved mental health among...

End of Roe v. Wade May Have More Women Opting for...

5 January 2023
End of Roe v. Wade May Have More Women Opting for Permanent ContraceptionTHURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Jasmine Quezada, a Los Angeles tax accountant, says she has known since age 10 she never wanted to be a mother.“I never thought parenthood was for me and that was no secret to my family or my friends,” Quezada, 31, said. “When I was dating my husband, we often discussed my choice to remain child-free. I had an aversion to hormonal birth control and serious side effects when I tried using a non-hormonal IUD [intrauterine device], so I was looking for a permanent way to avoid getting pregnant.”Her solution: She had her fallopian tubes — the tubes connecting the ovaries to the uterus — removed by a doctor at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.More women like Quezada are asking about permanent contraception in the wake of the U.S. Supreme...

Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova Diagnosed With Throat,...

3 January 2023
Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova Diagnosed With Throat, Breast CancerTUESDAY, Jan. 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Tennis legend Martina Navratilova, who won 59 grand slam titles in her career, announced Monday that she has both stage 1 breast cancer and throat cancer. Navratilova, 66, first found an enlarged lymph node in her neck last fall, her agent Mary Greenham told CNN. That happened sometime between Oct. 31 and Nov. 7 during the during the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals in Fort Worth, Texas. Later, during throat tests, doctors found a suspicious spot in one of Navratilova’s breasts, which also turned out to be cancer, Greenham said, noting great prognosis in both cases. “This double whammy is serious but still fixable,” Navratilova said in a statement on the WTA website. “I’m hoping for a favorable outcome. It’s going to stink...

As Popularity of Weed Edibles Rises, So Do Accidental...

3 January 2023
As Popularity of Weed Edibles Rises, So Do Accidental Poisonings in KidsTUESDAY, Jan. 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- As more U.S. states legalize marijuana, the number of preschoolers accidentally eating cannabis "edibles" is rising in tandem, a new study shows.In the past five years, U.S. poison control centers have witnessed a whopping 14-fold increase in calls about youngsters who got their hands on marijuana edibles. In 2017, there were just 207 cases reported nationally. By 2021, that had ballooned to over 3,000.None of the incidents were fatal, and many children had mild symptoms like excessive sleepiness. But 36% were treated in an emergency room, and nearly 23% had to be admitted to the hospital.Experts said the findings, published Jan. 3 in the journal Pediatrics, highlight a new household safety hazard.Marijuana edibles are not only widely available...

Could Estrogen Help Ease the Delirium That Can Come With UTIs?

3 January 2023
Could Estrogen Help Ease the Delirium That Can Come With UTIs?TUESDAY, Jan. 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Older women with urinary tract infections (UTIs) often experience delirium along with them, and researchers may have found a solution.Estrogen, often given as part of hormone replacement therapy after menopause, may prevent these mental changes, according to researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, who studied the condition in mice."There has been a resurgence of interest in hormone replacement therapy, and this study, which builds on our previous work, shows that it may be a tool to mitigate delirium," said senior author Dr. Shouri Lahiri, director of the Neurosciences Critical Care Unit and Neurocritical Care Research at Cedars-Sinai. "I think it is a major step toward a clinical trial of estrogen in human patients with...
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