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Premature Menopause May Bring Tougher Symptoms for Women

Premature Menopause May Bring Tougher Symptoms for WomenTHURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Menopause is known to bring a variety of unpleasant symptoms ranging from hot flashes to insomnia. Yet, for those who have a condition known as premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), it is much worse, researchers report.The new study examined the impact of POI, in which ovarian function stops and leads to menopause before the age of 40.The researchers investigated menopause symptoms in women with POI and compared them with the severity and prevalence of similar symptoms in women who experienced natural menopause. The study included nearly 300 women. The investigators found that women with POI experience a high prevalence of menopause symptoms, especially psychological and sexual symptoms. This included mood swings, hot flashes, insomnia,...

COVID-19 Ups Complication Risks During Childbirth

20 January 2021
COVID-19 Ups Complication Risks During ChildbirthWEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have COVID-19 during childbirth are more likely to face complications than moms-to-be without the coronavirus, researchers say.Fortunately, the absolute risk for complications for any one woman is very low (less than 1%). But the relative risks for problems -- such as clotting and early labor -- are significant, the new study found.Still, "the findings here, truly, are that among women who are hospitalized for childbirth and who were diagnosed with COVID, adverse events are incredibly low. That should provide a lot of reassurance to women who are hoping to become pregnant during this period, or who are pregnant," said study co-author Dr. Karola Jering, from the cardiovascular medicine division at Brigham and Women's Hospital in...

Tips for Parents of Kids With Diabetes

20 January 2021
Tips for Parents of Kids With DiabetesWEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Kids with diabetes can lead full, fun lives, but they have special needs. Here's what parents should know.Diabetes is common among American children. More than 205,000 kids and teens have the disease, and cases are rising.Age makes a difference in the type of diabetes a child is likely to have."Most children younger than age 10 with diabetes have type 1," said Dr. Santhosh Eapen, a pediatric endocrinologist at K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, N.J. "The condition occurs when the body stops making the hormone insulin," Eapen explained in a Hackensack Meridian Health news release. The number of U.S. children and teens with type 2 diabetes increased by 30% between 2001 and 2009, with cases growing among youth aged 10 and older. "With...

Toddler Tantrums? Pediatricians Offer Tips to Curb Bad...

20 January 2021
Toddler Tantrums? Pediatricians Offer Tips to Curb Bad BehaviorWEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Toddler behavior won't always be good. Outbursts are normal.Yet, you can also use those aggravating moments to help shape your little one's behavior, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).Start by teaching the "house rules," the AAP advises. Put away valuables you don't want your toddler to touch. Consider setting up an area with books and toys where your toddler can safely play. When your toddler breaks a rule, use positive reinforcement rather than threats. Reprimand quickly to help with understanding.Use healthy distractions and try different approaches, but don't bribe with sweets, the AAP recommends.Toddlers have little natural self-control, so it's important to teach them to express their feelings through words rather...

Many Parents Support 'Teens Helping Teens' Mental Health Programs at Schools: Poll

19 January 2021
Many Parents Support `Teens Helping Teens` Mental Health Programs at Schools: PollTUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- It may take a village to support teens' mental health, whether it's during the pandemic or later. One option is having school-based mental health programs that offer peer support leaders.A new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at Michigan Medicine found that one in three parents are strongly in favor of a peer support program. The poll also asked questions that got at the heart of pros and cons of this type of program. "Peers may provide valuable support for fellow teens struggling with emotional issues because they can relate to each other," said Mott Poll co-director Sarah Clark. "Some teens may worry that their parents will overreact or not understand what they're going through. Teachers and school counselors...

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