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2022

Anxiety During Pregnancy Could Mean Earlier Delivery

Anxiety During Pregnancy Could Mean Earlier DeliveryTUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Too much anxiety isn't good for anyone, but a new study suggests it is particularly perilous for pregnant women because it can raise the chances of their child being born early.Given that finding, the researchers recommended that doctors screen for anxiety during the first and third trimesters of pregnancy.“Anxiety about a current pregnancy is a potent psychosocial state that may affect birth outcomes,” said lead study author Dr. Christine Dunkel Schetter, of the University of California, Los Angeles. “These days, depressive symptoms are assessed in many clinic settings around the world to prevent complications of postpartum depression for mothers and children. This and other studies suggest that we should also be assessing anxiety in...

Pediatricians Offer Latest Advice on Controlling Head...

27 September 2022
Pediatricians Offer Latest Advice on Controlling Head Lice in KidsTUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Head lice are ubiquitous still, so there's a good chance your son or daughter could develop an infestation. Now, the nation's leading pediatrics group is issuing new guidelines to help schools and families cope.The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is emphasizing education to reduce stigma and manage infestations. The new guidelines are the first on diagnosing and treating head lice since 2015. “Head lice are an unpleasant part of the human experience, but they can be successfully managed and are no reason for a child to miss school,” said Dr. Dawn Nolt. She is lead author of the guidelines from the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases, Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine, and Section on Dermatology.Importantly, the group...

Freezing Eggs Doesn't Make Future Pregnancy a Done Deal

26 September 2022
Freezing Eggs Doesn`t Make Future Pregnancy a Done DealMONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- While an increasing number of women are freezing their eggs with the hope of having a baby later, a new study shows there are no guarantees. Being younger when having the egg retrieval procedure and freezing more eggs tends to lead to more success, according to the research done at New York University Langone Fertility Center, in New York City.“The reality is most eggs don’t make good embryos,” Dr. James Grifo, director of the fertility center at NYU Langone, told The New York Times. “The more eggs you have, the better the chance.”While the chance of having a baby from frozen eggs is about 39% overall, it’s 51% if the woman freezing the eggs is younger than 38. It’s as high as 70% if a woman younger than 38 freezes 20 or more...

Use of Frozen Embryos Tied to Higher Odds for Dangerous...

26 September 2022
Use of Frozen Embryos Tied to Higher Odds for Dangerous Complication of PregnancyMONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Frozen embryos appear to be linked with a significantly higher risk of dangerously high blood pressure for the woman in pregnancies achieved through in vitro fertilization, a major new study reports.Expectant moms were 74% more likely to develop high blood pressure if her pregnancy resulted from a frozen embryo, as opposed to a fresh embryo or natural conception, according to analysis of more than 4.5 million pregnancies.These results could mark a sea change in the way assisted reproduction is performed, researchers said."Frozen embryo transfers are now increasingly common all over the world, and in the last few years, some doctors have begun skipping fresh embryo transfer to routinely freeze all embryos in their clinical practice, the...

Thousands of U.S. Kids Have Died Riding ATVs, Many More Sent to ERs

26 September 2022
Thousands of U.S. Kids Have Died Riding ATVs, Many More Sent to ERsMONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatric surgeon Dr. Rony Marwan has seen way too many kids who have been seriously injured in all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents."My kids are not allowed to ride in ATVs because of the horrific things I have seen," said Marwan, who works at University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia.Every hour, four kids go to U.S. emergency rooms for injuries sustained in an ATV accident, while more than 3,000 have been killed as a result of those accidents between 1982 and 2015, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).To help put a dent in those statistics and save lives, the AAP is stepping up efforts with a new report on ATV safety and a policy statement warning parents about the inherent dangers of ATVs.Introduced in the mid-1970s,...
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