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Having Too Little of This Nutrient Could Harm a Woman's Fertility 11Jan
2018

Having Too Little of This Nutrient Could Harm a Woman's Fertility

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of U.S. women have at least a mild deficiency in the nutrient iodine, and new research suggests it could impair their fertility. Iodine -- a mineral that helps...
With IVF, Are Fresh or Frozen Embryos Better?

With IVF, Are Fresh or Frozen Embryos Better?

11 January 2018
THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The chances of having a baby after in vitro fertilization (IVF) are similar for most women whether frozen or fresh embryos are used, a new study finds. In a group of...
THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The chances of having a baby after in vitro fertilization (IVF) are similar for most women whether frozen or fresh embryos are used, a new study finds. In a group of infertile women with normal ovulation, rates of live birth were nearly 49 percent in those who received frozen embryos. Rates were just over 50 percent for women who received fresh embryos, said researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. The study included more than 2,100 women undergoing their first round of IVF. The treatment involves fertilizing a woman's egg with sperm in a laboratory dish. The resulting embryo is then inserted in the woman's uterus. Previous research by this team found that women with polycystic ovarian syndrome -- abnormal ovulation -- fared better...
Can Deportation Fears Hurt the Heart?

Can Deportation Fears Hurt the Heart?

11 January 2018
THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The threat of deportation may take a toll on the hearts of California's female farm workers, a new study finds. Researchers evaluated data from 2012 to 2014 on nearly 550...
THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The threat of deportation may take a toll on the hearts of California's female farm workers, a new study finds. Researchers evaluated data from 2012 to 2014 on nearly 550 women in California's Salinas Valley, an area with a large Hispanic immigrant community. Nearly half said they worried about deportation. Those who were more fearful had higher levels of body fat, wider waists and were more likely to be obese -- all risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Greater worries about deportation were also associated with higher systolic blood pressure (the pressure in blood vessels when the heart beats) and pulse pressure, the researchers said. Pulse pressure is an important indicator of heart health. "These results are not surprising,...

Health Tip: Succeed in Toilet Training

11 January 2018
(HealthDay News) -- Potty training can be a difficult experience for parents and children, but with the right plan in place, it doesn't have to be. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions for implementing a successful potty-training plan: Give plenty of praise, affection and treats to encourage your child when he or she uses the potty. Even if the child has an accident, be positive and encouraging in your conversation. Keep the bathroom routine as consistent as possible. Learn to recognize signs that your child may need to go to the bathroom. Realize that most every child learns to use the toilet sooner or later, and that your child will, too.
Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Tied to Language Delays -- in One Sex
10 January 2018

Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Tied to Language Delays -- in One Sex

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers whose mothers used acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- early in pregnancy may have a heightened risk of language delays, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when moms-to-be used the painkiller during the first trimester, their daughters were more likely to have language delays at age 2.5 years. No such link was seen among boys, however. A "language delay" meant the child was using fewer than 50 words, according to the report. The study is the latest to link prenatal acetaminophen to developmental issues. Experts, however, said the findings do not prove the blame lies with acetaminophen. But they also said pregnant women should use the drug only when necessary -- to bring down a fever, for example, since a high...
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