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  • May
    1
    NippleSparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Women with early stage breast cancer who chose to preserve the nipple during a mastectomy had similar survival or recurrence rates to women who underwent full breast removal, a new study found. "Nipple-sparing surgery is oncologically safe in carefully selected women with earl Read Article »
    May
    1
    Moms PrePregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD Other Issues in Kids
    (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers were very obese going into pregnancy may face an increased risk of emotional and behavioral problems, a new study suggests. Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that when moms were severely obese before pregnancy, thei Read Article »
    May
    1
    Unsupervised Home Births on the Rise Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Home births without a midwife or doctor present -- which have been linked to increased risk of infant death and disease -- have jumped 79 percent in the United States in recent years, researchers report. The actual number of unsupervised births is small, with about 5,000 repo Read Article »
    Apr
    30
    Sharing Breast Milk May Pose Risks Women Havent Considered
    (HealthDay News) -- Women may be using shared breast milk from friends and family, but they don't always consider the risks involved with providing donor milk to their babies, a new survey shows. As many as one-third of women don't consider the health of a breast milk donor. The researchers also Read Article »
    Apr
    30
    Many Pregnant Women Think ECigarettes Safer Than Regular Cigarettes
    (HealthDay News) -- More than 40 percent of pregnant women surveyed think electronic cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study. What's more, only 57 percent of the women believed that e-cigarettes contain nicotine. And fewer than two-thirds of the women though Read Article »
    Apr
    30
    Breast Reconstruction Often Involves Multiple Operations
    (HealthDay News) -- Most women undergoing breast reconstruction after a mastectomy will need several operations, a new study finds. Among nearly 4,000 women studied, 88 percent had at least two breast reconstruction operations, 65 percent had more than two, and 39 percent had four or more, the Ca Read Article »
    Apr
    29
    CSection Rates Drop Slightly With Hospital Review Program
    (HealthDay News) -- Fewer pregnant women had cesarean section births in Canadian hospitals that took part in a C-section review program, a new study reports. The intervention program included onsite training in best-practice guidelines for C-sections, audits by a committee, and feedback for doct Read Article »
    Apr
    29
    FDA Approves Injected Drug for Double Chin
    (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved an injected drug to help aging Americans plagued what's commonly known as the "double chin." The drug, Kybella, contains deoxycholic acid, which the FDA says is "produced in the body [and] helps the body absorb fat." Read Article »
    Apr
    28
    BreastFeeding May Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence Death Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Women who breast-feed their babies and later develop breast cancer are less likely to have the cancer return or to die from it than women who do not breast-feed, new research shows. "We found in this study of over 1,600 women with breast cancer that those who previously breast Read Article »
    Apr
    28
    Beijing Olympics Study Hints at Smogs Impact on Birth Weights
    (HealthDay News) -- Babies born around the 2008 Beijing Olympics tended to weigh more at birth than those born in the years before and after the games, a new study finds. Why? Possibly because air pollution levels were aggressively reduced by the Chinese government during the Olympics, the resear Read Article »
    Apr
    27
    Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines for Hospital Release of Newborns
    (HealthDay News) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has just released updated guidelines for judging whether or not a newborn is ready to leave the hospital. The decision to allow a healthy newborn to go home is made after careful review by health providers, but there can be wide variati Read Article »
    Apr
    27
    Health Tip Needing Folic Acid
    (HealthDay News) -- Among the health benefits of folic acid is that it can help prevent birth defects in a growing fetus. But pregnant women aren't the only people who should take it. The Womenshealth.gov website says these people may benefit from folic acid:Women who are pregnant or who want to Read Article »
    Apr
    26
    More US Newborns Enduring Drug Withdrawal Study
    (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. infants admitted to neonatal intensive care units to treat symptoms of drug withdrawal has nearly quadrupled since 2004, researchers report. Neonatal abstinence syndrome -- a drug-withdrawal syndrome that often occurs after exposure to prescription narcotic Read Article »
    Apr
    23
    Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Actress and activist Angelina Jolie made news last month when she announced she had her ovaries removed -- after undergoing a preventive double mastectomy in 2013 -- because she is a carrier of BRCA, a genetic mutation that greatly increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer Read Article »
    Apr
    23
    Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal
    (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer surgeries have advanced so that surgeons can often remove the tumor while safely conserving the breast, in what's known as lumpectomy. But a new study shows that even though this breast-conserving surgery has a high success rate, many patients who are eligible f Read Article »
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