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’19th century miracle cure’: Marijuana enthusiasts woefully uninformed about benefits, survey shows

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Feb 07, 2020 … Author: “People are stopping or reducing prescription drugs to use medical cannabis. It’s a serious issue.” BUFFALO, N. Y. — Depending on who you speak with these days, marijuana is either a miracle drug capable of curing virtually all ailments, or a harmful drug that turns its users into braindead stoners. American society’s relationship with…

‘Landmark’ study finds taking zinc, folic acid supplements won’t improve male fertility

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Jan 09, 2020 … Doctor: “For the first time, there is high-quality data that zinc and folic acid do not improve live birth outcomes or semen function.” SALT LAKE CITY — Struggling with infertility can be hard on a man for a variety of reasons. Our culture promotes the idea that a man’s worth is directly tied to his performance…

Study: Expectant mothers can pass common cold virus to their unborn child

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Dec 04, 2019 … NEW ORLEANS — Here’s a reason pregnant women may want to carry around an extra bottle of hand sanitizer. For the first time ever, a team of researchers have proven that the common cold is capable of infecting cells derived from human placentas. This discovery, according to the research team at Tulane University, suggests that it…

Frequent sex is best when trying to conceive: Sperm study suggests fertility doctors giving bad advice

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Oct 19, 2019 … ROCKVILLE, Md. — A long-standing belief by medical professionals when it comes to trying to have a baby may be incorrect, it seems. Two researchers from the Center for Reproductive Medicine of Shenjing Hospital in Shenyang, China say that abstaining from sex between conception efforts is unnecessary and could even worsen a women’s chances of…

Protective parenting: Whale mothers ‘whisper’ to calves to keep predators away

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Oct 11, 2019 … DURHAM, N. C. — Mothers go to extraordinary lengths to protect their children, and we’re not just talking about humans. There are examples all over nature of new mothers being ultra-protective of their newborns. Now, a fascinating new study has uncovered one such protective behavior among the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. New moms of…

Starting a family? Prospective dads should stop drinking 6 months before conception

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Oct 05, 2019 … CHANGSHA, China — Put the beer down if you’re ready to start a family. According to a new study, men planning to conceive a child should stop drinking alcohol six months before conception to protect against heart defects in their future child. Moms-to-be aren’t off the hook either, with researchers recommending they abstain from alcohol even…

Pressured into pregnancy: Troubling number of teen girls experience ‘reproductive coercion’

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Oct 02, 2019 … EAST LANSING, Mich. — Female adolescents are being pressured into pregnancy with alarming frequency, according to a new study conducted at Michigan State University. This type of relationship abuse, coined “reproductive coercion,” is defined as when a woman is pressured or forced into becoming pregnant against her own wishes. The researchers, led by MSU assistant professor of…

Breastfeeding may lower stroke risk for mothers, especially among minorities

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Jul 26, 2019 … DALLAS — Breastfeeding is not only beneficial for babies, but it can be beneficial for the longterm health of mothers, too. A study published by the American Heart Association finds that the risk of stroke for post-menopausal women was reduced in those who reported breastfeeding at least one child. Stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death…

Power of positivity: Male depression can impact pregnancy odds for couples battling infertility

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Jul 09, 2019 … BETHESDA, Md. — Struggling to conceive can be a distressing process for prospective parents, but new research indicates that it may be important for the men in these relationships to keep a positive mindset. Additionally, women being treated for infertility while taking a certain kind of antidepressant may be increasing their risk of early pregnancy loss.…

Made-to-order human kidneys closer to reality after experimental breakthrough

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Jul 04, 2019 … OKAZAKI, Japan — The idea of lab-grown organs being used to save human lives sounded more like science fiction than reality just a few decades ago, but new research out of Japan suggests man-made organs may be a viable option for patients in need in the not so distant future. Researchers from the National Institute for…

Study: Advances in artificial intelligence threaten safety, privacy of our health data

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Jan 04, 2019 … Researchers say HIPAA laws must be revised thanks to progress made by AI since the legislation was passed in 1996. BERKELEY, Calif. — You may feel protected by the HIPAA laws which serve to keep your medical history confidential, but a new study finds that the privacy of our health data is at great risk…

Pesticide exposure during pregnancy linked to autism in children

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Aug 18, 2018 … WASHINGTON — Pregnant women with higher levels of a banned pesticide that’s still found in many foods today are more likely to have children diagnosed with autism, a new study finds. Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, or DDT, is an insecticide widely used after its development in the 1940s. It’s particularly known to help prevent malaria, typhus, and other…

Study: Drinking artificially-sweetened beverages during pregnancy boosts child’s obesity risk

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Jan 24, 2018 … WASHINGTON — Drinking a Diet Sprite while you’re pregnant won’t necessarily lead to obesity for your child, but it can be a serious risk factor in some cases, a recent study finds. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health found that women who had gestational diabetes and drank at least one artificially-sweetened beverage a day…

Study: Century-old fertility method helps infertile couples achieve pregnancy without IVF

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Jan 08, 2018 … ADELAIDE, Australia — Old news is good news for couples struggling to conceive children. A fertility method that has been around for more than 100 years may help infertile couples achieve pregnancy without the need for pricey In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments, a recent study finds, and it works without any known side effects. Researchers at the University of…