Holidays disrupt drug routines of children with diabetes

Children with type 1 diabetes find it difficult to adhere to their drug routines during school holidays and weekends. Holiday distractions cause a 20 percent reduction in adherence to taking medications that assist managing their condition and other associated conditions, which may have serious consequences for their health. “The research, published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, shows […]

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Woman Says She 'Can’t Think of Doing Anything Sexual Without Cringing' After Boyfriend Shames Her

In a now-deleted Reddit post in r/relationships, an 18-year-old woman asked for advice on how to get her sexual confidence back after her boyfriend shamed her for her past sexual experiences.  The Original Poster (or OP, as Redditors say) explained that prior to meeting her boyfriend, she had been “very sexually active” and felt confident in bed. At the start […]

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6 Outstanding Picture Books Starring Girls of Color

Teaching our kids about diversity is imperative; when we play and work with people of different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, abilities, religions, and perspectives, we do challenging mental work that enhances creativity. We become, in effect, smarter. And regardless of our kids’ own heritage or the diversity of our own neighborhood, we can positively introduce children to diverse stories […]

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New opioid speeds up recovery without increasing pain sensitivity or risk of chronic pain

Morphine and other opioid-based painkillers are very effective at treating pain initially, but studies have shown that the drugs can make patients more pain-sensitive, prolonging their discomfort and increasing their risks of developing chronic pain. A new type of opioid developed by researchers at Tulane University and the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System doesn’t have this side effect and […]

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Study paves way for better treatment of lingering concussion symptoms

A La Trobe University study has lifted the lid on the debilitating effects of persistent post-concussion symptoms (PCS) felt by many—10% of concussion-sufferers—after a knock to the head. The results of the study, released in Neuroscience journal, show that significant levels of fatigue and poorer brain function can persist for months, or even years, following concussion. Renowned concussion expert Professor […]

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Migraines may increase risk of pregnancy complications

In a study of women in Denmark with and without migraines who became pregnant, migraines were associated with an increased risk of pregnancy-associated hypertension disorders in the mother. Also, in newborns, maternal migraine was associated with an increased risk of a variety of adverse outcomes, including low birth weight, preterm birth, cesarean delivery, respiratory distress syndrome, and febrile seizures. The […]

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CDC: Prevalence of arthritis 22.8 percent in U.S. adults in 2017

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of arthritis was 22.8 percent in U.S. adults in 2017, with statewide variation in prevalence and in the prevalence of severe joint pain and physical inactivity among those with arthritis, according to research published in the May 3 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Dana Guglielmo, M.P.H., from the […]

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