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Editorial: Approval of abortion drug in Canada is welcome

The long-awaited approval this week of Canada’s first and only abortion drug is a welcome step.

Mifepristone, which Health Canada took more than two years to approve… 401 more words


rice sock: pretty weird, sometimes useful

I just opened a better-forgotten drawer at the bottom of my dresser and a flutter of tiny moths burst from dark to light. Though I should’ve just shoved the drawer closed and deleted the event from my working memory so as to not have to launch counter warfare (which we all know is impossible – my favorite line from an… 1,410 more words

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Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women with an unhealthy weight in a first pregnancy could be at greater risk for complications in their next pregnancy — even if they’re at a good weight, a new study finds. 400 more words

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People Born Early May Have These Personality Traits in Common

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Adults who were severely underweight at birth or who were born very prematurely may be more likely to be introverted, neurotic and afraid to take risks, a new European study suggests. 295 more words

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Childhood Stress Might Raise a Woman's Risk for Preterm Birth

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Stressful events in childhood may increase a woman’s risk having a preterm baby, a new study suggests.

The research included 200 mothers in Canada who provided information about stressful experiences when they were youngsters. 307 more words

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Are Hospitals Overusing Neonatal Intensive Care?

By Randy Dotinga
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new report finds that more babies are being treated in neonatal intensive care units at many U.S. 660 more words

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'Maternity paranoia': Women face discrimination when returning to work after having a baby, report says

A new report proves there’s a very real reason why women have ’maternity paranoia’, says Tanith Carey

Almost every woman who has been on maternity leave will recognize the uneasy feeling: a creeping suspicion that while you’ve been away giving birth, the office has moved on and forgotten about you. 935 more words