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Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sexually active teenage girls who are obese are less likely to use birth control than teens who aren’t overweight, a new study reports. 405 more words

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Umbilical Cord 'Milking' May Help Preemies Delivered by C-Section

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) —
Gently massaging the umbilical cords of preterm infants delivered by C-section may improve their blood pressure, boost blood flow and increase levels of red blood cells, a new study finds. 412 more words

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One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another: Study

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who’ve had one stillbirth have a four times higher risk of having another stillbirth compared to women who’ve had a live birth, British researchers report. 613 more words

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Children exposed to second-hand smoke may end up with weight issues: U de M study

Children exposed to second-hand smoke are more likely to face weight and metabolic issues, according to a new study from researchers at the Université de Montréal, which concludes that smoking around young children may be just as harmful as smoking while pregnant. 715 more words

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Pregnancy Results Good for Women Who Have Lupus

By Amy Norton
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Not long ago, women with lupus were often told pregnancy was too risky. But new research confirms that when the disease is under control, women usually have healthy pregnancies and babies. 818 more words

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Doctors Should Urge Against Pot Use During Pregnancy: Guidelines

By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Doctors should discourage women from using marijuana during pregnancy, due to the potential effects that pot’s active ingredients can have on a child’s brain development, new guidelines state. 756 more words

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Gatineau hospital to introduce electronic bracelets for newborns

The Gatineau hospital will become the second Quebec hospital to fit all newborn babies with electronic ankle bracelets.

The hospital will introduce the bracelets to keep track of newborns and ensure peace of mind for new parents, following in the footsteps of the regional health agency in Trois-Rivières, where a woman dressed as a nurse abducted a newborn from the hospital there about a year ago. 279 more words

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