IVF birth rates improving, multiple birth rate at a record low

IVF success rates in Australia and New Zealand have continued to improve, while the number of IVF twins are falling, a new UNSW report has shown. IVF success rates in Australia and New Zealand have continued to improve, while the number of IVF twins are falling, a new UNSW report has shown. The Assisted Reproductive Technology in Australia and New […]

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Childhood sexual abuse linked to a range of physical and mental health conditions

A new review of previous studies into the long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse has suggested that earlier mental health support for victims would reduce the chances of victims developing psychiatric conditions and substance misuse later in life. Childhood sexual abuse is known to be associated with a wide range of health conditions, from chronic pain to mental health problems. […]

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Exercising at home has a positive effect on Parkinson’s patients

In a large double-blind study, Radboud university medical center researchers show that patients in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease can exercise regularly at home for 6 months. This regular exercise has a positive effect on their motor disability comparable to the effect of conventional Parkinson’s medication. Even though exercise is known to be healthy, many people find it difficult […]

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Why a plan to lower prescription drug prices should not be piecemeal

Demand for prescription medications in the U.S. is at an all time high, given that 50% of adults have at least one chronic condition, and 25% have two or more. Sixty percent of the population, and 90% of Medicare beneficiaries have taken at least one prescription medication in the past month. Rising health care costs over time are leading to […]

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Lea Michele's Secret to Never Having a Negative Relationship with Her Body

"I wasn't always so great at asking for what I need—I was worried people would think I was demanding." Lea Michele has just wrapped her Health cover shoot when she tells us this. It’s funny because demanding is the last word our team would use to describe Lea during the planning stages of her shoot. In fact, she was nothing […]

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Stress in pregnancy raises risk of child having a personality disorder

Women who become stressed during pregnancy ‘are 10 TIMES more likely to have children with a personality disorder’ The research was published in the publication the British Journal of Psychiatry  It is the first to show a link between prenatal stress and personality disorders  Experts think about one in 20 people in the UK have a personality disorder  Women who […]

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What actually happens when someone objects during a wedding

There are few things more horrifying to imagine happening at your wedding than somebody standing up to object. But the idea of choosing to speak now rather than forever holding your peace is something that only happens in movies… right?  Speaking to Reader’s Digest, wedding officiant Pamela Henry explained the classic phrase “speak now, or forever hold your peace” is actually […]

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Vegetarians have a higher risk of stroke than meat eaters

Vegetarians have a 20% higher risk of suffering a stroke than meat eaters ‘because they miss out on key vitamins’ Researchers at Oxford University tracked nearly 50,000 people for 18 years They believe low intake of the vitamins in meat may cause the additional risk This is equivalent to three more cases of stroke per 1,000 people over 10 years  […]

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I'm Terrified Becoming a Mom Will Make Me Want to Kill Myself

Confession: I’ve never taken care of anyone beside myself (and saying I take care of myself well, is a stretch). I’m a 20-something-year-old with no children, pets, nieces or nephews, and I grew up an only child. I never babysat or looked after anyone. The only thing I’ve mommed in my life is a Tamagotchi. And spoiler alert: It died. […]

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12 applicants disqualified for not submitting documents in Ontario cannabis store lottery

Twelve applicants who were originally selected in the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s second lottery to apply for a cannabis store licence have been disqualified for not providing the proper documentation on time, according to information recently released by the regulator. “If an applicant failed to meet the requirements, for example, of submitting the necessary materials on time and […]

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