How Much Vitamin D Do You Really Need During the Winter Months?

The last couple of winters, I noticed that I was feeling more lethargic compared to previous years. Sure, I was getting older and all, but I wondered if this was directly related to my Vitamin D (nicknamed the “sunshine vitamin”) levels, since I live in Michigan — a state which goes very gray and cold from November through the early […]

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New discovery on the activity and function of MAIT cells during acute HIV infection

In a new study published in Nature Communications, researchers at Karolinska Institutet show that mucosa-associated invariant T cells (MAIT cells) of the human immune system respond with dynamic activity and reprogramming of gene expression during the initial phase of HIV infection. The study fills a knowledge gap, as previously, the function of MAIT cells during this particular phase was not […]

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Relation between physical violence and not having adequate check-ups during pregnancy

Women who fail to have adequate check-ups during pregnancy are more likely to be suffering physical violence at the hands of their partners. The study also found that pregnant women who fail to attend regular hospital check-ups during pregnancy are more likely to be suffering physical violence at the hands of their partners. The research, published by the European Journal […]

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Is ivermectin safe during pregnancy?

Is it safe to give ivermectin to pregnant women? In order to answer this question, researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la Caixa,” conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that reported cases of accidental exposure to the drug among pregnant women. The conclusion of the analysis, published in The Lancet Global […]

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Diabetes before or during pregnancy linked to early heart disease in children

Children of mothers with diabetes have increased rates of early onset cardiovascular disease or CVD (conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels) from childhood up to the age of 40, finds a study from Denmark published by The BMJ today. The increased rates were more pronounced among children of mothers with a history of CVD or diabetic complications. If this […]

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Abbie Duggar Struggling With Hyperemesis Gravidarum During 1st Pregnancy

Abbie Duggar (née Burnett) is expecting her and John David Duggar’s first child, but has not had an easy pregnancy so far. “It hit her hard, and she was down for probably seven weeks with severe morning sickness,” the dad-to-be, 29, tells Us Weekly exclusively in this week’s issue. “She got diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum, and she was hospitalized a […]

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A model for brain activity during brain stimulation therapy

Brain stimulation, where targeted electrical impulses are directly applied to a patient’s brain, is already an effective therapy for depression, epilepsy, Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders, but many more applications are on the horizon. Clinicians and researchers believe the technique could be used to restore or improve memory and motor function after an injury, for example, but progress is hampered […]

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Man’s foot severed in horrific motorcycle crash reattached during 7-hour surgery

Fox News Flash top headlines for Sept. 19 Fox News Flash top headlines for Sept. 19 are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES BELOW  A man whose left foot was completely severed from his leg during a horrific motorcycle crash will not lose the appendage thanks to doctors who worked tirelessly to reattach it. Karan Sharma, […]

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This Influencer Is Opening About Sex During Pregnancy in Topless Instagram Photo

Pregnancy sends a woman's hormones into overdrive, and that can cause her libido to go through the roof for nine months. But not every woman has this experience, and Australian influencer Elise Knowles has started a conversation to normalize that. On Tuesday, Knowles shared a topless selfie on Instagram, showing off her pregnant belly. The photo undoubtedly caught followers' eyes, but it was her caption […]

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