A 23-Year-Old Model Had No Idea She Was Pregnant Until She Gave Birth In A Bathroom

Erin Langmaid, 23, gave birth to a healthy baby girl without ever realizing she was pregnant. The Australian model experienced a cryptic pregnancy and carried the baby to full term. Langmaid says, “I wasn’t showing obviously because I fit into everything.” Australian model Erin Langmaid, 23, had the surprise of her life on October 29, when she gave birth to […]

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New method described for quantifying antisense oligonucleotides in nuclei

A novel method uses subcellular fractionation to quantify label-free antisense oligonucleotides (AONs)- designed to silence targeted genes—that have crossed into the nucleus of a cell, where they can exert their effects. Researchers used this method to correlate nuclear entry of several AON molecules with target gene knockdown and they report their results in Nucleic Acid Therapeutics. Troels Koch and colleagues […]

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Study finds links between early screen exposure, sleep disruption and EBD in kids

Digital media have become an integral part of lifestyles in recent years, and the ubiquity of digital devices coupled with poor screen use habits can have a detrimental effect on the developmental and psychosocial well-being of children. A new study by KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), together with National University of Singapore, has found that first exposure earlier than […]

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More hospital days seen with antipsychotic use in Alzheimer disease

(HealthDay)—Alzheimer disease patients who initiate treatment with antipsychotic medications spend more days hospitalized than those who do not initiate antipsychotics, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Marjaana Koponen, Ph.D., of the Kuopio Research Center of Geriatric Care at the University of Eastern Finland, and colleagues used a nationwide exposure-matched cohort to […]

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3-parent IVF could prevent illness in many children

Mitochondrial donation is an assisted reproductive technology sometimes described as “three-parent IVF”. It’s designed for women at high risk of passing on faulty mitochondrial DNA and having a child with severe mitochondrial disease. Mitochondrial diseases comprise at least 300 different genetic conditions which affect the energy-producing structures within human cells, impacting organ function. Mitochondrial donation involves combining the 20,000 or […]

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Medicinal cannabis given to 20,000 Brit patients in first major trial

Medicinal cannabis will be given to 20,000 British patients in first major trial of drug’s impact – a year after it was made legal on the NHS Project, named Twenty21, was launched yesterday and will run until end of 2021 To test impact on chronic pain, MS, epilepsy, PTSD, Tourette’s, anxiety, addiction Medical marijuana been legal since last November but […]

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Moms Strip Down in Stunning Photo Series That Puts Their Stretch Marks and Loose Skin on Full Display

Lately it seems like more mothers are embracing their natural postpartum bodies. Yet the pressure for new moms to “bounce back” to their pre-pregnancy size and shape is still hard to escape. Still, there are trailblazers out there—like Canada-based photographer Megan Elemans. She's using her platform to create a dialogue that encourages women to love their after-baby bodies.  Elemans, who is also […]

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Spike in millennials with depression could 'hamstring US economy'

Depression spike among millennials hits their pockets: Spending on medication is expected to rise to $4,500 a year in US and could even start to harm the economy Experts say millennials will fork out an extra $4,500 on medications annually They will be more likely to take off work or become unemployed completely  Warning was issued by Blue Cross Blue […]

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Measurement of uterine contractions could predict the outcome of in vitro fertilization

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is considered as the gold standard of assisted reproductive technologies. Yet, the failure rate for IVF treatments is still above 70 percent, and the exact causes of failure remain unknown. Federica Sammali, Ph.D. candidate at the department of Electrical Engineering, has developed a system for measuring and characterizing uterine contractions, which are known to influence the […]

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NHS to trial Group B Strep infection screening in pregnant women

NHS to trial Group B Strep infection screening in pregnant women in a bid to protect newborns from deadly illnesses including pneumonia and sepsis A £2.8million study will compare the ECM test and ‘bedside test’ Currently, there is no routine screening for GBS, which is in one in five women But cases have risen by almost a third in 20 […]

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