PMS: An Update on Solutions

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Up to 75 percent of women experience PMS (premenstrual syndrome) with symptoms like anxiety, irritability and fatigue, health experts say. PMS is thought to be the result of a chain reaction that starts with the drop of the hormone progesterone near the end of every monthly cycle. In…

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1 in 4 U.S. Stillbirths Might Be Prevented

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — About 1 in every 160 pregnancies in the United States ends in stillbirth. Now, a new study suggests many of these tragedies are “potentially” avoidable. With better prenatal and obstetric care, that stillbirth rate might improve, researchers say. “We found that about 25 percent of U.S. stillbirths were…

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How to Fight the Flu This Season

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The flu is causing widespread misery across the United States this winter, but the American Lung Association says there are things you can do to avoid being felled by the virus. In what is being described as the worst flu season in years, 49 states are now experiencing…

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ADHD Drug Use Soars Among Young Women

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Though drugs to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are typically taken by children and young teens, scores of women of childbearing age are now using the medications, a new government report shows. That’s important, health experts say, because the exact effects on the fetus of ADHD meds such as…

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Scientists Seek a Better Flu Vaccine

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Instead of getting a flu shot at the doctor’s office, you might someday inhale a nasal spray vaccine at home. That’s the goal of researchers who say a genetically engineered flu vaccine shows promise in animal research, and may ultimately lead to better influenza protection. Although further work…

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