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Low Carb Diets Boost Risk

(HealthDay News) — Having a baby? Case studies suggest don’t skimp on carbs! Low carb diets such as the ketogenic diet and other weight loss diets may have adverse effects to your baby during pregnancy according to recent research. Following a low-carbohydrate diet during pregnancy may increase a woman’s risk of having a baby with…

defects

(HealthDay News) — Women who have a baby with a congenital heart defect may face a heightened risk of heart disease years later, a large study suggests. Researchers found that among more than 1 million women, those who’d given birth to a baby with a heart defect were up to 43 percent more likely to…

hpv cervical cancer awareness month

(HealthDay News) — Testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) has become the standard of care in screening for cervical cancer. But now, Canadian researchers say it may become unnecessary in women aged 55 or older who have one negative result with the test. The DNA-based HPV test is highly accurate in detecting 14 high-risk strains of…

cervical cancer

The Pap test has long been the gold standard for cervical cancer screening. It involves checking a sample of cervical cells for abnormalities that could lead to cancer. More recently, the human papillomavirus (HPV) test has become available, which checks the same cells for strains of HPV that may develop into cancer. A new study…

safety

The holidays are full of joy and excitement, especially for children. But each year, more than 300,000 children may end up in the emergency department (ED) for injuries caused by holiday decorations, toys, or burns from a fire. This winter, follow these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help keep your kids out of the ED.

8 tips for a healthy winter

Winter can be the season for indulging in cookies and hibernating on the couch. Or it can be the season for savoring a bowl of vegetable soup and taking a walk in your coziest jacket. The choice is yours. If you like the sound of the second option, here are some tips to help you…

flu shot

To avoid being sidelined by a flu bug this year, there’s one simple step you can take: Get a flu shot. Getting vaccinated for the flu every year is the single best way to keep the virus away, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And the time to get your shot is now—before…

Neurogenic bladder means the bladder doesn’t work normally because of nerve damage. It causes a child to have problems with holding or releasing urine. The muscles and nerves of the urinary system work together to hold urine in the bladder and then release it at the right time. Nerves carry messages from the bladder to…

provider

Your healthcare provider is trained to look at the human body to help find problems. When your provider presses on your belly, he or she may get major clues to possible problems. This exam with the hands gives healthcare providers information about important parts of the body. These are the liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines, stomach, pancreas, bladder, gallbladder,…

E. coli

November 26, 2018 — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local agencies, is investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses likely linked to romaine lettuce. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Canadian Food Inspection Agency, are also coordinating…

bladder problem

Your bladder isn’t the most exciting organ in your body, but it’s certainly an important one. And it makes sure to remind you of that fact several times each day. After urine is made by your kidneys, it travels to your bladder. This hollow organ is located low in your abdomen, between your pelvic bones….

kidney stones

(HealthDay News) — Kidney stones are becoming more common, especially in women, new research has found. Better diagnostic tools could be part of the reason for the steady rise in diagnoses, according to Mayo Clinic researchers. By using CT scans, “we are now diagnosing symptomatic kidney stones that previously would have gone undiagnosed because they…

4 screenings men can't live without

Men are missing the mark when it comes to managing their personal health. As a result, they are missing opportunities to find and deal with medical problems in their early stages. This is when many conditions are more treatable and less threatening to overall health. What are they thinking? Men’s tendency to seek healthcare services…

nap

Setting aside enough time for sleep probably isn’t on your daily to-do list. Like many people, you may struggle for shut-eye. In fact, 3 out of 10 adults in the U.S. get an average of 6 or fewer hours of sleep a night. Daytime napping may seem like a good way to get back some…

Diabetes is nothing to smile about. The disease can cause serious damage to your body. It can even harm your teeth. Oral health problems Fewer people overall are developing diabetes. If you already have the disease, though, you need to be aware of its complications. You may know that you have to pay special attention…