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04.09.2018 - HPV and breastfeeding: What to know

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a widespread sexually transmitted infection. It does not usually cause severe symptoms, but some strains can increase the risk of certain cancers. Can you breastfeed if you have HPV? In this article, we look at the safety and risks to help breastfeeding women make an informed decision. read more

03.09.2018 - What to do about clogged milk ducts

Clogged milk ducts can occur during breastfeeding if the baby does not fully drain the breasts. Clogged ducts can cause intense pain, swelling, and itching. In this article, learn more about the causes and symptoms of clogged milk ducts and how to treat them at home. We also cover prevention and when to see a doctor. read more

03.09.2018 - What causes an absence of menstruation?

An absence of menstruation, also called amenorrhea, means either that a person has not started having periods by the age of 16 or that someone who has started menstruating has missed three periods in a row. In this article, learn about 13 causes of amenorrhea, possible additional symptoms, and when to see a doctor. read more

01.09.2018 - Is it safe to take Pepto-Bismol during pregnancy?

Stomach upset, diarrhea, and heartburn are common during pregnancy. But which medications are safe to take? There is little research to suggest that the drug Pepto-Bismol is good or bad during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Here, we look at the evidence and suggest other drug groups that people may want to try. read more

26.03.2018 - Hoverboard injuries documented

A study has found that 26,854 young people were treated in US accident and emergency departments for injuries they received riding hoverboards in 2015 and 2016. read more

21.03.2018 - Inequalities in kids' weight reversed

It used to be the thinner a child was the more likely they were to come from a poor family – now the reverse is true. read more

20.03.2018 - Social media 'may harm wellbeing of teenage girls'

Girls who spend a lot of time on social media at age 10 are more likely to encounter declining levels of wellbeing during adolescence than those who do not, say researchers. read more