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Mother, 35, risks her life to save her baby

Mother, 35, risks her life to save her baby by undergoing dangerous transplant surgery to donate a piece of her liver Firefighter Jonathan Roscoe is used to saving lives, but it’s his wife, Danielle, who has saved the life of their son Otis by donating part of her liver, after doctors warned he would die

Women's miscarriage risks may double if partners smoke weed often

Women’s miscarriage risks DOUBLE when their partners smoke weed more than once a week, study suggests About 37 million Americans use marijuana, including a growing number of pregnant women – despite doctors’ warnings not to  Research on the fertility and fetal health effects of pot has yielded mix results   Boston University researchers found that when

Rocky mountain spotted fever risks examined

In Mexicali, Mexico, an uncontrolled epidemic of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, one of the deadliest tickborne diseases in the Americas, has affected more than 1,000 people since 2008. A binational team of researchers led by the University of California, Davis, has conducted the first comprehensive study to examine risk factors for the disease in Mexicali.

Statins: Side effects, risks, and benefits

Statins are a type of drug prescribed to help people prevent or manage cardiovascular disease (CVD) and reduce their cholesterol levels. A study on statins released yesterday found that around half of patients the drugs did not have enough of an effect on so-called bad cholesterol. The study, which looked at 165,000 people prescribed statins,

The risks of infectious mononucleosis

Infectious mononucleosis, or mono, sidelines high school athletes every year. Kids who play sports aren’t more susceptible to the disease. Instead, adolescent competitors are at a greater risk for one of the illness’s serious complications—splenic rupture. Mono starts with fatigue, sore throat, fever and swollen glands. By then, it’s invaded the lymphatic system, which can

Microdermabrasion: Benefits, uses, procedure, and risks

Microdermabrasion can exfoliate the skin, reduce signs of aging, and make the skin appear more even. The procedure is safe a person with any skin color. A healthcare professional usually performs the procedure, but some stores sell at-home kits. In this article, we will take a detailed look at microdermabrasion and its effects. We will

Managing the complexities and risks of HIV and tuberculosis coinfection

A new study identified a significant association between HIV infection and complexities of treating patients with tuberculosis coinfection. Patients with HIV were more likely to have more tuberculosis drug-related adverse events, more hospital readmissions, and longer tuberculosis treatment duration, as reported in AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.,

Even toddlers weigh risks, rewards when making choices

Every day, adults conduct cost-benefit analyses in some form for decisions large and small, economic and personal: Bring a lunch or go out? Buy or rent? Remain single or start a family? All are balances of risk and reward. According to psychologists, infants weigh risks and rewards, too, but appear to boil down their decision-making

Vitamin D: Side effects and risks

Vitamin D is fundamental in supporting several bodily processes, including: the absorption and regulation of calcium, magnesium, and phosphate the hardening, growth, and remodeling of bones cellular growth and remodeling immune function nerve and muscle function There is no set consensus about how much vitamin D is necessary for good health. A person’s daily requirement

CDC: wildfire smoke poses health risks

(HealthDay)—Wildfire activity continues to increase throughout the western states, as well as in Alaska, Florida, Oklahoma, and Texas, but there are steps those living in wild fire areas can take to minimize smoke exposure. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoke from wildfires can be harmful to eyes and respiratory systems,

Normalisation of ‘plus-size’ risks hidden danger of obesity, study finds

New research warns that the normalisation of ‘plus-size’ body shapes may be leading to an increasing number of people underestimating their weight—undermining efforts to tackle England’s ever-growing obesity problem. While attempts to reduce stigmatisation of larger body sizes—for example with the launch of plus-size clothing ranges—help promote body positivity, the study highlights an unintentional negative

When life gives you lemons, you take more risks

Anyone needing a little excitement in their lives could do worse than suck a lemon, surprising new research at the University of Sussex suggests. Scientists at the Sussex Computer Human Interaction (SCHI) Lab say they have found for the first time empirical evidence that sour tastes lead to more risk-taking behaviour in a paper published