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High lead levels during pregnancy linked to child obesity

The risk of their children being obese or overweight decreased if the women had adequate levels of folate 24 to 72 hours after giving birth.

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Nausea during pregnancy, everything you need to know

Dr. Angelica Echeverry tells us what you should know about this discomfort that affects most pregnant women

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New treatment improves survival in women newly diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer

An international study shows that administering niraparib after chemotherapy reduces by nearly 40% the risk of relapse or death from this disease.
 

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New blood test capable of detecting multiple types of cancer

The test uses next-generation sequencing technology to probe DNA for tiny chemical tags that influence whether genes are active or inactive

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Men with prostate cancer can be spared radiotherapy after surgery

The results suggest that radiotherapy is equally effective whether it is given to all men shortly after surgery or given later.

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Quiz: test your health knowledge

With this quiz you can evaluate the knowledge you have about health

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Research shows racial disparities in pregnant women on dialysis

Among patients with certain kidney disease, there is a racial disparity as to who is more likely to become pregnant.

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How and why does Parkinson's disease affect women and men differently?

Scientists review the different clinical features, risk factors, responses to treatments, and mechanisms underlying the disease pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease in women and men

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Does migraine leave your head spinning?

There may be some good news for people with vestibular migraine, a type of migraine that causes vertigo and dizziness with or without headache pain.

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Closing out your Fit Pregnancy Strong!

What if I told you that continuing a Fit Pregnancy in the third trimester can not only help ease pregnancy discomforts, but also make for a smoother labor and delivery?

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Opioid use disorder in pregnancy: 5 things to know

Breastfeeding should be encouraged in women who are stable on opioid agonist therapy and other four things you should know.

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Onion and garlic consumption may reduce breast cancer risk

Onions and garlic are key ingredients in sofrito, a condiment that's a staple of Puerto Rican cuisine. They may also be a recipe for reducing the risk of breast cancer.

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How to protect your baby's oral health?

With these 5 tips you can prevent your baby from suffering from dental discomfort such as tooth decay

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The brain may actively forget during dream sleep

Forgetting during sleep may be controlled by neurons found deep inside the brain

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LGBTQI+ Latin people struggle for cancer prevention and treatment

This 'double minority' group reports they are afraid to tell health care providers their gender identity and/or sexual orientation

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Everything you need to know about the world-first laser incubator for blood

Researchers have developed the world's first blood incubator using laser technology

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Scientists identify a personality feature that could predict how often you exercise

Individuals who make concrete plans to meet their goals may engage in more physical activity, including visits to the gym, compared to those who don't plan quite so far ahead, research shows

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Storytelling & Millennials: a powerful communications tool

One-on-one interviews reveal which health issues concern millennials and their longing for optimal health

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Pandemics active in the world could kill millions of people

According to a WHO panel, current pandemics could kill millions of people and wreak havoc on the global economy

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Flu season? 5 tips to protect your baby

Being parents means being alert all the time to any virus that can affect your baby. These tips will help you prevent a disease 

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