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Placentas from COVID-19-positive pregnant women show injury
The placentas from 16 women who tested positive for COVID-19 while pregnant showed evidence of injury
Study paints picture of marijuana use in pregnant women
The number of people who use the drug daily is on the rise. This trend also holds up in women who are pregnant, despite evidence that using it could harm their babies
Consuming extra calories can help exercising women avoid menstrual disorders
Increasing food intake could also prevent injuries in female athletes
Spiritual disciplines in times of quarantine
Here are some habits that will strengthen your spiritual life and your health in times of quarantine
How it is to be pregnant during quarantine
Quarantine, anxiety, and the fast spreading of the COVID-19 may affect the experience of women´s pregnancy
New evidence for optimizing malaria treatment in pregnant women
A new drug should be used to minimize the side effects pregnant women suffer from the usual treatment
Ayurveda and yoga for COVID-19 prevention
Those practices may help strengthen host immunity and provide an effective, accessible, and affordable means of prophylaxis of COVID-19 infection.
Do you know these viruses that have no cure?
Although we are in the middle of the coronavirus quarantine, there are other viruses that still have no cure.
Are women using e-cigarettes during preconception and/or pregnancy?
A new study reveals worrying and surprising findings of women's use of e-cigarettes during pregnancy.
6 alternatives that can help you quit smoking in quarantine
Smokers face a higher risk of coronavirus. So we bring you some options to quit smoking during quarantine.
How to make the healthiest coffee during COVID-19 lockdown
We may all be drinking more coffee to help us survive the COVID-19 lockdown. Today scientists announce the healthiest way to make a brew.
New test for COVID-19 may deliver faster results to more people
Scientists have developed a novel assay capable of detecting the causative viral pathogen of COVID-19 that can be run in decentralized test facilities
Physical activity contributes to positive mental well-being in menopausal women
Exercise can reduce the negative mental effects of menopause.
Milk allergy guidelines may cause overdiagnosis in babies
Current medical guidelines for diagnosing cow's milk allergy in babies and young children may be linked to overdiagnosis of the condition
The benefits of consuming yerba mate
Yerba is part of the daily lives of millions of Latin Americans. Therefore, we decided to see what are the benefits of incorporating it into our lives.
Loss of smell and taste validated as COVID-19 symptoms
Study suggests clinicians should include sensory impairment as a standard screening measure
How to boost immune response to vaccines in older people
A new study reveals a way to make vaccines more effective for older people.
You don’t have to leave your home just because you’re getting older
You worked hard for your home – you’ve earned the right to stay there as long as you like. But as you age, safety becomes a consideration
What is the risk of getting a virus on an airplane?
Fair or not, airplanes have a reputation for germs. However, there are ways to minimize the risks.
COVID-19 linked to cardiac injury, worse outcomes for patients with heart conditions
The coronavirus can affect more deeply patients with underlying heart conditions
Birth control options out of reach for many low-income women
Young, low-income women are less likely to use more effective methods of birth control like the pill
New evidence on the mistreatment of women during childbirth
New evidence from a WHO-led study in four countries shows more than one-third of women experience mistreatment during childbirth in health facilities.
Coronavirus: the fine line between humor and insensitivity
In times of crisis, humor is a way to face reality, but this time many have come off badly with their comments
COVID-19 workers get training to protect their own health
The National Institutes of Health will launch a new website with important educational resources for Coronavirus workers.
Working women healthier even after retirement age
A new study found that women who worked consistently during their prime midlife working years had better health than non-working women later in life.
Are women getting adequate nutrition during preconception and pregnancy?
Higher level education was associated with improved adherence to dietary guidelines in pregnant women. Find out more in here
How to manage cancer care during COVID-19 pandemic
"Our goal is to keep our cancer patients and staff safe while continuing to provide compassionate, high-quality care under new circumstances".
COVID-19: The immune system can fight back
A robust immune system is a viable answer to the world's newest pandemic
To protect your brain, don't be (too) kind!
With the help of brain imaging, the results showed that elderly people with low agreeableness are better protected against Alzheimer's disease.
Babies born prematurely can catch up their immune systems
Researchers have found babies born before 32 weeks' gestation can rapidly acquire some adult immune functions after birth.
For the wellbeing of women or for pharmaceutical enrichment?
A lot of gynecologists prescribe contraceptive pills to their patients, but the choice of pill may be influenced by the pharmaceutical industry.
Household chemical use linked to child language delays
If their parents use chemicals such as household cleaners, children are more likely to show delays in language development by age 2.
Obesity promotes virulence of influenza
Currently, 50% of the adult population worldwide is overweight or obese. Obesity has been shown to increase the severity of influenza infection
Period products are now free in Scotland
Scotland became the first country in the world to eliminate period poverty.
Job insecurity negatively affects your personality
New research shows that experiencing chronic job insecurity can change your personality for the worse
Gender violence related to higher risk of death for women
A study by the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham, says that gender violence is also related to the development of cardiometabolic diseases.
Stressed out? Spend some time in nature
New research has found that as little as 10 minutes in a natural setting can help college students feel happier and lessen the effects of both physical and mental stress.
What you need to know about polycystic ovary syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome has been treated, for a long time, with contraceptive pills, but other treatments promote a lifestyle change.
Coronavirus has infected more men than women, why?
Even though further study is needed, the answer could be linked to women´s inmune system and smoking
Menstruation: the dirty and scary blood
The lack of information about menstruation has been creating fear and even a feeling of dirtiness in Colombian women.
Colombian Constitutional Court will decide on decriminalization of abortion soon
On February 19, judge Alejandro Linares delivered a paper in which the decriminalization of abortion until the first trimester is proposed.
How to get a license of manufacture or cultivation of cannabis in Colombia?
Thanks to the change in Colombian law, now you are allowed to cultivate and grow the plants at home.
These are the effects anxiety has on your health
Chronic anxiety can cause a lot of overall health issues that you may not know about.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding associated with lower risk of early menopause
A new study, published in JAMA Network Open, reports that women who have babies and breastfeed may be less likely to go earlier though menopause.
French unions played key role in protecting workers' mental health
The unions were able to influence how the suicides were interpreted - both within the firm and in the media - then communicate their findings to workers, managers and the public
Acid reflux drug is a surprising candidate to curb preterm birth
The study also identified 12 other FDA-approved drugs that are deemed safe in pregnancy.
Storytelling can reduce VR cybersickness
A storyline with emotionally evocative details can reduce virtual reality cybersickness for some people, according to a new study.
Here's a possible reason for postpartum depression
A new study shows that having general anesthesia in cesarean delivery is linked with significantly increased odds of severe postpartum depression.
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