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Saturday, October 4, 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

Hunting viruses that play hide and seek

Posted: 03 Oct 2014 03:44 AM PDT

Every year, two million children die of acute respiratory infections. Among the culprits are several different viruses, one of which your child almost certainly has had without you or the doctors ever knowing it. The good news is that researchers believe you are most likely immune after having had this virus just once.

Ovarian tissue, egg freezing should be made widely available to prevent age-related infertility, say leading fertility experts

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 07:11 PM PDT

Over the past 10 years, researchers have restored the fertility of female cancer patients who would otherwise have been left infertile after treatment, having been offered oocyte cryopreservation. The technique enables women to freeze their eggs and use them at a later time to conceive a child. Several babies have been born to cancer patients using this technique, which is no longer classed as experimental.

Sense of invalidation uniquely risky for troubled teens

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 10:11 AM PDT

A study of 99 teens hospitalized out of concern about suicide risk found that a high perception of family invalidation -- or lack of acceptance -- predicted future suicide events among boys, and peer invalidation predicted future self harm, such as cutting, among the teens in general.

Teen Pregnancies, Abortions Plunge with Free Birth Control

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 03:44 PM PDT

Teens who received free contraception and were educated about the pros and cons of various birth control methods were dramatically less likely to get pregnant, give birth or get an abortion compared with other sexually active teens, according to a new study.

Healthy lifestyle could prevent nearly half of all diabetic pregnancies

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 06:22 PM PDT

Nearly half of all cases of diabetes during pregnancy, known as gestational diabetes, could be prevented if young women eat well, exercise regularly and stop smoking before and during pregnancy, finds a study.

Contaminated water linked to pregnancy complications, study finds

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 10:27 AM PDT

Prenatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene in drinking water may increase the risk of stillbirth and placental abruption, according to a new study. The study found no link between PCE exposure and preeclampsia or delivery of small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infants.

Antioxidant found in grapes uncorks new targets for acne treatment

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 10:25 AM PDT

Resveratrol, an antioxidant derived from grapes and found in wine, works to inhibit growth of the bacteria that causes acne, researchers have found. The team also found that combining resveratrol with a common acne medication, benzoyl peroxide, may enhance the drug's ability to kill the bacteria and could translate into new treatments.

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