Stress and phthalates exposure late in pregnancy boosts early birth risk

Women exposed to stress and phthalates during pregnancy have an increased risk of preterm birth. The third trimester is the "critical window."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
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Tags: health-and-medicine phthalates plastics pregnancy preterm-delivery stress

Injection lets people with severe peanut allergy go nuts

Just days after an injection of an antibody treatment, people with peanut allergies could eat a whole nut's worth of peanut protein.

Erin Digitale-Stanford | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine allergies antibodies food immune-systems peanuts

Easier breastfeeding at work benefits productivity

Moms who don't have to worry about breastfeeding at work being a problem feel better and get more done, researchers find.

U. Arizona | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
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Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture babies breastfeeding jobs mothers parents

Teen melanoma cases in US drop sharply

Cases of melanoma among US teens and young adults have dropped sharply, a sign that public health efforts to encourage sun protection may be taking hold.

Brian Donohue-UW | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer melanoma skin skin-cancer teenagers united-states young-adults

Harvard Chan School, Apple, and NIH launch Women’s Health Study

Harvard Chan School, Apple, and NIH have officially launched a groundbreaking study that has potential to become the largest-ever study of women’s health.

Harvard Gazette | Nov. 14, 2019 | harvard
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Tags: health-medicine apple apple-womens-health-study harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health national-institutes-of-health shruthi-mahalingaiah smartphone-app

New drug-detecting tool could help save lives

The landscape of the illegal drug trade changes constantly, particularly amid the current opioid crisis. Law-enforcement officers regularly find or confiscate pills, powders, and other substances and need to know their composition as quickly as possible to determine legal charges and sometimes to issue lifesaving warnings. Carfentanil is a case in point. This cousin to […]

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy | Nov. 13, 2019 | harvard
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Tags: health-medicine basic-research caitlin-mcdermott-murphy cambridge carfentanil chemistry christoffer-abrahamsson dea drug-analysis drug-enforcement-administration engineering-technology fas fentanyl forensic-science george-whitesides law-enforcement opioid-epidemic

Even ‘minor’ surgery can be risky for frail patients

For frail patients, even common, "low-risk" surgeries could take a serious toll, which should prompt doctors to pause.

Craig Boerner-Vanderbilt | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
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Tags: health-and-medicine death frailty surgery

Yoga improves depression and anxiety symptoms

Doing yoga and breathing exercises may help with symptoms of depression and anxiety, particularly as a complementary treatment.

Gina DiGravio-Boston | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety depression yoga

Depending on a caregiver spouse can make men feel like a burden

Husbands who depend on a caregiver spouse are more likely than care-needing wives to feel they are a burden, a new study shows.

Jared Wadley-Michigan | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
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Tags: health-and-medicine caregivers depression gender older-adults relationships stress

Teaching doctors about domestic violence benefits patients

Training physicians to counsel people experiencing domestic violence improves confidence and reduces depression, research finds.

Holly Watkins-U. Melbourne | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
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Tags: health-and-medicine abuse physicians primary-care-physicians

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