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How spanking may affect brain development in children

Topic: How spanking may affect brain development in children Spanking may affect a child’s brain development in similar ways to more severe forms of violence, according to a new study led by Harvard researchers. The research, published recently in the journal Child Development, builds on existing studies that show heightened activity in certain regions of…

Studying e-cigarettes

Studying e-cigarettes risk to reproductive health

Topic: Studying e-cigarettes risk to reproductive health “The use of the word ‘healthier’ in this context, as if it is synonymous with ‘less harmful,” is misleading if not deceitful,” said Honaramooz, a professor and researcher in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences. “In the absence of evidence, the premise for…

Stillbirths

Stillbirths, Pregnancy Complications Up During Pandemic

Topic: Stillbirths, Pregnancy Complications Up During Pandemic The ripple effect of the COVID-19 scourge has led to more complications among pregnant women worldwide, including an increase in stillbirths, a new study says. The research review also found higher rates of maternal deaths and depression in the first year of the pandemic. “The COVID-19 pandemic has…

Pregnant In A Pandemic

Pregnant In A Pandemic

Topic: Pregnant In A Pandemic Pregnancy has its own unique challenges. Throw in a COVID-19 pandemic and the situation becomes more complicated. With little information available about how coronavirus impacts pregnant and lactating women, it’s important to rely on health care professionals for advice. Erin Clark, MD, chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at…

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Can the COVID Vaccine Affect Your Period?

Topic: Can the COVID Vaccine Affect Your Period? The COVID-19 vaccine can come with many (totally normal) side effects, like a fever, chills, and muscle pain. So it’s only natural to wonder if it can temporarily influence other aspects of your health, like your menstrual cycle. First, there’s no reason not to get vaccinated when…