Even low alcohol consumption is bad news for strokes study

Moderate drinking of one or two glasses a day does not protect against stroke, say researchers A low level of alcohol consumption does not protect against stroke, new research suggests, in the latest blow to the idea that a few drinks can be beneficial to health. At least no healthy level of drinking. Writing in Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

It’s Either the Best Time or the Worst Time to Have a Baby

This story is part of a week-long series on reproduction, from prenatal testing to childfree Reddit. Reproduction is messy. The genetic swaps and recombinations that occur when gametes merge don't always happen perfectly. Babies don't arrive when scheduled. Even preventing reproduction can be complicated, as anyone who has ever wrestled with birth control can attest. That said, it’s arguably a better time than ever to have a baby. Prospective parents struggling with infertility can turn to IVF, or sperm and egg donation. But as the egg donor industry grows more sophisticated, the donors themselves are sometimes kept in the dark. Once a person becomes pregnant, they can take advantage of the extraordinary advancements in noninvasive prenatal testing to screen for …

Amy Schumer talks about the reality of living with severe vomiting during pregnancy

Amy Schumer has had a rough time of it during her pregnancy with her first child.  The comedian has a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum, which is a form of severe vomiting during pregnancy that can cause dehydration and other complications and can result in hospitalisation. Per the NHS, some women with the condition report vomiting “up to 50 times a day.”  Schumer talked to Seth Meyers about what it’s like to have the condition.  “It’s been pretty tough, I didn’t know that pregnancies could be such a bummer,” she said.  “I threw up a bunch of times on my way here. Worth it, love you guys so much,” Schumer added. “I’m lucky, I have good healthcare and I get an …

Supermoon, 2019’s biggest and brightest, will light up the sky

(CNN)February’s full moon will brighten the skies on Tuesday as the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year. The supermoon will occur during this full moon because it will be closest in its orbit to Earth. Technically, the supermoon will reach its peak on Tuesday morning at 10:54 a.m. ET, but it won’t be visible then. Instead, keep an eye out later in the day. Moonrise will be the best time for those interested in capturing dramatic supermoon photos because the moon will be closest to the horizon. Check your local time for moonrise here. The moon looking deceptively large is known as a “Moon illusion,” which occurs when the moon is close to the horizon and objects such as …