Alabamas abortion ban is about keeping poor women down | Emma Brockes

For the 25 white, male state senators voting for it, this is not about the foetus, says Guardian columnist Emma Brockes A lot of good points were made about the inconsistencies and hypocrisies of Alabamas 25 white male lawmakers who repeal Obamacare that notional kid, not so much. And while the point was made that no one who has watched a woman struggle through labour could, in good conscience, criminalise her disinclination to do so, these arguments seemed to me bizarre, premised on the notion that the men in Alabama were acting in good faith; that they had the health of anyone but themselves in mind. No one at this point in the US abortion debate can believe that the …

FDA allows sale of breast implant linked to cancer, strengthens warnings

(CNN)Despite an outcry from women to ban a particular type of breast implant associated with a rare cancer, the sale of those implants will be allowed in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday. BIA-ALCL is predominantly associated with a textured type of implant, rather than the smooth version. The illness is slow-growing and treatable when it’s detected early. At least 457 women in the United States have been diagnosed with the cancer, according to the FDA, and nine have died as a result. The cancer affects cells in the immune system and can be found around the breast implant. Acknowledging that international health agencies have been moving to ban the sale of textured implants, the FDA …

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 …