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More the pre-baby weight, higher the obesity risk

More the pre-baby weight, higher the obesity risk

Turns out, your pre-pregnancy weight determines a lot more than the size of the maternity jeans you'll be wearing.

Specific messaging and resources are needed to promote healthy weight gain during pregnancy for young mothers, a new study suggested.

Weight gain during pregnancy is an issue every pregnant woman faces. After pregnancy, new research showed that for young mothers, , or BMI, and ethnicity might signal likelihood for obesity later in life.

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Could over-the-counter pills ward off booze addiction?

Could over-the-counter pills ward off booze addiction?

A team of scientists has brought fresh hope to alcoholics as they are trying to find out whether or not treating the addiction is as simple as popping over-the-counter pills.

Ihsan Salloum from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine hopes to answer that question in part with a new clinical trial with E. Sherwood Brown from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. The study is determining if two over-the-counter (OTC) medications can diminish alcohol abuse in diagnosed bipolar patients.

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Work hard, play hard to beat the stress!

Work hard, play hard to beat the stress!

Stress is inevitable! It is something we have very little control over.

Dr Gowri from DocsApp, puts it metaphorically, "stress is like getting a bad haircut. Once you have it, you just have to keep it; you can't change the way your hair looks. but you can always do little things which can make your haircut seem not as bad and over time, your hair will grow back and everything in the world will be fine again."

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Here're the benefits of hair transplant surgery

Here're the benefits of hair transplant surgery

Hair transplant surgery is changing lives and helping people look younger once again. All those people who have lost their hair can now reverse the process through hair transplant surgery. It is the ideal solution for men looking for a more youthful and attractive appearance. A lot of people lose their confidence because of excessive hair loss and as a result their personal and professional lives suffer. Hair surgery can help you roll back the years and give you the appearance that you desire.

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Dear parents! Store prescription opioids away, out of sight of kids of all ages

Dear parents! Store prescription opioids away, out of sight of kids of all ages

Dear adults, opioids prescribed cautiously for chronic pain should be stored up, away and out of sight of kids of all ages, in a locked cabinet is best, as a study finds most of the exposures occurred among children younger than five years were 60 percent and teenagers was 30 percent.

The researchers call for changes to prescribing practices, increased education about safe storage at home.

Risk score tools can improve stroke prediction in atrial fibrillation patients

Risk score tools can improve stroke prediction in atrial fibrillation patients

A study finds that by combining two independent, scientifically-proven risk measurements, physicians can better predict a patient's irregular and often very fast heart rate risk of stroke or death.

According to researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, US, these tools can help to determine the need for blood thinners in treatment.

Healthy diet, exercise can reverse the condition of diabetes

Healthy diet, exercise can reverse the condition of diabetes

Good news! Healthy diet, exercise and an intensive medical treatment for two to four months can reverse the condition of Type-2 diabetes by up to 40 percent, suggests a study.

The study appeared in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition, where an individual does not produce enough insulin - the hormone that allows cells to absorb glucose in the blood - or the pancreas isn't making insulin as efficiently as it could.

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Surgery may not offer additional benefit to tennis elbow patients

Surgery may not offer additional benefit to tennis elbow patients

Tennis elbow sufferers, if the idea of going under the knife is terrifying, then you can opt for non-operative approaches as a recent study has suggested that surgery may not offer additional benefit.

The study, a randomized, double-blinded clinical trial, explored patient responses to a common surgery aimed at repairing a damaged elbow, compared to a placebo procedure.

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