Menopause is known to bring a variety of unpleasant symptoms ranging from hot flashes to insomnia. Yet, for those who have a condition known as premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), it is much worse, researchers report. The new study examined the impact of POI, in which ovarian function stops and leads to menopause before the age…  read on >

Women who have COVID-19 during childbirth are more likely to face complications than moms-to-be without the coronavirus, researchers say. Fortunately, the absolute risk for complications for any one woman is very low (less than 1%). But the relative risks for problems — such as clotting and early labor — are significant, the new study found.…  read on >  read on >

Kids with diabetes can lead full, fun lives, but they have special needs. Here’s what parents should know. Diabetes is common among American children. More than 205,000 kids and teens have the disease, and cases are rising. Age makes a difference in the type of diabetes a child is likely to have. “Most children younger…  read on >  read on >

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Toddler behavior won’t always be good. Outbursts are normal. Yet, you can also use those aggravating moments to help shape your little one’s behavior, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Start by teaching the “house rules,” the AAP advises. Put away valuables you don’t want your…  read on >  read on >

Cats have a long history of boosting people’s moods and brightening their days. And that’s probably true for kids on the autism spectrum as well, new research shows. The small study suggests that adopting a shelter cat may help reduce separation anxiety and improve empathy in kids with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). “Cats, and…  read on >  read on >

Deidre Johnson spends her days leading a center that provides resources to help Black people in her community overcome health disparities and other societal challenges. She understands the impact this can have. As a mother of two and a Black woman, Johnson faced discrimination in the hospital when her sons were born and she experienced…  read on >  read on >

People in nursing homes have been suffering in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic, with their institutions in constant lockdown to prevent potentially fatal outbreaks. Now that they’re some of the first in line to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, it would be natural for nursing home residents to expect that visits from friends and family will soon…  read on >  read on >