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Doctors Share 7 Biggest Fertility Misconceptions People Have

2014-04-15 11:23
Fertility Misconceptions

In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week on April 20-26, the physician team at Fertility Centers of Illinois shares the seven biggest fertility misconceptions they hear in their offices. These misconceptions align with recent national study results from Fertility & Sterility, where results showed that one-third of women didn’t understand the adverse effects of obesity on infertility and 40 percent were not familiar with the ovulatory cycle.

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Music Can Lead To Teen Binge Drinking, Here's How You Can Stop It

2014-04-14 16:56
Teen binge drinking linked to alcohol brand references in music

Researchers have found that teen binge drinking can be linked to the recognition of alcohol brand names in popular music.

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center in New Hampshire have found a link between teen binge drinking and the recognition of alcohol brand names in music.

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Lab grown vaginas have been successfully implanted in patients

2014-04-12 15:00
Lab grown vagina

Women who are in need of vaginal reconstruction due to such problems as congenital abnormalities, injury, or cancer, should be pleased to learn of the success of implanting lab grown vaginas in patients. Vaginal reconstruction can be very challenging and the complications associated with the use of non-vaginal tissue raises concerns. The use of tissue-engineered autologous vaginal organs in patients is therefore a major breakthrough.

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Unhealthy meals are being pushed by restaurants in public housing developments

2014-04-10 12:54
Fast food

Findings that unhealthy meals are being pushed by restaurants in public housing developments are disturbing. Clearly, good nutrition is the single most important initial factor for good health in body and mind. The finding that there are not as many healthy meals served in restaurants in public housing developments as elsewhere implies the health and lives of poor people in such instances are being sacrificed for quick profits by such unscrupulous businesses.

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Children Given Special Attention through Wings for Autism Program

2014-04-08 11:06
Children Given Special Attention through Wings for Autism Program

With summer a few months away and spring vacations starting galore, autistic children may require some extra attention when it comes to helping them cope with an air flight experience. Flying is frightening enough for the average child; those with certain sensitivities may find it nearly impossible to get through the first time around. Forcing a child through that experience may then cause irreversible trauma.

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