Month: October 2018

Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure that allows a doctor to see inside the body. When the procedure is part of fertility testing, the doctor is evaluating the structures of the reproductive system, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus. Laparoscopy can help a doctor diagnose many conditions that affect fertility, such as: endometriosis blocked fallopian
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Stridor is a high-pitched squeaking or whistling sound, usually due to an obstruction in an airway. Stridor is a sign of an underlying health issue rather than a diagnosis or disease in itself. This article outlines the causes of stridor in children and adults, along with information on diagnosis and treatments. Symptoms Symptoms of stridor
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Image: Shutterstock Africa, the land of abundantly diverse cultures, is home to many distinct ethnic groups. If you are fascinated by the breathtaking scenery, exceptional art forms such as beading, masks, totem carvings, dances, and music, chances are, you would have heard the beautiful names of the African people. The indigenous African last names and
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Kids often say hilarious and nonsensical things. But sometimes they make some really good points that make you think, “Can’t argue with that!” Thanks to Lacey Ellis’ LittleHoots app, which lets parents document their kids’ funniest lines, these moments of persuasion can be saved for posterity. Here are 27 examples of cute, funny and downright
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Photo: Getty Images If October 31 scares the bejesus out of your tot, you’re not the only parent who won’t be posting pictures of your goblins on Facebook. Not all little ones are into the scare fest—in fact, it’s not uncommon for kids to be spine-tinglingly afraid of Halloween. Andrea Belanger discovered this when her
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In a condition known as spina bifida, children are born with an exposed spinal cord, which causes numerous physical and developmental issues. Usually, surgeons will operate on spina bifida after birth, but a complex in utero surgery can allow the baby to develop better while still inside the mother’s womb. Prenatal spina bifida surgery can
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Insomnia during early pregnancy is usually due to factors such as hormonal changes. Many people experience insomnia at some point, during pregnancy. Better sleep hygiene, relaxation techniques, and cognitive behavioral therapy can help. According to a 2018 study of 486 pregnancies, 44.2 percent involved insomnia during the first trimester. The study concludes that insomnia is
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Feeling warm or flushed can be a symptom of pregnancy. Changes in the body during pregnancy can cause similar symptoms to those that accompany a fever. During pregnancy, a woman may also be more susceptible to infections, such as colds and the flu. Pregnancy weakens the immune system to help ensure that the body does
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Freckles are small, harmless marks that appear on the skin. Genetics and sun exposure are the primary causes of freckles. Some people are more likely to get freckles than others, depending on their genes and skin type. If a person is genetically more likely to develop freckles, exposure to sunlight can make them appear. Freckles
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Right now, kids “are winning in this golden age of television,” according to Jill Murphy, vice president and editor-in-chief of Common Sense Media, which rates children’s shows, movies and other media based on standards like educational value and positive messages. But what is it about the shows in this “golden age” that makes them actually
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