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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Women's health: Iodine supplementation during pregnancy could offer huge cost savings ♦ Unexpected sexual consequences for young women who drink alcohol

Universal iodine supplementation during pregnancy could offer huge cost savings Giving all pregnant women iodine supplements, even in mildly iodine deficient countries like the UK, could result in huge cost savings for health care systems and society.
Women hurt more by breakups but recover more fully Women experience more emotional pain following a breakup, but they also more fully recover, according to new research. Researchers asked participants to rate emotional and physical pain of a breakup and found that women tend to be more negatively affected by breakups, reporting higher levels of both physical and emotional pain. While breakups hit women the hardest, they tend to recover more fully. Men, on the other hand, never fully recover.
Women having a baby by IVF are at increased risk of reflux disease after birth Women who give birth to babies conceived by in-vitro fertilization are at increased risk of experiencing long-term symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, according to the results of a study. Gastro-esophageal reflux disease is a common condition in which acid from the stomach travels up into the esophagus and causes heartburn, regurgitation and pain when swallowing.

Study documents extent of unexpected sexual consequences for young women who drink alcohol In-depth interviews of 20 young women attending an urban sexually transmitted disease clinic have documented a variety of unexpected, unintended sexual encounters linked to their alcohol use before sex occurs.

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