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  • F.A.Q: Air travel and pregnancy

    F.A.Q: Air travel and pregnancy

    This information is for you if you are pregnant and are thinking of travelling by air. The information is relevant for short haul (under four hours), medium and long haul (over four hours) flights.
    If you are a member of a flight crew or you fly frequently as part of your work, you should seek additional advice from your occupational health department concerning your own situation.

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  • 10 Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms You Can Identify Yourself

    10 Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms You Can Identify Yourself

    Doctors believed many decades ago that vitamin D was good only for healthy bones and teeth, but research has since proven otherwise. Vitamin D deficiency has now been linked to numerous health problems, including heart disease, depression, and even cancer. In fact, a recent study conducted by Boston University researchers revealed vitamin D deficiency actually affects your DNA: “Any improvement in vitamin D status will significantly affect expression of genes that have a wide variety of biologic functions of more than 160 pathways linked to cancer, autoimmune disorders and cardiovascular disease.”

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  • Beware of Flu In Pregnancy

    Beware of Flu In Pregnancy

    Is the flu especially dangerous for pregnant women? Yes. Your immune system is weaker when you’re pregnant, so you’re more vulnerable to illness in general. And the flu can get serious very quickly during pregnancy and be complicated by infections such as pneumonia. Pregnant women with the flu also have a greater chance of serious

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  • FAQ: IUDs and Other Forms of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

    FAQ: IUDs and Other Forms of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

    FAQ: IUDs and Other Forms of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Q: What methods fall into the category of LARCs, and how effective are these methods in comparison with other forms of birth control? A: LARC methods include IUDs, which are small, T-shaped plastic devices that are inserted into the uterus through the cervix; and the contraceptive implant

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  • What to Do if Your Genetic Test Results Are Positive?

    What to Do if Your Genetic Test Results Are Positive?

    What to Do if Your Genetic Test Results Are Positive? If you test positive for an abnormal BRCA1, BRCA2, or PALB2 gene and you have never had breast cancer, you now know that you are at much higher-than-average risk of developing it over the course of your lifetime. The average lifetime risk of breast cancer for women is about 12%

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