In the lovey-dovey haze of the first few months of a relationship, it’s easy to turn a blind eye to potential red flags: the nagging, a passive-aggressive insult, or even uncomfortable sex. After all, this person makes you laugh and tells you you’re beautiful, so maybe you’re just making a big deal out of nothing, right? Or perhaps you’re in a marriage or long-term partnership and, despite all the things you love about them, you can’t help but feel suspicious about a few troubling tendencies. emotionally abusive, but according to research published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, there’s no universal motivator for partner abuse—and taking precaution could be what helps a person survive that situation. For the study, researchers recruited 348 female college students to take a series of surveys and questionnaires that measured the amount of relationship conflict they’ve experienced in the past—from minor and severe acts of … [Read more...] about 9 Signs You May Be In an Abusive Relationship
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Only one of the five babies survived. Photo: Joel Saget/AFP Italy's health minister has ordered a series of investigations after five women died in childbirth in seven days, shocking a nation with one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world. The deaths occurred across the country between December 25th and 31st. While all appear to have explicable causes, their concentration over the holiday period has raised questions over whether hospital staffing may have been a factor and also over whether older mothers-to-be are being sufficiently monitored for warning signs of potentially fatal conditions. In the latest case, Giovanna Lazzari, 29, already a mother of two who was eight months pregnant, died on New Year's Eve in Brescia, northern Italy, a day after coming to the clinic's emergency unit with a high fever and symptoms of gastroenteritis, according to her partner Roberto Coppini. As her condition deteriorated, doctors attempted an emergency Cesarean but were unable … [Read more...] about Italy in shock over spate of childbirth deaths
It was supposed to be a joyous and memorable time: Magdalena Malec was pregnant with her third child, and her other two were no doubt counting down the days until Christmas.But by the time Christmas Day arrived in 2014, Malec had miscarried and been diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy.Malec, who had been sent home from the hospital days earlier with medication to ease her discomfort, was now in agony and back at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, 35 miles from London, according to an account from her attorney.She was rushed into an operating room to treat the ectopic pregnancy, a condition in which a fertilized egg becomes wedged inside one of the fallopian tubes.But her condition didn't improve.Malec, who had an elevated temperature before the operation, maintained a fever and developed a rash on her legs - symptoms her doctors attributed to an allergic reaction to antibiotics that she had been given.They switched her medications, but the 31-year-old continued to get worse, her … [Read more...] about Doctors ignored the signs of sepsis, she says. Now she has no legs or fingers.
By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A House bill to ban the most common method of second-trimester abortion is near final passage after passing out of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate on the same day, despite warnings that its passage would lead to a legal fight. Committee Chair Whitney Westerfield, R-Hopkinsville, said concerns about being sued over a bill that protects an unborn child and the potential legal cost to taxpayers shouldn't be a consideration in voting for this bill. "It's worth challenging precedent," he said. Rep. Addia Wuchner House Bill 454, sponsored by Rep. Addia Wuchner, R-Florence, would prohibit an abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation, or D&E, after roughly 11 weeks of pregnancy except in medical emergencies. The procedure involves dilating the cervix and removing the fetus using suction and surgical tools. If the bill becomes law, abortion providers found in violation of it would be guilty of a felony … [Read more...] about Ban of most common type of 2nd-trimester abortions nears passage; foes say it’s part of larger strategy to ban abortion
There are many different types of headaches, and their causes and symptoms can vary. Although most are short-lived and rarely a cause for concern, being able to recognize which kind of headache a person is experiencing can inform them how best to treat it and whether to see a doctor. Headaches are a common complaint. According to the World Health Organization, most people will experience a headache from time to time. While they can be sometimes painful and debilitating, the majority can be treated with simple painkillers and will go away within several hours. However, repeated attacks or certain types of headache could be a sign of something more serious. This article looks at some of the most common types of headaches, along with their causes, treatment, prevention, and when to see a doctor. The International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD) defines more than 150 different types of headaches. These are divided into two main categories: primary and secondary. A primary … [Read more...] about What different types of headaches are there?