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6 HOURS AGO - Fox News

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Placenta 'switch' that kickstarts labor may solve long-standing mystery

As any 40-weeks'-pregnant woman can attest, predicting when labor might start is a dark art — which is to say, basically impossible. Now, a new study suggests that a genetic "switch" in the placenta might kick off the production of the hormones that start labor.

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23 HOURS AGO - Shape

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This Sleep Habit Can Hurt Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

Corbis Images Using your phone as a nightlight or your TV to soothe you to sleep? You should stop—pronto. Not only does it ruin your quality of sleep and leave you with dark circles no amount of concealer can cover, but a new study shows that light at night can actually increase your risk of infertility.Researchers from UCLA, Osaka University, ...

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AUG 25, 2015 - Huffington Post

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5 Myths About IUDs You Need To Stop Believing

Intrauterine devices are one of most effective methods of birth control on the market, especially when you account for human error, such as condoms breaking during sex or occasionally forgetting to take a birth control pill.  Based on typical use, IUDs are 45 times more effective that the pill and 90 times more effective than male condoms, according to the Guttmacher ...

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AUG 24, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Why Postpartum Depression In Dads Goes Unrecognized -- And Ignored

Six years ago, Craig Mullins was working toward his master's degree in counseling when he became a dad, but he still did not recognize his own symptoms of depression until they dissipated, a year-and-a-half after his baby girl was born. "She was our first child, and I was so excited... but my expectations of fatherhood did not match the realities ...

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AUG 20, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Birth control pills may offer lasting endometrial cancer protection

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Women who use oral contraceptives during their reproductive years may gain long-term protection against endometrial cancer, a review of previous research suggests. The most commonly prescribed oral contraceptives contain man-made versions of the natural female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Past research has already linked these pills to a reduced risk of endometrial and ovarian ...

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