Nurses could perform abortions in the first 12-weeks of pregnancy under new Californian bill

Change: Nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives and physician assistants would be allowed to perform abortions instead of doctors. This is a file picture of a nurse

The bill would allow non-physicians to perform ‘manual vacuum aspiration abortions’ which involve inserting a small tube attached to a pump into the uterus which removes fetal tissue. Before they would be allowed to carry out the procedure themselves, nurses would have to conduct at least 40 abortions under direct supervision before receiving an assessment . Speaking to The Huffington Post, Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, who wrote the measure, said there is a huge lack of abortion providers in California. She said: ‘All women should have timely access to reproductive health care, regardless of whether they live in urban or rural areas and without excessive expense or travel.’ A number of groups are opposed to the bill including the California Right to Life Committee, the California Catholic Conference. They say it could lead to health risks.
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Model Lisa D’Amato on ‘Torturous’ Pregnancy

When I hear interviews from celebrities and theyre like, Oh, yeah, I just feel awesome every second of every day. Like, everythings so amazing, its like, shut up, change the channel. Thats nothing I can relate to. This is real life, people. Despite so many stars playing up the glamour and beauty of being pregnant, like Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen and actress Halle Berry, DAmato isnt alone in zeroing in on maternitys less warm and fuzzy side.
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Pre-Pregnancy Hormone Testing May Indicate Gestational Diabetes Risk

Markets closed Pre-Pregnancy Hormone Testing May Indicate Gestational Diabetes Risk Kaiser Permanente study finds low adiponectin levels prior to pregnancy linked to high risk of gestational diabetes Press Release: Kaiser Permanente 5 hours ago Print OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Overweight women with low levels of the hormone adiponectin prior to pregnancy are nearly seven times more likely to develop gestational diabetes, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Diabetes Care. Adiponectin protects against insulin resistance, inflammation and heart disease. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130718/SF49717LOGO ) Using Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect, an electronic health records system, the researchers retrospectively identified about 4,000 women who gave voluntary blood samples between 1985 and 1996 during routine care and subsequently delivered an infant. Among that group, 256 women developed gestational diabetes during pregnancy and 497 did not.
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TechnoGym Kinesis exercise equipment,

Dog fighting ring

As corporate America looks for ways to reduce health care costs after the Affordable Health Care Act goes into effect next year, this comprehensive, space saving system could become a health care cost saving system as well. The Kinesis exercise system is based on four adjacent panels with cable hand grips that can be accessed from different heights and angles. Workout routines combine movements from above and below the core, as well as horizontal and vertical movements. This versatility makes the program a good choice for fitness devotees who seek to increase core strength. Kinesis is designed for resistance exercise programs with a wide range of weight levels to choose from. But unlike conventional resistance exercise equipment, the Kinesis system enables fine tuning of exercise programs simply by increasing the workout routines distance from the pulleys.
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Exercise Duck Dive tests Airport Emergency Plans

“When you stimulate the muscle through high-intensity training, you need to give yourself two to four days to recover,” he said. “Two sessions a week is really all it takes.” The Sculleys plan to open two more The Exercise Coach locations in North Texas by mid-2014, bringing the total to five, Mary Sculley said. They’re scouting potential locations in Plano, Frisco, Allen , McKinney and Southlake. The Exercise Coach’s program appeals to busy professionals, to elderly people who are trying to maintain muscle mass and to people who might be intimidated by big-box gyms, Mary Sculley said. The franchise has 18 locations operating nationwide, 17 under development and expects to have 50 units open or in development by the end of the year, said Brian Cygan , who founded the company in 2000 in Buffalo Grove, Ill. His long-term goal is 250 units by 2017.
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The Exercise Coach muscles into North Texas market

The Queensland Police Service lead the exercise which was held offshore from the Marcoola Surf Club. The scenario around which Exercise Duck Diveis constructed is where an aircraft, carrying around 30 passengers has ditched into the water. The exercise involved several role players physically being rescued by boat and helicopter from the water. Land based medical assessment facilities, command, control and communication ere established near the surf club. The objective of this multi-agency exercise is to test the emergency response to an aircraft incident at sea with an emphasis on communications, incident assessment, decision making and resource deployment in the co-ordination of activities surrounding the incident. The exercise forms part of the Sunshine Coast Airports formal obligations under the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) requirements, to take part in simulated operations of this kind on a bi-annual basis. The airports Operations Manager, Jason Rainbird, said, Exercise Duck Diveis a fantastic opportunity for key agencies to work closely together in a realistic scenario situation, and test ourAirport Emergency Planin the process. It allows us to test our procedures and implement our training in a realistic environment.
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Hair Loss Prevention Tips for Brides

Hair Loss Prevention Tips for Brides

Take out some alone time to de-stress with a physical activity like walking, jogging or dancing. A simple head massage every night can also be a great way to relax and soothe your mind and hair. Use natural oils like coconut or amla on your hair. Since beauty is often equated with looking slim, many brides-to-be go on extreme crash diets (equivalent to fasting).
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Top ten causes of hair loss in twenties

Top ten causes of hair loss in twenties

Your constant worrying may cause a hormonal imbalance that lead do excessive hair loss. 3. Fungal infections. Conditions such as seborrhoeic dermatitis can cause scalp itching and hair loss if not treated.
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Top 10 causes of early hair loss

These infections can occur in children and adolescents and is more often in low socio-economic strata of society. New hairstyle trends like braiding the hair tightly or taking tight plaits or ponytails pulls the hair from the roots and this may cause patch balding in the front and at the hairline. Excessive use of hairstyling products like hairsprays, mousse and gels can affect the quality of hair and in the long term may lead to hair fall. So choose a shampoo and conditioner that agrees with your hair type and stick to it instead of trying out new products that keep flooding the market. Heredity also plays a role in determining your hair quality and quantity. Male pattern baldness can strike as early as late twenties so it is important to identify the type of baldness because even though there is no cure for this condition, it can be slowed down with the use of medication. Psychiatric conditions like mania, schizophrenia and depression may cause a person to pull out his hair.
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Kim Zolciak Expecting Twins for Fifth Pregnancy!

Tweet Kim Zolciak and husband Kroy Biermann are expecting twins. Credit: aylor Hill/FilmMagic Set two extra places at the table, because Kim Zolciak is having twins! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star will be having not one, but two bundles of joy with her fifth pregnancy, a source confirms to Us Weekly (E! was the first to break the news ).
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Researcher Credited With 1973 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Discovery Says Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy Still ‘Major Public Concern’ 40 Years Later

According to Jones, the concern has become amplified as recent, misleading reports have hit the mainstream media that suggest light drinking during pregnancy is acceptable for all women. “Each woman metabolizes alcohol differently and 40 years of research overwhelmingly supports the conclusion that a ‘safe’ amount of alcohol that any individual woman can drink during pregnancy has simply not been established.” Jones says as many as 1 in 100 babies are affected by prenatal alcohol exposure today which can result in a range of neurobehavioral disabilities, now known as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The number of children diagnosed with FASD is almost as many as those diagnosed with autism. Despite the statistics, Jones understands how many women can become frustrated with the laundry lists of “don’ts” thrown at them during pregnancy. “This is why it’s important that every woman takes the well-being of her pregnancy into her own hands by receiving a personalized risk assessment directly from an expert. This way she can make an informed decision about whether drinking alcohol or taking a specific medication, for example, is worth the risk during her particular pregnancy.”Jones and other members of OTIS aim to fill this role of providing reliable information to women and their health care providers with the launch of MotherToBaby.
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Exercise not a quick fix for sleep disorders, study says

Sleep Disorders in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Exercise isnt a quick fix. . . . It takes some time and effort, the studys lead author, Kelly Glazer Baron , a clinical psychologist and director of the behavioral sleep program at Northwestern Universitys Feinberg School of Medicine , said in an interview. Its a long-term relationship. Studies have long suggested that aerobic exercise can contribute to better sleeping habits. But much of the research on the daily effects of exercise on sleep was conducted with healthy sleepers.
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Diabetes, Hypertension and Sleep Apnea

Type 2 diabetes and hypertension are all-too-common conditions among U.S. adults, and their numbers are rising alarmingly. More than 25 million people in the U.S. have diabetes , and approximately 90 to 95% of these are cases of type 2 diabetes. Hypertensionhigh blood pressure affects a third of American adults, roughly 67 million people. OSA frequently is found in people with type 2 diabetes and with cardiovascular conditions, including hypertension.
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Exercise can help with sleep issues but only if maintained for roughly four months, a new study says.

Now, new research is identifying more sleep problems and also calling for routing screening for primary sleep disorders. When they performed sleep studies of 343 people meeting the Fukuda definition of ME/CFS, they found that 104 – nearly a third – had a primary sleep disorder that explained their symptoms, and thus didn’t have ME/CFS at all. A 1/3 misdiagnosis rate is enough of a reason to look more closely for sleep disorders. In those who didn’t have primary sleep disorders, just under 90% met the criteria for at least one measurable sleep problem. Researchers identified four different groups based on sleep abnormalities. They were: Group 1: Slower to get to sleep, delayed Rapid Eye Movement (REM), lower percentages of stage 2 and REM sleep; Group 2: More frequent awakenings; Group 3: Longer total sleep time, less delayed REM sleep, higher percentage of REM sleep, lower percentage of wake time; Group 4: Shortest total sleep time, highest percentage of wake time after sleep onset. Researchers concluded that doctors need to routinely screen for sleep disorders when considering an ME/CFS diagnosis, and that they should use sleep studies to identify sleep problems and tailor treatments to the specific groups.
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Diabetes, Hypertension and Sleep Apnea

Compared to diabetes patients without obstructive sleep apnea, those with mild, moderate, and severe sleep apnea demonstrated poorer glucose control. As severity of OSA increased, glucose control in these patients deteriorated significantly. Obesity is an important risk factor for both obstructive sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes. But research indicates that a relationship between the two conditions may exist independent of obesity. Researchers at Penn State University found an association between insulin resistance and sleep apnea in a group of non-obese middle-aged men.
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Putting sleep disorders to bed

Nahum Sonenberg, a James McGill professor in the Dept. of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre at McGill University, studied how protein synthesis is controlled in the brain clock. “We identified a repressor protein in the clock and found that by removing this protein, the brain clock function was surprisingly improved,” explains Dr. Sonenberg. Because all mammals have similar circadian clocks, the team used mice to conduct their experiments.
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