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Lung cancer symptoms: The common illness in asthmatics that may signal the deadly disease

Risk factors for developing lung cancer include exposure to radon gas, air pollution, smoking, asbestos, silicone and Diesel engine exhaust fumes. How would one notice the disease early on? According to Cancer Research UK, recurring chest infections could signal lung cancer. Chest infections tend to be more likely to occur in those who suffer from… Read More »

Use of Prescription Opioids During Pregnancy Is Relatively Common

According to the most recent Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) survey conducted in 2019, 6.6% of the respondents reported prescription opioid use during pregnancy.  Use of prescription opioids was more common in certain groups. Prescription opioid use was the highest (10%) in women 19 years and under.  Among women who smoked cigarettes during pregnancy,… Read More »

Suicide Attempts More Common During Postpartum Period, and More Lethal

While we have abundant data to demonstrate that the postpartum period is a time of increased vulnerability to psychiatric illness in women, it has been much more difficult to generate data estimating the risk of suicide during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Suicide is a rare event; however, suicidal ideation is relatively common among pregnant… Read More »