Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

South Korea reports 1st possible case of viral pneumonia

South Korea has put a 36-year-old Chinese woman under isolated treatment amid concerns that she brought back a form of viral pneumonia that has sickened dozens in mainland China and Hong Kong in recent weeks.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Lifelong female exercisers benefit from better muscle function

Exercising throughout a woman's life may help preserve muscle power during the aging process, according to recent research. The study, the first to examine the effects of lifelong aerobic exercise on a woman's muscles as ...

Surgery

Routine ear wax 'flush' leaves woman's face paralyzed

(HealthDay)—In what doctors say is an extremely rare occurrence, a woman in her 70s went to her doctor to have impacted ear wax removed and wound up with permanent paralysis in her face.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Fat-shaming pregnant women isn't just mean, it's harmful

December is considered the most fertile month, a time when there's the greatest likelihood that children will be conceived. Some experts even pinpoint Dec. 11 as the most fertile day.

Neuroscience

High-fat maternal diet can cause brain damage in the unborn child

A research team at MedUni Vienna's Center for Brain Research has found that high-fat maternal diets can cause life-long changes in the brains of the unborn offspring. When a pregnant woman consumes a diet high in polyunsaturated ...

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