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Overcoming Breast Cancer: One Mother’s Story

https://thenewageparents.com: The struggles that cancer patients go through are very real indeed. Even after beating cancer, the risk of a relapse is always there. It is not easy for cancer patients to share their journey with others. *June shares her story with TNAP. Started with a lump June, now 46, had been doing her monthly regular breast self-examination checks when she discovered a lump in her breast during a routine check in April 2016. Subsequent checks and tests confirmed that the lump was indeed cancerous. The news was certainly a huge shock. “Death suddenly felt very real and near to…

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Duterte: Use pills, injectables — not condoms

By CNN Philippines Staff February 14, 2018 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 14) — Use pills and injectables instead of condoms, President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday night. Addressing workers who came home from Kuwait, Duterte digressed a bit from discussing their plight and expressed his preferred contraceptive. “May pills libre. Huwag ‘yang condom kasi hindi masarap ‘yang condom [Pills are free. Don’t use condoms because they don’t feel good],” Duterte said to laughter from the audience. He even mimed eating a piece of candy with a wrapper. “Kainin mo ‘to. Huwag mong balatan… Iyan ang condom [Eat this. Don’t unwrap it……

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Childbirth is safer in the Philippines

SOURCE: https://medium.com/@who/now-that-a-deadly-disease-is-eliminated-childbirth-is-safer-in-the-philippines-a182574862f6 Nurse Mica Kaddaring in an immunization outreach activity in Basilan province, the Philippines. Credit: Basilan Provincial Health Office/UNICEF Through the support from countless health workers and partners, the Philippines eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus — a disease that can be prevented through hygienic birth practices and immunization — in November 2017. WHO defines elimination as achieving an incidence rate of less than 1 case of tetanus per 1000 live births in every district in the country. A more than two decade elimination effort The country began its elimination efforts in the early 1990s when vaccination coverage reached 70%. But a few years later…

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Growing Up With ADHD

By Denise Foley With her long dark hair flying, Saorla Meenagh, 10, (pictured above) can execute a perfect switch leap, one leg out, one tucked under, her arms glued to her sides in classic Irish step-dancing style. Saorla, whose blue eyes, white skin, and sprinkle of freckles helped win her a modeling contract with a New York agency—on hold until her braces come off —also plays softball and Gaelic football, a soccer-like game her father, Seamus, a contractor, enjoyed when he was growing up in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. When asked her position on the team, Saorla wiggles in her…

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Women having fewer children than at any time in history, statistics show

Peter Cary 25 November 2017 http://www.independent.co.uk Average family sizes have been decreasing in England and Wales since the 1930s according to the numbers published by the Office for National Statistics                                                                                    One in five women will never have children, according to the figures iStock The number of children a woman is likely to have while of childbearing age has fallen to the lowest…

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The Benefits of Being an Older Mother

By JEFFREY KLUGER March 22, 2017 http://time.com/4709403/older-mother-benefits/ The baby-making dictum is about as old as childbearing itself: Have your children while you’re young; they’re healthier, you’re healthier, everyone’s happier. Maybe, but a growing body of work is showing that while the dangers of later-life childbearing are real for some women, the benefits are also compelling. The latest such finding comes from a new study of 4,741 mothers and children in Denmark, published in The European Journal of Developmental Psychology. Researchers tracked the mom-child dyads longitudinally, checking in when the kids were 7 years old, 11 and 15. Among their findings: older moms generally…

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Here’s How Mothers Around the World React When Their Babies Cry

                                                          JGI/Jamie Grill—Getty Images/Blend Images By BELINDA LUSCOMBE  October 23, 2017 http://time.com   Having a kid changes a mother’s brains—and it’s not just “mother brain,” the forgetful state new moms complain about. Research has shown that pregnancy changes the architecture of the brain for at least two years in areas that govern the understanding of the thoughts, feelings, beliefs and intentions of others. Now, a new study published in the journal PNAS suggests that maternal brains around the world also adapt…

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3 Common Myths Moms Need to Stop Believing

MYTH #1: Eat up—you’re eating for two anyway! Fact: Gain weight the smart way. The amount of healthy weight gain during pregnancy varies depending on your actual weight before you conceived the baby. Eating for two does not mean eating twice as much food. First-time moms should remember that the growing fetus inside their wombs are pea-sized or smaller in their first trimester. A fetus generally requires only an extra 100 calories a day in the first trimester and 300 calories by the third semester. Gestational diabetes or having high blood glucose level during pregnancy and hypertension are the most…

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National survey: Chronic malnutrition in PH worst in 10 years

Nico Aquino April 21, 2016 http://www.rappler.com/ ‘Hunger, malnutrition is a man-made problem, we create this situation and it’s completely preventable’ says Save the Children. CHRONIC MALNUTRITION. Malnutrition in the Philippines is at its worst in 10 years, and it may get worse unless serious steps are taken. Image courtesy of Alyssa Arizabal MANILA, Philippines – Filipino children are more malnourished than ever. The Philippine chronic malnutrition rate among children aged 0-2 was at 26.2%, the highest in 10 years, according to a recent survey by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)….

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