Researchers document impact of coffee on bowels

San Diego, Calif. (May 19, 2019) — Coffee drinkers know that coffee helps keep the bowels moving, but researchers in Texas are trying to find out exactly why this is true, and it doesn’t seem to be about the caffeine, according to a study presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019. Researchers, feeding rats coffee…

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What Does It Really Mean to Be 6 Weeks Pregnant?

Now that several states have passed bills that effectively ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, the new laws are raising a lot of questions about early pregnancy and miscarriage treatments. The fetal heartbeat can typically be seen on an ultrasound at around six weeks into pregnancy, but many women have no idea…

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Maternity Leave for Sponsored Runners

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. Did you know that sponsors can cut the pay of female runners if they’re pregnant? And that those female runners can also…

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Mini-Vows: A Merging of ‘Two Different Worlds’

Hedieh Fakhriyazdi and Michael Anthony Pasnello II were married May 17 at the Foundry, an events space in Long Island City, Queens. The Rev. Brian Van Fossen, a Roman Catholic priest, officiated. Earlier in the day, the couple took part in a Baha’i Faith marriage ceremony led by Trisha Irons, a longtime friend of the…

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In Cities Where It Once Reigned, Heroin Is Disappearing

BALTIMORE — Heroin has ravaged this city since the early 1960s, fueling desperation and crime that remain endemic in many neighborhoods. But lately, despite heroin’s long, deep history here, users say it has become nearly impossible to find. Heroin’s presence is fading up and down the Eastern Seaboard, from New England mill towns to rural…

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Button batteries can rapidly damage stomach lining before symptoms appear

San Diego, CA (May 18, 2019) — Damage to the lining of the stomach can occur quickly when children swallow button batteries; therefore, clinicians should consider prompt endoscopic removal, even when the child is symptom free and the battery has passed safely through the narrow esophagus, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)…

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Medical News Today: How to tell if eggs are still good

Eggs are a healthful source of protein and other essential nutrients. Although properly stored eggs have a decent shelf life, they can eventually spoil. However, there are several simple ways in which a person can check whether an egg is still good to eat. In this article, we look at some straightforward ways to tell…

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