Is it safe to take ibuprofen while breastfeeding?

Many breastfeeding women who are recovering from childbirth will experience aches and pains, such as uterine cramps and muscle soreness. Ibuprofen may help relieve these pains. Some types of medication are not suitable to take while breastfeeding, so women may wonder whether or not taking pain relievers is risky. In most cases, ibuprofen is safe…

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Why is my period so light?

Many factors can alter a person’s menstrual flow and make their period unusually light. Body weight, exercise, and stress can all cause light periods and knowing why can be helpful. Lighter periods than normal do not usually cause concern. People often find their menstrual flow varies from month-to-month, and some months are naturally lighter than…

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What causes cramps without a period?

Cramps are a common problem during menstruation, but periods are not the only thing that can cause aches and pains in the stomach or pelvic area. While some people experience light cramps and a feeling of heaviness during and just before their period, others can experience severe pain or pain that occurs at different times…

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Wine School: 3 Morgons to Drink Right Now

Of the many exciting developments in American wine, one of the most interesting for me is the arrival of good gamays, primarily in Oregon and California. It would be wonderful to survey some of these wines, but sadly there simply are not enough to go around. I have gamay on the brain, though, and as…

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Does a faint positive line mean you are pregnant?

While taking a home pregnancy test is quite simple, sometimes the result can cause confusion. One typical situation is when a person gets a faint positive line. Even if the line is faint, it is likely that pregnancy has occurred. Home pregnancy tests are a fairly accurate way to detect a pregnancy. Some tests are…

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MS: New drug proven to slow brain shrinkage

A new clinical trial for the drug ibudilast offers much-needed hope for people living with multiple sclerosis — a neurological condition that affects primarily women and has limited treatment options. Using MRI scans, researchers were able to see that the new drug slows down brain shrinkage in people with MS. The results of the trial,…

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Field Notes: S’mores and Wedding Cake Around the Campfire

Alyssa Marie Long and Collin Long both enjoy the outdoors and camping, so when it was time to pick a site for their wedding in May 2017, it came as no surprise that they would chose a campsite. The couple wed at the Y.M.C.A. Camp Campbell in Boulder Creek, Calif., and their 100 or so…

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THE restaurant preview: 15 Reasons to Make a Reservation This Fall

Advertisement THE restaurant preview Our tip sheet on New York’s most notable new restaurant openings, people, flavors and markets. By The New York Times Aug. 28, 2018 Image The chef Jimmy Ly will open a barbecue spinoff of Madame Vo.CreditJeenah Moon for The New York Times On Florence Fabricant’s must-try list: new projects from the…

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The Glowing Bride, Courtesy of Papayas and Wild Salmon

Maybe it was love, or maybe the phytonutrients. “I was struck with how beautiful she looked,” said Sarah Sherman, 30, a writer and producer, of the change she observed in a friend, a then-bride-to-be, last summer. “She had lost some weight, and her skin was amazing.” The shift, she would learn, was thanks in large…

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