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History of depression remains the greatest risk factor for postpartum depression but now a new study published in BMJ Open has found that fear of childbirth may also be a risk factor for the disease, the Los Angeles Times reports. Researchers found that of 511,422 singleton births, 1,438, or 0.3%, resulted...
Organ donations and, specifically, kidney donations are usually done on a carefully matched one-to-one donor-to-patient basis. Now, The Washington Post reports that John Hopkins University has come up with a new chain-based organ donation system where "kidney transplants are being arranged not through...
Reuters reports on a new study finding that "Children and teens with chronic migraines may find headache relief when they pair medication with psychotherapy." Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) that teaches relaxation and coping techniques reduced the days children suffered from headaches. CBT could be a good...