Keith Roach To Your Health Published 11:07 AM EDT Oct 23, 2018 Dear Dr. Roach: My daughter tested positive for group B streptococcus while pregnant with her first child, who had no medical problems after delivery. She’s almost 36 weeks along with her second and just tested negative for GBS. I’ve read that a carrier can test positive sometimes and negative others, but if she’s been positive once, wouldn’t any pregnancy actually be at risk? What is the usual protocol in this type of situation? A.T.F. Dear A.T.F.: Group B streptococci are a type of bacteria commonly found in a pregnant woman’s vagina, rectum or urine. It can predispose the infant to serious illness, including meningitis, sepsis and pneumonia. For this reason, women are screened between weeks 35 and 37 of pregnancy, and those who test positive are treated with antibiotics during delivery to protect their child from illness. Antibiotics reduce the risk of GBS-associated disease from 1 in … [Read more...] about Doc: Does group B strep status span pregnancies?
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Keith Roach To Your Health Published 12:07 AM EDT Oct 21, 2018 Dear Dr. Roach: I was having lots of arthritis pain in my neck and feet. Someone recommended turmeric supplements to help. I started taking 600 mg twice a day. The pain slowly subsided. I took it for about a month, then I started getting minor stomach cramping and diarrhea. I stopped taking the supplements, and the diarrhea stopped right away. I tried the supplement again, but lowered the dosage to a single 600-mg capsule a day. The cramping and diarrhea came back right away. Now the pain is back, especially in my feet. Is there a form of turmeric that does not cause this side effect? R.S.J. Dear R.S.J.: Turmeric does not cause side effects in most people, but when it does, stomach upset, nausea and diarrhea are the most common. Curcumin is the active chemical, which can be extracted from the spice turmeric. You can try taking curcumin itself, which might help. The dose you are taking is fine for either turmeric or … [Read more...] about Doc: Turmeric works for pain, but has side effects
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments To Your Health by Lindsey Bever by Lindsey Bever Email the author May 6 at 8:00 AM Email the author It was barely sunrise and Michael DeMasi Jr. was romping through the corridors at a children’s hospital in Philadelphia, balancing on a red line that was etched into the floor design and telling his mother to tie a balloon to him so he could “fly.” The 4-year-old boy fancied himself a real-life … [Read more...] about ‘I saved them because I’m a superhero!’: 4-year-old donates bone marrow to his baby brothers
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Hospital staff missed three chances to escalate concerns over the health of a baby boy who was delivered stillborn, an internal investigation has found. Freddie Webster was stillborn at king's Mill Hospital in June last year after mum Kayleigh Turton was initially sent home, despite her waters having broken.Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, who operate the hospital, has since conducted a serious incident investigation report, which identified a number of “care and delivery problems”. Kayleigh aged 26, from Sutton, said: “As an expectant mother you have faith in those treating you - they are the professionals – but I was scared and did not feel my concerns were listened to.“The pain of losing Freddie is indescribable and I’m not sure we’ll ever really come to terms with it.“Nothing could bring Freddie back or begin to make up for what happened but the hospital trust now needs to make sure it enforces the recommendations … [Read more...] about WARNING DISTRESSING IMAGES: Parents’ pain is ‘indescribable’ after loss of baby Freddie at King’s Mill Hospital