Family health

Family medicine (FM), formerly family practice (FP), is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages; the specialist is named a family physician or family doctor. In Europe the discipline is often referred to as general practice and a practitioner as a general practice doctor or GP; this name emphasises the holistic nature of this speciality, as well as its roots in the family.
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  • Babies' medical records 'missing'
    The Telegraph

    Babies' medical records 'missing'

    Ranchi: Ranchi district welfare department has said that the medical records and vaccination cards of 22 babies, who stayed at the Missionaries of Charity-run child care home Shishu Bhavan, are missing. These 22 babies - who are aged two years or less and either orphaned, rescued, or children of single parents - had been shifted from Shishu Bhavan, Hinoo, to government-run childcare homes earlier this month when the baby-sale racket surfaced at another Missionaries of Charity's home Nirmal Hriday, on East Jail Road. Now, welfare department is expected to ask Ranchi child welfare committee (CWC) to issue a showcause notice to Shishu Bhavan in this regard. These babies had been shifted "for security

  • Meghan Markle baby news: Royal rules Meghan will have to follow if she becomes pregnant
    Express.co.uk

    Meghan Markle baby news: Royal rules Meghan will have to follow if she becomes pregnant

    The Duchess of Sussex will have specific rules and traditions to follow if she becomes pregnant.  One rule is that the gender of the baby is not revealed to the world until it is born. Royal baby enthusiasts could only speculate for months on whether Prince Louis was going to be a prince or a princess. The same goes for all three of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's children as it is standard for members of the Royal Family. One rule that may affect Meghan is that pregnant Royals are encouraged to keep travelling abroad to a minimum. California-born Meghan will be discouraged from going across the pond as pregnant royals are encouraged to stay as close to home as possible so emergency help

  • Vídeo de Kylie Jenner gera debate sobre a idade adequada para furar orelha de bebês
    BBC News Brasil

    Vídeo de Kylie Jenner gera debate sobre a idade adequada para furar orelha de bebês

    Quando a modelo e estrela de reality show Kylie Jenner compartilhou um vídeo com sua filha Stormi, de 5 meses, no colo, muitos de seus seguidores notaram brincos nas orelhas da bebê. As imagens publicadas em seu perfil no Instagram na semana passada geraram um debate sobre consentimento e a idade adequada para se fazer furos nas orelhas de uma criança. Muitas pessoas saíram em defesa de Jenner, dizendo que fazer isso é comum em diferentes culturas. Mas algumas se disseram preocupadas com o fato de, aos 5 meses de idade, Stormi ser nova demais, enquanto outras chegaram a dizer que isso seria um caso de "agressão". "Ideia louca: não imponham suas preferências estéticas dolorosas aos corpos de bebês

  • My Son With Down Syndrome Is 'Perfect, Fine, Normal and Healthy'
    The Mighty

    My Son With Down Syndrome Is 'Perfect, Fine, Normal and Healthy'

    A mother describes how people often use the terms "perfect, fine, normal and healthy" when prenatal testing comes negative for Down syndrome, yet those words apply to her son, who does have Down syndrome.

  • Makueni to spend half a billion to curb births
    The Standard

    Makueni to spend half a billion to curb births

    Makueni county government has adopted a plan that it hopes will reduce the number of children and accelerate development and personal well-being. Already, a Sh536 million budget has been set aside for the plan to increase access to family planning services. The county government, through the Department of Health Services, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics and Shina Foundation, has developed a five-year strategic plan (2016-2020) whose objective is to increase uptake of modern contraceptives, effectively slowing down the number of newborns. The document, which has been adopted by the county assembly, outlines specific strategic interventions to help the county achieve this objective.

  • A Pregnancy Test You Can Flush Down the Toilet Is Almost a Reality
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    A Pregnancy Test You Can Flush Down the Toilet Is Almost a Reality

    Picture a pregnancy test, and chances are that some version of the following image will pop up: a clinical plastic stick, possibly with a pink handle and the words “pregnant” and “not pregnant” printed at one end. Now try and imagine a vastly new-and-improved version of the product that's become so integral to women's lives, but hasn't changed in three decades. What would that even look like? Bethany Edwards has an idea. As the founder and CEO of Lia, a startup with designs to change the way we think about pregnancy tests, Edwards has spent the past four years developing the first-ever fully flushable incarnation. And, if you ask her, it's an innovation that's been a long time coming. “Nobody

  • Study says record number of Arkansas babies drug addicted
    Miami Herald

    Study says record number of Arkansas babies drug addicted

    A new study by the Arkansas Department of Health says a record number of babies born in Arkansas are addicted to drugs. Television station KTHV reports that the study found the number of babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Arkansas increased more than tenfold between 2000 and 2014. The study attributes much of the withdrawal syndrome to opioid addiction. Dr. Whit Hall, a neonatologist with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, says babies suffering from NAS have to stay in the hospital longer for assessment and treatment, which often means more exposure to opioids. Hall says that a major concern for doctors is that opioid withdrawal symptoms may not surface

  • South Carolina, Texas tie for most child deaths in hot cars
    The Charlotte Observer

    South Carolina, Texas tie for most child deaths in hot cars

    An organization that tracks child deaths in hot cars says South Carolina and Texas are now tied at three for the most number of such deaths this year. KidsandCars.org reports a 3-year-old boy died Thursday in a hot car in Houston, tying the two states. Safe Kids Upstate manager Lee Penny tells the Greenville News that South Carolina ranked 28th in child deaths last year. She says the three children this year died in cars in Pelzer, Spartanburg and North Charleston. Penny advises caregivers to create a reminder that the child is in the car, such as a stuffed animal in the front seat. If you see a child in a car, she says to call 911 and stay by the car until help arrives rather than asking someone

  • Our husbands now enjoy sex without asking questions!
    Vanguard

    Our husbands now enjoy sex without asking questions!

    •Tales of women who embrace family planning after horrors of unsafe abortions By Chioma Obinna Many years ago, effort to prevent or delay pregnancy was an individual business. Today, family planning is the most effective strategy to curb population explosion, according to fertility experts. And since the advent of modern contraceptives, family planning has also been adjudged as the game- changer in child -spacing and reduction in maternal and infant deaths as it prevents complications from frequent or too many pregnancies. As Nigeria recently marked this year's World Population Day held under the theme: 'Family Planning is a Human Right', there are indications that more Nigerian women are truly

  • Inside family chaos that allowed baby to overdose on methadone
    Gazette Live - Teeside

    Inside family chaos that allowed baby to overdose on methadone

    Dependent, trusting and helpless – it's hard to believe anyone would give a baby methadone. But doctors who treated 10-month-old Emily in hospital after she overdosed on the drug, prescribed to recovering heroin addicts, think she may have been given it on purpose. Her dad was an unstable heroin addict with a history of drug use and heavy drinking, who had been on methadone for 14 years. A consultant paediatrician in A&E said Emily “was lucky to be alive” after she was rushed to hospital unconscious. And because she was so young, doctors said it was “highly unlikely” that she drank the methadone accidentally. The incident came just a day after the baby had been prescribed antibiotics at A&E for

  • Expert reveals why it's better to be honest with kids about divorce
    Daily Mail

    Expert reveals why it's better to be honest with kids about divorce

    It's always messy when a couple splits up, even more messy if there are children involved in the picture. And now, an Australian parenting expert has revealed why parents who are considering divorce should be open with their kids.  Dr Michael Carr-Gregg said there are many consequences kids face if parents avoid having an honest discussion about their planned marriage split. 'If you don't give them information, a couple of things can happen. The young ones can end up feeling responsible and blame themselves,' he told Sunrise. Dr Carr-Gregg said a lack of transparency can also lead to children having 'reunification fantasies' - where they constantly live in a state of hoping and wishing their

  • 19,799 children died in Maharashtra in 12 months: Health minister
    Business Standard India

    19,799 children died in Maharashtra in 12 months: Health minister

    As many as 19,799 children died in Maharashtra between April 2017 and March 2018 due to various reasons, including poor weight and respiratory illnesses, Health Minister Deepak Sawant has said. The main reasons of death during the period were poor weight at the time of birth, premature delivery, contagious diseases, congenital respiratory illnesses and deformities, besides others, he said in a written reply during the recently concluded Monsoon Session of the Legislative Council in Nagpur. The ages of the children who died were not mentioned in the minister's statement. Listing out measures taken up to prevent such deaths, Sawant said the women and child development department, under its schemes