Cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation have many side effects, including early menopause in women and infertility in both men and women. Modern medicine has made it possible for many cancer patients to preserve their fertility, however, through the freezing of eggs and sperm. Unfortunately, this option isn’t available for all cancer patients.
Archive for June, 2014
When you become a parent one of your biggest fears is your child developing a health issue that you are not able to control. For Lily Allen that fear came true when her oldest daughter Ethel was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness that caused the larynx to collapse into the airway when she was just 12 months old.
Gwen Stefani and her boys were spotted picking up some treats at Plops Cakeballs on Santa Monica Boulevard on Sunday.
Last year 44 children died from being left in hot cars unattended, a stat that was a more than 25% over 2012’s numbers. This year 13 children have died from being left in hot vehicles, but those sad stats didn’t deter an Oregon nanny from leaving two young children in the car while she bronzed her body at the tanning salon.
As we head into the fireworks weekend in Canada and the United States, the CPSC is urging consumers to celebrate safely. A new study issued this week highlights the importance of safely handling and activating of these colorful explosives after it revealed a steep increase in the number of fireworks-related deaths and injuries in 2013 over the previous year. Device malfunction and improper account for the majority of the injuries.
One California couple has learned that extensive background checks are a must when hiring live-in help after a nanny they recently fired refuses to leave their home.
Medications should never be taken lightly, even those that are sold over the counter. Side effects exist, and there can be some serious consequences when too much is taken. This risk is even higher for young children and infants. One offender you might not have ever thought of? Over the counter teething gels and homeopathic teething remedies.
Women tend to get cautious about getting pregnant post 30, but a new research says that becoming moms later in life could make them live longer.
Six years ago Carolyn Savage gave birth to another couple’s baby. The result of an IVF mix-up, the story made national headlines. But it wasn’t until 2011 that Carolyn and her husband decided to share their side of the story – the pain, the loss, and the realization that Carolyn couldn’t carry another baby…or so she thought.