A new study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that women who had an early miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy are more likely to experience post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. While every person is different, these losses can be emotionally devastating for some women. The paper is one of the first to examine the impact early pregnancy loss has on women's mental health.
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Green Tea Drinkers May Live Longer
People who love their green tea may also enjoy longer, healthier lives, a large new study suggests. Findings were published online in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Researchers found that of more than 100,000 Chinese adults they tracked, those who drank green tea at least three times a week were less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke over the next seven years. Tea lovers also had a slightly longer life expectancy. At age 50, they could expect to live just over a year longer than their counterparts who weren't regular consumers of green tea. Learn about benefits of green tea you didn't know about.
Alcohol-Related Deaths Rises, Particularly for Women
Deaths related to alcohol doubled over the past 20 years in the U.S, particularly in women and drinkers middle-aged and older, a new analysis shows. Rates of death involving alcohol increased more for women (85 percent) than men (35 percent) between 1999 and 2017, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism found. Here is what you need to know about alcohol and sleep.
Most People Wait Too Long For Knee Replacement
A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery has found that 90 percent of Americans with osteoarthritis suffer too long before having a knee replacement that could improve their quality of life. When people wait too long, they lose function and can't exercise or be active, leaving them prone to weight gain, depression and other health problems. Plus, the surgery may not be as successful. On the flip side, the study also found that 25 percent of people who do choose knee surgery are getting it too early, which includes potential complications. Learn more about osteoarthritis.