Facebook Pixel

Five Things You Should Know This Week in Women's Health News (October 16)

By HERWriter
Rate This
Things to know this week Via Pexels

Mothers with obese children may not be willing to believe that their child has a weight problem.

In an Ireland study that analyzed approximately 8,000 moms with 9-year-old children, it was found that only 17 percent of moms with obese children stated that their kid was either moderately or very overweight. However, when assessing their own weight, the mothers were generally correct and honest.
FOX News

Daily Mail

Approximately 23,000 people end up in the ER each year because of symptoms caused by dietary supplements.

According to a new study from the New England Journal of Medicine, an average of 23,000 people make a trip to the emergency room every year due to side effects caused by dietary supplements. The study analyzed data from 63 different hospitals over a ten year period to get the data.
Washington Post
FOX News

Exercising regularly before getting pregnant could help protect against pelvic pain.

A new study from Norway studied approximately 39,000 women who were pregnant with their first child, and found that those who exercised prior to their pregnancy were less likely to have pelvic pain as their fetus grew. The women who reported pain also tended to be less healthy overall prior to their pregnancy, such as being overweight, depressed or smokers.
FOX News
US News

Amputees may be able to feel what they are touching with artificial skin.

A new, artificial skin has been developed made out of rubbery plastic, electrodes and nanotubes that may allow amputees to feel what they touch with prosthetics. The thin, artificial skin is intended to send signals to the wearer’s brain via optogenetics. The artificial skin is still in testing phases utilizing mice.
NBC News
CBS News

An exercise pill that gives you the benefits of working out without the physical activity is in the works.

According to a new study from Sydney, Australia, scientists are developing an exercise pill that could give the taker some of the benefits that are associated with exercise. These pills are still very preliminary, but the researchers believe they will be able to mimic the changes that occur after exercise like increased muscle strength via medication.
CBS News

Add a CommentComments

There are no comments yet. Be the first one and get the conversation started!

Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy

We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.