Author: Juhi Modi

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a type of disorder that occurs when a baby’s brain does not get enough oxygen and blood flow. Also known as birth asphyxia, perinatal asphyxia, oxygen deprivation at birth, and lack of oxygen to the brain, HIE can occur during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or immediately following birth. Causes of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy The most common causes of HIE during pregnancy include: Maternal drug and alcohol abuse Maternal diabetes Preeclampsia Impaired blood flow to the placenta Heart and lung disease or malformations Severe infections or anemia in the developing fetus During labor and delivery,...

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4 Reasons Why Staying Together for the Kids is a Bad Idea

The decision to get a divorce is fraught with uncertainty and loaded with complications, especially for couples with children. Surveys reveal that one in four unhappily married couples continue staying together for the kids. Some couples even have a specific date in mind when they will split, but plan to wait as long as 10 years so that the kids are grown when they end their relationship. But experts say that staying in a troubled marriage “just” for the sake of the kids is not necessarily in anybody’s best interest. Here are 4 reasons why staying together for the...

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Driving to an Early Grave: 5 Interesting Stats about Road Safety from Around the World

Motor vehicle collisions kill 1.25 million people worldwide each year. In fact, car crashes have displaced deadly diseases such as HIV/AIDS to make it to the top 10 causes of death globally. Here are some eye-popping facts about road safety around the world. Three-Fourths of Car Crash Victims are Men According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), men are twice as likely to be killed behind the wheel compared to women. Males under the age of 25 are three times more likely to die in a car crash than young females. This gender gap can...

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5 Questions Your Teenager Isn’t Asking But You Should Answer

The teenage years are arguably the most awkward stage of childhood, perhaps even our entire lives. Our bodies change. Our responsibilities grow. The carefree days of early childhood quietly slip away and life becomes so much more complicated. As a young child, running up to mommy or daddy and saying the first thing on your mind comes naturally. As a teenager, innumerable questions about sex, birth control, crushes, drugs and alcohol, driving and independence are not so easy to ask. As a hands-on parent, all you can do is create an atmosphere of respect and trust so your teenager...

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What Prevents Victims From Getting Compensation for Medical Malpractice at Military Hospitals?

  The culmination of a pregnancy is a time of great excitement for the entire family. But sometimes things can go wrong during childbirth despite an uneventful pregnancy. One type of birth injury is hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Sometimes, HIE is the result of negligence by the obstetrician who delivers the baby. If this error occurs at any civilian hospital, the victim’s family can file a lawsuit for medical malpractice and claim compensation. But an active member of the services may be denied compensation for medical negligence at a military hospital due to an archaic law. Here are some...

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4 Ways Facebook Can Harm You and Your Family

Facebook has nearly 1.9 billion monthly active users, making it arguably the most powerful social media platform on earth. People use it to connect with family and friends. Businesses use it as a cost-effective marketing tool. On average, a person spends 20 minutes on Facebook per visit. Features such as photo sharing, live video, video chat, private messages, and events are making people more and more dependent on Facebook. But it’s not all hunky-dory. Here are 4 ways Facebook could harm you:   It Can Make You Depressed   People tend to post happy moments of their life to...

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