Almost half of the people in a recent trial chose to hide sensitive, but potentially important medical information--such as a history of a sexually transmitted disease or mental health issues--from health care professionals, according to a report in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Read more
Women with incontinence often fail to seek help unless their doctors ask them about it and many doctors don't. The result, according to a study in The Netherlands, is that a lot of women don't get treatment that can be effective in managing the condition. Read more
INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
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A 27-year-old woman, Nkem Chukwu, gives birth to seven tiny babies, via Caesarean section, at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas. The babies were 13 weeks premature. Doctors had already delivered another of her infants vaginally two weeks earlier, making Chukwu the first woman to have eight babies who survived. A week later, however, the smallest of the children, a girl weighing less than 11 ounces, will die. Get the full story