A New Parent’s Guide to Social Media

Before baby, you were a Facebooking, Instagramming, texting fool, sharing everything from your perfect pasta dish to your hella-good manicure. Now, looking at your little bundle of joy, you may be wondering: Is it safe to post pictures of baby? What’s OK to share and what’s TMI? What are the easiest tech tools to preserve those precious moments, without broadcasting to the world? These tips can help. Click here for full article.

CDC Links Minnesota Measles Outbreak to Low Vaccination Coverage

CDC researchers found that 95% of 65 cases of confirmed measles cases in Minnesota as of May were among unvaccinated patients, 77% of whom were children ages 12 months and older and 85% of whom were US-born youths of Somali descent. The findings in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report also showed that nearly 1 in 3 patients were hospitalized for pneumonia or dehydration treatment.

Medscape (free registration) (7/13),  MedPage Today (free registration) (7/13)

CDC reports declining HPV, the virus linked with cervical cancer, among young women who received vaccine

CDC researchers found that the rate of human papillomavirus presence among young women dropped by 89% between 2003 to 2006 and 2011 to 2014, eight years after HPV vaccine introduction, among those who received the vaccine, and by 34% among those who were unvaccinated. The findings in The Journal of Infectious Diseases also showed that the quadrivalent HPV vaccine was 83% effective. Click here for full article.



Irregular Sleep Tied to Reduced Happiness, Well-being in Young Adults

Irregular sleep tied to reduced happiness, well-being in young adults

Researchers examined 200 college students ages 18 to 25 and found that those with irregular sleepschedules reported lower morning and evening happiness, healthiness and calmness during the week, compared with those with regular sleep schedules. However, the findings, presented at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies meeting and published in the journal Sleep, showed improved well-being among those who transitioned from irregular to regular sleep patterns. HealthDay News (6/23)

Placenta Capsules Will Make Your Baby Sick

Placenta Capsules Will Make Your Baby Sick

Placenta capsules — pictured here, from a lab in Columbia, Missouri — are an increasingly popular trend for new moms. Their placenta is cleaned, dehydrated and ground into pill form that mothers ingest. However, doctors in Oregon linked the pills to a way to pass infection onto infants.(Megan May) Click Here for the complete article