Ideally, we would all only eat when we are hungry and stop eating when we are full. However, sometime emotions like boredom, sadness or joy cause us to eat when we are not hungry at all. This type of emotional eating can lead to weight problems if it happens too often.
The CDC has issued a new Zika warning for pregnant women. They are being advised to abstain from sexual relations or use condoms if the male partner has been to a place where the Zika virus is transmitting. Right now that includes 26 countries in the Americas including Mexico and the Caribbean. This warning is to be observed for the entire pregnancy, since it is unclear how long the virus can survive in semen.
A leading endocrinologist from UCLA School of Medicine and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and a thyroid disease patient talk about the symptoms of thyroid disease. They discuss a very easy at-home neck check you can do to see if you might be at risk for thyroid disease.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising pregnant women to avoid travel to at least 25 countries with Zika virus outbreaks, including Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Brazil, Columbia, El Salvador, Guatemala, French Guiana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Panama, Paraguay and Surinam. Several airlines are offering refunds for pregnant women who have plane tickets to those areas.
The Zika virus, which can cause serious birth defects, may be making its way to the United States. The virus is transmitted through mosquito bites. There is no vaccine for it, so the best prevention against contracting the virus is protecting from mosquito bites. That means wearing insect repellant and clothing that covers much of the skin.
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