4 Your Health: Moms susceptible to postpartum depression; stem cells help with heart disease


ALSO FOR YOUR HEALTH TODAY… ALL MOMS SUSCEPTIBLE TO POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION… AND STEM CELLS KEEPING THE BEAT FOR THOSE WITH HEART DISEASE. NEWS 4 TUCSON’S, SEAN MOONEY, HAS THE LATEST FINDINGS. THERE’S EARLY EVIDENCE THAT STEM CELLS FROM UMBILICAL CORDS … COULD HELP TREAT A DEADLY HEART CONDITION. RESEARCHERS IN CHILE… INJECTED CELLS FROM FULL- TERM HUMAN PLACENTAS — INTO 30 PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE. COMPARED TO A PLACEBO… THE TREATMENT SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED THE HEARTS’ ABILITY TO PUMP BLOOD. PATIENTS ALSO REPORTED BETTER PHYSICAL FUNCTION AND OVERALL QUALITY OF LIFE. AND UNLIKE OTHER TRANSPLANTS … THERE WERE NO MAJOR SIDE EFFECTS OR COMPLICATIONS. AND A NEW STUDY REVEALS… POST PARTUM DEPRESSION AFFECTS MANY NEW MOMS … EVEN THOSE WITH NO HISTORY OF MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS. DANISH RESEARCHERS FOUND MORE THAN ONE IN 200 WOMEN WITH NO PRIOR PSYCHIATRIC EPISODES … SUFFERED DEPRESSION AFTER CHILDBIRTH. ONE YEAR LATER, MORE THAN A QUARTER WERE STILL IN TREATMENT. 4 YOUR HEALTH… SEAN MOONEY… NEWS 4 TUCSON. SOME SPECIAL GUESTS VISITED

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