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Drinking Alcohol Puts You at Risk for This Dangerous Heart Condition, According to Scientists

It's no secret that drinking alcohol is associated with a wide range of unpleasant health outcomes, with excessive drinking impacting everything from your liver to your mental health. For most, a little alcohol in moderation won't do too much damage. However, it turns out that alcohol could be extra dangerous if you're at risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular heartbeat that can lead to a range of dangerous and potentially fatal outcomes. In fact, a new study suggests that drinking alcohol could trigger AFib episodes.
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Digital Therapy for Prenatal Insomnia May Prevent Postpartum Depression

Summary: Digital cognitive behavioral therapy designed to curb insomnia during pregnancy reduces postpartum depression, researchers report. A digital version of cognitive behavioral therapy, or dCBT, that previously had been shown to reduce insomnia during pregnancy may also prevent postpartum depression and reduce insomnia and anxiety in women up to six months after they give birth, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco.
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Prenatal insomnia: goodbye to postpartum depression with digital therapy

The non-depressed women who received dCBT for prenatal insomnia they also slept better during pregnancy and had fewer depressive states several months after giving birth. The study is a follow-up to research that appeared in January 2020 on JAMA Psychiatry that shows that the treatment reduced the symptoms of insomnia, depression and anxiety during pregnancy.
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Sinking Sidewalks In San Francisco’s Mission Bay Not An Issue Near UCSF Medical Center

by Abigail Sterling and Max Darrow SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — There is a new twist in an ongoing investigation into sinking sidewalks in one San Francisco neighborhood known as “Little Venice.” As we first exposed, the sidewalks in Mission Bay on the south side of the Oracle Park are sinking, as much as a foot and more in some spots. Now we are learning this growing problem could have been avoided. “It’s clear, there’s a problem,” said David Mustelier. He lives in the Radiance, an upscale residential building in Mission Bay with waterfront views. But the view of the pavement is not...
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