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Women beware! Wide waist size will really shorten your life
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): For years, obesity has been linked with a number of serious illnesses that can directly cause premature death. Previous researches have also suggested that the size of your waistline could dictate your lifespan. Ever since the mid-1970s, we've been told that white women, with waists over 40 inches, raised their risk of early death by 40 ...
Women beware! Wide waist size will really shorten your life
Reaching puberty sooner leads to hormonal imbalance condition in girls
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers are concerned that girls are reaching puberty at an increasingly earlier age, and this trend to rapid maturity continues through women's adult lives. They found that women today are 2.5 times more likely to develop Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna (HFI), a hormonal condition once typically found in post-menopausal women, earlier and more frequently ...
Reaching puberty sooner leads to hormonal imbalance condition in girls
Pregnancy diet of fish, walnuts can cut chances of food allergies in kids
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Mothers-to-be who eat a diet rich in fatty acids such as those found in fish, walnuts and flaxseed can reduce the baby's chances of developing food allergies, researchers say. The research found that if a mother's diet contains a certain group of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), the baby's gut develops differently. The PUFAs are thought to ...
Pregnancy diet of fish, walnuts can cut chances of food allergies in kids
Flaxseed does not ease hot flashes during menopause or in breast cancer patients
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): A study, led by an Indian-origin scientist, has found that flaxseed does not provide any relief from hot flashes among breast cancer patients and postmenopausal women. The randomised, placebo-controlled Mayo Clinic and North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) study was conducted on 188 women between October and December 2009. It found no statistically significant difference in ...
Flaxseed does not ease hot flashes during menopause or in breast cancer patients
Parents who lose baby before its first b'day are more likely to die early
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
Washington, Sept 08 (ANI): Parents who lose their baby during its first year of life are much more likely to die early, according to a new research. UK researchers said that bereaved parents are between two and four times more likely to die early or become widowed in the first 10 years after losing a child compared with those who ...
Parents who lose baby before its first b'day are more likely to die early
A drink a day 'boosts healthy aging in women'
Posted On: Sept. 7, 2011
Washington, Sept 7 (ANI): Here's good news for all those women who like to sip a glass of wine or beer at the end of the day - you are boosting your chance of good health later in life. A new study has found that middle-aged women who have one drink a day (15 grams or less of alcohol) are ...
A drink a day 'boosts healthy aging in women'
Loss of key estrogen regulator may lead to metabolic syndrome, atherosclerosis
Posted On: Sept. 7, 2011
Washington, Sept 7 (ANI): A UCLA study has found that the loss of a key protein that regulates estrogen and immune activity in the body could lead to aspects of metabolic syndrome, a combination of conditions that can cause Type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis and cancer. Called estrogen receptor alpha, this protein is critical in regulating immune system activity such as ...
Loss of key estrogen regulator may lead to metabolic syndrome, atherosclerosis
Women 'should have ovaries removed' when they are 40
Posted On: Sept. 7, 2011
London, Sept 6 (ANI): Older women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer should have their ovaries removed, a leading scientist has said. Professor Gareth Evans claims it is the only way to protect against deadly tumours, which cannot be picked up by ultrasound and blood test screening. Women who have already reached middle-age and finished having children ...
Women 'should have ovaries removed' when they are 40
Ageing, not menopause, ups heart disease risk in women
Posted On: Sept. 7, 2011
London, Sept 6 (ANI): Ageing, not hormonal impact of menopause, increases the risk of cardiovascular death for women, a new study led by an Indian-origin scientist has found. The findings could have implications for how heart health is assessed in pre-menopausal women, who were previously believed to be at negligible risk of death from heart attack. "Our data show there ...
Ageing, not menopause, ups heart disease risk in women
Kids 'living with smoker miss more days of school'
Posted On: Sept. 7, 2011
Washington, Sept 5 (ANI): Children who live with smokers are likely to take more sick days and miss school than those who live in households with non-smokers, says a new study. Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) found that these children have higher rates of respiratory illnesses that can be caused by second-hand smoke. They analyzed data from the ...
Kids 'living with smoker miss more days of school'
Chemotherapy narrows woman's reproductive window
Posted On: Aug. 27, 2011
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): A University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) study has found chemotherapy to have a greater impact on women's reproductive health than estimated at present. The researchers say their analysis of the age-specific, long-term effects of chemotherapy provides new insights that will help patients and clinicians make more informed decisions about future reproductive options, such as egg ...
Chemotherapy narrows woman's reproductive window
Extreme pregnancy nausea linked to emotional, behavioural disorders in kids
Posted On: Aug. 25, 2011
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Children born to mother who suffered from extreme form of pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) were 3.6 times more likely to suffer from anxiety, bipolar disorder and depression in adulthood than individuals whose mothers did not have the condition, according to a new study. The study was conducted jointly by UCLA and ...
Extreme pregnancy nausea linked to emotional, behavioural disorders in kids
Women, less affluent individuals still linked to early death in cystic fibrosis
Posted On: Aug. 25, 2011
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): A study has found that females and individuals from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds suffering cystic fibrosis continue to die younger than males and the more privileged in society. The findings suggest that the socio-economic and sex differences in age at death from cystic fibrosis first reported in 1989 persist to the present day. A team of researchers ...
Women, less affluent individuals still linked to early death in cystic fibrosis
Smoking during pregnancy ups kids' asthma risk
Posted On: Aug. 24, 2011
Washington, August 23 (ANI): Children with severe asthma are 3.6 times more likely to have been exposed to tobacco smoking before birth than children with a mild form of the disease, according to a new study. The prenatal exposure also was associated with three times the number of daily and night-time asthma symptoms later in the child's life, as well ...
Smoking during pregnancy ups kids' asthma risk
Prenatal smoking effects on kid's neurodevelopment worse than thought
Posted On: Aug. 24, 2011
Washington, August 23 (ANI): Babies born to mothers who smoke while pregnant face delays in early neurological development, and the effects may be stronger than had been previously thought, a new research has warned. According to the study, smoking may cause as much as a 40 percentage point increase in the probability of being at risk of developmental problems in ...
Prenatal smoking effects on kid's neurodevelopment worse than thought
'Unhealthy mum's more likely to have sick kid's and it's not due to genetics'
Posted On: Aug. 24, 2011
Washington, August 22 (ANI): A new research has suggested that disadvantaged, unhealthy mothers are much more likely to have sickly children than disadvantaged moms who are relatively healthy-and this is not only due to genetics. Relying on nationally representative data from the 2007 and 2008 National Health Interview Surveys, the study found that children whose mothers are both in poor ...
'Unhealthy mum's more likely to have sick kid's and it's not due to genetics'
Mothers with higher pre-pregnancy BMI have fatter babies, says Indian origin scientist
Posted On: Aug. 22, 2011
Washington, August 20 (ANI): A study, led by an Indian origin scientist, has found that babies of mothers with a higher pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), are fatter and have more fat in their liver. The researchers from Imperial College London said that the effect of a mother's BMI on her child's development in the womb might put them on ...
Mothers with higher pre-pregnancy BMI have fatter babies, says Indian origin scientist
How 'sticky' egg captures sperm to begin fertilization
Posted On: Aug. 22, 2011
Washington, August 19 (ANI): An international team of scientists has discovered exactly how a human egg captures an incoming sperm to begin the fertilisation process, a finding that could help explain infertility causes and provide new contraceptive targets. The study identified the sugar molecule that makes the outer coat of the egg "sticky", which is vital for enabling the sperm ...
How 'sticky' egg captures sperm to begin fertilization
Video test could boost success rates of IVF pregnancies by 3-fold
Posted On: Aug. 16, 2011
London, August 10 (ANI): Cambridge University researchers have developed a video technique that could significantly improve the success of IVF pregnancies by providing doctors with a quick and accurate way of choosing the strongest embryos for the treatment. This would cut the chances of miscarriage and, it is hoped, help countless couples achieve their dream of starting a family. It ...
Video test could boost success rates of IVF pregnancies by 3-fold
Women 'prefer sleep, Internet and showers to sex'
Posted On: July 23, 2011
Washington, July 23 (ANI): The three most important things in a women's life are sleep, the Internet and showers, a new study has revealed. While men may agree on the first two items, sex is the third thing most of them say they can't live without. New research conducted by Women at NBCU revealed that women are becoming increasingly more ...
Women 'prefer sleep, Internet and showers to sex'
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