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Female-to-male HIV transmission risk doubles during pregnancy: Study
Posted On: May 24, 2010
Washington, May 24 (ANI): Previous studies have shown that women of reproductive age, especially when pregnant are highly prone to HIV infection. Now, a new study has warned that pregnancy is a time when men also are at higher risk. In fact, their risk doubles if their partner is both HIV-infected and pregnant. Many women remain sexually active during pregnancy ...
Female-to-male HIV transmission risk doubles during pregnancy: Study
Vaginal gel could offer protection against HIV
Posted On: May 24, 2010
Washington, May 24 (ANI): In a test on monkeys, a vaginal microbicide based on a new type of anti-HIV drug could offer significant protection against infection with a virus similar to HIV, researchers have found. The study is the first of a gel with an integrase inhibitor, one of the latest additions to the arsenal of drugs for the treatment ...
Vaginal gel could offer protection against HIV
Baldness in women tied to genes
Posted On: May 24, 2010
Melbourne, May 23 (ANI): A gene variant that apparently causes female baldness has been discovered by researchers. After studying the DNA of almost 500 women who had lost at least 50 per cent of the hair on top of their scalp, scientists from the University of Melbourne and St Vincent's Hospital made the discovery, reports The Age. All the women ...
Baldness in women tied to genes
Mums-to-be trust their moms more than medics
Posted On: May 17, 2010
London, May 15 (ANI): Expectant mothers pay more heed to their mothers' advice during pregnancy, as compared to medical advice from doctors, say researchers. A survey by a team from University of London that spoke to women who gave birth in the 1970s, 1980s and the 2000s revealed that although modern women were more likely to take a mixture of ...
Mums-to-be trust their moms more than medics
Estrogen may reduce airway constriction in asthmatic women
Posted On: May 17, 2010
Washington, May 17 (ANI): A new Mayo Clinic research suggests that female sex hormones may work with beta-agonists in reducing airway constriction in women patients with asthma. After puberty, women tend to have worse asthma symptoms and exacerbations than men. Women also experience changes in airway reactivity throughout their menstrual cycle, with pregnancy, and at the onset of menopause. "Given ...
Estrogen may reduce airway constriction in asthmatic women
Proteins that regulate early embryonic development identified
Posted On: May 13, 2010
Washington, May 13 (ANI): American scientists analysing the chromosome 22q.11 deletion syndrome have identified proteins that play a key role in early embryonic development. Though the findings of the research do not currently affect treatments for chromosome 22q.11 deletion syndrome, they shed light on the biological events that give rise to the syndrome, which often includes congenital heart defects. They ...
Proteins that regulate early embryonic development identified
High-dose vitamin D tied to increased fall risk among older women
Posted On: May 12, 2010
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Older women receiving an annual large dose of vitamin D may have an increased risk of falls and fractures, says a new study. According to the research in the May 12 issue of JAMA, women age 70 years or older who received a single annual high dose of vitamin D had a higher rate of falls ...
High-dose  vitamin  D tied to increased fall  risk  among  older women
9 in 10 breastfeeding mothers do not follow a proper diet
Posted On: May 12, 2010
Washington, May 12 (ANI): About 94 percent of breastfeeding mothers do not follow a proper diet, according to a University of Granada study. The study revealed that 94 percent of nursing mothers did not follow a proper diet, as they did not consume the recommended diary intake of fat, vitamins A, E and iron, and the intake of proteins was ...
9 in 10 breastfeeding mothers do not follow a proper diet
Oral bacteria in pregnant mother can cause complications
Posted On: May 12, 2010
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have warned that even healthy expecting women can be at risk for pregnancy problems caused by oral bacteria. They have begun to understand how and which bacteria from the 700 species living in the mouth are responsible for the increasing numbers of preterm and stillbirths. Yiping Han, from the department ...
Oral bacteria in pregnant mother can cause complications
Prenatal smoking exposure may lead to psychiatric problems
Posted On: May 7, 2010
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Prenatal smoking can lead to psychiatric problems in children and increase the need for psychotropic medications in childhood and young adulthood, claims a new study. In the study, Finnish researchers found that adolescents who had been exposed to prenatal smoking were at increased risk for use of all psychiatric drugs especially those uses to treat depression, ...
Prenatal smoking exposure may lead to psychiatric problems
Mothers can pass disease caused by insect bites to babies
Posted On: May 6, 2010
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Bacteria transmitted by fleas-and potentially ticks-can be passed to human babies by the mother, causing chronic infections and raising the possibility of bacterially induced birth defects, a scientist has discovered. Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt, professor of internal medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences, is among the world's leading experts on Bartonella, a bacteria that is maintained ...
Mothers can pass disease caused by insect bites to babies
Food insecurity 'ups risk of greater weight gain, pregnancy complications'
Posted On: May 6, 2010
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study by researchers in the U.S. has shown that living in a food-insecure household during pregnancy may increase the odds of greater weight gain and pregnancy complications, particularly gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Household food insecurity, the inability to obtain nutritious and safe foods in socially acceptable ways, is increasingly recognized as an independent risk ...
Food  insecurity  'ups risk of greater  weight  gain,  pregnancy complications'
Why postpartum blues is so common after childbirth
Posted On: May 6, 2010
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A new study has explained why postpartum blues and clinical depression are so common after childbirth. Greater levels of a brain protein called monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) could provide the explanation, according to the study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry. Using an advanced brain imaging method, researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental ...
Why postpartum blues is so common after childbirth
Purple periwinkles may help fight inflammatory diseases
Posted On: May 5, 2010
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Vinpocetine, a natural product derived from the periwinkle plant, can act as a novel anti-inflammatory agent that may one day be used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, as well as other inflammatory conditions, say scientists. In the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the ...
Purple periwinkles may help fight inflammatory diseases
Mothers can pass disease caused by insect bites to babies
Posted On: May 5, 2010
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Bacteria transmitted by fleas-and potentially ticks-can be passed to human babies by the mother, causing chronic infections and raising the possibility of bacterially induced birth defects, a scientist has discovered. Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt, professor of internal medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences, is among the world's leading experts on Bartonella, a bacteria that is maintained ...
Mothers can pass disease caused by insect bites to babies
Food insecurity 'ups risk of greater weight gain, pregnancy complications'
Posted On: May 5, 2010
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study by researchers in the U.S. has shown that living in a food-insecure household during pregnancy may increase the odds of greater weight gain and pregnancy complications, particularly gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Household food insecurity, the inability to obtain nutritious and safe foods in socially acceptable ways, is increasingly recognized as an independent risk ...
Food  insecurity  'ups risk of greater  weight  gain,  pregnancy complications'
Why postpartum blues is so common after childbirth
Posted On: May 5, 2010
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A new study has explained why postpartum blues and clinical depression are so common after childbirth. Greater levels of a brain protein called monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) could provide the explanation, according to the study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry. Using an advanced brain imaging method, researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental ...
Why postpartum blues is so common after childbirth
The Pill could put women off sex
Posted On: May 5, 2010
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Researchers have found a link between using hormonal contraception and Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD), a condition most often caused by a lack of desire. The study of female German medical students has been published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Interestingly, women taking non-hormonal contraceptives were at lowest risk for FSD, more than women not using ...
The Pill could put women off sex
The Pill could put women off sex
Posted On: May 5, 2010
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Researchers have found a link between using hormonal contraception and Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD), a condition most often caused by a lack of desire. The study of female German medical students has been published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Interestingly, women taking non-hormonal contraceptives were at lowest risk for FSD, more than women not using ...
The Pill could put women off sex
Prenatal smoking exposure may lead to psychiatric problems
Posted On: May 5, 2010
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Prenatal smoking can lead to psychiatric problems in children and increase the need for psychotropic medications in childhood and young adulthood, claims a new study. In the study, Finnish researchers found that adolescents who had been exposed to prenatal smoking were at increased risk for use of all psychiatric drugs especially those uses to treat depression, ...
Prenatal smoking exposure may lead to psychiatric problems
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