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Vitamin C and E supplements don't cut risk for BP disorders of pregnancy
Posted On: April 8, 2010
London, Apr 8 (ANI): Vitamin C and E supplements are of no help when taken in early pregnancy to reduce the risk for the hypertensive disorders and their complications that occur during pregnancy, says a new study. The supplements notably failed to reduce the risk of preeclampsia, a potentially fatal form of hypertension in pregnancy, the study by a National ...
Vitamin  C and E supplements don't cut risk for BP disorders  of pregnancy
Cosmetics 'disrupt timing of pubertal development in young girls'
Posted On: April 6, 2010
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Exposure to three common chemical classes-phenols, phthalates and phytoestrogens-in young girls may disrupt the timing of pubertal development, putting them at risk for health complications later in life, a new study has shown. "Research has shown that early pubertal development in girls can have adverse social and medical effects, including cancer and diabetes later in life," ...
Cosmetics 'disrupt timing of pubertal development in young girls'
Active mums produce 'lighter babies'
Posted On: April 6, 2010
London, Apr 6 (ANI): Women who exercise during pregnancy can reduce the chances of giving birth to an oversized obesity-prone baby, a study has shown. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, included 84 first-time mothers who were randomly assigned either to an exercise group or a non-exercise "control" group. The mums-to-be who underwent fitness training ...
Active mums produce 'lighter babies'
Poor sleep perception 'predicts postpartum mood disturbances in new mums'
Posted On: April 5, 2010
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): Perception of poor sleep and the conscious awareness of its impact on daytime functioning might be stronger predictors of immediate postpartum mood disturbances than actual sleep quality and quantity in healthy new mothers, says a new study. The study has been published in the April 1 issue of the journal Sleep. Results indicate that both objective ...
Poor sleep perception 'predicts postpartum mood disturbances  in new mums'
New mums can beat postnatal blues with physio exercise
Posted On: April 2, 2010
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): In the first of its kind study, researchers found that new mums could beat postnatal depression with the help of a physiotherapist-led exercise and education program on wellbeing. In the study, researchers divided 161 postnatal women with no previous depressive symptoms were in two separate groups to test the effect of the program. The experimental group ...
New mums can beat postnatal blues with physio exercise
The pill can reduce reoccurrence of ovarian cysts
Posted On: March 31, 2010
Washington, March 31 (ANI): Scientists say that the ordinary oral contraceptive pill (OCP) is a simple and effective remedy for ovarian endometriomas, better known as ovarian 'chocolate' cysts for the brown liquid they contain. The cysts can be easily removed by surgery, but commonly recur and can cause ongoing pain and complications. Neil Johnson and Shelley Reilly from Auckland, New ...
The pill can reduce reoccurrence of ovarian cysts
Ontario's South, West Asian women least likely to gain access to a doc
Posted On: March 31, 2010
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): Ontario's South and West Asian or Arab women report most difficulty in finding a doctor and getting an appointment, claims a new study. According to researchers, one in three South Asian, West Asian or Arab women - one of the fastest growing segments of Canada's population - have trouble accessing a doctor to address an urgent ...
Ontario's South, West Asian women least likely to gain access to a doc
Deep vein thrombosis more likely to occur on pregnant women's left side
Posted On: March 30, 2010
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Researchers have claimed that Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in pregnant patients is more likely to occur on the left side, and in particular in the left leg. The researchers reported the finding in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "In nonpregnant patients, DVT, the formation of a blood clot, is most common in the calf veins," write ...
Deep  vein thrombosis more likely to occur on  pregnant  women's left side
Sexual childhood abuse ups high-risk pregnancy chances
Posted On: March 26, 2010
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Sexual childhood abuse raises the chances of high-risk pregnancy, concludes a new study. The study was conducted by Prof. Rachel Lev-Wiesel, Head of the Graduate School of Creative Arts Therapies at the University of Haifa, Lee Yampolsky and Dr. Tzachi Ben Zion, Deputy Director of Soroka Hospital. "Even when a woman willingly and happily commences a ...
Sexual childhood abuse ups high-risk pregnancy chances
Omega-3-rich food can protect women against infertility
Posted On: March 24, 2010
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Women who take diets rich in Omega-3 oils may be less likely to develop endometriosis while those whose diets are heavily laden with trans fats may be more likely to develop the debilitating condition that causes infertility, according to new study. The study is the largest to have investigated the link between diet and endometriosis risk ...
Omega-3-rich food can protect women against infertility
New drug to ease menstrual cramps shows promise
Posted On: March 24, 2010
Washington, March 24 (ANI): Scientists say that an experimental new drug may ease menstrual cramps by targeting the cause rather than the symptom of the pain. "We hope that the drug will provide a more effective treatment option for millions of women worldwide with this painful condition," said Andrzej R. Batt. Batt pointed out that Menstrual cramps, known in medical ...
New drug to ease menstrual cramps shows promise
Physical therapy exercise program can cut postnatal depression risk
Posted On: March 23, 2010
Washington, March 23 (ANI): A new research has shown that a physical therapy exercise and health education program can effectively reduce the risk for postnatal depression (PND). Previous studies have shown that general exercise improves mood states in younger and older women, improves well-being, and leads to a reduction in depressive symptoms in mothers diagnosed with PND. However, no studies ...
Physical therapy exercise program can cut postnatal depression risk
Women's shoulder movement change post-mastectomy
Posted On: March 23, 2010
Melbourne, March 23 (ANI): A new Australian study has found that women's shoulder movement change after mastectomy. The research, which has appeared in the journal Physical Therapy, may help explain why some women report shoulder problems after surgery for breast cancer. "A lot of women who have had mastectomy do have problems with their shoulder but because they're so relieved ...
Women's shoulder movement change post-mastectomy
New method uses patient's own breast tissue to make boobs fuller
Posted On: March 22, 2010
London, Mar 21 (ANI): Silicone implants may soon be a thing of the past, all thanks to a surgeon who has developed a revolutionary boob job. In the three-hour op, costing from 8,000 pounds, Laurence Kirwan uses the patient's own breast tissue to make boobs fuller. By doing so, the surgery cuts out the risk of complications from the use ...
New method uses patient's own breast tissue to make boobs fuller
The Pill can lead to hair loss
Posted On: March 22, 2010
Sydney, Mar 21 (ANI): Hormones in the Pill are causing hair loss in a number of young women, a leading expert has said. David Salinger, director of International Association of Trichologists, said he everyday treats one young woman for hair thinning, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Contraceptive pills such as Yasmin and Diane 35 ED can promote hair growth, while ...
The Pill can lead to hair loss
Stress during pregnancy 'ups offspring's asthma risk'
Posted On: March 19, 2010
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Stress during pregnancy may increase offspring's risk of asthma, say researchers. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston investigated differences in immune function markers in cord blood between infants born to mothers in high stress environments and those born to mothers with lower stress and found marked differences in patterns that ...
Stress during pregnancy 'ups offspring's asthma risk'
Women with swine flu more likely to suffer critical illness if pregnant
Posted On: March 19, 2010
London, Mar 19 (ANI): Pregnant women with swine flu are 13 times more likely to become critically ill than non-pregnant women infected with H1N1, concludes a new study. The research, published on bmj.com, included pregnant women in Australia and New Zealand. Boffins concluded that 11 percent of mothers and 12 percent of babies died as a result of being admitted ...
Women with swine flu more likely to suffer critical illness if pregnant
Advance emergency contraception doesn't reduce pregnancy rates
Posted On: March 17, 2010
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): Women who take emergency contraception in advance of need do not reduce their chances of getting pregnant, despite increased and faster use of such medications after unprotected sexual intercourse, concludes a new study. Women who take emergency contraception up to five days after unprotected sex are less likely to become pregnant. However, there are chances that ...
Advance emergency contraception doesn't reduce pregnancy rates
Mothers pass sadness, happiness to their unborn babies
Posted On: March 17, 2010
London, Mar 17 (ANI): Besides food and oxygen, mothers also pass fleeting sadness or happiness to their unborn babies, claims a study. To reach the conclusion, Kazuyuki Shinohara and colleagues at Nagasaki University in Japan showed 10 pregnant volunteers a cheery 5-minute clip from the musical The Sound of Music. And another 14 watched an emotional 5-minute clip from The ...
Mothers pass sadness, happiness to their unborn babies
Obesity, passive smoking cut supply of oxygen to unborn child
Posted On: March 17, 2010
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): Babies born to obese mothers and exposed to passive smoking are more likely to face health problems, a new study claims. The conclusion is based on evidence of elevated levels of nucleated red blood cells in the umbilical cord reported in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health. Pediatrician Abd ElBaky of the ...
Obesity, passive smoking cut supply of oxygen to unborn child
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