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Risk-free treatment for women with low sexual desire
Posted On: March 12, 2010
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists have found evidence that a low-cost, risk-free psychological treatment for women with low sexual desire is effective and may be a better alternative to drugs that have adverse side effects. "Low sexual desire is the number one problem women bring to sex therapists," said Laurie Mintz from University of Missouri. "Drugs to treat low sexual ...
Risk-free treatment for women with low sexual desire
Flu during pregnancy may raise baby's schizophrenia risk
Posted On: March 12, 2010
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): Influenza A infection during pregnancy can affect brains of babies, says a study on rhesus monkeys. Published online by the journal Biological Psychiatry, the study found that rhesus monkey babies born to mothers who had the flu while pregnant had smaller brains and showed other brain changes similar to those observed in human patients with schizophrenia. ...
Flu during pregnancy may raise baby's schizophrenia risk
Women on the Pill live longer
Posted On: March 12, 2010
London, Mar 12 (ANI): Women who use the oral contraceptive pill can expect to live longer, say researchers. According to a new study, published on bmj.com, women who use the Pill are less likely to die from any cause, including all cancers and heart disease, compared with never users. The results of the UK study showed a slightly higher risk ...
Women on the Pill live longer
Natural birth after C-section safe
Posted On: March 12, 2010
Melbourne, Mar 12 (ANI): An expert review from the US has stated that it is safe to have a normal vaginal birth even though previous babies were delivered through a Caesarean section. The review, by the National Institutes of Health, says there is no good reason to force a woman who has had one Caesarean section to repeat such operations ...
Natural birth after C-section safe
Mums with metal-on-metal implants pass metal ions to kids
Posted On: March 12, 2010
Washington, March 10 (ANI): A new American research has found that women with metal-on-metal (MoM) implants pass metal ions to their offspring. The study, presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), found elevated levels of cobalt and chromium in offspring of patients with metal-on-metal hip implants where both the socket and hip ball ...
Mums with metal-on-metal implants pass metal ions to kids
Eating breakfast, fatty diet around conception 'increases odds of having baby boy'
Posted On: March 9, 2010
London, Mar 9 (ANI): Want a baby boy? Well, then eat full breakfast and fatty diet during early pregnancy, suggests a new study. According to the University of Missouri study, what women eat while they are in the early stages of pregnancy influences the sex and health of their unborn baby, reports The Telegraph. Women who eat a full breakfast ...
Eating breakfast, fatty diet around conception 'increases odds of having baby boy'
BPA exposure may cause permanent fertility defects
Posted On: March 9, 2010
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Exposure during pregnancy to Bisphenol A (BPA), a common component of plastics, causes permanent abnormalities in the uterus of offspring, boffins at Yale School of Medicine have discovered. The findings were reported in the March issue of Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB J.). Led by Hugh S. Taylor, M.D., professor ...
BPA exposure may cause permanent fertility defects
Female moderate drinkers at lower obesity risk than teetotalers
Posted On: March 9, 2010
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Female booze drinkers can take heart: A new study has shown that moderate drinkers have a lower risk of obesity than teetotalers. The study has been published in the March 8 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. To reach the conclusion, Lu Wang, M.D., Ph.D., of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, ...
Female moderate drinkers at lower obesity risk than teetotalers
Wannabe 'yummy mummies' battling eating disorders
Posted On: March 9, 2010
Melbourne, March 8 (ANI): More and more women wanting to resemble "yummy mummies" like Angelina Jolie and Victoria Beckham are turning to professional help to fight deadly eating disorders. Experts have noticed a "sharp increase" in women in their 30s and 40s developing disorders traditionally linked with adolescents, such as anorexia and bulimia. The run for the "yummy mummies" title ...
Wannabe 'yummy mummies' battling eating disorders
Women's support groups dramatically reduce neonatal mortality rates in India
Posted On: March 9, 2010
London, March 8 (ANI): Women's support groups operating in rural India have achieved dramatic success by significantly improving neonatal survival rates, a new study has revealed. These community groups provide a cost-effective intervention along with benefits such as reducing significantly maternal depression and improving decision-making amongst poor women. Annually, an estimated four million children across the world die within the ...
Women's  support groups dramatically reduce  neonatal  mortality rates in India
HIV/Aids has become leading cause of death in women, warns UN
Posted On: March 5, 2010
London, Mar 5 (ANI): A UN programme on HIV/Aids has warned that HIV is fast becoming the leading cause of death and disease among women of reproductive age worldwide. UNAids launched a five-year action plan at the start a 10-day conference in New York, addressing the gender issues which put women at risk. And one of the key issues it ...
HIV/Aids has become leading cause of death in women, warns UN
Women of greater genetic diversity have more sex partners
Posted On: March 5, 2010
Sydney, Mar 5 (ANI): Women of greater genetic diversity have more sexual partners, concludes a new study. After showing a series of genes linked to the immune system, Western Australia researchers say it can be explained why some women are more sexually successful than others. The genes are thought to make them more attractive to potential partners. According to professor ...
Women of greater genetic diversity have more sex partners
When running marathons, women get more affected by air pollution than men
Posted On: March 3, 2010
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): The running times of women in marathons is compromised if the quality of air is poor, but the same doesn't hold true for men, says a new study. In the study, Virginia Tech civil and environmental engineer Linsey Marr evaluated marathon race results, weather data, and air pollutant concentrations in seven marathons over a period of ...
When running marathons, women get more affected by air pollution than men
Prenatal cocaine exposure not severely damaging to growth, IQ
Posted On: March 2, 2010
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has found that children exposed to cocaine in the womb face serious consequences from the drug, but not in certain critical physical and cognitive areas as previously believed. Their findings are based on a new comprehensive review of research on the subject. When a pregnant woman uses ...
Prenatal cocaine exposure not severely damaging to growth, IQ
Superwoman syndrome credited to popping prescription pills
Posted On: Feb. 27, 2010
New York, Feb 26 (ANI): A survey has revealed that most women, who are overwhelmed by jobs, kids and commitments, pop prescription pills to boost their energy, calm them down or for any other non medical reason. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 6 percent of American women, some 7.5 million strong, pop a stimulant, painkiller or ...
Superwoman syndrome credited to popping prescription pills
Scientists discover first female sex hormone in a plant
Posted On: Feb. 27, 2010
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have reported the first discovery of the female sex hormone progesterone in a plant. Until now, scientists thought that only animals could make progesterone. A steroid hormone, secreted by the ovaries, progesterone prepares the uterus for pregnancy and maintains pregnancy. A synthetic version, progestin, is used in birth control pills and other medications. "The significance ...
Scientists discover first female sex hormone in a plant
BPA exposure may lead to reproduction problems in female offspring
Posted On: Feb. 27, 2010
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy leads to epigenetic changes that may cause permanent reproduction problems for female offspring, a new study in mice has found. BPA, a common component of plastics used to contain food, is a type of estrogen that is ubiquitous in the environment. "Exposure to BPA may be harmful during pregnancy; ...
BPA exposure may lead to reproduction problems in female offspring
Promiscuous females can help save the human race
Posted On: Feb. 27, 2010
Washington, Feb. 26 (ANI): Women who sleep around could stop humans from becoming extinct, that's the conclusion of a new study. The new research by the Universities of Exeter and Liverpool has been published in Current Biology. The study could solve the mystery of why females of most species have multiple mates, despite this being more risky for the individual. ...
Promiscuous females can help save the human race
World's first: Danish woman gives birth to two kids after ovarian transplant
Posted On: Feb. 27, 2010
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A Danish woman has become the world's first to give birth to two babies after receiving an ovarian transplant following successful cancer treatment. Stinne Holm Bergholdt, from Odense, Denmark, had ovarian tissue removed and frozen during treatment, which was later restored following her recovery. She then gave birth to a girl in February 2007 after receiving ...
World's first: Danish woman gives birth to two kids after ovarian transplant
Black women more likely to develop weakened heart muscle at childbirth
Posted On: Feb. 24, 2010
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study suggests that black women are at an increased risk of developing weakened heart muscle at childbirth. The study looking into the incidence of peripartum cardiomyopathy in women who gave birth at a Medical College of Georgia's teaching hospital between July 2003 and July 2008, found that while 55 percent of the women were ...
Black women more likely to develop weakened heart muscle at childbirth
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