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Sperm cloaking protein key to men's fertility, finds study
Posted On: July 22, 2011
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Scientists claim to have found a potential cause for a significant proportion of infertility in men worldwide - the absence of a protein that coats sperm and allows them to reach an egg. The protein DEFB126 acts as a "Klingon cloaking device," allowing sperm to swim through mucus and avoid the immune system in order to ...
Sperm cloaking protein key to men's fertility, finds study
Babies 'born to abused mums to have mental scars lifelong'
Posted On: July 22, 2011
London, July 20 (ANI): Children of mothers who were the victims of domestic abuse while pregnant are more likely to have lifelong mental scars, according to a new study. German researchers believe that unnecessary stress during pregnancy can leave an imprint in the brains of unborn children, making them less able to cope with stress as they get older. Helen ...
Babies 'born to abused mums to have mental scars lifelong'
Baby aspirin not only benefits heart, but also women's brain health
Posted On: July 22, 2011
Washington, July 19 (ANI): Women who are taking a baby aspirin or two a day to safeguard their heart health may be improving their memory and thinking skills, too, according to a preliminary research. The finding is the result of a five-year study, which looked at more than 100 older people who were at similar risk for heart disease. It ...
Baby aspirin not only benefits heart, but also women's brain health
Mums with breastfeeding difficulties at high risk of postnatal depression
Posted On: July 22, 2011
Washington, July 20 (ANI): The first few weeks after childbirth are a critical period for mother and newborn. Now, a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that women who have problems breastfeeding in the first two weeks after giving birth are more likely to suffer from postpartum depression two months later compared to ...
Mums with breastfeeding difficulties at high risk of postnatal depression
Pregnant mums who use nicotine gum to kick the butt 'harming unborn babies'
Posted On: July 22, 2011
London, July 21 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that pregnant women who use nicotine patches and gum to help kick off their smoking habit are putting their unborn babies at risk. They said the foetus absorbs the addictive substance and this can cause high blood pressure and heart problems later in life. "We have found distinct links between cigarette smoking or ...
Pregnant mums who use nicotine gum to kick the butt 'harming unborn babies'
Women 'urged not to rely on IVF treatments to have kids after 30'
Posted On: July 22, 2011
London, July 18 (ANI): A major study, carried out at the University of Glasgow, has warned that women must not assume that they can delay motherhood and rely on IVF. By waiting until their late thirties and beyond to try for a baby they risk leaving it too late because fertility treatment can never make up for lost time. The ...
Women 'urged not to rely on IVF treatments to have kids after 30'
Too much coffee reduces women's chances of becoming pregnant
Posted On: July 22, 2011
London, July 21 (ANI): A researcher at the University of Nevada School of Medicine has found that high caffeine consumption is associated with infertility in females. Sean Ward, professor of physiology and cell biology at the University, says caffeine reduces muscle activity in the Fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman's ovaries to her womb. "Our experiments were conducted ...
Too much coffee reduces women's chances of becoming pregnant
Limiting caloric intake may prevent age-related infertility, birth defects
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Several animal studies have shown that restriction of caloric intake helps to reduce age-related health problems. Now, investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have suggested that this strategy may also combat a major cause of age-associated infertility and birth defects. They have shown that restricting the caloric intake of adult female mice prevents a spectrum of ...
Limiting caloric intake may prevent age-related infertility, birth defects
Anxiety, depression during pregnancy may up asthma risk in kids
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 07 (ANI): Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have indicated that anxiety, stress and depression during pregnancy may lead to a greater risk of asthma for the offspring. "Approximately 70 pc of mothers who said they experienced high levels of anxiety or depression while they were pregnant reported their child had wheezed before age 5," ...
Anxiety, depression during pregnancy may up asthma risk in kids
High or low salt intake during pregnancy can retard kids' kidney development
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Be it too much or too little, salt intake during pregnancy can have an adverse effect on the prenatal development of the offspring's kidneys, according to a new animal study from Europe. The consequence of such disturbance can lead to high blood pressure in later years. Previous research has linked high blood pressure with a low ...
High or low salt intake during pregnancy can retard kids' kidney development
New test gives accurate prediction of ovulation to help women become pregnant
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 6 (ANI): A new ovulation test has been developed and it has been accurate in its prediction so far. While the calendar method predicted ovulation correctly in only one in four women, the ClearBlue Digital Ovulation test (20 test pack) predicted correctly in 99 percent of women over the same period. Dr. Jayne Ellis, Director of Scientific and ...
New test gives accurate prediction of ovulation to help women become pregnant
How malaria parasites hide from immune defences of pregnant women
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how malaria parasites are able to hide from the immune defences of expectant mothers, allowing the parasite to attack the placenta. Researchers from Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, and the University of Copenhagen, made the discovery while trying to understand this frequently fatal disease and to develop a vaccine. "We have found one likely ...
How malaria parasites hide from immune defences of pregnant women
Now, researchers can predict accurately risk of miscarriage
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 6 (ANI): For the first time, fertility researchers in the UK have developed a reliable way of predicting risk of miscarriage. "However, at present we have no way of predicting which threatened miscarriages will result in the end of the pregnancy and so we are unable to target attempts to rescue the pregnancy at the right women or ...
Now, researchers can predict accurately risk of miscarriage
Want to get pregnant? Brush and floss your teeth regularly
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 06 (ANI): Women who want to have a baby should brush their teeth and floss regularly, according to an Australian research. It found that poor oral health is as bad for fertility as obesity - delaying the chances of conceiving by about two months. The study, which involved 3737 pregnant women, is the first to conclusively link gum ...
Want to get pregnant? Brush and floss your teeth regularly
Caesarean births 'raise risk of post-natal depression' in new mums
Posted On: July 16, 2011
London, July 11 (ANI): A study has found that a woman's risk of post-natal depression increases substantially if she has a Caesarean section, and that the dangers are even greater when it is "elective". Researchers believe the results could be due to the time it takes to recover from the procedure, but added they may also be caused by a ...
Caesarean births 'raise risk of post-natal depression' in new mums
Now, a herbal remedy to make women's henpecking history!
Posted On: July 16, 2011
London, July 6 (ANI): It's good news for men whose wives keep on nagging them about house-hold chores, drinking and their health, making their life miserable. The world's first anti-nagging medicine, a herbal remedy which claims it can tame the nastiest of nags has been launched. Makers claim it works for both sexes, but admit it is particularly effective in ...
Now, a herbal remedy to make women's henpecking history!
'Vanishing twin' ups risk of birth defects in surviving baby by three-fold
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 6 (ANI): The "vanishing twin" phenomenon, in which only one child is born from a pregnancy that originally starts as a multiple pregnancy, is associated with a two-fold increase in the likelihood of congenital malformations such as heart and skeletal defects and cerebral palsy in the remaining foetus, and nearly three-fold risk of multiple defects, a new research ...
'Vanishing twin' ups risk of birth defects in surviving baby by three-fold
Stroke risk 2.4 times higher in pregnant women
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Loyola University Health System researchers have revealed that pregnant women face a 2.4 times more risk of having a stroke than non-pregnant women. High blood pressure during pregnancy is a leading cause of maternal and foetal mortality worldwide. Pregnancy-induced high-blood-pressure syndromes include pre-eclampsia, eclampsia and a rare but serious illness called HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes ...
Stroke risk 2.4 times higher in pregnant women
Antidepressant use during pregnancy may raise autism risk in kids
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 05 (ANI): A new study has suggested that children born to women who take certain antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, during the first trimester of pregnancy may modestly increase the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Lisa A. Croen, Ph.D., of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, and colleagues examined 298 children with ASD (case group) and ...
Antidepressant use during pregnancy may raise autism risk in kids
Powerful IVF drugs may put babies at risk for Down's syndrome
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 4 (ANI): Strong doses of drugs frequently used on women, who are over 35 trying for a baby, to 'drive' their ovaries into producing large numbers of eggs to harvest for in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), may be leading to pregnancy loss or the birth of children with conditions such as Down's syndrome, according to a new study. Researchers say ...
Powerful IVF drugs may put babies at risk for Down's syndrome
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