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Hormone changes during menopause 'raise heart disease risk'
Posted On: Feb. 24, 2010
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists say hormone changes during menopause increase the risk of heart disease in women. "Many women younger than 50 have not yet gone through menopause and still have high levels of the female hormone estrogen in their blood, which is thought to help protect the heart," says Vera Rigolin, associate director of the Center for Women's ...
Hormone changes during menopause 'raise heart disease risk'
New ovarian and breast cancer treatments
Posted On: Feb. 24, 2010
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): New medication, consisting of a blend of a protein inhibitor and traditional anticancer drugs, being developed to treat ovarian and breast cancer has been found to be effective, say researchers. The finding has appeared in a new review for Faculty of 1000 Biology Reports. Susan Bates and Christina Annunziata analysed numerous recent papers on this form ...
New ovarian and breast cancer treatments
Most test tube babies kids are 'healthy'
Posted On: Feb. 23, 2010
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Scientists have found only a few medical differences between children born as a result of assisted reproduction and kids conceived in the traditional way. More than three million children have been born worldwide as a result of assisted reproductive technologies since the birth of the first "test tube baby" in 1978. While the majority of these ...
Most test tube babies kids are 'healthy'
Quick 'egg timer' reads women's biological clock
Posted On: Feb. 22, 2010
Melbourne, February 21 (ANI): Experts have come up with a simple, quick and inexpensive test that can measure a woman's egg reserve. The revolutionary test, dubbed the "egg timer", was proven as the best-known indicator of fertility and is set to be routinely offered by IVF Australia. The test, priced at 65 dollars, will tell women how many eggs they ...
Quick 'egg timer' reads women's biological clock
How low sexual desire affects women emotionally
Posted On: Feb. 20, 2010
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Women with low sexual desire and associated distress experience personal and emotional distress related to the sexual issue, concludes a new study. The findings from the European study have been presented at the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH) 2010 Annual Meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla.. The results are based on a ...
How low sexual desire affects women emotionally
Combination menopausal hormone therapy ups heart disease risk
Posted On: Feb. 18, 2010
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Combination hormone therapy increases the risk of heart disease in healthy postmenopausal women, new analyses from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) have confirmed. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute re-analyzed data from the landmark Women's Health Initiative clinical trial of the effects of combination hormone therapy-progestin ...
Combination menopausal hormone therapy ups heart disease risk
Hearing two languages in the womb puts infant on road to bilingualism
Posted On: Feb. 18, 2010
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Mothers conversing in two different languages during pregnancy can cause their newborn kids to develop bilingualism, a new study suggests. The research, conducted by psychological scientists Krista Byers-Heinlein and Janet F. Werker from the University of British Columbia, and Tracey Burns of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in France, has appeared in the Psychological ...
Hearing  two  languages  in  the womb puts  infant  on  road  to bilingualism
Women over 35 urged to hold on to the Pill
Posted On: Feb. 16, 2010
London, Feb 9 (ANI): Older women are ditching contraception in the mistaken belief that they cannot get pregnant past a certain age, experts fear. The Family Planning Association (FPA) believes the message on infertility and age has gone "too far". Although fertility does wane as women get older, they can still fall pregnant well into their thirties, forties and even ...
Women over 35 urged to hold on to the Pill
Popular anti-depressant interferes with breast cancer treatment
Posted On: Feb. 16, 2010
London, Feb 9 (ANI): Taking a popular anti-depressant could slash chances of survival for women battling breast cancer, says a new study. Seroxat can interfere with a key breast cancer drug, say experts. Women taking tamoxifen to fight breast tumours were less likely to survive if they also took the antidepressant, reports The Daily Express. The researchers said the results ...
Popular anti-depressant interferes with breast cancer treatment
Older mums likely to have autistic children
Posted On: Feb. 16, 2010
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that women who become mothers at an advanced age are 50percent more likely to have autistic children. The study led by UC Davis Health System researchers showed that a 40-year-old woman's risk of having a child later diagnosed with autism was 50 percent greater than that of a woman between 25 ...
Older mums likely to have autistic children
Soy isoflavone tabs don't reduce bone loss in postmenopausal women
Posted On: Feb. 16, 2010
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Soy isoflavone tablets have been found ineffective in reducing bone loss in postmenopausal women, according to researchers. A previous six-month study by Iowa State University researchers had indicated that consuming modest amounts of soy protein, rich in isoflavones, lessened lumbar spine bone loss in midlife, perimenopausal women "Our six-month preliminary study, published in 2000, indicated that ...
Soy isoflavone tabs don't reduce bone loss in postmenopausal women
Gene with role in premenstrual disorder identified
Posted On: Feb. 16, 2010
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists at Rockefeller University say they have identified a gene that is a strong candidate for involvement in premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and other problems associated with the natural flux in hormones during the menstrual cycle. With the help of experiments in mice, the Rockefeller scientists and their colleagues at Weill Cornell Medical College have shown ...
Gene with role in premenstrual disorder identified
Drinking milk during pregnancy 'cuts baby's multiple sclerosis risk'
Posted On: Feb. 16, 2010
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Drinking milk during pregnancy can reduce baby's risk of developing multiple sclerosis in later life, a new study has found. The preliminary study will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 62nd Annual Meeting in Toronto April 10 to April 17, 2010. The study involved 35,794 nurses whose mothers completed a questionnaire in 2001 about ...
Drinking milk during pregnancy 'cuts baby's multiple sclerosis risk'
Maternal obesity predisposes offspring to Alzheimer's, diabetes, heart disease
Posted On: Feb. 16, 2010
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Maternal obesity causes cellular programming in utero that predisposes offspring to inflammation-related disorders, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, from the day that they are born, say Duke University researchers. Duke researchers reported the finding in the FASEB Journal. The study was based on rats. "We hope these data will eventually lead ...
Maternal obesity predisposes offspring to Alzheimer's, diabetes, heart disease
Antiretroviral therapy linked to pregnancy increase in sub-Saharan Africa
Posted On: Feb. 16, 2010
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A research conducted in a multi-country HIV treatment program in sub-Saharan Africa has found that after starting antiretroviral therapy (ART), pregnancy rates in HIV-infected women started increasing. The study has been published in PLoS Medicine. In sub-Saharan Africa childbirth plays an important role in spreading HIV from mother to child. By the end of 2007 there ...
Antiretroviral therapy linked to pregnancy increase in sub-Saharan Africa
Prepregnancy, obesity, gestational weight gain influence preterm birth risk
Posted On: Feb. 16, 2010
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Pre-pregnancy obesity and gestational weight gain are associated with an increased risk of preterm birth, say researchers at Boston University School of Medicine's (BUSM) Slone Epidemiology Center and Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH). The Black Women's Health Study was conducted on African American women. It currently appears on-line in Epidemiology. A baby born at ...
Prepregnancy, obesity, gestational weight gain influence preterm birth risk
Oestrogen-only HRT 'raises asthma risk after menopause'
Posted On: Feb. 16, 2010
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that oestrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may put menopausal women at increased asthma risk. Compared with women who had never used any form of HRT, those who did use it were 21pct more likely to develop asthma. Almost one in 10 women with a natural menopause (9.4pct), and more than one ...
Oestrogen-only HRT 'raises asthma risk after menopause'
TV drama more effective in persuading women to use birth control
Posted On: Feb. 16, 2010
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study has found that a fictional television drama may be more effective in persuading young women to use birth control than a news-format program on the same issue. Researchers at Ohio State University found that college-age women who viewed a televised drama about a teen pregnancy felt more vulnerable two weeks after watching the ...
TV  drama  more  effective  in persuading  women  to  use  birth control
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