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Pregnant women can drink 10g of alcohol a day without harming their baby
Posted On: July 16, 2011
London, July 6 (ANI): Light drinking during pregnancy 'is safe' and will not harm the unborn baby's development or increase the chance of premature birth, according to a new research. Enjoying one or two glasses of wine a week - about two units - does not raise the risk of premature birth or impair the foetus' growth. According to the ...
Pregnant women can drink 10g of alcohol a day without harming their baby
Depression in teens associated with postnatal depression
Posted On: June 18, 2011
Washington, June 17 (ANI): For the first time, a study has demonstrated that the effects of maternal depression on the likelihood of the child to develop depression may begin as early as infancy. Fortunately, postnatal depression often resolves itself in the weeks following childbirth. But for mothers with more profound or prolonged postnatal depression the risk of subsequent development of ...
Depression in teens associated with postnatal depression
Women induce labour by walking, having sex, eating spicy food
Posted On: June 18, 2011
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A study has found that most women nearing the end of their pregnancies try to induce labour, mostly by walking, having sex, eating spicy food or stimulating their nipples. The survey at a Midwestern hospital conducted on 201 women found 102, or 50.7 percent, used these or other methods to try to bring on labour. Other ...
Women induce labour by walking, having sex, eating spicy food
Screening during pregnancy 'cuts baby deaths due to congenital syphilis'
Posted On: June 18, 2011
London, June 17 (ANI): Researchers at the University College London have discovered that screening women for syphilis during pregnancy cuts the rate of baby deaths. Hundreds of thousands of babies' lives could be saved each year if pregnant women were screened for syphilis, according to researchers. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that results in sores, a rash and ultimately ...
Screening during pregnancy 'cuts baby deaths due to congenital syphilis'
Eating disorders, abuse history lead to pregnancy-related depression
Posted On: June 18, 2011
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Researchers at the University of North Carolina have identified that pregnancy-related depression is linked to eating disorders and history of physical or sexual abuse. Statistically, one in 10 women experience depression during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth. After surveying 158 pregnant and postpartum women undergoing treatment for depression, researchers found that one-third of the patients ...
Eating disorders, abuse history lead to pregnancy-related depression
Sleep on your left side during pregnancy 'to avoid still-birth'
Posted On: June 17, 2011
London, June 15 (ANI): A New Zealand study has suggested that sleeping on the left side during late pregnancy could help women avoid still-birth risk. Researchers from the University of Auckland compared 155 women who had late still-births with 310 who had healthy pregnancies. Sleeping on the right side or back doubled, but only to almost four in 1,000, the ...
Sleep on your left side during pregnancy 'to avoid still-birth'
Coming in 10 yrs- the pill that will keep you 'young forever'
Posted On: June 12, 2011
London, June 11 (ANI): A leading scientist has announced that a 'forever young' drug that allows people to grow old gracefully could be available in just ten years. Professor Linda Partridge, an expert in the genetics of ageing of University College London, said that science is moving so quickly that it will soon be possible to prevent many of the ...
Coming in 10 yrs- the pill that will keep you 'young forever'
Hormone test in early IVF cycle helps predict likelihood of pregnancy
Posted On: June 12, 2011
Washington, June 10 (ANI): A new study has found that a blood test for levels of a hormone called AMH, or antimullerian hormone, at the beginning of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle can help predict likelihood of pregnancy. The study by researchers at Brown University and Women and Infants Hospital has found that women with high levels of the ...
Hormone test in early IVF cycle helps predict likelihood of pregnancy
Why pregnancy ups cancer risk
Posted On: June 12, 2011
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A new study has shed light on why pregnant women with cancer face an increased risk of their tumors metastasizing. The study found that during pregnancy, a decline in the number of natural killer cells that are a type of immune system cell, ripens conditions in the body for existing tumors to spread to new locations, ...
Why pregnancy ups cancer risk
Testosterone therapy 'boosts memory in postmenopausal women'
Posted On: June 10, 2011
Washington, June 7 (ANI): A new study has revealed that testosterone could hold the key to a healthy memory in later years for women. It found that postmenopausal women have better memory after daily treatment with a testosterone spray for six months. "Women have a higher risk of developing dementia compared to men," said Sonia Davison, MD, PhD, the study's ...
Testosterone therapy 'boosts memory in postmenopausal women'
Deeper a woman's wrinkles, the weaker will her bones be!
Posted On: June 10, 2011
Washington, June 7 (ANI): A new study led by an Indian-origin researcher has found that the worse a woman's skin wrinkles are during the first few years of menopause, the lower her bone density is. "In postmenopausal women the appearance of the skin may offer a glimpse of the skeletal well-being, a relationship not previously described," said Lubna Pal, a ...
Deeper a woman's wrinkles, the weaker will her bones be!
Severity of facial wrinkles may predict fracture risk in postmenopausal women
Posted On: June 10, 2011
Washington, June 7 (ANI): A new study led by an Indian-origin researcher has found that the worse a woman's skin wrinkles are during the first few years of menopause, the lower her bone density is. "In postmenopausal women the appearance of the skin may offer a glimpse of the skeletal well-being, a relationship not previously described," said Lubna Pal, a ...
Severity of facial wrinkles may predict fracture risk in postmenopausal women
Obesity ups death risk of women with breast cancer
Posted On: June 6, 2011
Washington, June 5 (ANI): A new study has found that women with a healthy body weight before and after diagnosis of breast cancer are more likely to survive the disease long term. The study, conducted in nearly 4,000 breast cancer survivors, found that obesity is strongly linked to death due to breast cancer. In particular, overweight or obese women with ...
Obesity ups death risk of women with breast cancer
Severity of facial wrinkles may predict fracture risk in postmenopausal women
Posted On: June 6, 2011
Washington, June 5 (ANI): A new study led by an Indian-origin researcher has found that the worse a woman's skin wrinkles are during the first few years of menopause, the lower her bone density is. "In postmenopausal women the appearance of the skin may offer a glimpse of the skeletal well-being, a relationship not previously described," said Lubna Pal, a ...
Severity of facial wrinkles may predict fracture risk in postmenopausal women
High-fat diet during pregnancy ups risk of stillbirth
Posted On: June 4, 2011
Washington, June 3 (ANI): A new study has indicated that eating a high-fat diet during pregnancy boosts the chance of stillbirth. It showed eating such a diet decreases blood flow from the mother to the placenta. "This study demonstrates that maternal diet during pregnancy has a profound influence on both placental and fetal development. The high-calorie, high-fat diet common in ...
High-fat diet during pregnancy ups risk of stillbirth
Influenza vaccination during pregnancy cuts risk of premature birth
Posted On: June 2, 2011
Washington, June 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that immunization with inactivated influenza vaccine during pregnancy might reduce likelihood of premature birth and the baby being small for gestational age. The study, led by Saad B. Omer from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, Georgia, included 4,168 mother-baby pairs. They studied the relationship between receipt ...
Influenza vaccination during pregnancy cuts risk of premature birth
New drug target could effectively treat breast cancer
Posted On: June 1, 2011
London, May 23 (ANI): Researchers from the Imperial College London have identified a new protein involved in the development of drug resistance in breast cancer which could be a target for new treatments. In a mouse model of breast cancer, blocking production of the protein using genetic techniques caused tumours to shrink. The scientists are now looking for new drugs, ...
New drug target could effectively treat breast cancer
Common transplant drug inhibits breast cancer growth in preclinical trial
Posted On: June 1, 2011
Washington, May 28 (ANI): A drug named Chapel Hill - Tacrolimus that is commonly used to prevent organ transplantation rejection inhibits breast cancer growth, a UNC laboratory study has shown. Tacrolimus is used to prevent rejection in people who have received kidney, liver, or heart transplants. Tacrolimus is in a class of medications called immunosuppressants. It works by decreasing the ...
Common transplant drug inhibits breast cancer growth in preclinical trial
Now, blood sugar and BMI can predict diabetes 7 yrs before pregnancy
Posted On: June 1, 2011
Washington, May 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a woman's risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy can be identified seven years prior to pregnancy with routinely assessed measures of blood sugar and body weight. Researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, looked at women who had a subsequent pregnancy and compared those who developed ...
Now, blood sugar and BMI can predict diabetes 7 yrs before pregnancy
Too much coffee 'cuts woman's chances of becoming pregnant'
Posted On: June 1, 2011
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Drinking too much coffee hinders a woman's chance of becoming pregnant, according to a new study. It found that caffeine reduces muscle activity in the Fallopian tubes that transport eggs from a woman's ovaries to her womb. "Our experiments were conducted in mice, but this finding goes a long way towards explaining why drinking caffeinated drinks ...
Too much coffee 'cuts woman's chances of becoming pregnant'
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