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High-fat diet during pregnancy puts baby at risk of future diabetes
Posted On: June 1, 2011
Washington, May 26 (ANI): A high-fat diet during pregnancy may program a woman's baby for future diabetes, even if she herself is not obese or diabetic, a new study has warned. "We found that exposure to a high-fat diet before birth modifies gene expression in the livers of offspring so they are more likely to overproduce glucose, which can cause ...
High-fat diet during pregnancy puts baby at risk of future diabetes
Gene variation may cause infertility in women
Posted On: May 20, 2011
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have found that a variation in a gene involved in regulating cholesterol in the bloodstream may be responsible for infertility in women. The altered gene has been found to be involved in both faulty cholesterol regulation and the production of pregnancy hormone, progesterone. "Infertility is fairly common and a lot of the reasons ...
Gene variation may cause infertility in women
'Eating for two' in pregnancy linked to risk of obesity later in life
Posted On: May 20, 2011
London, May 18 (ANI): A new study has warned that 'eating for two' during pregnancy could leave women saddled with the extra pounds for life, putting them at higher risk of obesity and health problems such as high blood pressure. Although weight gain during pregnancy is natural as the baby develops, researchers from the Bristol University suggested that being fat ...
'Eating for two' in pregnancy linked to risk of obesity later in life
How maternal smoking during pregnancy puts children at increased asthma risk
Posted On: May 20, 2011
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Smoking during pregnancy by mothers or grandmothers puts the child at an increased risk of developing asthma, but the root cause behind this was so far not well understood. Now, a new study has found that changes in a process called DNA methylation that occurs before birth, can be a valid reason. DNA methylation is a ...
How maternal smoking during pregnancy puts children at increased asthma risk
15 eggs 'give the best chance of a live birth after IVF'
Posted On: May 12, 2011
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Hoping to make a baby the high-tech way? Then 15 is the magic number. To boost the chances of a live birth after in-vitro fertilization (IVF), doctors should aim to retrieve around 15 eggs from a woman's ovaries in a single cycle, according to a new study. It found that there was a strong relationship between ...
15 eggs 'give the best chance of a live birth after IVF'
Pregnant women can have occasional drink without guilt
Posted On: May 10, 2011
London, May 9 (ANI): Healthy pregnant women can have an occasional glass of wine without feeling guilty or posing any major threat to the unborn baby, according to Britain's top midwife. The risk an odd glass of wine poses to healthy women and their unborn child is "infinitesimally small". However, official advice warns mothers-to-be to avoid drinking altogether. "If I ...
Pregnant women can have occasional drink without guilt
Calcium supplements 'ups heart attack risk in older women'
Posted On: April 21, 2011
London, April 20 (ANI): A new research has indicated that calcium supplements increase the risk of cardiovascular events, particularly heart attacks, in older women. The findings suggest that their use in managing osteoporosis should be re-assessed. Calcium supplements are often prescribed to older (postmenopausal) women to maintain bone health. Sometimes they are combined with vitamin D, but it's still unclear ...
Calcium supplements 'ups heart attack risk in older women'
New link shows mother's pregnancy diet influences child's chances of obesity
Posted On: April 20, 2011
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how a mother's nutrition during pregnancy can strongly influence her child's risk of obesity many years later. The study, led by University of Southampton researchers, including teams from New Zealand and Singapore, has shown for the first time that during pregnancy, a mother's diet can alter the function of her child's DNA. The ...
New link shows mother's pregnancy diet influences child's chances of obesity
New 'Nanobody' agents help identify patients who will benefit from breast cancer drugs
Posted On: April 15, 2011
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A study has suggested that new "Nanobody" agents can help physicians identify patients most likely to benefit from breast cancer drug therapies. If the compound, called "Nanobody", proves effective in clinical trials, it would represent a significant advance for breast cancer drug therapy because some drugs are effective only in some people. In addition, some drugs ...
New 'Nanobody' agents help identify patients who will benefit from breast cancer drugs
Heavy drinking during pregnancy 'ups premature birth risk'
Posted On: April 12, 2011
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Previous studies have linked alcohol consumption during pregnancy to an increased risk of miscarriage, premature birth, and low birth weight. But how much alcohol can a woman safely consume during pregnancy was never investigated till now. Now, a new research has looked at the amounts of alcohol women drank during their early pregnancy and showed the ...
Heavy drinking during pregnancy 'ups premature birth risk'
Green tea and tai chi 'improve quality of life in postmenopausal women'
Posted On: April 12, 2011
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Previous studies have shown that people who consume the highest levels of green tea tend to have lower risks of several chronic degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Now, a new study has suggested that drinking green tea and practicing tai chi may promote bone health as well as reduce the risk of inflammation ...
Green tea and tai chi 'improve quality of life in postmenopausal women'
Moms-to-be who exercise help strengthen child's heart health after birth
Posted On: April 11, 2011
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A study on the benefits of exercising while pregnant has found that moms-to-be, who do so, help their children to have healthy hearts after birth. When it was reported a couple of years back that exercising strengthens a fetus' heart control, many pregnant women took heed and hit the ground running, literally. Some signed up for ...
Moms-to-be who exercise help strengthen child's heart health after birth
Fish oil boosts breast cancer therapy
Posted On: April 8, 2011
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Being exposed to estrogen over a long period of time is one factor that can increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer. One way a woman can combat this risk factor is by taking the breast cancer drug tamoxifen, which interferes with the activity of estrogen. Now, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have found ...
Fish oil boosts breast cancer therapy
Smoking doesn't boost breast cancer risk in obese postmenopausal women
Posted On: April 8, 2011
Washington, April 04 (ANI): A new study has suggested that there is a significant link between smoking and breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, but it depends on their body weight. A significant association between smoking and breast cancer risk was observed in non-obese women, but not in obese women. The results from an analysis of the Women's Health Initiative ...
Smoking doesn't boost breast cancer risk in obese postmenopausal women
Social isolation, stress-induced obesity 'ups breast cancer risk'
Posted On: April 8, 2011
Washington, April 05 (ANI): Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that stress from social isolation, combined with a high-fat diet, increases levels of a brain neurotransmitter - neuropeptide Y, or NPY - in mice that then promotes obesity, insulin resistance, and breast cancer risk. Major increases in NPY levels are seen when isolation and the high fat ...
Social isolation, stress-induced obesity 'ups breast cancer risk'
Breast cancer patients' persistent fatigue may speed up aging
Posted On: April 8, 2011
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): A new study suggests that the persistent fatigue that plagues one out of every three breast cancer survivors may be caused by one part of the autonomic nervous system running in overdrive, while the other part fails to slow it down. That imbalance of a natural system in the body appears linked to the tiredness and ...
Breast cancer patients' persistent fatigue may speed up aging
Breast cancer risk 'can be assessed by examining breast milk'
Posted On: April 8, 2011
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new study suggests that breast cancer risk can be assessed by examining the epithelial cells found in breast milk. This screening method has the potential to provide a personalized assessment of breast cancer risk, said lead researcher Kathleen F. Arcaro, associate professor of veterinary and animal sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Arcaro and ...
Breast cancer risk 'can be assessed by examining breast milk'
Gene combinations linked to hip osteoporosis in postmenopausal women
Posted On: April 4, 2011
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): A study conducted at the University of Granada sayshat women with osteoporosis in their hip suffer menopause two years earlier than healthy women. Additionally, researchers have found at least three genetic markers associated with osteoporosis in the hip in postmenopausal women. Osteoporosis in the hip increases the risk of suffering fractures, which is extremely disabling for ...
Gene combinations linked to hip osteoporosis in postmenopausal women
Obesity in postmenopausal women increases risk for fractures (Re-issue)
Posted On: March 28, 2011
Washington, March 27 (ANI): A new study has shown that postmenopausal obese women are almost as likely to fracture as non-obese women, and that poor mobility and increased risk of falls may play an important role. Obesity is widely believed to be protective against fracture, but the study documented a high prevalence of obesity in postmenopausal women with fragility fracture. ...
Obesity in postmenopausal women increases risk for fractures (Re-issue)
Rich, young women 'more prone to melanoma'
Posted On: March 28, 2011
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A new research has found that the incidence of melanoma appears higher in non-Hispanic white adolescent girls and young women living in higher socioeconomic neighborhoods than those living in lower socioeconomic areas. "Melanoma is the most lethal form of skin cancer and represents a substantial cause of productive years of life lost to cancer, especially when ...
Rich, young women 'more prone to melanoma'
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