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Scientists warn of dangers in delaying motherhood


April 8th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Working women often postpone motherhood without realising its deleterious consequences, relying instead on reproductive technologies to restore their childbearing capacity, says a study."There is an alarming ... Read more...

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New experimental drug slows down growth of ovarian cancer


April 16th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A new study has found that an experimental drug that blocks two points of a crucial cancer cell signalling pathway inhibits the growth of ovarian cancer cells.The study ... Read more...

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A quarter of overweight women think they’re normal


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) A quarter of obese women don't think they have a weight problem at all, a study shows.Young mothers are particularly at risk of obesity, but fail to recognise ... Read more...

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Cutting umbilical cord too soon could harm baby


November 12th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Umbilical cords should not be clamped immediately after birth, say medical experts, explaining that waiting for three minutes could allow more blood to flow to the newborns and ... Read more...

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Claming umbilical cord right after birth may injure baby: Expert


November 11th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): A retired consultant obstetrician from the Memorial Hospital in Darlington has urged obstetricians and midwives to wait a few minutes before clamping the umbilical cords of newborn infants ... Read more...

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Anorexic women more likely to have unplanned pregnancies


October 31st, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Women suffering from anorexia are much more likely to have unplanned pregnancies and induced abortions than those who don't have the serious eating disorder.Anorexia nervosa is characterised by ... Read more...

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Unplanned pregnancies more common in women with anorexia nervosa


October 30th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Women with anorexia nervosa are much more likely to have both unplanned pregnancies and induced abortions than women who don't have the serious eating disorder, according to a ... Read more...

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Contraceptive pill works equally well in obese and thin women: Study


August 17th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Oral contraceptives work equally well for all women, regardless of their weight, a new study has found.New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center researchers, who conducted the study, said ... Read more...

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Stomach hormone may help slow Parkinson’s progression


November 26th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Yale School of Medicine researchers have identified a hormone produced in the stomach that can help boost resistance to, or slow, the development of Parkinson's disease.Parkinson's disease is ... Read more...

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Obese women retain pregnancy weight a year later


October 22nd, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that obese women who gain more than recommended during pregnancy are likely to retain a portion of that weight up to an year ... Read more...

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Amnesty urges Dominican Republic not to ban abortion


September 15th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (EFE) Amnesty International (AI) has warned that the proposed changes to the Dominican Republic's constitution could lead to a ban on abortions that would put "the lives of women ... Read more...

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Oral contraceptive pills don’t affect fertility in women


September 7th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sept 7 (ANI): Taking oral contraceptive does not affect a woman's ability to conceive after she stops it, reveals a study.The study led by German researchers showed that neither the length ... Read more...

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Scientists establish new link between pre-eclampsia and diet


August 26th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): A new study has shown that pregnant women with pre-eclampsia have unusually high levels of a chemical compound called 'ergothioneine', which is found in unpasteurised food, in the ... Read more...

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Equation to spot small placenta may help stop babies from dying in the womb


August 10th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 10 (ANI): It may soon be possible to stop babies dying in the womb, thanks to a measurement to spot small placentas that can act as an early warning system. ... Read more...

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92yr-old woman pregnant for 60 years since 1948 stuns docs


January 17th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 17 (ANI): Doctors treating an elderly Chinese woman for stomach ache were stunned when they found that she had been carrying an unborn child for 60 years. Ninety-two-year-old Huang ... Read more...

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Method that can predict IVF success identified


July 2nd, 2008 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A team of scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine has come up with a method that can predict, with 70 percent accuracy, whether a woman ... Read more...

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Anaemia eradication programme launched


April 9th, 2008 - 8:19 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)Agra, April 9 (IANS) An anaemia eradication programme has been launched in Uttar Pradesh to create awareness through public meetings and talks. An initiative of the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological studies ... Read more...

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Nationwide anaemia eradication programme launched


April 9th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by admin
Agra, April 9 (IANS) A nationwide anaemia eradication programme was launched that will include health camps in all districts and create awareness through public meetings and talks to improve the "deteriorating" health ... Read more...

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