obstetrics and gynecology

‘Riwayat’ a film on female foeticide by doctors


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Bollywood continues to raise its voice against female foeticide with "Riwayat", a movie produced by two NRI doctors from Australia.The film, releasing Friday, promises ... Read more...

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Sexting teenagers more likely to have sex


July 4th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) Beware parents! Teenagers are sexting nude pictures of themselves far more than previously thought, as a study in seven US schools has revealed nearly a third ... Read more...

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Novel method might help block for tumour growth


March 15th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Combining two experimental anticancer peptide agents might simultaneously block formation of new tumour blood vessels while also inhibiting the growth of tumour cells, suggests a new study.This early ... Read more...

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Lifestyle disorders causing infertility in women


February 6th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Changing lifestyle, smoking, erratic work routines and other lifestyle-related disorders are causing infertility among women, gynaecology experts said at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) ... Read more...

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Couples who ‘get busy’ on 14 Feb may have a baby on 11/11/11


January 31st, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 31 (ANI): Couples who will get down on Valentine's Day just might bring an extra special delivery date after nine months - 11/11/11."Absolutely - there's a significant chance of ... Read more...

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Birth control pills do not cause weight gain: Study


January 20th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): According to a new research, the commonly held belief that oral contraceptives cause weight gain appears to be false.The study was conducted at the Oregon National Primate ... Read more...

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Enzyme may explain preeclampsia symptoms in pregnant women


January 5th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that a significant increase of an enzyme in the blood vessels of pregnant women with preeclampsia could explain some of the symptoms associated with the ... Read more...

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Injectable, oral contraceptives ‘don’t affect glucose, insulin levels’


December 21st, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has found that glucose and insulin levels are not adversely affected by injectable or oral contraception.There's only slight increase among women using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate ... Read more...

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Nearly 25pc of overweight women think they’re normal size: Study


November 23rd, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Nearly 25 percent of overweight and 16 percent of normal weight women of reproductive-age misperceive their body weight, says a new study.The research from University of Texas Medical ... Read more...

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Why fatty diets during pregnancy make kids obese


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A new research has indicated that what your mother ate when she was pregnant may make you obese or overweight by altering the function of genes (epigenetic changes) ... Read more...

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FDA approves first oral contraceptive that increases folate levels


September 27th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by BNO News
WAYNE, NEW JERSEY (BNO NEWS) -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Monday announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new oral contraceptive (OC) that increases folate levels ... Read more...

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First artificial human ovary created


September 15th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): Scientists have created the first artificial human ovary, an advance that provides a potentially powerful new means for conducting fertility research and could also yield infertility treatments for ... Read more...

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Diabetes impairs but does not halt sex among older adults with the disease


August 27th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): While diabetes does impair the urge to have sex in older adults, it has no role to play in bringing their sex life to a halt, according to ... Read more...

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Late preterm birth increases risk of respiratory illness


July 28th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A new research has found that babies born between 34 weeks and 37 weeks gestation are much more likely to have respiratory illness compared to infants born at ... Read more...

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‘Female viagra’ fails to win approval


June 19th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 19 (ANI): A drug that claimed to treat female sexual desire disorder failed to win approval from a federal advisory panel on Friday.However, its failure to win votes ... Read more...

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Pregnant women who drink a glass of wine daily ‘have better kids’


June 18th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, June 18 (ANI): A new study claims that pregnant women who indulge in one glass of wine a day in their first trimester may have better behaved children than those who ... Read more...

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Increased use of intrauterine device may reduce unwanted pregnancies


June 10th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): A study has shown that increased use of an intrauterine device at a younger age would reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies."We found that 98 per cent of ... Read more...

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G-8 urged to intensify efforts on improving women and children’s health


May 27th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): An internationally renowned medical researcher in obstetrics and gynecology has said that governments and other organizations must intensify efforts to improve the health of women and children, particularly ... Read more...

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Nausea, speeding heart - signs of flu in pregnant women


May 6th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Nausea in pregnant women during the second and third trimesters can be a sign of flu, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found."People don't necessarily think of ... Read more...

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Drugs for influenza treatment safe for pregnant women, babies


April 28th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Tamiflu and two other drugs, which are used to treat influenza, are apparently safe for pregnant women and their babies, according to a new study.Researchers at UT Southwestern ... Read more...

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British Medical Journal information says sex life ends at 70


March 13th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
Mar 13 (Pen Men at Work); The normal person’s sex life ends by the age of 70, according to an account available today in the British Medical Journal. Males of the age ... Read more...

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HIV drug given to protect foetus should be avoided after childbirth for 1yr


February 26th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have suggested that women given the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention drug nevirapine to protect their foetus should not ... Read more...

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Weight gain during pregnancy ‘ups gestational diabetes risk’


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Weight gain during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, could increase women's risk of developing diabetes later in their pregnancy, according to a new study.The study by the ... Read more...

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Postpartum depression common in low-income urban mums


February 19th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Depression is common in postpartum, low-income, urban mothers, according to a new research.The study led by University of Rochester Medical Center researchers has been published online by the ... Read more...

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EllaOne: Emergency contraception pill or abortive agent?


February 2nd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washigton, Feb 2 (ANI): Although the new emergency contraceptive pill, EllaOne, has been found more effective than morning-after pill, its use has ignited a debate whether it prevents pregnancy or is it ... Read more...

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Good News: You’re never too old for sex!


January 28th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, January 28 (ANI): Researchers surveying people aged 57-85 have found that many seniors continued their intimacy in the bedroom.The study conducted at the National Opinion Research Center at the University ... Read more...

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Breast cancer test not for all women, say experts


January 16th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): While women are being widely urged to undergo breast cancer screening, experts from the University of Michigan have warned that the test is not appropriate for all women.A ... Read more...

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Women on injectable birth control ‘at higher bone loss risk’


December 22nd, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that women using injectable birth control have a higher risk of suffering bone mineral density (BMD) ... Read more...

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Mutations in breast cancer gene linked to infertility


December 19th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): A new study from New York Medical College has found a possible link between a breast cancer gene and infertility.Lead researcher Dr Kutluk Oktay, professor of obstetrics and ... Read more...

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Fertility procedures do not delay breast cancer treatment


November 13th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): A new American study has found that fertility preservation may not delay treatment for breast cancer patients below the age of 40.The research comes as a fresh lease ... Read more...

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New ‘lab-on-a-chip’ technique could speed breast cancer detection


October 8th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Toronto have developed a new "lab-on-a-chip" technique that would help predict breast cancer risk in women more quickly than ever before.The technique analyses ... Read more...

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Gene linked to fertility problems identified


October 3rd, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have identified a gene that might help explain fertility problems in humans.In females, fertility depends upon the growth of a follicle, a structure that ... Read more...

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Menopausal women on hormone therapy shouldn’t stop treatment prior to mammograms


September 29th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that menopausal women on hormone therapy (HT) shouldn't stop their treatment prior to their annual mammogram screenings.Annual mammography screening significantly reduces the breast cancer mortality ... Read more...

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Health experts urge pregnant women to get flu shots


September 24th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Health experts have urged pregnant mothers get their flu shots as soon as the vaccines hit the market to protect themselves against both the seasonal flu and the ... Read more...

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Mum’s weight gain during pregnancy puts daughter at higher obesity risk


July 3rd, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that mother's weight and the amount she gains during pregnancy both impact her daughter's risk of obesity decades later."The findings are especially important ... Read more...

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