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Plastics chemical ‘can damage egg quality in women’


December 16th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) may compromise the quality of a woman's eggs retrieved for in vitro fertilization (IVF), a small-scale University of California, San Francisco-led study found.As ... Read more...

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Sporadic breast cancers linked to ineffective DNA repair systems


November 30th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that breast cancers that arise sporadically, rather than through inheritance of certain genes, likely start with defects of DNA repair mechanisms that allow ... Read more...

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Mothers who don’t breastfeed more likely to develop diabetes


August 27th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Mothers who don't breastfeed their babies are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life, according to a study by University of Pittsburgh researchers."We have seen ... Read more...

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Test to identify ‘best’ sperm developed


May 29th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): A method to select sperm with the highest DNA integrity in a bid to improve male fertility has been created by Yale researchers.The method is comparable to that ... Read more...

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BPA exposure may cause permanent fertility defects


March 9th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Exposure during pregnancy to Bisphenol A (BPA), a common component of plastics, causes permanent abnormalities in the uterus of offspring, boffins at Yale School of Medicine have discovered. ... Read more...

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Cervical length screening in women could reduce preterm birth


February 6th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 6 (ANI): Screening women for signs of a shortening cervix could help reduce preterm births, researchers believe.Experts at Yale School of Medicine also think that using ultrasound to screen low-risk ... Read more...

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How hormone progesterone acts to prevent preterm birth


February 6th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Researchers at Yale School of Medicine may have uncovered the mechanism by which progesterone prevents preterm birth.The findings will be presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the ... Read more...

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Simple urine test to diagnose preeclampsia


February 5th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 05 (ANI): Scientists have developed a simple urine test to diagnose preeclampsia, a serious hypertensive complication linked to pregnancy.Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have named it the "Congo Red ... Read more...

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Fat mums-to-be should gain less weight than currently recommended


January 7th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Pregnant women who are overweight or obese should not gain more weight than they should, a Saint Louis University obstetrician has said.Recommendations by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) ... Read more...

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Protein from pregnancy hormone may avert breast cancer


November 25th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers have found that hormones produced during pregnancy induce a protein that directly inhibits the growth of breast cancer.They say that protein, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), ... Read more...

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New guidelines for Pap Smears


November 20th, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After mammograms, it is the turn of pap smears to get some guidelines. Most women in their 20s can have a Pap smear every two years instead ... Read more...

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Obesity significantly reduces chances of successful pregnancy


November 4th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): For overweight women looking forward to becoming a mum, here's some bad news: a new study has shown that obese women are as much as 28 percent less ... Read more...

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Hormone mix may cut breast cancer risk in menopausal women


October 20th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A right mix of estrogen and a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), which blocks the effects of estrogen in breast tissue, can significantly reduce breast cancer risk in ... Read more...

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Physicians urge expectant women to get H1N1 vaccine as soon as possible


October 17th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 17 (ANI): University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey has advised pregnant women to get immunized as soon as the H1N1 vaccine becomes available, as it has been observed ... Read more...

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Scientists create ‘gas gauge’ to avoid pregnancy loss


August 3rd, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): Yale University scientists have developed what they call a "gas gauge" that can help measure the volume of the placenta, and prevent pregnancy loss.According to lead author Dr. ... Read more...

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Soon, a drug that cuts appetite, boosts energy


July 21st, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Scientists at Yale School of Medicine have discovered that reducing levels of a key enzyme in the brain could decrease appetites and increase energy levels.The information is being ... Read more...

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Having an extremely high body image can cause health problems


May 8th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 08 (ANI): While having a poor self-image can lead to a host of both mental and physical health problems, an extremely good body image can also take its toll on ... Read more...

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Pre-eclampsia may stem from misfolded proteins in urine


January 31st, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): Scientists at Yale School of Medicine have found that the key to pre-eclampsia could be found in proteins that misfold and aggregate in the urine.Preeclampsia is a ... Read more...

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High BP during pregnancy ups hypertension, diabetes risk in later life


January 30th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Women who suffer from high blood pressure during pregnancy are at a higher risk of chronic hypertension and type 2 diabetes for the rest of their lives, ... Read more...

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Patience during stalled labour can avoid unnecessary c-sections


November 1st, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): Heres some useful advice for mums-to-be patience during stalled labour can avoid childbirths through c-sections, according to a new study.Researchers from University of California, San Francisco have ... Read more...

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Study shows pre-eclampsia may be an autoimmune disease


July 28th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): Researchers from University of Texas-Houston Medical School have revealed that pregnancy-induced high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia might be an autoimmune disease.In the study conducted using a mouse ... Read more...

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New test detects early stage ovarian cancer with 99 pct accuracy


February 13th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): A team of researchers at Yale School of Medicine has developed a blood test, which has enough sensitivity and specificity to detect early stage ovarian cancer with 99 ... Read more...

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Women prefer vaginal ring to skin patch


February 5th, 2008 - 4:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A multi-center study of contraceptive devices has revealed that women prefer a vaginal ring to skin patch.Using the same combination of hormones included in prescription birth control pills, ... Read more...

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Genetic link to spina bifida discovered


December 19th, 2007 - 3:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 19 (ANI): A research has uncovered an association between the genes regulating glucose metabolism and spina bifida, a condition where the spine of the baby fails to close during ... Read more...

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