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Smoking linked to ovarian cancer?


September 12th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time linked smoking with ovarian cancer - the second most commonly diagnosed gynaecological cancer in Australia with a five-year survival rate ... Read more...

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Non oral contraceptives carry higher clot risks


May 11th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, May 11 (IANS) Certain non-oral hormonal contraceptives, skin patches, implants and vaginal rings carry a higher risk of serious blood clots than others, says a new study. Several studies ... Read more...

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Glenmark recalls 7 lots of oral contraceptives in US


February 26th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Saturday said it has issued a voluntary nation-wide recall of seven lots of its oral contraceptives -- Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets -- ... Read more...

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Some pills more likely to cause blood clots


October 26th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) Certain contraceptive pills are more likely to cause serious blood clots, new research says.One such clot is VTE or venous thromboembolism. This forms in the deep ... Read more...

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Women more prone to heart problems than men: Doctors


September 28th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Women are equally if not more prone to heart attacks even though traditionally they were thought to be relatively immune to cardiac ailments, doctors say. ... Read more...

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How contraceptives may cause high BP (Lead)


May 27th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Long term exposure to estrogen, which is found in oral contraceptives, can cause high blood pressure.Doctors have traditionally believed the estrogen women consume as oral contraceptives ... Read more...

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How contraceptives may may cause high BP


May 27th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Doctors believe the estrogen women consume as oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) pills is good for their hearts. Recent studies, however, have shown that ... Read more...

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Third generation contraceptive pills much riskier


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Tens of thousands of women should reconsider use of the so-called third generation contraceptive pill to reduce the risk of a potential blood clot. Women taking ... 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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British women compensated over faulty contraceptive


January 5th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Britain's healthcare administration has paid 200,000 pounds ($312,000) in compensation to a group of women after they became pregnant or were injured while using a contraceptive device, a ... 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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Side effects that are actually beneficial for you


December 15th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): Side effects that come with medicines are often perceived as a bad thing, but sometimes they can bring surprising benefits.Luscious eyelashes emerged as an unexpected extra in patients ... Read more...

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The Pill is not the reason for oestrogen in drinking water: Study


December 9th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): The popular misconception that oral contraceptives are the main reason behind the oestrogen content in drinking water supplies has been disproved in a new study.Scientists have found that ... Read more...

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Contraceptive pill, smoking linked to childhood stroke risk


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Researchers have found the combined effects of oral contraceptives plus smoking or anaemia as one of the risk factors of childhood stroke.Researchers are calling for clear guidelines on ... Read more...

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‘Osteoporosis strikes young due to sedentary lifestyle’ (Oct 20 is World Osteoporosis Day)


October 19th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) It's not just the elderly who are at risk of developing osteoporosis - a disease of the bones that increases chances of fracture. Less exercise and high ... 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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Oral contraceptive use linked to increased risk of breast cancer


August 4th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that African American women who use oral contraceptives have a greater likelihood of developing breast cancer than nonusers.The study results were ... Read more...

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Oral contraceptives, HRT may protect women against brain disorder


July 31st, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, July 31 (ANI): A new study has suggested that oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may yield additional benefit of protecting against the formation and rupture of ... Read more...

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Obesity ‘harms sexual health’


June 16th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
London, June 16 (ANI): It is well known that obesity increases one's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and certain types of cancer, among other health ... Read more...

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More women falling prey to rheumatoid arthritis


May 29th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) More and more women are falling prey to rheumatoid arthritis (RA), currently afflicting between one and two million Americans, says a new study. RA is a chronic inflammatory ... Read more...

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Female rheumatoid arthritis ‘on the rise’


May 27th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): A newly published study by researchers from the Mayo Clinic has shown that the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in women has risen during the period of 1995 ... Read more...

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Long-term use of certain contraception jabs linked to increased fracture risk


May 7th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): DMPA, a commonly used injectible contraceptive, is associated with higher risk of bone fracture when used alone, and not in combination with estrogens, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

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A new option for Indian women - the vaginal ring


March 17th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) For women who often forget to take their oral contraceptives amid busy schedules, doctors say the vaginal ring should come in handy. Promising negligible chances of ... Read more...

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Women on the Pill live longer


March 12th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): Women who use the oral contraceptive pill can expect to live longer, say researchers.According to a new study, published on bmj.com, women who use the Pill are less ... Read more...

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Migraine may up risk of stroke


November 17th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Migraine headaches are associated with more than twofold higher chances of the most common kind of stroke: those occurring when blood supply to the brain is suddenly cut ... Read more...

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Oral contraceptives ‘beneficial’ for asthmatic women


November 6th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): A new study has found that oral contraceptives might benefit women with asthma.The research team from McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, Canada found that women with asthma who ... Read more...

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Birth control pills ‘up stroke risk’


October 27th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Birth control pills can nearly double the risk of stroke in women, says a new study.According to a review article in MedLink Neurology by three Loyola University Health ... 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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Kebabs, Coca-cola, chocolate contraceptive myths still rampant in UK!


September 5th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 5 (ANI): If you thought kebabs, Coca-cola or chocolate could be used as oral contraceptives, then think again, for a UK poll has listed the belief as one of the ... Read more...

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Blood clots in women taking the Pill ‘rare’


August 14th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 14 (ANI): The Family Planning Association has claimed that British women are not routinely using the safest brand of the Pill, after two studies found that the risk of blood ... Read more...

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Hormonal therapies offer effective solutions for acne


August 2nd, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 2 (ANI): While the chances of acne being curable are bleak, dermatologists are finding that hormonal therapies can help some women fight bothersome skin disease that occurs in adulthood.At the ... Read more...

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Clotting in veins close to skin linked to life-threatening deep-vein blood clots


July 21st, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Patients with superficial vein thrombosis, clotting in blood vessels close to the skin, are at an increased risk of developing life-threatening condition deep vein thrombosis, according to a ... Read more...

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Why oral contraceptives are less effective in obese women


July 15th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A research team, including an Indian-origin boffin, has identified a potential biological mechanism that could explain that could explain why oral contraceptives seem to fail in preventing pregnancy ... Read more...

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Why do oral contraceptives fail obese women?


July 15th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) An Indian American researcher has identified a potential bio-mechanism that could explain why oral contraceptives seem to fail in preventing pregnancy among obese women. Although oral contraceptives appear to ... Read more...

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Woman smoker? First heart attack could kill you


June 8th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
By Nakshab Khan New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Smoking is injurious to health - and more so for women. According to doctors, smoking can lead to multiple complications in women and the very ... Read more...

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