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Genes drive gender specific behaviours in parenting, sex


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) Men and women tend to behave differently, especially when it comes to sex and parenting, thanks to the role their genes and sex hormones play.New evidence ... Read more...

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Gossipers lose trust, respect of all


September 15th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Those who can't resist the temptation to gossip about others risk their careers and friendships. A study has suggested that though people enjoy gossip, they do ... Read more...

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Birth control pills impair memory


September 11th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Women taking contraceptive pills face problems with their memory, new research says.University of California, Irvine researchers have shown that hormonal contraception pills "alter memory".The medications ... Read more...

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Pill doesn’t cause weight gain among women


June 9th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) There is some cheerful news for the figure conscious young women who are on the contraceptive pill - it doesn't actually cause weight gain.Many women want ... Read more...

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Gene variation linked to infertility in women


May 18th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Variation in a gene involved in regulating cholesterol has been linked to infertility in women, a study shows.According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, variation in ... Read more...

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Major breakthrough in preventing premature birth


April 7th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 07 (ANI): A groundbreaking clinical study of a new method for preventing premature birth in millions of women each year shows that the rate of early preterm delivery in women ... Read more...

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Social isolation, stress-induced obesity ‘ups breast cancer risk’


April 5th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
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, ... Read more...

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Non-hormonal pill without side-effects soon


March 17th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) A scientific breakthrough claims to have opened the way to a non hormonal contraceptive pill for women, which will be free of side-effects. Lab experiments show ... Read more...

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Female hormone could be key to ‘ideal’ male contraceptive


March 17th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have made a breakthrough that could be used to design a new class of contraceptive pills.A sperm's path to an egg is more a deadly obstacle course ... Read more...

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New contraceptive jab for men gets thumbs up


February 6th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): Women may soon be liberated from the burden of family planning, thanks to a contraceptive jab for men, which has proved successful in preventing unplanned pregnancies after tests ... Read more...

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Aging-related protein holds breast cancer clues


January 28th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new study has linked a common type of breast cancer in older women to a protein that fends off aging-related cellular damage.The study, led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer ... Read more...

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How progesterone and estrogen increase breast cancer risk


January 19th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how the hormones progesterone and estrogen interact to increase cell growth in normal mammary cells and mammary cancers.The novel finding may explain why postmenopausal women ... 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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Trio of drugs may help fight ‘triple negative’ breast cancer


December 11th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have tested a blend of three drugs that could treat so called triple negative breast cancer.Women with such cancers lack all ... Read more...

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RNA-based drugs may prevent premature labour


November 16th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered in a preclinical study that tiny molecules called microRNAs act together with hormones to control the onset of labour, raising ... Read more...

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Anxiety, stress major factors of depression in women undergoing IVF


November 10th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new research from Tel Aviv University has shown that stress, pre-existing depression, and anxiety are more likely than hormone therapy to impact a woman's depression levels when ... Read more...

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US couple has 18 kids, pray for ‘many more’


November 9th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Kelly Bates has been married 23 years and been pregnant for almost every year. The Bates couple has 18 children, with the latest entrant just a month old, ... Read more...

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Celine Dion’s acupuncture tips helped Mariah Carey get pregnant


October 31st, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Pregnant Mariah Carey has revealed that she tried acupuncture for conceiving after hearing Celine Dion rave about the treatment.After suffering a miscarriage in 2008, Carey started looking for ... Read more...

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Contraceptive gel may replace pills


October 26th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) A contraceptive gel may soon replace the birth control pill, researchers say. Rubbing a bit of the clear gel into the arms, legs, shoulders and abdomen every day ... Read more...

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Now, a gel that could replace the Pill


October 26th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): The day may not be far when all you have to do is rub some gel on your body to avoid getting pregnant, for New York scientists claim ... Read more...

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Oestrogen therapy ’causes ovarian cancer to grow five times faster’


October 21st, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that oestrogen therapy used by menopausal women causes a type of ovarian cancer to grow five times faster.Researchers at the University of Colorado ... Read more...

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Pill can trigger a woman’s jealous side


October 20th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Sex hormones in the contraceptive pill makes a woman more possessive and more likely to fret about her husband or boyfriend's fidelity. Those taking brands with the highest ... Read more...

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The Pill can make a woman ‘green-eyed monster’


October 20th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 20 (ANI): The next time you see your woman acting overly jealous or possessive, you might want to take a peek into her medicine cabinet, for it might be the ... Read more...

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Soy intake lowers breast cancer recurrence in hormone-sensitive cancers


October 19th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new research found that post-menopausal breast cancer patients with hormone-sensitive cancers who consumed high amounts of soy isoflavones had a lower risk of recurrence.Soy isoflavones are similar ... Read more...

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High-fat diet during puberty linked to breast cancer risk


September 1st, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): Eating a high-fat diet during puberty is associated with a greater risk of breast cancer later in life, according to a preliminary research.The findings come from research at ... Read more...

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The Pill may boost women’s social skills and memory


August 18th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): How great would it be if you could just take a pill to get brainier? It seems that's possible now. Scientists have found that the Pill has the ... Read more...

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Hormone replacement therapy increases breast cancer risk


August 12th, 2010 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) A new study has revealed that longer hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can dramatically increase women's chances of developing breast cancer. The research led by scientists in California has found ... Read more...

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African ancestry linked to high-risk breast cancer


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A new study has found that African ancestry is linked to triple-negative breast cancer, which is harder to treat.Triple negative breast cancer is negative for three specific markers ... Read more...

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‘Morning after’ pill may help treat uterine fibroids


July 1st, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 01 (ANI): An experimental 'morning after' pill could free millions of women from the misery of uterine fibroids, new study suggests.The drug, ulipristal acetate (UPA), provides an effective non-surgical treatment ... Read more...

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Women turn smarter during ovulation


June 30th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): Women are at their smartest self when they are ovulating, according to a study.The study, led by Belinda Pletzer at the University of Salzburg, Austria, claimed that the ... Read more...

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Advisory panel to FDA approves five-day emergency contraceptive


June 18th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – An advisory panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave approval on Thursday to an emergency contraceptive available for use up to five days after ... Read more...

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Ovarian hormone linked to breast stem cells growth


May 6th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): The ovarian hormone progesterone plays a pivotal role in altering breast stem cells, according to researchers at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH).Published online in Nature, the study's findings are ... Read more...

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Breast stem cells’ hormone sensitivity presents new drug target


April 12th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): Breast stem cells are exquisitely sensitive to the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone, according to researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.The discovery opens the way for ... Read more...

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Scientists discover first female sex hormone in a plant


February 25th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have reported the first discovery of the female sex hormone progesterone in a plant.Until now, scientists thought that only animals could make progesterone.A steroid hormone, ... Read more...

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Oestrogen-only HRT ‘raises asthma risk after menopause’


February 8th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that oestrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may put menopausal women at increased asthma risk.Compared with women who had never used any form of ... Read more...

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