Women experiencing miscarriage should be offered a choice in the treatment they receive, argues a new study from the University of Warwick that compares all treatment options for the first time. Although national guidelines recommend trying to resolve an unsuccessful pregnancy naturally, the new analysis shows that this is only successful in 70% of cases, […]Continue Reading ...
New research suggests that the relationship between physical and brain fitness varies in older adults by virtue of their sex. The study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology. Cardiorespiratory fitness is the measure of how much–and how well–oxygen is delivered to the muscles during exercise. Fitness level has also been […]Continue Reading ...
Cardiovascular disease and hypertensive disorders are leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. Two studies will be presented on February 14, 2019, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting™, that address racial disparities in the postpartum period with a special focus on cardiovascular health. In one study, researchers will unveil […]Continue Reading ...
According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 6 – 8% of pregnant women experience hypertension. High blood pressure during pregnancy is associated with a number of risks to the woman and fetus, including low-birth weight infants, preterm birth, problems with the placenta, heavy bleeding, heart defects and other congenital anomalies, and in […]Continue Reading ...
At present all new mothers are screened for symptoms of depression and help is provided to those who need care. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now has urged doctors to screen pregnant women for risks of depression and provide adequate counselling and support to prevent the onset of depression after delivery. The report was […]Continue Reading ...
Among post-menopausal women, drinking multiple diet drinks daily was associated with an increase in the risk of having a stroke caused by a blocked artery, especially small arteries, according to research published in Stroke,a journal of the American Heart Association. This is one of the first studies to look at the association between drinking artificially […]Continue Reading ...
A new study carried out by a team of researchers in Germany suggests that a woman’s ability to read emotions may be negatively impacted by the contraceptive pill. Image Point Fr | Shutterstock As with any medication, the contraceptive pill can have a number of side effects, including headaches, nausea, and mood swings. The latest […]Continue Reading ...
Women’s hormonal cycles may not only make them more prone to drug addiction but also more affected by triggers that lead to relapse, a new Vanderbilt University study revealed. The findings are especially significant since there are virtually no addiction studies in women that account for these cycles. Erin Calipari, an assistant professor of pharmacology […]Continue Reading ...
A survey conducted by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust has found that a “concerning” level of misunderstanding and stigma surrounding human papilloma virus could be putting women off going for life-saving cervical smear tests. Naeblys | Shutterstock The survey, which included more than 2,000 women, found that 40% were concerned a positive result would mean their […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A woman whose boyfriend or husband regularly watches pornography is more likely to report symptoms of an eating disorder, new research suggests. The study is one of the first to look at how a romantic partner’s behavior might be linked to the likelihood of a woman experiencing or engaging in such […]Continue Reading ...
The study, published in February 2019’s sex-themed issue of Circulation, found if you’re a woman, you’re twice as likely to experience a stroke or death following surgery New research says women fare worse than men following aortic heart surgery. Researchers examined three different outcomes: early death, stroke and a composite of complications. In every case, […]Continue Reading ...
A new study has found that because of the stigma around smoking and drinking during pregnancy, many women are doing these in private. Researchers from the University of Cardiff have noted that pregnant women are “irritated and alienated” by the perceived notions regarding the harmful effects of smoking and drinking during pregnancy. Recent figures have […]Continue Reading ...
Pregnant women produce extra progesterone, which puts them at greater risk for gallstones. When the stones become problematic, causing painful attacks, a surgeon may recommend that the diseased gallbladder be taken out by performing an operation known as a cholecystectomy. However, new research findings suggest the timing of the operation may increase the risk of […]Continue Reading ...
Growing evidence suggests women may be at increased risk of certain physiological changes associated with Alzheimer disease (AD). This study examined nearly 300 clinically normal adults (average age 74) for deposits in the brain of the protein tau, a marker of AD, as measured by positron emission tomography. Women showed more tau in a region […]Continue Reading ...
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 15% of women develop postpartum depression. Postpartum psychiatric diseases occur on a continuum and extreme manifestations are life-threatening and require hospitalization. Yet, until recently, the timing for postpartum psychiatric readmissions was not well understood by obstetric care providers or mental health professionals. In a study to […]Continue Reading ...
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