Women's Issue

Guidelines for implementation of breast health in developing countries published

Breast HealthWashington, Oct 7: Guidelines for low- and middle-income countries to implement breast cancer programs to detect and treat the most common disease among women worldwide have been published for the first time in a special supplement of journal Cancer.


Steroids may offer potential treatment to prevent miscarriages

Steroids may offer potential treatment to prevent miscarriagesLondon, Sept 10: Women who have repeated miscarriages could be spared the misery with a simple steroid treatment, a new research has revealed.


Abortion does not put women’s mental health at risk

Woman Mental IllnessLondon, Aug 18: Having an abortion does not put women’s mental health at risk, according to a new study.

A comprehensive review of research, by the American Psychological Association (APA), showed no evidence that the majority of abortions cause psychiatric problems.


Women in the Air Force suffer from persistent health problems

Air Force WomenWashington, August 15: A study, conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan (U-M), more than 80 percent of a sample of Air Force women deployed in Iraq and other areas around the world report suffering from persistent fatigue, fever, hair loss and difficulty concentrating.


Gene may boost heart disease, stroke risk in women with migraine

Washington, July 31: Women who suffer from migraine with aura are at a three-fold risk of developing heart disease or stroke, if they possess a certain gene variant, say researchers.

Researchers have identified a gene called methyleneterahydrofolate reductase that might put women suffering from migraine with aura at an increased cardiovascular risk.


HIV+ mums need not stop breastfeeding early

WashingtonHIV/AIDS, July 25: Poor HIV-infected women need not stop breastfeeding their babies early or abruptly, says a new study by researchers from Columbia University''s Mailman School of Public Health.

Breast-feeding by HIV-infected women is one of the most challenging issues in infant health and preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission in poor countries


Being fit boosts women’s chances of having orgasms

FitnessLondon, July 23: Fit ladies don’t just have a healthy lifestyle, but as it turns out, they have a greater number of orgasms, claims a new study.

According to the study, women who do special regular pelvic floor exercises increase their chances of climaxing.

In the study, about 82 per cent of women shown how to do the programmes reported a vastly improved sex life within four weeks.


Too much sleep ups ischemic risk in postmenopausal women

SleepWashington, July 18: Postmenopausal women whose nap time exceed nine hours may be at an increased risk of ischemic stroke, according to a new study published in Journal of the American Heart Association.

But if sleeping too much is bad then so is sleeping too little, with getting less than 6 hours of sleep modestly increasing risk of stroke in postmenopausal women.


Fat, insulin resistant women at higher risk of advanced breast cancer diagnosis

Washington,Obesity July 8: Overweight, insulin resistant women are at a higher risk of being diagnosed with an advanced breast cancer, according to a new study.


Coffee cuts pregnancy chances for women with poor fertility by a quarter

London, Pregnant WomenJuly 8: Women with fertility problems should stay away from guzzling too much coffee, for a new study has found that the drink can worsen the chances of women with poor fertility becoming pregnant.

Dutch researchers conducting the study followed 9,000 women who had received IVF in the Netherlands between 1985 and 1995 to see if they would conceive naturally.


Simple ultrasound exam of the heel may predict osteoporosis risk in women

Washington, June 24: A simple ultrasound examination will now be able to predict if a woman is at an increased risk for fractures due to osteoporosis, says a new study.

Now ultrasound of the heel may be used to better select women who need further bone density testing, such as a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) exam.

Osteoporosis is a disease that is characterized by low bone mass and the deterioration of bone tissue and is a major public health threat.


Cosmetic skin fillers may cause delayed adverse effects

Washington, Cosmetic SurgeryMay 20: Women crave for lips like her, but getting Angelina Jolie’s pout could cause more harm than good.

Cosmetic skin fillers called polyalkylimide implant injections - consisting of a compound of gel and water – are used to improve the appearance of facial features such as the lips, cheeks, forehead and nasolabial folds, lines that develop between the nose and mouth.


Exercise cuts heart disease risk in overweight women

Washington, April 29 : Researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, have found that exercise reduces the risk of heart disease in overweight or obese women.

However, the researchers also found that though the risk is reduced, it is not completely eliminated by higher levels of physical activity.

Both obesity and physical inactivity are modifiable risk factors for coronary heart disease, according to background information in the article.


Wine may protect against dementia

Washington, Apr 11: Woman drinking wineWomen who drink wine are less likely to develop dementia over time, according to Swedish researchers.

Researchers from Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg in Sweden analysed 1,458 women who were included in the so-called Population Study of Women from 1968.


You cannot afford to get angry if you are a woman: Study

Washington, Apr 3: Angry WomanShort-tempered women better watch out, for a new research has found that people accept and even reward men who get angry, but view women who lose their temper as less competent, which in turn, can make the latter lose their job.


Periodontal disease causes gestational diabetes in pregnant women: Study

Washington, Mar 25: Pregnant WomanA study at New York University has found evidence that pregnant women with periodontal (gum) disease have an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus than pregnant women with healthy gums.

Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake, a professor of epidemiology and health promotion at the NYU College of Dentistry, led the study on 256 women at New York’s Bellevue Hospital Center through their first six months of pregnancy.


Gene variant increases schizophrenia risk in women

Washington, Feb 15: Schizophrenia Risk in WomenAfter performing a complete scan of the human genome, researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Oxford found that a genetic variant in the Reelin gene increases the risk of developing schizophrenia in women.


Giving birth to a boy leads to post-natal depression, reduced quality of life

Washington, Feb 14:New Born Women who give birth to boys are more likely to suffer increased severe post-natal depression (PND) and reduced quality of life than those having daughters, according to a new study.

Led by Professor Claude de Tychey, from Universite Nancy 2, France, the research team examined 181 mothers, and found 9 percent had severe depression, and that three-quarters of these had delivered a male child.


Women take 50pct more sick leaves than men

Washington, Feb 5:Women take 50pct more sick leaves than men If the number of sick leaves they take is any indication, then it seems that the fairer sex is more prone to falling ill, for a new study has found that female workers take almost 50 per cent more short-term sick leave than their male counterparts.


Air Pollution reduces foetus size during pregnancy: Study

Washington, Jan 8: Air Pollution reduces foetus size during pregnancyResearchers from Brisbane have given the world yet another reason to curb pollution levels by finding that it plays an important role in shrinking the size of the foetus during pregnancy.


Why some depressed women lose their sense of smell

Washington, Jan 4: Depressed womanDrowning in perfume but still can’t smell yourself? Maybe you’re suffering from the blues, for a new study has suggested that women who are depressed lose their sense of smell.

The study, led by Yehuda Shoenfeld, a member of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, has linked depression to a biological mechanism that affects the olfactory glands.


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