Good News for Women with MS: Disease May Not Worsen After Pregnancy After All
There’s good news for women with multiple sclerosis (MS)—researchers now say the disease may not flare up again right after pregnancy as they had long believed, according to a preliminary study that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 71st Annual Meeting in…
Adolescent Female Blood Donors At Risk For Iron Deficiency And Associated Anemia
New public health measures could help protect this vulnerable population, authors say
Oral contraceptives could impair women’s recognition of complex emotions
Healthy women who use birth control pills are poorer judges of subtle facial expressions than non-users, according to new research
Smoking During Pregnancy Increases the Risk that Your Baby Will Become Obese
Using foreskin tissue from newborn circumcisions, a group of researchers have identified a potential cellular mechanism that connects a mother’s smoking while pregnant with an increased risk of offspring obesity later in life.
Recurrent miscarriage linked to faulty sperm
Multiple miscarriages may be linked to the poor quality of a man’s sperm, suggests new research. The early-stage study, from scientists at Imperial College London, investigated the sperm quality of 50 men whose partners had suffered three or more consecutive miscarriages.
Menopause contributes to a decline in muscle strength – a crucial factor of functional independence in old age
A recent study of the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä has found that menopausal status is associated with skeletal muscle function among middle-aged women. The results also suggest that physical activity reduces the negative menopausal effect on muscle strength and mobility…
How a Mediterranean diet could reduce osteoporosis
Eating a Mediterranean-type diet could reduce bone loss in people with osteoporosis – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. New findings show that sticking to a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, unrefined cereals, olive oil, and fish can reduce hip…
Extended Tamoxifen Therapy May Increase Risk of Endometrial Cancer
There is clear evidence that extended adjuvant tamoxifen therapy for 10 years reduces local recurrence and improves breast cancer-free survival in women with oestrogen receptor–positive breast cancer.
Probiotics can protect the skeletons of older women
For the first time in the world, researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have demonstrated that probiotics, dietary supplements with health-promoting bacteria, can be used to affect the human skeleton. Among older women who received probiotics, bone loss was halved compared to women who…
Increased overweight in children of mothers who drank coffee while pregnant
A study published in the BMJ Open journal shows that even moderate coffee consumption during pregnancy, one to two cups per day, is related to a risk of overweight or obesity in school age children. It has not been clearly shown if caffeine is the…
Prolonged paracetamol use during pregnancy linked to increased ASD and ADHD risk in new meta-analysis
A study from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem sheds new light on the possible relationship between prolonged use of acetaminophen (paracetamol) during pregnancy and the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood.
Study Challenges Previous Findings that Antidepressants Affect Breastfeeding
New research does not support the previously observed negative impacts of antidepressant use on breastfeeding. In the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study, use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors in late pregnancy was not linked with an increased risk of women experiencing low milk supply.