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Saving lives faster: Monash University develops world-first laser incubator for blood
Researchers from BioPRIA, based at Australia's Monash University, together with industry partner Haemokinesis, have developed the world's first blood incubator using laser technology. (2019-09-20)
LGBT+ women face barriers to healthcare
New study suggests diversity messaging is not filtering down to frontline staff. (2019-09-19)
When natural disasters strike, men and women respond differently
Women tend to take cover or prepare to evacuate sooner, but often have trouble convincing the men in their life to do so, suggests a new study exploring how gender influences disaster response. (2019-09-19)
Autoantibodies in pregnancy: A cause of behavioral disorders in the child?
Dysfunctions in the maternal immune system that occur during pregnancy could possibly lead to impaired brain development in the unborn child. (2019-09-18)
Early maternal anemia tied to intellectual disability, ADHD and autism
The timing of anemia -- a common condition in late pregnancy -- can make a big difference for the developing fetus, according to research at Karolinska Institutet published in JAMA Psychiatry. (2019-09-18)
Large meta-analysis links IVF to higher gestational diabetes risk
Women who give birth to singleton babies following assisted reproductive technologies including vitro fertilisation (IVF) are at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes than those who conceive naturally, according to a meta-analysis involving over almost 2 million singleton pregnancies. (2019-09-18)
Does adding therapy before, after surgery for urinary incontinence help?
Adding behavioral and physical therapy before and after surgery for women with stress and urgency urinary incontinence resulted in a small improvement in symptoms compared to women who just had surgery but that difference in symptoms may not be clinically important. (2019-09-17)
Overgrowth of baby in the womb may begin weeks before women are tested for maternal diabetes
The excessive growth of a baby in the womb, a common complication of gestational diabetes, begins weeks before women are tested for the disease, according to new research being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-16)
Only a third of women take up all offered cancer screenings, new research finds
In a paper published today in the Journal of Medical Screening, researchers from King's College London and Queen Mary University of London have found that despite free cancer screening programs, only 35% take part in all offered programs. (2019-09-16)
Childhood behavior linked to taking paracetamol in pregnancy
A new study by the University of Bristol adds to evidence that links potential adverse effects of taking paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen) during pregnancy. (2019-09-15)
Study finds certain drugs used to treat eye diseases excreted into human breast milk
Ranibizumab and aflibercept are medications used to treat several retinal diseases. (2019-09-13)
Developing therapeutic strategies for pregnant women with lupus
A highly gender-biased disease, lupus afflicts females some nine times more than males. (2019-09-13)
Cells that make bone marrow also travel to the womb to help pregnancy
Bone marrow-derived cells play a role in changes to the mouse uterus before and during pregnancy, enabling implantation of the embryo and reducing pregnancy loss, according to research published Sept. (2019-09-12)
Bone marrow may be the missing piece of the fertility puzzle
A woman's bone marrow may determine her ability to start and sustain a pregnancy, report Yale researchers in PLOS Biology. (2019-09-12)
Why young females with obesity are at early risk for cardiovascular disease
In the face of obesity, the sex hormone progesterone that helps females get and stay pregnant appears to also put them at increased, early risk for cardiovascular disease, investigators report. (2019-09-11)
Number of pregnant women with high blood pressure spiked over last four decades
The number of women with high blood pressure when they become pregnant or who have it diagnosed during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy has spiked in the United States since 1979. (2019-09-09)
High blood pressure among older pregnant women has increased by more than 75% since 1970
The rate of chronic hypertension among pregnant women age 35 and over in the United States has increased by more than 75% since 1970, with black women suffering from persistent high blood pressure at more than twice the rate of white women, according to a Rutgers University study. (2019-09-09)
Resilience protects pregnant women against negative effects of stress
Researchers from the University of Granada have, for the first time, analysed the protective role of resilience in pregnancy, by studying the levels of cortisol present in the expectant mother's hair, along with her psychological state. (2019-09-06)
Do unmarried women face shortages of partners in the US marriage market?
One explanation for declines in marriage is a shortage of economically-attractive men for unmarried women to marry. (2019-09-05)
Best strategy for managing hypertension and preeclampsia at end of pregnancy
In 2009, the Hypertension and Preeclampsia Intervention Trial At near Term-I (HYPITAT- I) trial showed that inducing labor in women with gestational hypertension or preeclampsia at the end of pregnancy reduces the number of high risk situations for the mother, without compromising the health of newborns. (2019-09-05)
PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer
Women who experienced six or more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in life had a twofold greater risk of developing ovarian cancer compared with women who never had any PTSD symptoms, according to a new study from researchers at Harvard T.H. (2019-09-05)
Research shows OB-GYNs hesitate to talk about fertility
A new study in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine shows many OB-GYNs are uncomfortable counseling their patients on fertility at a time when more women are delaying pregnancy and needing their doctors to be more vigilant about this education. (2019-09-05)
Study finds women at greater risk of depression, anxiety after hysterectomy
Hysterectomy is associated with an increased risk of long-term mental health issues, especially depression and anxiety, according to a cohort study by Mayo Clinic researchers involving nearly 2,100 women. (2019-09-04)
Medical marijuana laws impact use among sexual minorities differently than heterosexuals
Bisexual women had higher rates of past-year and daily marijuana use compared to heterosexual women, and gay/lesbian women were also more likely to report daily marijuana use and past year medical marijuana use than heterosexual women. (2019-09-04)
Study: no link between 'extreme' personal grooming, STDs
Women who choose to shave or wax their pubic hair might not be raising their risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) after all, according to a new study that found no connection between 'extreme' grooming and chlamydia or gonorrhea. (2019-09-04)
In Health Affairs: Moving deliveries to hospitals in low- and middle-income countries
In many low- and middle-income countries, maternal and neonatal mortality remains high. (2019-09-03)
Cometh the hourglass
Waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is a strong predictor of women's physical attractiveness. (2019-09-02)
Coalition issues international consensus on testosterone treatment for women
The Endocrine Society and 10 other internationally esteemed medical societies have today issued the first Global Position Statement on the use of testosterone in the treatment of women. (2019-09-01)
Guidelines on management of fast heartbeat published today
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on supraventricular tachycardia are published online today in European Heart Journal, and on the ESC website. (2019-08-31)
Exercise in pregnancy improves health of obese mothers by restoring their tissues, mouse study finds
Exercise immediately prior to and during pregnancy restores key tissues in the body, making them better able to manage blood sugar levels and lowering the risk of long term health problems, suggests new research carried out in mice. (2019-08-29)
Suggested move to plant-based diets risks worsening brain health nutrient deficiency
The momentum behind a move to plant-based and vegan diets for the good of the planet is commendable, but risks worsening an already low intake of an essential nutrient involved in brain health, warns a nutritionist in the online journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health. (2019-08-29)
Planned delivery reduces impact of potentially fatal pregnancy complication, trial finds
In research published today in the Lancet and funded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), researchers from King's College London have found that early, planned delivery for women with pre-term pre-eclampsia reduces complications and severe hypertension, as well as costs, compared to the current method of care. (2019-08-28)
Narrowing risk of preeclampsia to a specific phenotype
In a recent paper in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, MUSC researchers look at preeclampsia when it coincides with type 1 diabetes. (2019-08-28)
Teen birth control use linked to depression risk in adulthood
Women who used oral contraceptives during adolescence are more likely to develop depression as adults, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia. (2019-08-28)
What we don't know about prenatal opioid exposure
'Will the baby be OK?' In cases of prenatal opioid exposure, the answer is unclear. (2019-08-28)
Waist size, not body mass index, may be more predictive of coronary artery disease
For years, women have been told that weight gain could lead to heart disease. (2019-08-28)
High fat diet during pregnancy slows learning in offspring, rat study suggests
In a bid to further explore how a mother-to-be's diet might affect her offspring's brain health, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have found that pregnant and nursing rats fed high fat diets have offspring that grow up to be slower than expected learners and that have persistently abnormal levels of the components needed for healthy brain development and metabolism. (2019-08-27)
Individualized approach to identify 'fertile windows' could benefit many women
Menstrual cycles are considerably varied with only 13% of women having cycles that last 28 days, according to a new study led by UCL and Natural Cycles, a contraceptive app. (2019-08-26)
Hiring committees that don't believe in gender bias promote fewer women
Is gender bias in hiring really a thing? Opinions vary, but a new study by a UBC psychologist and researchers in France reveals that hiring committees who denied it's a problem were less likely to promote women. (2019-08-26)
Even scientists have gender stereotypes ... which can hamper the career of women researchers
However convinced we may be that science is not just for men, the concept of science remains much more strongly associated with masculinity than with femininity in people's minds. (2019-08-26)
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