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Low-Dose Hormone Therapy Linked to Improved Sleep Quality in Recently Menopausal Women

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

It is estimated that about 40-60 percent women in early menopause or perimenopause have difficulty falling sleep and staying asleep due to changes occurring in the body during this time. Most of these women also experience night sweats and hot flashes, both make it difficult to achieve and stay in sleep. A recent study has […]

Sleep disorders Increase the Likelihood of Preterm Delivery

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The chances of having a preterm birth are greater when the expectant mother is diagnosed with sleep apnea, insomnia, or other sleep disorders while being pregnant, according to a new study. This is the first study to investigate how insomnia affects delivery. In this study the researchers, checked data of about three million women, out […]

Increased Cadmium Levels Linked to Greater Endometrial Cancer Risk

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Increased cadmium levels increase the risk of uterine cancer in women, according to a new study. Cadmium is a toxic metal which mimics estrogen. Uterine cancer, also called endometrial cancer, mostly affects women of postmenopausal age. The cancer starts in the lining of the uterus. It is more common of the two types of cancer […]

Breastfeeding Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Monday, July 31st, 2017

A new review of scientific studies suggests that breastfeeding is good not only for the baby but also for the mama. The researchers found sufficient evidence to link breastfeeding with lower risk of breast cancer in women. The report gives more than one possible explanation for this. Compared to women who don’t breastfeed, women who […]

Regular Moderate Exercise and Dieting Linked to Lower Risk of Diabetes and C-Section in Pregnancy

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Following a healthful diet and doing moderate exercise regularly during pregnancy augurs well for the health of not only the mother but also the child. A new study, involving more than 12,000 women, claims that expectant mothers who do moderate exercise on a regular basis and adhere to a healthy diet have lower chance to […]

RLS Common In Pregnancy and Linked With Poor Sleep & Daytime Sleepiness

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Poor sleep and persistent sleepiness during the day are common symptoms experienced by pregnant women. Health care providers often dismiss such complaints, attributing them to changes in physiology which occurs during the course of normal pregnancy. That may be so, but physiological changes alone are not responsible for these symptoms in many pregnant women; something […]

Arthritis Drug has Minimal to Zero Placental Transfer

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

There’s some good news for pregnant women who have inflammatory disease. Latest research has found that certolizumab pegol doesn’t cross placenta. Majority of anti-TNF agents are known to have substantial placental transfer. That’s why their use is usually prohibited during pregnancy. However, in the latest study, the researchers noticed that certolizumab pegol showed zero to […]

Vegetable Protein Intake Linked to Lower Risk of Early Menopause

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Eating enough protein alone is not enough; its source matter too, at least as early menopause risk is concerned. According to a new study, women who consume 3-4 portions of vegetable protein daily are less likely to have an early menopause than women who eat primarily animal protein. Foods that are good source of vegetable […]

Breastfeeding Reduces Stroke, Heart Disease Risk in Women

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Breastfeeding is good for not only the child. According to a recent study, mothers who breastfeed are less likely to develop heart disease or suffer a stroke. And this is not all. Every additional six months of breastfeeding further reduces the risk of developing stroke and heart disease in mothers. Heart disease causes more number […]

Low-dose Aspirin Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

A latest study links low-dose aspirin use 3 or more times a week to 20 percent lower risk of breast cancer. Breast cancer is ranked at the second place, after skin cancer, in the list of most common types of cancer affecting women in America. It is estimated that in 2017, over 252,000 women will be […]

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