Category Archives: Women’s Health

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IVF has risks

In Vitro Fertilization Should Have One-Embryo Limit, Health Experts Say Natalie Wolchover, Life’s Little Mysteries Staff Writer Date: 15 April 2011 Time: 12:47 PM ET In vitro fertilization often leads to twins born prematurely. Babies conceived through in vitro fertilization … Continue reading

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Hope for fetal alcohol syndrome

Vitamin A could curb fetal-alcohol effects: Israeli research By Mary Agnes Welch, Winnipeg Free Press , March 1, 2011 New research by an Israeli scientist suggests vitamin A could act almost like an antidote to the effects of alcohol on … Continue reading

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Bone drugs may reduce cancer risk

Common Bone Drugs May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk Released: 2/15/2011 11:45 AM EST Source: American Technion Society Newswise — An international team of researchers has found that the use of bisphosphonates – drugs already taken by millions of healthy women … Continue reading

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Beware of antioxidants

Weizmann Institute Scientists Discover: Antioxidants Cause Fertility Problems in Females Press Release, January 18, 2010 Antioxidants are sold over the counter everywhere. They’re added to food, drink and face cream. But according to Prof. Nava Dekel of the Biological Regulation … Continue reading

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Breast cancer awareness

Breast cancer: How to fight off a killer October is breast cancer awareness month and Cherrill Hicks sifts through the science to find ways to reduce your risk of the disease. By Cherrill Hicks Published: 7:00AM BST 27 Sep 2010 … Continue reading

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Drugs linked to esophageal cancer

Health 2 September 2010 Last updated at 23:03 GMT Link between bone drugs and oesophageal cancer The drugs work by strengthening the bones Long-term use of bone-strengthening drugs – used to treat fractures – may boost the risk of oesophageal … Continue reading

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Test for Type 2 Diabetes

Common Glucose Test for Gestational Diabetes Predicts Type 2 Diabetes A common test to diagnose gestational diabetes — a temporary condition which can harm both mother and child if left untreated — also has predictive power for Type 2 adult-onset … Continue reading

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Women under stress

  MSNBC.com Superwoman syndrome fuels pill-popping Overwhelmed overachievers turn to prescription drugs for an edge By Karen Asp msnbc.com contributor Wed., Feb. 24, 2010 Popping a couple of pain pills helped Laurie J. Besden study night after night. They helped her … Continue reading

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