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Women often opt to surgically remove their breasts, ovaries to reduce cancer risk

... PHILADELPHIA Many women at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer are ... the increase in risk-reduction surgery among women with breast cancer and evaluated the impact of ... age. Rate of increase was measured among 211 women with known unaffected BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation ...

Stem cell 'daughters' lead to breast cancer

... be responsible for breast cancers that develop in women carrying mutations in the gene BRCA1. BRCA1 gene mutations are found in 10-20 per cent of women with hereditary breast cancer. women with BRCA1 mutations often develop 'basal-like' ...

UTMB study identifies women at risk of gaining excessive weight with injectable birth control

... Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have identified women who are likely to gain weight while using depot ... shot. These findings dispel the myth that all women who use DMPA will gain weight and will help ... of Obstetrics and Gynecology , followed 240 women ages 16-33 who used DMPA for up to three years. ...

Knee injuries may start with strain on the brain, not the muscles

... tested the single leg landings of 13 men and 13 women after working the legs to fatigue. While both men and women suffer an epidemic of ACL injuries, women are two to eight times likelier to tear this ...

$2 million grant aids study of lung cancer in people who never smoked

... of those in men and 50 percent of those in women are not attributable to smoking, although the ... lower (10 percent of men and 20 percent of women for a total of 27,000 cases per year). "If you ... they found that such mutations are more common in women and among people of Asian ancestry. For the ...

Study explains potential failure of oral contraceptives with obese women

... "However, until more studies are done, women may wish to consult with their physicians about ... that contraceptive drug levels in both obese women and those of normal weight eventually were about ... drugs to achieve their maximum concentration in women of normal weight, an average of 10 days for obese ...

Avoiding hysterectomy: Major interventional radiology E-collection info available

... uterine fibroids. In fact, more than 200,000 women in the United States have hysterectomies for ... most common surgery among women. However, most women are candidates for uterine artery embolization ... noninvasive and has high success rates. women with fibroids and their health care providers ...

A 'heart healthy' diet and ongoing, moderate physical activity may protect against cognitive decline

... decrease lifetime exposure to ovarian hormones in women and has been found to play a protective role ... women. Study participants were 90 women aged 50-63 years, one to 10 years post natural ... the need for large-scale studies including both women and men." Alzheimer's Risk Gene May Reduce ...

New lab test offers better prediction of HIV microbicide safety

... why several supposedly "safe" microbicides made women more susceptible to HIV infection. The study ... safe and effective microbicide would help protect women in settings where male condoms are not used a ... AIDS is the leading cause of death and where women account for six out of ten of those living with ...

2 reproductive factors are important predictors of death from ovarian cancer

... and Prevention (CDC) found that survival among women with ovarian cancer is influenced by age of ... After a follow-up of about 17 years, 221 women died; findings showed that overall 15-year ... role in predicting death from ovarian cancer. women with the most lifetime ovulatory cycles had ...

Forsyth scientists suggest linkages between obesity and oral bacterial infection

... the salivary bacterial composition of overweight women differs from non-overweight women. This ... overweight women, samples were collected from 313 women with a body mass index between 27 and 32 ... addition, more than 98 percent of the overweight women could be identified by the presence of a single ...

Fruit and vegetable intake in pregnant women reduces risk of upper respiratory tract infection

... (BUSM) have observed in a study of pregnant women that consumption of at least seven servings per ... BUSM researchers studied more than 1,000 pregnant women and found those who ate the most fruits and ... those when assessing the five-month risk of URTI. women in the highest quartile of fruit and vegetable ...

Genetic factors implicated in survival gap for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer

... Hershman. Findings revealed that African-American women received similar dose intensity and cumulative ... treatment delay. In addition, African-American women had lower white blood counts, but no increase in ... status, stage, and treatment, African-American women still faced a lower rate of survival. "The ...

Two dietary oils, two sets of benefits for older women with diabetes

... can lower body fat in obese postmenopausal women with Type 2 diabetes. The two oils compared ... blood sugar and increased muscle tissue in the women participants. Conjugated linoleic acid ... of weight relative to height. All of the women in the study took one oil for 16 weeks, followed ...

Chemicals in common consumer products may play a role in pre-term births

... of Michigan School of Public Health found that women who deliver prematurely have, on average, up to ... the phthalate level in their urine compared to women who carry to term. Professors John Meeker, ... directed by Hu, which follows a cohort of Mexican women recruited during pre-natal visits at one of four ...

Laboring without the labor bed: It's a good thing

... addition, more than 65 percent of the labouring women in the ambient room, compared to 13 per cent in ... at the University of Toronto, PLACE included 62 women at two Toronto teaching hospitals. Hodnett ... room, with the intention of surrounding the women and their caregivers with specific types of ...

Women with endometriosis need special care during pregnancy to avoid risk of premature birth

... study to date of endometriosis in pregnant women has found that the condition is a major risk ... Sweden, said that his team had found that women with endometriosis also had a higher risk of ... women. They found 13 090 births among 8922 women diagnosed with endometriosis. Compared ...

Ovarian transplantation: New technique gives greatly improved results in this delicate operation

... Ultra-fast freezing of ovarian tissue from women who have lost their fertility as a result of ... in fresh and frozen ovarian tissue of 15 young women undergoing cancer treatment. They also followed ... equally successful results." Out of the eight women who received cortical transplants, six have had ...

New, less invasive genetic test greatly improves pregnancy rates in older women with poor prognosis

... seven ongoing pregnancies in a group of older women with a history of multiple failed IVF attempts. ... considering the extremely poor prognosis of the women involved." she said. "This represents a doubling of the usual pregnancy rate for women who fall into this category, which is otherwise, ...

Debate on admin. of magnesium sulfate to pregnant women to prevent cerebral palsy in pre-term infants

... early preterm infants. Many thousands of pregnant women and their fetuses are exposed to MgSO4 every year ... six randomized controlled trials involving 4796 women and 5357 infants. Writing in the article, Dr. ... magnesium sulfate should be considered for use in women at high risk of delivery before 34 weeks of ...

Who goes abroad for fertility treatment and why?

... varied between countries; overall 69.9% of all women were married and only 6.1% single. But 82% of Italian women were married, while 50% of French women were cohabiting (often in same sex couples), and ...

Complications early in pregnancy or in previous pregnancies adversely affect existing or subsequent pregnancies

... will help clinicians to predict more easily which women might need greater care and supervision during ... high risk patients. Improving care for pregnant women and their babies is of particular importance in ... are amongst the most common complications in women during their pregnancy and can be extremely ...

The science of hammering

... have measured hammering performance in men and women and found that men are more accurate than women when hammering under light deprivation, and, conversely, women are more accurate in the light, regardless of ...

3 to 6 months to lose weight gained in pregnancy is normal

... as the baby is born. "Often, the extra effort women have to make to look after a new baby and ... gain in pregnancy, and the message is clear: women who have become overweight or more overweight ... all overweight or prone to overweight already. women need to eat well enough for themselves and their ...

Pre-pregnancy depressed mood may heighten risk for premature birth

... and one that disproportionately affects black women have found that pre-pregnancy depressive mood ... pregnancy outcomes. Between 1990 and 1996, 555 women in the larger study gave birth. These women were the subjects in the depression-premature ...

Hypertension among lower-status employees lingers well into retirement

... 2005, Leigh and Du looked at 7,289 men and women over the age of 65. Their occupations during ... this anomaly could be reflective of the fact that women have historically held lower-status professional ... managers. Whatever the reason, the link between women in professional jobs and their risks of ...

Common chemotherapy drug triggers fatal allergic reactions

... the University of New Mexico. "The deaths of women with early-stage breast cancer are particularly ... has shown and as the black-box warning indicates, women suffer anaphylaxis despite receiving steroid ... include Cremophor." In addition to the two women with early-stage breast cancer who died after ...

Single women gaze longer

... published in the March issue of Human Nature , women both with and without sexual partners showed ... as masculinity and attractiveness. However, the women who did not have sexual partners spent more time ... in the US. For the study, 59 men and 56 women rated 510 photos of opposite-sex faces for ...

Women faring well in hiring process for science faculty jobs at research universities

... WASHINGTON -- Although women are still underrepresented in the applicant pool ... from the National Research Council. Similarly, women are underrepresented among those considered for ... The congressionally mandated report examines how women at research-intensive universities fare compared ...

Study suggests obese women should not gain weight

... In 1986, ACOG stated, "Regardless of how much women weigh before they become pregnant, gaining ... of Medicine (IOM) had recommended that overweight women should gain about 15 pounds during pregnancy. ... mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. Half of the women followed conventional prenatal nutritional ...

New guidelines to fight obesity in pregnancy issued

... for underweight, normal weight and overweight women were unchanged, the IOM added a new category for ... women, with a narrow range of weight gain. Those women should only gain between 11 and 20 pounds during ... realize that this is a sensitive subject for many women and that some health care professionals are ...

Report updates guidelines on how much weight women should gain during pregnancy

... evidence indicates that how much weight women gain during pregnancy and their starting weight ... new pregnancy weight gain guidelines for American women that aim to balance the benefits and risks ... diet and exercise counseling and programs to help women attain a normal BMI. The new guidelines ...

Identification of genetic variants affecting age at menopause could help improve fertility treatment

... slightly earlier menopause", said Ms Stolk, "and women who had one of them experienced menopause nearly ... others. We know that ten years before menopause women are much less fertile, and five years before many are infertile. In Western countries, where women tend to have children later in life and closer to ...

Low levels of vitamin D linked to common vaginal infection in pregnant women

... PITTSBURGH, May 22 Pregnant women with low levels of vitamin D may be more likely ... vitamin D, are three times more likely than white women to develop BV. "Bacterial vaginosis affects ... casual exposure to sunlight. African-American women also are less likely to meet dietary ...

Genetic testing for breast or ovarian cancer risk may be greatly underutilized

... more than a decade, a new study finds that few women with family histories of these cancers are even ... for ovarian cancer is less than 2 percent. But women with mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes may be ... times more likely to develop ovarian cancer than women with unaltered forms of the genes. Several ...

Babies born to native high-altitude mothers have decreased risk of low birth weight

... BETHESDA, Md. (May 18, 2009) Pregnant women who are indigenous to the Andes Mountains deliver ... oxygen to their fetuses at high altitude than do women of European descent. The study helps explain why ... altitude: the uterine artery of Andean women delivered more blood and oxygen to the fetus ...

Study finds genetic links to age of first menstrual period and menopause

... than 317,000 gene variants in a total of 17,438 women from the Nurses' Health Study (NHS) and the ... research continues today with more than 116,000 women enrolled in the study. The WGHS was announced ... among 28,000 initially healthy American women who had already been tracked for over a decade ...

Genes that influence start of menstruation identified for first time

... The study carried out an analysis of 17,510 women across eight different international population-based sources. This number included women of European descent who reported the age at which ... genetic variants influence the time at which women reach sexual maturation. Our findings also ...

Vitamin D insufficiency linked to bacterial vaginosis in pregnant women

... (BV) is the most common vaginal infection in US women of childbearing age, and is common in pregnant ... D status and BV in 209 white and 260 black women at The data indicate that 41% of all enrolled women had BV, and that 93% had 25(OH)D levels ...

IMPAKT -- Breast cancer conference highlights

... in breast cancer, a small proportion of women suffer severe side-effects. By identifying those women who are most likely to benefit from treatment, doctors may be able to ensure fewer women are unnecessarily exposed to that risk. The new ...
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