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Obesity raises IVF miscarriage risk

Obese women are far more likely to miscarrry after IVF treatment- but losing even a few kilos could make a huge difference, say doctors. ..They are urging overweight women to change their diets, and take excercise, prior to embarking on fertilty treatments. ..Obese women have long been known to have problems conceiving naturally, and studies have shown that their overall success rates for IVF do...

Strong pain killers likely to cause miscarriage

An English expert says that certain over-the-counter pain killers should carry warnings that they can increase the risk of miscarriage. ....The comments follow a study by Danish reseacher Gunnar Lauge Nielsen and colleagues published in this week's British Medical Journal which studied the effect on women of taking strong non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like indomethacin (ibuprofen). ....Re...

Miscarriage linked to late embryos

The later a fertilised egg implants in a woman's uterus, the more likely she is to have a miscarriage, new research has found.The report in the latest New England Journal of Medicine details the most precise information the timing of implantation - the true start of pregnancy - influences its success or failure. ....Fertilised eggs can attach themselves to the lining of the womb anywhere from six...

Hormone Deficiency Results In Miscarriage

A deficiency in a protective hormone may be behind some early miscarriages, preliminary research suggests. The hormone, called corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), is normally released by the mother and the embryo soon after it implants itself in the womb. Without it, the embryo may be left vulnerable to attack from the mother's immune system.// ....CRH triggers the production of a protein call...

Vaginosis increases risk of miscarriage

Pregnant women who contract a common bacterial infection of the vagina are more likely to miscarry in the early stages of pregnancy, researchers have found.// Bacterial vaginosis, a form of inflammation of the vagina, is the most common cause of abnormal discharge among women of childbearing age. It affects 24% of pregnant women. ....The researchers studied 850 women undergoing in vitro fertilisa...

New Findings for Repeated Miscarriages

New research shows the immune system may play a key role in women who have had repeated miscarriages. About 50 percent to 70 percent of all conceptions // fail, and around 1 percent to 3 percent of couples experience recurrent pregnancy loss. While many of the cases are due to fetal abnormalities, others are due to the maternal response to the fetus. New research links the reproductive hormone se...

Frequent use of antibiotics raises the risk of carrying resistant infections

Antibiotic prescription given within two months of previous prescription of antibiotics increases //the chance of carrying medication resistant bacteria by almost double than in people who were given antibiotics after almost a year. ....It was always suggested that high levels of taking antibiotics are harmful to health as they may encourage the risk of having superbugs. This is the first study t...

Miscarriage during pregnancy and heart disease linked

A recent study published in the February issue of the British Medical Journal has reported that women who had had a miscarriage were more at risk of heart disease later in life than those who had not. 129,290 women, who delivered their first live infant in Scotland during the years 1981-85, were identified as eligible for the study. Nearly 12,000 had suffered a miscarriage or repeated miscarriage...

Painkillers may raise miscarriage risk

Pregnant women who take certain types of painkillers, including aspirin, are up to 80 percent more likely to miscarry, scientists said on Friday. But Paracetomol is not a risk, regardless of how often it is used during pregnancy, they added. ..Researchers in California interviewed more than 1,000 women shortly after they became pregnant and asked them about their reproductive history and their us...

Painkillers Increase Risk of Miscarriage

California researchers report taking painkillers during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which include// aspirin and ibuprofen, are some of the most widely used drugs and are often used by pregnant women. ....Doctors interviewed 1,055 pregnant women immediately after confirmation of their pregnancy. The participants were asked questions about the...

Some pets found to be SARS carriers

The origin of the virus that killed 774 people remains unknown. Scientists believe people may have gotten the virus from animals that were infected by another source.// .."You might want to quarantine the pets as well as the people," suggested Dr. Robert Shope, an expert on emerging diseases at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. "If it's been shown that the virus can transmit f...

Low Protein Levels A Possible Indicator For A Miscarriage

A new study shows low levels of a protein involved in the immune system could be a potential indicator for a miscarriage.// ..Approximately 10 percent to 15 percent of pregnancies end in a miscarriage. Currently there are no treatments to prevent a miscarriage and no markers to identify women at high risk for one. ..Macrophage inhibitory cytokine 1 (MIC1) plays an important part in the immune s...

Alzheimer Gene Carriers Found To Have Memory Problems

According to findings from a recent study researchers say, healthy older people with the gene type that increases Alzheimer's risk // may have major problems with prospective memory, or remembering what to do in the future . ..A group of 32 dementia-free adults between ages 60 and 87 who took part in a previous study that examined people with and without the "Alzheimer's gene” were studied. Resul...

Carrots Found To Reduce Cancer Risk

Latest research reveals that a compound in carrots may reduce the risk of developing cancer. Researchers say they have found // that falcarinol, a natural pesticide found in carrots, is the specific component that reduces the risk of developing cancer. ..Falcarinol protects carrots from fungal diseases, such as licorice rot, which causes black spots on the roots during storage. Researchers suspec...

Oral Sex may carry AIDS related Cancer Virus

According to researchers in California, the cancerous skin lesions known as Kaposi's sarcoma are densely related to HIV/AIDS, but the virus that causes Kaposi's was widespread among US gay men before the HIV epidemic ever started. Their study also exposed that far into the HIV when more men were implementing safe anal sex but largely not protecting themselves during oral sex--the Kaposi's-linked...

Naturally Occurring Hormone Can Lead To Miscarriage

Thyroid hormone plays a major role in the development of a fetus. According to a recent study , abnormal levels of the natural hormone can be toxic to a developing fetus. In some cases, a woman can have high levels of thyroid // hormone and still be normal because of thyroid resistance. Yet, these affected women may carry fetuses that have been exposed to high thyroid hormone levels. ..Researcher...

Medical Management Now Available For Miscarriage

Until recently, if a woman had a miscarriage early in her pregnancy, a surgery was often necessary to remove any remaining fetal tissue. A new drug misoprostol may now be an option after pregnancy loss... ..Miscarriage occurs in at least 10 percent // of pregnancies, often between seven and 12 weeks of gestation. Symptoms include abdominal or back pain, cramping and vaginal bleeding... ..A surgic...

Drugs As Alternative To Surgery After Miscarriage

In a research report, by researchers from National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health, findings suggest that a drug used for reducing the risk of stomach ulcers in people may // also be used as an alternative to conducting surgery after a miscarriage... ..The study appears in the August edition of New England Journal of Medicine. .. ..The drug, mi...

DNA Identity Mix-Up In Bone Marrow Donors, And Miscarriages Of Justice Involved

In what may sound as a typical open-and-shut case, a clear DNA match was made between semen from a serious sexual assault// and a blood sample from a known criminal. However, the criminal in question was in jail when the assault took place. Forensic scientists had already matched the crime sample to the DNA profile of another person who was their prime suspect. It was only after careful detective...

Fruit Bats Act As Carriers of Ebola Virus

The Gabon's Centre International de Recherches Médicales de Franceville has identified three types of fruit bats as the possible source of infection by the deadly Ebola virus // . The Epomops franqueti, Hypsignathus monstrosus, and Myonycteris torquata bats are eaten in Central Africa by local Congolese and Gabonese. ....This contributes towards the view that the infection is contracted through...

Financial Allowances Being Offered To Poor Vietnamese HIV Carriers

The Vietnamese Government which intends to stabilize the rates of HIV by the year 2020 has proposed to offer allowances worth atleast 4.1 US dollars to HIV infected individuals on a monthly basis//. It has also been planned to reduce the rate of HIV infection to below 0.3 percent by 2010. The current projected population of Vietnam approximates to nearly 82 million. ....Under a recent government...

Coffee Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer in BRCA1 Mutation Carriers

An article appearing in the January 2006 issue of the International Journal of Cancer says that women with a BRCA1 gene mutation, which puts // them at high risk for breast cancer, could actually benefit by drinking large amounts of coffee. ..Dr. Steven A. Narod, of the University of Toronto, Ontario, and colleagues monitored the relationship of coffee consumption and the risk of breast cancer...

Early Miscarriage Common In Women Under Stress

Women under stress are thrice as likely to miscarry during the first three weeks of pregnancy as revealed by elevated urinary cortisol levels. // The study is the first of it’s kind to have established a link between increase in cortisol levels to pregnancy loss at an early stage. ......Cortisol is a hormone that is released in response to stress. Urinary levels of this hormone serve as a reliab...

Preventive Mastectomy Does Not Carry Emotional Baggage For Most Women

A new study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology says that most women, who opt for a preventive mastectomy to prevent// the cancer from spreading to the normal breast, do not regret their decision. The study surveyed 519 women who had opted to have their second breast removed after they were diagnosed with breast cancer in a single breast. ..Researchers of Wake Fores...

Smuggling could also be a carrier to bird flu spread.

Raids at lots of places have revealed smuggled bird and poultry parts or in whole.// ..In a Chinese grocery store off a piazza, the agents found bags of duck feet. Also a similar raid at a Milan warehouse a few months ago yielded three million packages of chicken meat smuggled from China. ..According to experts there is increasing evidence that a thriving international trade in smuggled poultry...

Immune-Boosting Therapies Of No Use In Preventing Miscarriage

A new review of recent studies has found that immune-boosting therapies do not reduce the risk of miscarriage in pregnant women. //The cause for miscarriage is not yet clear, but reserachers believe it happens due to attack by foreign cells on the fetus. ..To prevent this from happening, doctors usually try to increase the immunity of pregnant women. T. Flint Porter, M.D., of the LDS Hospital in...

Well-Planned Surgeries Also Carry Health Risks

Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia say that even if the surgery has gone according to plan, there might still be an increased risk of cardiovascular disease// and possibly cancer for several weeks post-operatively. ....“The first insight we take away from this is that when bad things happen down the road, months, maybe even years later, that we cannot, as we have in the past, just att...

A Carrier Protein Associates With Human Insulin Resistance

A study reports that low blood protein levels are found to be associated with reduced insulin resistance and thus risk of diabetes// , metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease decreased. ..A protein in blood called retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4), when reduced by the effect of modified diet and good exercise programs proved to drop the risk factors of diabetes – finding reports. ..Dr. Bar...

Possible Link between Miscarriages and Male Babies

According to a study conducted by Dr Henrietta Svarre Nielsen at the University Hospital, Copenhagen it was found that there was an increase in the risk //of miscarriages after a woman gave birth to a baby boy. This study was conducted when doctors at a fertility clinic in Denmark saw a sudden increase in the number of women suffering from miscarriages especially among women whose first born chil...

Genital Herpes - No Symptoms But A Potent Carrier

Genital herpes - A sexually transmitted virus that leads to blisters on or near the genitals or rectum that opens into painful sores taking a long period to heal.// As time passes outbreaks may be less severe and for short period. ....According to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, genital herpes is an infected virus that may not show symptoms and even cause serious infection in ba...

Cigarette Packets to Carry Skull-and-bones Sign

Cigarettes and other tobacco products will carry a sign of a skull and crossed bones as well detailed warnings on their packets from Feb 1, 2007, the health ministry// said Tuesday. ....Every package of cigarette or any other tobacco product must bear a skull-and-bones sign, a health warning saying "Tobacco Kills" or "Smoking Kills", a pictorial representation of ill effects of tobacco use and a...

New Carrier Developed To Deliver Drugs to Gliomas

A new vehicle for delivering radioactive iodine dose to cure deadly brain tumors such as gliomas is under investigation.// ..Synthetic scorpion venom is used as carriers for radioactive iodine. The first phase of the clinical trials is successfully complete and was conducted by under Adam N. Mamelak, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute. Abo...

Allen Carr An Anti Smoking Campaigner Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

Allen Carr, an outspoken adversary of smoking and a former 100-cigarette-a-day user, from Britain has been diagnosed with lung cancer at the age of 73.// ....Allen Carr has written a number of extremely successful self-help books to encourage smokers to give up the unhealthy habit, had earlier today confirmed his illness. ....Her announced, “Since I stopped smoking more than 23 years ago I have...

Risk of Miscarriage Rises with Father’s Ag

The risk of a pregnancy ending in a miscarriage, for a couple, appears to rise along with the father's age, irrespective of the age of the mother// according to a recent report by researchers in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology. ..They conducted their study on nearly 14,000 women in Jerusalem who were pregnant between 1964 and 1976, about 1500 of whom suffered a miscarriage. They were compa...

SEMEN – More than just a sperm carrie

Semen may have more functions in reproduction than merely being a carrier of sperms. A researcher from America reports that the semen from fertile men contains a multitude of hormones//. Some of them like, FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) initiates ovulation. Some other hormones are reported to have a role in the maintenance of pregnancy. ....The researcher, Rebecca Burch, thinks human males ha...

Anlene brand of milk products will carry warnings about blood-clotting risks

There has been a storm brewing over a particular brand of milk, Anlene, which could cause potential harm to people who are on the warfarin drug. Fonterra, the company// that is manufacturing the brand of milk and yogurt, has said that they were well aware of the impending risks of the milk on consumers taking the blood-thinning drug. Yet Fonterra decided not to disclose the warning on the product...

Apollo Group Permitted to Carry out Surgeries in its Oman Centre

India's Apollo group of hospitals has got the Oman government's permission to carry out surgeries and admit patients for providing quality healthcare services// at the group's new centre in the Omani capital Muscat. ...."The Ministry of Health (MoH) has given us the green signal to start our operation theatres, Intensive Care Units (ICUs), labour room and in-patient rooms," a report in the Times...

Babies at Hospital found to Carry Super bug MRSA

Four babies being treated at the Royal Blackburn Hospital were found to have traces of the superbug MRSA on their skin, during routine tests.// ....Since then the children have been put in isolation. At the time the babies were being treated in the neonatal intensive care unit. Health officials have said that none of these children became ill as a result of the MRSA. ....Admissions to the Neona...

Botox Minimizes Facial Scarring

A small study revealed that botox injections can help in healing of facial wounds without much scarring.// ..Dr. David Sherris, professor and chair of the department of otolaryngology at the University at Buffalo, conducted this study with his team. He said ” This is the first medication found to minimize scarring." This study is published in the August issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. ..The s...

HIV Carriers Join Hands to Fight for their Rights

Terminally ill AIDS patients and HIV carriers in this hilly district, long treated as outcasts, have teamed up to fight the odds and the disease.// ....Their organisation - Himachal Pradesh Voluntary HIV Positive Network - has 14 women, five children and a man as members. It aims to coordinate with other HIV carriers in the state, form a state-level body and fight for their rights. ....A nine-d...
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