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Mother Donates Eggs So Daughter can Give Birth

... Lin Tan, professor and chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at McGill University, Montreal, and medical director of its reproductive center. Tan, who treated Boivin, said McGill University Health Center's ethics committee gave its authorization for the extraction of her eggs, which will be kept frozen for y...

Preterm Labor Drug Causes More Side Effects

...n. Lyell, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the medical school, and Yasser El-Sayed, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the medical school, are the lead and senior authors respectively of the research, which will be p...

Doctors Warned Against Encouraging Elective Caesareans

...shed in an international journal of obstetrics and gynecology -BJOG, has linked C-sections to a very strong risk of future pregnancy complications, arising from problems concerned with the placenta. Based on a million pregnancies recorded by the US National Center for Health Statistics from 1995 to 2000, the...

New Research Promises To Take The Pain Off Breast Feeding

...ons." Pat O'Brien, consultant in obstetrics and gynecology at University College London and spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, says it would be useful for women to know they can try different positions. "From a health point of view, there's no reason they couldn't try breastfeed...

Green Tea may Protect the Bladder from Becoming Inflamed

...hael B. Chancellor, M.D., professor of urology and gynecology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. "Although further studies are needed, these results indicate herbal supplements from green tea could be a treatment option for various bladder conditions that are caused by injury or inflammation....

Gene Discovery Lays Groundwork for Targeted Therapies for Endometrial Cancer

... professor of surgery, genetics and obstetrics and gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine, are planning additional studies to investigate whether two drugs currently in Phase I trials for other cancers inhibit endometrial cell growth in the laboratory. Future studies include testing these drugs ...

Fertility Test at Home Possible With a New Kit

...B. Isaacson, an associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School who is on the board of medical advisers at Genosis, the firm behind the test. Results could be out in just 80 minutes. The female fertility test is a urine stick, much like a home pregnancy test, ...

New Research Promises To Take The Pain Off Breast Feeding

...ons." Pat O'Brien, consultant in obstetrics and gynecology at University College London and spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, says it would be useful for women to know they can try different positions. "From a health point of view, there's no reason they couldn't try breastfeed...

Doctors Warned Against Encouraging Elective Caesareans

...shed in an international journal of obstetrics and gynecology -BJOG, has linked C-sections to a very strong risk of future pregnancy complications, arising from problems concerned with the placenta. Based on a million pregnancies recorded by the US National Center for Health Statistics from 1995 to 2000, the...

Denim Lovers Beware, Fertility Could Be in Danger, Says a New Study

...n. But Sondheimer, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, said there was little for men to worry about. "We've known for a long time that anything that warms the testicles lowers the sperm count, but whether this translates into infertility is not clear," he...

Hope for Ending the Pain, Infertility of Endometriosis?

... M.D., M.A., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School, who is exploring new treatment options for women with endometriosis. “The quality of life in patients with endometriosis is severely compromised. We see a lot of patients whose jobs have been jeopardize...

Exercise Alleviates Menopausal Symptoms

...t Dr. Lila Nachtigall, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at New York University School of Medicine does not seem to concur with this report. Though she agrees that exercise has beneficial effects on heart, lungs, arteries and weight she does not agree that it may bring down hot flashes. Sleep disturbance a...

Retiring Government Doctors to Be Reappointed to Overcome Paucity of Specialists

...rs in four disciplines, general medicine, surgery, gynecology and anesthesiology, would be reappointed on a cons... in general medicine, 78 doctors in surgery, 43 in gynecology and 46 in anesthesia in the state. She also announced all specialist doctors in primary health ce...

Vitamin D Deficiency Widespread During Pregnancy

...chair of research in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. "But differences were smaller between seasons for African-American mothers and babies, whose vitamin D deficiency remained more constant." Since vitamin D is made by the ...

African-American Mothers More Likely to Deliver Prematurely

... and professor of pediatrics and of obstetrics and gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine. 'We found that African-American women experience preterm birth not only at increased rates as compared with Caucasian women but also at earlier gestations and with increased repetition for a woman who h...

Condition That Causes Irregular Periods Can Lead to Fertility Problems

... M.D., M.A., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School. “If women are having irregular cycles, they should have their physician examine them either at their annual exam or sooner,” says Lebovic, also the co-director of the U-M Health System Endometriosis Cen...

Heavy Periods Have Other Remedies, Not Necessarily Hysterectomy

...hair of the NICE guideline group and consultant in gynecology in Glasgow said, ‘It affects well over a million women each year and means that some women can't get out of the house one or two days a month. It does cause a lot of misery. Women need to know what is on offer so they can make an informed choice that...

An End to Periods?

...r normal menses,” says Susan Ernst, M.D., chief of gynecology services for the University Health Service at the University of Michigan and clinical instructor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the U-M Health System. Now, many gynecologists believe that the week without contraception – during w...

A Basic Symptom Index For Early Detection Of Ovarian Cancer

...en high-risk groups. Consequently, no professional gynecology association or public health agency recommends routine screening. The lack of a recognized index of early clinical signs and symptoms,delays diagnosis until disease has advanced. These factors combine to make ovarian cancer one of the deadliest malig...

Pregnant Women With Placental Infection Have Doubled Risk of Recurrence

...nessa Laibl, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UT Southwestern and lead author of the study. “We also believe that certain women could be colonized with bacteria that are more virulent and more likely to cause infection.” The report, appearing in the December issue of Obstetrics and Gynecolo...

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