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IEEE Fellow first woman to receive highest award in engineering profession

WASHINGTON (16 May 2008) -- Dr. Kristina M. Johnson, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Johns Hopkins University, recently received the John Fritz Medal from the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES). She is the first woman so honored. Johnson was one of se...

US woman gives birth to baby from world's first frozen donor egg bank

(Lexington, Kentucky, USA, 1/2/06) Wendy and Jared Kennedy are thrilled with their New Year baby girl, Avery Lee, born December 31, 2005, at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. They are the first couple to deliver a baby from the first commercial donor egg ba...

Artifical cornea lets woman blind 20 years see

A severe allergic reaction to a medication robbed Elma Phifer of her vision two decades ago when she was 39. The reaction scarred her corneas and reduced the ability of her eyes to soothe their damaged surfaces by remaining moist. She came to rely upon family and friends to help her do many of th...

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

...sk of breast cancer, and mastectomy is currently the most effective prevention method available. The findings confirm the expectations that when a woman has a biopsy, even if benign, most are more likely to opt for risk-reduction surgery. "Screening should be conducted at a place with expertise in ...

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

...er BMI under 30 is more predictive. "The amount of DMPA administered to a woman does not change based on weight, as occurs with some medications," Berenson said. "The drug may be more concentrated in the tissue of a woman with a BMI under 30 and may contribute to excessive weight gain, but more r...

Study explains potential failure of oral contraceptives with obese women

...0 days for obese women, and even longer than that for some individuals. One woman in the study took more than 20 days to reach a "steady state" drug concentr...present, Cherala said, there is no readily available test that would tell a woman how long it would take for her to reach an effective concentration level of...

2 reproductive factors are important predictors of death from ovarian cancer

...cles had poorer survival compared with those who had fewer lifetime ovulatory cycles. Robbins explained that the number of lifetime ovulatory cycles a woman has is affected by her use of oral contraceptives, pregnancy and breastfeeding, all of which temporarily cause ovulation to cease and reduces the tota...

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

...ecific types of auditory, visual and tactile stimuli. "The removal of the standard hospital bed sent a message that this was not the only place a woman could labour," says Hodnett. A portable, double-sized mattress with several large, comfortable cushions was set up in the corner of the ambient room....

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

...nual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology heard today (Wednesday July 1). Dr. Henrik Falconer, of the Department of woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, said that his team had found that women with endometriosis also had a higher risk of other ...

Ovarian transplantation: First baby is born after a new technique

...ms of ovarian transplantation: the low response to stimulation caused by insufficient vascularisation of the transplanted tissue. "In order for a woman to become pregnant, the ovaries need to be responsive to the action of hormones that cause them to release eggs each month," he explained. "If the blo...

New guidelines to fight obesity in pregnancy issued

...e issued new guidelines for the amount of weight a woman should gain during pregnancy. While the guidelines...it can cause during pregnancy and delivery for the woman and her baby," said Alan Fleischman, MD, medical d...weight is a risk factor that can be modified. If a woman starts pregnancy at a healthy weight, it can lower...

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

... BMI is based on a person's weight and height; for example, a 5-foot-6-inch woman weighing between 115 and 154 pounds has a normal BMI. Individuals can dete...health risks for mothers and children, though this does not mean that every woman who exceeds or falls short of the guidelines or that the babies born to the...

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

...s, where women tend to have children later in life and closer to menopause, age at menopause can be an important factor in whether or not a particular woman is able to become a mother." In addition to its effect on fertility, earlier menopause has other deleterious effects on women such as an increased ...

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

...history of breast and ovarian cancer on both sides of the family communicate that information with their physicians and update it as necessary. Any woman concerned about her family history should not hesitate to raise the topic of testing with her physician," adds Levy, who is an assistant professor of ...

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

... percent of indigenous Andean ancestry and the uterine artery blood flow, uterine oxygen delivery, and birth weight. In other words, the more Andean a woman was, the greater the uterine artery blood flow, the more nutrients delivered to the infant and the greater the birth weight. This research may one ...

Vitamin D insufficiency linked to bacterial vaginosis in pregnant women

...and replaced by an overgrowth of certain bacteria. Because having BV puts a woman at increased risk for a variety of complications, such as preterm delivery,.... To assess whether poor vitamin D status may play a role in predisposing a woman to BV, Bodnar and coworkers at the University of Pittsburgh and the Magee-W...

Late motherhood boosts family lifespan

...ven year after age 50. In other words, imagine woman A had her last baby at age 35, woman B had her last baby at 42 and woman C had her last baby at 46. Then at age 52 or any ...

Poor treatment for common vertebral compression fractures

...e most common fractures occur in the vertebrae, hip and wrist. Osteoporosis is more than twice as common in women than it is in men, and a middle-aged woman has a 50% risk of suffering a fracture caused by osteoporosis in her remaining years. ...

ABBTECH Staffing Services Certified by GSA as an HSPD-12 Managed Service Provider

...ce President/General Manager Clerical Operations, ABBTECH About ABBTECH Incorporated in 1992, ABBTECH Staffing Services Inc. is a successful woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) with over half a century of cumulative work experience in the temporary/contract, temporary/contract to direct hire or dir...

TGen helps promote cancer awareness for vast Navajo Nation

...rt Defiance hospital staff and their families, the family of Navajo dancers who's grandmother had cancer, the students from Dine College, and even the woman who catered our event, who between serving food all day, visited every cancer resource booth to pick up booklets to take home to friends and family in...

ABBTECH Staffing Services Certified by GSA as an HSPD-12 Managed Service Provider

...ce President/General Manager Clerical Operations, ABBTECH About ABBTECH Incorporated in 1992, ABBTECH Staffing Services Inc. is a successful woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) with over half a century of cumulative work experience in the temporary/contract, temporary/contract to direct hire or dir...

Study: Health undervalued in reproductive rights debate

...tecting women's health in the event of a druggist refusal. But Burkstrand-Reid says the ruling failed to adequately consider the possibility that a woman could become pregnant because of the delay caused by a pharmacist's refusal, or that druggists at the other outlets might also refuse. "When women ...

Targeted drug therapy prevents exercise-induced arrhythmias

...sly mentioned 12-year-old boy and a 36-year-old woman. The boy has a mutation in the calsequestrin gene, the same gene mutated in the mouse model; the woman has a mutation in the ryanodine receptor, which is more common among CPVT patients. In both patients, flecainide (combined with a beta blocker in th...

M. D. Anderson gives first Margaret Kripke Legend Award to Margaret Foti

... at M. D. Anderson, capping a career with the institution that began in 1983 as professor and chair in the Department of Immunology. She was the first woman to chair a department, the first to advance to senior vice president and chief academic officer, and then to executive vice president and chief academ...

Exposure to insecticide may play role in obesity epidemic among some women

...e cohort and began to identify daughters aged 20 to 50 years old. "These findings not only apply to the offspring of women in our cohort but to any woman who has been exposed to high levels of DDE when she was growing in her mother's womb," Osuch said. "Mothers with the highest DDE levels are women who ...

HPV vaccine may prevent preterm births

...ious cellular changes are treated by surgically removing a part of the cervix (conisation). This gynaecological procedure gives an increased risk of a woman giving birth preterm in subsequent pregnancies. In a newly published study in Acta Obstretica et Gynecologica , Katrine D. Sjborg and Anne Eskild...

Red wine vs. white? It makes no difference when it comes to breast-cancer risk

...ast-cancer risk. Neither appears to have any benefits," Newcomb said. "If a woman drinks, she should do so in moderation no more than one drink a day. And if a woman chooses red wine, she should do so because she likes the taste, not because...

Engineering bouncing babies, 1 at a time

... keeping the embryo in the uterus, and knowledge of its mechanics can indicate the optimal time and site for implantation. Physical positioning of the woman and the shape and size of her uterus also affect the results of IVF implantation, Prof. Elad says. His recent publication in the journal Fertility...

Low levels of vitamin B12 may increase risk for neural tube defects

...he U.S. Public Health Service recommends that all women of childbearing age consume 400 micrograms of folic acid each day. This amount assures that a woman will have adequate stores of the vitamin, in the event of an unintended pregnancy. "If women wait until they realize that they are pregnant before ...

Mayo Clinic researchers suspect a novel gene is causing restless legs syndrome in a large family

... JACKSONVILLE, Fla. In 2005, a woman who had trouble sleeping asked Siong-Chi Lin, M.D., for help. Dr. Lin, a sleep disorders specialist at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida, diagnosed r...

Stroma genomic signature predicts resistance to anthracyclin-based chemotherapy in breast cancer

...l contribute to changing how breast cancer patients are treated. Indeed, in the future, if a clinician learns with a simplified test that a particular woman has a high probability of not responding to an anthracyclin-based therapy, this clinician may consider prescribing an alternative chemotherapeutic reg...

Why you can't hurry love

...g the chance that mating, if it occurs, will be a harmonious match which benefits both sexes. This may help to explain the commonly held belief that a woman is best advised not to sleep with a man on a first date." Dr Peter Sozou, Warwick Medical School and LSE Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Socia...

HWI scientist first in world to unravel structure of key breast cancer target enzyme

...omen in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. Many people also may be aware that the chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is about 1 in 8 and the chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 35. But many may not ...

Attitudes towards assisted reproduction and preimplantation genetic diagnosis

...o 10). The highest mean scores in this respect were observed in the Czech Republic, Sweden, France, Denmark and Israel Using the same technique so a woman aged over 45 can get pregnant meets with more divided opinions, though with rejection predominating in most societies. Mean values stood below the mid...

Human connection to our nation's fisheries comes alive through oral history project

... of an individual. Entries from the Northeast, for example, range from Sarah Broadwell, a female fisherman from Montauk, N.Y., who talks about being a woman in an industry dominated by men, to Adelmar "Tuddy" Urquhart, a retired 77-year-old fisherman from Jonesport, Maine, who discusses how the fishing ind...

Pregnant women with asthma can be more confident about some medicines

...ty for pregnancy. Budesonide is a steroid. Quitting smoking reduces the risk of a baby developing asthma Quitting smoking is the best thing a woman can do to protect her baby from developing asthma. "Researchers are studying a variety of options for preventing asthma in babies, including diet and ...

Why the 'perfect' body isn't always perfect

...cumstances," writes Cashdan. "The androgenic effectsstamina, initiative, risk-proneness, assertiveness, dominanceshould be particularly useful where a woman must depend on her own resources to support herself and her family." In other words, trading the benefits of a thin waist for better ability to col...

European ancestry increases breast cancer risk among Latinas

... ancestry there is a 79 percent increase in the risk of breast cancer. If a woman had an estimated European ancestry of 25 percent she would be 79 percent more likely to have breast cancer than a woman of full indigenous American ancestry. After accounting for known risk f...

Caltech scientists develop 'barcode chip' for cheap, fast blood tests

... this protein increases by about 100,000-fold as a woman goes through the pregnancy cycle, and we wanted to...se to disease and between different individuals. A woman with breast cancer, for example, will produce a di...kers than will a man with prostate cancer, while a woman with an aggressive form of cancer may produce prot...

ORNL supercomputer simulation wins prize for fastest-running science application

...000 of Jaguar's 180,000-plus processing cores to explore electrical conductance. To put the achievement into perspective, it would take every man, woman and child on earth more than 500 years to work through as many calculations as DCA++ gets through in a single day--and that's assuming each of us work...
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