Snoring during pregnancy linked to high blood pressure

Thursday, 27 September 2012 10:04
Women who begin snoring during pregnancy are at greater risk of developing high blood pressure and preeclampsia, a new research from the University of Michigan has revealed. The research showed pregnancy-onset snoring was strongly linked to gestational hypertension and preeclampsia,…

Overweight mothers could be putting babies at risk

Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:06
If you happen to be an overweight expectant mother, the chances are that you could be jeopardising the unborn baby’s health for a lifetime, a new research has warned. Women who were very fat during their pregnancy were 65 percent…

Stressful pregnancy could harm child

Wednesday, 01 August 2012 10:56
A study in Britain has revealed that stress during pregnancy could have its affect on the unborn child’s health in years to come and researchers suggest that expecting women should be supported during tension-filled times. The study of English mothers-to-be…

Marijuana doubles premature birth risk

Thursday, 19 July 2012 11:23
Women who quaff marijuana can more than double the risk of giving birth to a baby prematurely, according to an international study. Preterm or premature birth, at least three weeks before a baby’s due date, can result in life-threatening health…

Chemicals in nail polish, hair spray may increase diabetes risk

Monday, 16 July 2012 19:16
IBN7 News: A new study has found a link between increased concentrations of phthalates in the body and an increased risk of diabetes in women. Phthalates are endocrine disrupting chemicals that are commonly found in personal care products such as…

Women `proud owners` of 128 outfits

Monday, 18 June 2012 14:12
Women’s wardrobes are packed with an average of 128 items of clothing, leaving them spoilt for choice when deciding what to wear, a new study has revealed. Men, however, are lagging behind with an average of 106. The study also…

Bra `that boosts cleavage with pull of string` back on market

Friday, 15 June 2012 17:07
12 years after the launch of the Variable Cleavage bra, which was one of the lingerie brand Wonderbra’s best sellers, the company has reissued it. The bra, one of the company’s best sellers, hangs on a string which can be…

Best time for birth of twins is 37 weeks

Friday, 15 June 2012 11:07
Twins born to women in the early birth group at 37 weeks were significantly less likely to be small for their gestational age, according to a new study. The advice is based on the world’s biggest study addressing the timing…

Post-menopause, women more vulnerable to heart attacks

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 18:14
Women tend to suffer less from cardiovascular disease than men, but this difference becomes less marked post-menopause. This observation is behind a great deal of received wisdom, where oestrogen is assumed to have a beneficial effect on the heart and…

50 pc female workers feel sexually discriminated against on daily basis

Friday, 08 June 2012 13:33
Sexism, which was once rife in the business world in the fifties and sixties, is not a thing of the past, a new study has revealed. Researchers found that half of female workers believe that they are sexually discriminated against…