Obese women face higher risk of vein clots

Friday, 20 April 2012 15:19
Overweight and obese middle-aged women are more likely to develop potentially fatal blood clots within leg veins than their normal weight counterparts, says a study. Researchers from Otago and Oxford universities linked questionnaire data from a study of more than…

Obesity-high blood sugar combo creates pregnancy risks

Thursday, 12 April 2012 10:30
Overweight women with moderately elevated blood sugar are at a higher pregnancy risk than their obese counterparts with normal blood sugar or those who have gestational diabetes but normal weight. One of the adverse outcomes is having large babies, the…

Women take longer to deliver babies than 50 years ago

Monday, 02 April 2012 07:04
Women take longer to deliver babies today than they did 50 years ago, according to an analysis of nearly 140,000 deliveries, conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Researchers compared data on deliveries in the early 1960s…

Antidepressant use may cause hypertension in pregnant women

Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:41
But a causal link has not been established and researchers behind the study said that pregnant women should not stop taking their prescribed medication; instead they should seek a consultation with their doctor if they are concerned. Pregnancy hypertension is…

Dense breasts can increase risk of cancer recurrence by almost 2-fold

Thursday, 22 March 2012 13:57
Dr Louise Eriksson and her colleagues from the Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden) warn that doctors should take breast density into account when making decisions about treatment and follow-up for these women. When a woman has a mammogram, the resulting scan…

Enhanced cleavage makes women more confident: Study

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 23:49
The unique study, led by scientists at Manchester University proves for the first time the clear connection between a cleavage-enhancing bra and increased confidence — prompting the study lead professor Geoff Beattie to call for a stop to “unnecessary boob…

Cell phone use in pregnancy affects foetus’ brain

Friday, 16 March 2012 17:12
“This is the first experimental evidence that foetal exposure to radio frequency radiation from cellular telephones does in fact affect adult behaviou,” said study co-author Hugh S. Taylor, professor of reproductive endocrinology and Infertility at Yale School of Medicine. Taylor…

‘Zero-exercise during pregnancy sows the seeds of backache’

Thursday, 08 March 2012 12:31
Out of 510 patients reporting back pain, nearly 43 percent were women. Among them, nearly 82 percent had done no exercises at all during pregnancy. “Complaints of backache during and immediately after pregnancy are very common. The increasing weight and…

Lips to nose, cosmetic packages boom for Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, 07 February 2012 20:25
Lip augmentation, nose job, eyebrow lift…As women try to put their best ‘face’ forward for Valentine’s Day, partners are busy gifting them cosmetic session packages. “A huge range of non-surgical beautification treatments like lip augmentation, eyebrow-lift, cheek augmentation, liposuction and…

Eating fish during pregnancy may boost offspring’s intelligence

Wednesday, 01 February 2012 13:12
Infants born to mothers who consumed a considerable amount of fish during pregnancy score higher in verbal intelligence and fine motor skill tests, and present an increased prosocial behavior, a new study has found. This study was conducted within the…