• Experts aim to reduce stillbirths and baby brain injuries

    Added On : 23rd October 2014

    Pregnant womanA five-year plan to halve the number of stillbirths, newborn deaths and baby brain injuries in the UK has been launched.

    About 500 babies a year died or were left severely disabled by labour complications, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists said.

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  • Many US women use unapproved custom-compounded hormones...

    Added On : 18th October 2014

    pillwoman640.jpgMany US women use unapproved custom-compounded hormones for menopause

    An estimated 1.4 million U.S. women take custom-compounded bioidentical hormone therapy (CBHT) for menopausal symptoms, and most are unaware that these drugs are not FDA-approved, according to late-breaking research presented this week at the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) annual meeting.

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  • The first baby has been born following a womb transplant

    Added On : 4th October 2014

    The Swedish research team practice before an operation to transplant a womb at the Sahlgrenska Hospital in Goteborg, SwedenThe first baby has been born following a womb transplant, the Telegraph had learned

    The world’s first birth from a transplanted womb has been announced.

    Details of the boy’s birth were being closely guarded, but it was believed that it took place in Sweden where surgeons have performed pioneering surgery.

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  • Gynecologists Resist FDA Over Popular Surgical Tool

    Added On : 24th September 2014

    640_surgery.jpgDoctors nationwide are still using a gynecological tool months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that it can spread undetected cancer, demonstrating the limits of the regulator's reach into clinical practice.

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  • Pregnant women will be offered screening tests earlier

    Added On : 6th August 2014

    Pregnant women will be offered screening tests earlierPregnant women will be offered screening tests for potentially fatal conditions in their babies earlier, it has been announced

    Screening for potentially fatal conditions will be offered earlier in pregnancy so women can avoid a later abortion if necessary, it has been announced.

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  • Different Surgical Approaches for Hysterectomies

    Added On : 6th July 2014

    Hysterectomies are one of the most common surgeries for women. A radical hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus, cervix and ovaries, while a total hysterectomy refers to the removal of the uterus and cervix. During partial hysterectomies, the upper part of the uterus is removed and the cervix and ovaries remain in place.

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  • Frozen testicle 'live birth first'

    Added On : 1st July 2014

    SpermA sample of frozen testicle has been used to produce live offspring in experiments on mice, Japanese researchers report.

    The breakthrough could have important implications for boys with cancer who become infertile due to chemotherapy treatments.

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  • Grief in Pregnancy May Trigger Obesity in Adulthood

    Added On : 28th June 2014

    Extreme stress even before conception can affect unborn child's weight, study suggests

    Unborn children of mothers exposed to severe stress are more likely than others to grow up overweight or obese, even if that stress occurred months before pregnancy, a new Danish study has found.

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  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy and Baby's Heart

    Added On : 19th June 2014

    But, past research shows risks, and one expert says this study doesn't provide definitive answers

    Antidepressants taken during the first three months of pregnancy don't appear to increase the risk of heart defects in babies, new research suggests.

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  • Call for 'on the spot' smear tests to save lives

    Added On : 10th June 2014

    The number of UK women attending screenings is now falling year on year with an annual uptake of 78.3 per cent across all eligible age groups in England, a fall of more than four per cent in 15 yearsFamily doctors should offer 'on the spot' smear tests to women during other medical appointments, experts say

    Women should be offered “on the spot” smear tests during other medical appointments to overcome a tendency to put off screening, according to a report by the think tank Demos.

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