Obstetric/Gynecology News
  • Caesarean births 'affecting human evolution'

    Added On : 14th December 2016

    In the UK, about one in four babies are born by caesareanThe regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists.

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  • Study finds high rate of overdiagnosis from mammograms

    Added On : 18th October 2016

     Better treatment and not earlier detection with screening mammography may be the reason rates of death from breast cancer have declined in recent years, according to controversial results from a large U.S. database study.

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  • Cervical screening 'could save hundreds more lives'

    Added On : 24th September 2016

    Equipment for carrying out a smear testThe lives of hundreds more cervical cancer patients could be saved if all those eligible went for screening, says a study published in the British Journal of Cancer.

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  • Zika virus: Singapore confirms 41 locally transmitted cases

    Added On : 30th August 2016

    Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in a lab at the Fiocruz Institute on June 2, 2016 in Recife, Brazil.Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of the Zika virus which were locally transmitted.

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  • Soy supplements may be good for women with PCOS

    Added On : 12th August 2016

    iStockWomen with a common hormone disorder known as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may have a lower risk of diabetes and heart disease when they take soy supplements, a small study suggests.

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  • 58,000 Caesarean section deliveries in the Kingdom

    Added On : 10th August 2016

    DAMMAM: The annual report of the Ministry of Health for the year 2015 revealed that 57,913 women delivered their babies by Caesarean section or 'C-section'. This figure comprises 23.4 percent of the total number of deliveries that year, while the number of standard deliveries amounted to 189,172 throughout various parts of the Kingdom.

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  • GM mosquito trial will not significantly impact environment: FDA

    Added On : 6th August 2016

    A view shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Silver SpringThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that a field trial testing Intrexon Corp's genetically engineered mosquitoes, meant to be used in the battle against Zika, would not have a significant impact on the environment.

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  • IVF advances gives women over 40 the chance to have children

    Added On : 26th July 2016

    RIYADH: Dr. Ahmad Mohammad Al-Saleh, gynecologist and specialist in infertility at Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Group, said advances in IVF (in vitro fertilization) have enabled medical practitioners to achieve high success rates in such operations, in addition to helping them diagnose with great accuracy pathological problems that lead to infertility in both spouses.

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  • Unusual US Zika virus case baffles experts

    Added On : 20th July 2016

    MosquitoesExperts are trying to work out exactly how a US carer has caught Zika after tending to a dying elderly man with the virus.

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  • Soy supplements, herbal remedies may reduce hot flashes

    Added On : 24th June 2016

    supplements istock largeSoy isoflavones in foods or supplements, and some herbal remedies may help reduce menopause symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness, according to a review of 62 studies.

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