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Latest Research : Gynaecology
  Last Updated: Nov 2, 2013 - 11:52:55 AM

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Research could lead to a new test to predict women at risk of pregnancy complications
Researchers from The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust have identified proteins in the blood that could be used to predict whether a woman in her first pregnancy is at increased risk of developing pre-eclampsia.
Sep 2, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Naturally occurring hormone induces egg maturation
SAN FRANCISCO-- The naturally occurring hormone kisspeptin effectively induces egg maturation during infertility treatment, according to a clinical in vitro fertilization (IVF) study. The results were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Jun 17, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Testosterone therapy improves sexual function after uterus and ovary removal
SAN FRANCISCO-- High doses of testosterone significantly improve sexual function among women who have had their uterus and ovaries surgically removed, a clinical study demonstrates. The results were presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Jun 16, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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UMass Medical School enrolling participants in National Children's Study pilot program
WORCESTER, MA -- UMass Medical School is enrolling expectant mothers from Worcester County in a pilot program in preparation for the much larger National Children's Study, the landmark undertaking in which 100,000 children will be followed from the womb to age 21 to determine the environment's impact on growth, development and onset of disease.
Dec 5, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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New assessment reveals value of second embryo biopsy for women of advanced maternal age
An elegant new study confirms that the most commonly used method of screening for embryo abnormalities following in vitro fertilization (IVF) does accurately predict the success of embryo transplantation for younger women, but not necessarily for those of advanced maternal age.
Nov 7, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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Men, women have different stress reactions to relationship conflict
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Men and women who are expectant parents have different stress reactions to relationship conflict, according to researchers at Penn State, who studied couples expecting their first child. In addition, recovery from the initial reaction to conflict also can be different for men and women, depending on individual difficulties, such as anxiety, or relationship difficulties, such as chronic relationship conflict.
Oct 17, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Musculoskeletal Health Roundtable recommends action to sustain active and healthy aging
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the Cyprus Society Against Osteoporosis and Musculoskeletal Diseases today hosted an event in Nicosia, Cyprus to call attention to the importance of musculoskeletal health for Europe's growing population of senior citizens.
Sep 6, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Lack of nationwide surveillance may lead to clusters of congenital anomalies going unnoticed
One baby in every 45 was born with a congenital anomaly in 2010 according to the second annual report by the British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR), released today (Thursday).
Aug 1, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Genetic heart diseases may be responsible for unexplained stillbirths
Nuremberg, Germany: Genetic researchers have made an important step towards resolving the mystery of the causes of intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD), or stillbirth, where a baby dies in the womb after the 14th week of gestation. IUFD is responsible for 60% of perinatal mortality and occurs in about one in every two hundred pregnancies in Europe. Up to half of these stillbirths are unexplained. Now scientists from Italy, Germany, and the US have found that up to 8% [1] of these unexplained deaths may be caused by specific genetic heart conditions.
Jun 25, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Unhealthy lifestyles have little impact on sperm quality
Lifestyle advice given by doctors to men diagnosed with infertility should be radically overhauled according to research published today (Wednesday).
Jun 12, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Appalachian infant death rates point to healthcare deficit
Infant death rates in Appalachia remain significantly higher than much of the rest of the country, and are especially high in the central Appalachian region, according to Penn State health policy researchers.
Jun 6, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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NIH study finds women spend longer in labor now than 50 years ago
Women take longer to give birth today than did women 50 years ago, according to an analysis of nearly 140,000 deliveries conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The researchers could not identify all of the factors that accounted for the increase, but concluded that the change is likely due to changes in delivery room practice.
Mar 30, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Recipients to be honored for achievements in medical ultrasound at the 2012 AIUM Annual Convention
During the opening session of the 2012 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Annual Convention at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 30, 2012, Alfred Z. Abuhamad, MD, president of the AIUM, will present awards to individuals who have significantly contributed to the growth of medical ultrasound. The vast outstanding achievements of the following recipients warrant recognition.
Mar 26, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Pain relief: Poor evidence for non-drug approaches in labor
There is better evidence for the effectiveness of drug-based approaches for relieving labour pains than non-drug approaches. These are the findings of an all-encompassing publishing in The Cochrane Library, which draws together results from a number of previous reviews on the subject.
Mar 13, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Role of known cancer gene in ovarian cancer investigated
The role of a known cancer-causing gene in the development of the most lethal type of ovarian cancer is being investigated by researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute after they were awarded a Cure Cancer Australia Foundation (CCAF) grant.
Feb 14, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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UH Case Medical Center offers new therapy for gynecologic cancer patients
CLEVELAND: Patients with gynecologic cancer have new hope in a novel technology now offered at the Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center. A team of cancer specialists, led by Robert DeBernardo, MD, is among the first in the nation to launch a dedicated program using Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) to treat ovarian, endometrial and select other cancers.
Jan 20, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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Northwestern scientist gets mentoring award at White House
CHICAGO --- Teresa Woodruff, the Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, received the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring at the White House from President Barack Obama Monday, Dec. 12.
Dec 16, 2011 - 5:00:00 AM

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Dr. Jennifer L. Howse elected to Institute of Medicine
WHITE PLAINS, NY, OCTOBER, 2011 -- Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, President of the March of Dimes Foundation, has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine, the nation's premier advisory group on improving health.
Oct 27, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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USAID awards cooperative agreement to CONRAD for multipurpose prevention study
Arlington, VA -- USAID awarded CONRAD a five year project with a $2 million ceiling to focus on testing the safety and effectiveness of the SILCS diaphragm, the one-size-fits-most contraceptive barrier, combined with tenofovir gel -- the only topical product proven to prevent the acquisition of HIV and Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). If shown to be safe, effective and acceptable, this combination of products would provide women with a non-hormonal contraceptive method under their own control that also delivers protection against HIV and HSV. This award supports Aim 2 of USAID's Biomedical Research for Reproductive Health: to fast track development of reproductive health technologies that can simultaneously prevent unintended pregnancy, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections.
Oct 13, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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The social network of infertility: Study examines couples' privacy preferences
Couples who are having trouble getting pregnant adjust how much information they share with friends and family, depending on whether it's the husband or the wife who feels stigmatized about their reproductive difficulties, a new study shows.
Aug 8, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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ACR, SBI support updated ACOG recommendations that women begin annual mammograms at age 40
The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging applaud and support updated American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' (ACOG) recommendations that women begin getting annual mammograms at age 40. The updated ACOG recommendations now correspond with those of the American Cancer Society, ACR, Society of Breast Imaging (SBI), American Society of Breast Disease (ASBD) and many other major medical associations with demonstrated expertise in breast cancer care.
Jul 20, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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Socioeconomic class and smoking linked to premature menopause
POF is not only associated with infertility but also with significantly increased morbidity and mortality, as well as a decreased quality of life equivalent to that of people with type 2 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis, said Dr. Rumana Islam, from Imperial College, London, UK.
Jul 6, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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Nordic study shows marginally higher but overall low risk of stillbirth in ART children
The group looked at 60,650 singletons in a common Nordic database from ART registers in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and compared these to a control group of 360,022 naturally conceived (NC) singletons. In both groups 0.4 % of singletons were stillborn, with a definition of stillbirth as a dead child after 22 weeks of gestation. After having been matched with the control group regarding mother's parity and year of birth, the overall risk of stillbirth was found to be marginally higher (1.1 fold) in ART children after adjusting for factors such as maternal age and the child's sex.
Jul 6, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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Frozen embryo transfer leads to larger and heavier babies
In the first study, French scientists looked at neonatal outcome in terms of mode of delivery, gestational age, preterm birth rate (less than 37 weeks of gestation), mean child measurements, low birth weight (less than 2,500g) and perinatal mortality. When comparing the cryo singletons to the fresh cohort, the scientists showed that mean birth weight, mean height and head circumference were lower in the fresh population. The mean birth weight of the cryo babies was 102g higher compared to the fresh cohort. Low birth weight for children born to term (more than 37 weeks) was also significantly lower in fresh babies. Low birth weight to normal birth weight ratio was twice as high in the fresh population (3.6% compared to 1.8%).
Jul 5, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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Test for chromosome abnormalities sheds light on genetic origins of faulty eggs
At present, when a woman undergoes preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) in a fertility clinic, doctors are trying to select an egg or an embryo that is healthy and doesn't have a chromosome abnormality such as an extra copy of chromosome 21, which causes Down's syndrome. In order to establish this, they either have to biopsy a part of the egg called the polar body or remove a cell from the embryo for screening. Both procedures are expensive, invasive and can damage the egg or embryo.
Jul 5, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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'Vanishing twin' explains increased risk of birth defects
Professor Michael Davies will tell the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology today (Wednesday) that the vanishing twin phenomenon, in which only one child is born from a pregnancy that originally starts as a multiple pregnancy, is linked to a nearly two-fold increased risk in any congenital malformation and to a nearly three-fold risk of multiple malformations.
Jul 5, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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Women with recurrent miscarriage have a good chance of having a pregnancy and live birth
Dr. Stef Kaandorp, from the Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, said that his group's research was the first to look at time to natural conception in women with RM, and that its results would help health professionals to advise and treat patients appropriately.
Jul 4, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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Long term prognosis for life birth after RM
The researchers studied the records of 987 women with a minimum of three consecutive miscarriages, who had been referred to a specialist RM clinic between 1986 and 2008. Using data from the National Danish Birth Register they were able to see how many of the women had achieved a live birth after referral to the clinic. They also looked at the impact of maternal age at the time of referral, and the number of previous miscarriages as prognostic markers for future live births. The ages of the women at referral to the clinic ranged from 20 to 46 years.
Jul 4, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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Could ovarian stimulation cause an increase in chromosome copy number abnormalities?
Researchers involved in ESHRE's polar body screening study (launched in 2009) will tell the annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology today (Monday) that results from the study are leading to a new understanding about how such abnormalities are developing, and they believe that the ovarian stimulation a woman receives might be playing a part. Understanding the mechanisms involved could help older women who are trying to have a healthy baby with their own oocytes.
Jul 3, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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Yale researchers pinpoint reasons for dramatic rise in cesarean births
In one of the first studies to examine the reasons for the rising number of women delivering their babies by cesarean section, Yale School of Medicine researchers found that while half of the increase was attributable to a rise in repeat cesarean delivery in women with a prior cesarean birth, an equal proportion was due to a rise in first time cesarean delivery. Among these deliveries, factors such as slowly progressing labor and fetal heart rate concerns were the largest contributors.
Jun 22, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

Latest Research : Gynaecology : Infertility
New male infertility test could 'bring hope to millions'
A groundbreaking new test for male infertility, which will save time, money and heartache for couples around the world, has been developed by Northern Ireland's Queen's University Belfast.
Jun 9, 2011 - 3:24:14 PM

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Researchers discover biochemical weakness of malaria parasite -- vaccine to be developed
Every year, 10,000 pregnant women and up to 200,000 newborn babies are killed by the malaria parasite. Doctors all around the globe have for years been looking in vain for a medical protection, and now researchers from the University of Copenhagen have found the biochemically weakness of the lethal malaria parasite, and will now start developing a vaccine to combat pregnancy related malaria.
Jun 7, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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The pill does not lead to weight gain
Many young women do not want to start taking the contraceptive pill because they are worried that they will put on weight, or come off it because they think that they have gained weight because of it. However, a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has demonstrated that the combined contraceptive pill does not cause weight increase.
Jun 7, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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Hormone test predicts ovarian function after chemotherapy for breast cancer
A test that shows how many eggs a woman has in her ovaries may help young women with breast cancer know what their reproductive function will be after chemotherapy, a new study finds. The results will be presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston.
Jun 5, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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New mothers can learn a lot from watching their babies
The best teacher for a young mother is her baby, contend experts who train social workers to interact with first-time moms.
May 2, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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Heart drugs could cut blood pressure risks in pregnancy
Pregnant women could benefit from a pioneering trial that will test whether heart disease drugs can be used to treat pre-eclampsia.
Apr 20, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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Genetic errors linked to life-threatening pregnancy disorder
Scientists have identified genetic errors in women with autoimmune diseases that increase the risk of preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs in 10 percent of all pregnancies.
Mar 22, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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Surgical technique helps adult male survivors of childhood cancer regain fertility
A new study has shown that a surgical technique called microdissection testicular sperm extraction (TESE) can effectively locate and extract viable sperm in more than one-third of adult male childhood cancer survivors who were previously considered sterile due to prior chemotherapy treatment. As a result, many of the men were subsequently able to father children with the help of in vitro fertilization. The findings offer a new option for many cancer survivors who want to have children but were thought infertile because of earlier cancer treatment.
Mar 14, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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Intrafamilial medically assisted reproduction
The ESHRE Task Force on Ethics and Law acknowledges the benefits that IMAR may bring to those choosing this approach and concludes that certain forms of IMAR are morally acceptable under certain conditions. The group advises to evaluate each request for IMAR individually, based on four ethical principles in health care: the respect for autonomy, beneficence and non-maleficence and justice.
Jan 20, 2011 - 5:00:00 AM

Latest Research : Gynaecology : Menstruation Disturbances : Premenstrual Syndrome
Preventing pre-menstrual syndrome with essential oil pill
A pill containing a mix of essential oils has been shown to significantly reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Jan 17, 2011 - 8:10:30 AM

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UCSF study identifies chemicals in pregnant women
The bodies of virtually all U.S. pregnant women carry multiple chemicals, including some banned since the 1970s and others used in common products such as non-stick cookware, processed foods and personal care products, according to a new study from UCSF. The study marks the first time that the number of chemicals to which pregnant women are exposed has been counted.
Jan 14, 2011 - 5:00:00 AM

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Widespread vitamin D deficiency a concern in Asia
Bone health experts attending the 1st Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting in Singapore this week have flagged vitamin D deficiency as a major concern in the region, particularly in South Asia where the problem is especially severe and widespread across the entire population.
Dec 13, 2010 - 5:00:00 AM

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Genes link sexual maturity to body fat in women
An international group of scientists, including researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC), has discovered 30 genes that control the age at which girls reach sexual maturity. They found that many of the genes responsible for puberty also play a strong role in how the body metabolises fat, establishing new biological links between going through puberty at a young age and being at increased risk of obesity.
Nov 21, 2010 - 5:00:00 AM

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Research on the balance of bacteria in women's bodies holds key to improving women's health
Vancouver, BC-- A team of Canadian researchers are examining the delicate balance of bacteria and viruses in women's bodies in order to optimize women's health through their lives.
Oct 14, 2010 - 4:00:00 AM

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Can Wii help control gestational diabetes?
TORONTO, Ont., Oct. 13, 2010--Many women have trouble finding time to exercise in their busy lifestyles. That's especially true for pregnant women who live in northern climates such as Canada, where the weather can limit outdoor activity during winter months every year.
Oct 13, 2010 - 4:00:00 AM

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Fertility concerns of cancer survivors inadequately addressed, study finds
Many cancer survivors experience changes in sexual function that leave them feeling guilty and a longing for intimacy, Australian researchers told at the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in Milan, Italy. The researchers say that these sexuality and fertility concerns are often not adequately addressed by doctors.
Oct 11, 2010 - 4:00:00 AM

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Sexual health: Computer-based approaches increase knowledge
Interactive computer packages are effective in improving knowledge about sexual health, according to a new study by Cochrane researchers. Computer-based approaches could help to tackle problems such as sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancy.
Sep 7, 2010 - 4:00:00 AM

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Significant advance announced in treatment of cervical cancer
A medical researcher at the University of Leicester has made a significant advance in the treatment of cervical cancer.
Aug 19, 2010 - 4:00:00 AM

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Involuntary childlessness more detrimental than originally thought
Test-tube fertilisation is the reason why more couples than previously now have the chance to become biological parents. However, the path to achieving this can be laborious and, for some, the treatment is unsuccessful. A thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, indicates that people are more negatively affected than previously reported in studies of involuntary childlessness.
Aug 16, 2010 - 4:00:00 AM

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Hormonal birth control alters scent communication in primates
DURHAM, N.C. -- Hormonal contraceptives change the ways captive ring-tailed lemurs relate to one another both socially and sexually, according to a Duke University study that combined analyses of hormones, genes, scent chemicals and behavior.
Jul 27, 2010 - 4:00:00 AM

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