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Researchers discover how embryo attaches to the uterus

...unteers. The tissue samples were taken during the womens monthly cycle both before the uterus is receptive to the blastocysts implantation and at the time when the uterus is most receptive to implantation. The researchers found that the amount of carbohydrate on the uterine wall was greatest at the time w...

Study: Showering boosts concentrations of potentially hazardous trihalomethanes

...hlorinated and brominated forms -- detected in the womens blood reflected differences of type and concentration in their respective local tap water. A report on the research appeared in April in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Primary authors are Amy M. Miles, a former public health gradua...

Walking aids older women's arterial elasticity, helping heart

...se is the number one killer in this country). The womens average age was 60, plus or minus three years. Walking at a moderate pace for 40 to 45 minutes a day five times a week for twelve weeks was enough to restore elasticity of the carotid artery of the women by 48 percent, to levels similar to those in ...

Study pinpoints mechanism behind tamoxifen side effect

...e similar effects: both substances help strengthen womens bones, for example, and may help keep their cardiovascular systems healthy. Unfortunately, estrogen and tamoxifen also have a common detrimental effect a heightened risk of the development of endometrial cancer. A nationwide study is under way to de...

Scientists find groups of genes associated with different types and stages of breast cancer

...er. Some genes also appear to be able to indicate womens chances of survival, the 3rd European Breast Cancer Conference heard on Saturday 23 March. Dr Christos Sotiriou, head of the the microarray facility at the Jules Bordet Institute, Free University of Brussels, Belgium, told the conference that his mul...

Study boosts suspected link between mothers gum disease and both premature birth, low birth weight

... In other words, he said, babies developing in womens wombs are being adversely affected by germs growing in their mothers mouths such that they are born early or at lower than normal weight. Scientists find antibodies to specific organisms in placental blood at the time of delivery. One in 10 babie...

Genetic link to endometriosis unique Icelandic study provides further proof

...against deCODEs geneaology database to analyse the womens family connections. Applying several measures of familiality, deCODEs scientists demonstrated that the affected women were significantly more interrelated than matched control groups, highlighting the involvement of inherited factors. All data on ind...

Scientists meet to discuss latest in how sex matters

...ciety advocates increasing funding for research on womens health, encourages the study of sex differences that may affect the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and promotes the inclusion of women in medical research studies. Berlex Laboratories, a U.S. affiliate of Shering AG, Germany, is a maj...

Fogarty International Center announces new global health research initiative program for foreign investigators

... on critical global health issues, including AIDS, womens health, the impact of environmental pollution, and the growing burden of neurological and mental illness. "There has been a long-standing need for individuals who train in the United States to get help in receiving research support when they return...

Society for Women's Health Research will be releasing reports related to Heart Month

...Womens Health Research News Service specializes in womens health issues and the latest research findings on sex differences in health. The material is available at http://www.womens-health.org/newsservice.html and via weekly e-mail by contacting SarahG@womens-health.org . It is important that media cov...

Women who drink moderately do not face a longer wait to become pregnant

...ent, partly-planned pregnancies, age, smoking, the womens weight and whether they had given birth before or not. Ms Juhl said: Recent studies on alcohol and fertility suggest that even low levels of alcohol intake are associated with longer waiting times to pregnancy. Our very large study does not show the ...

Women's risk of Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline linked to gene sequence

...rogen receptor gene actually influence the fate of womens brains, Yaffe said. A few studies suggest that th...at estrogen and its receptors play a major role in womens brains. We know there are estrogen receptors throughout the brain, particularly in the areas involv...

Does the Pill affect libido by blunting a womans sense of smell?

...e (day 13-16) and the luteal phase (day18-23). The womens sense of smell was most sensitive at the time arou...radiol and desogestrel. After three months use the womens sensitivity to smell was tested again on days 7, 14 and 21 of the 28-day month. This time there was ...

Estrogen may protect against cocaine-induced brain dysfunction

...l School has found that during the first half of a womens menstrual cycle, the susceptibility to vascular dysfunction may be lower than the corresponding propensity for male users. Only in the latter stages of the menstrual cycle did women experience a significant degree of vasoconstriction (restriction o...

New study to compare digital, film mammography in massive $26.5 million effort to save womens lives

...effectiveness and the impact of false positives on womens quality of life. Dr. Daniel Sullivan, who is coord...ch networks most ambitious undertaking, will guide womens breast care into the future, said Dr. Bruce J. Hillman, chair of the research network. This work is...

American Chemical Society meeting features cutting-edge research August 26-30 in Chicago

...ational Laboratory chemistry director will address womens luncheon Marion Thurnauer, Ph.D., director of ch...istry at Argonne National Laboratory, will discuss womens increasing role in science in the 21st century as the featured presentation of the ACS Women Chemist...

Flaxseed may fight breast cancer in postmenopausal women

...to make linen. Flaxseed is not commonly used in womens diets in this country, although it is being increasingly used as part of a new wave of specialty food products that target women. A growing number of women take flaxseed to relieve symptoms of menopause and decrease the risk of heart disease and oste...

New study shows oral contraceptive may be effective in treating severe form of premenstrual syndrome

...ymptoms and its disruptive and impairing affect on womens lives. Drospirenone is different from the progestins currently available in other oral contraceptives. Drospirenone is chemically related to spironolactone, a diuretic or water pill widely used by gynecologists to treat fluid retention for many women...

New study tightens the link between smoking and early menopause

... implications for fertility, menopause and overall womens health. Weve uncovered a mechanism to explain wh...zards and drugs for their effects on the health of womens eggs. For the first time, we have the right population of human eggs, in a natural, nourishing, liv...

Trans fatty acid consumption may increase risk for type 2 diabetes

...ase. The main sources of trans fatty acids in the womens diets were stick margarine; beef, pork or lamb; cookies; biscuits; and white bread. Polyunsaturated fats were mainly derived from vegetable oils used in salad dressing. The authors estimate that replacement of 2% of calories in the American diet repr...

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