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Genetic changes in breast tissue caused by pregnancy hormone helps prevent breast cancer
A full-term pregnancy
at an early age is one of the most effective ways ...around the world have established that a full-term pregnancy
by age 20 reduces breast cancer risk by half. Previous studies by Russo and colleagues suggest that ...
Mother's prenatal and lactational diet may protect daughters from breast cancer
...s who eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy
and while nursing, and who continue to feed their babies such a diet after weaning, may reduce their daughters' risk of developing breast cancer later in life dramatically, according to research presented here today at the 96th Annual Meeting of the ...
Prenatal cocaine exposure exerts subtle effects on schoolchildren
...se among the 154 mothers who used drugs throughout pregnancy
was $32.70, the cost equivalent of approximately three rocks of crack cocaine. Of that group, one quarter were considered "heavy users." "We have found in our developmental studies of our newborns that there were some subtle differences between the g...
OHSU research shows vitamin C counteracts some negative impacts of smoking on unborn babies
...s born to mothers who continue to smoke throughout pregnancy
despite physician warnings. The research is publis...rcent of pregnant mothers continue to smoke during pregnancy
-- this translates to about a half a million American women a year. Reflecting the highly addictive ...
Scripps research scientists identify infertility molecule
...ore pronounced for mature women who are attempting pregnancy
because a woman's egg production decreases with age, especially after the age of 35. Often, women will undergo treatments for infertility that range from taking hormones to stimulate ovulation to having their eggs harvested by doctors, f...
Season of birth influences age of menopause, say Italian researchers
...s should be aware of this, considering that during pregnancy
they are going to influence, not only the health of the newborn, but also the health and reproductive life of their child during adulthood," he said. The study, at four university hospitals (Bologna, Ferrara, Modena and Parma), was carried out on 2,8...
Type 2 diabetes may begin with Grandma's diet
...nerations by poor nutrition during a grandmother's pregnancy
and lactation. The study, from The University of ...hters of female rats fed an inadequate diet during pregnancy
and/or lactation were more likely to become obese and insulin resistant than grandchildren of female...
Consequences of exposure to an energy rich diet during development
...suggest that maternal overnutrition and obesity in pregnancy
may be just as harmful to the developing baby as undernutrition. In our review entitled "Experimental models of developmental programming: consequences of exposure to an energy rich diet during development" we describe a range of studies in both huma...
Managing maternal depression during pregnancy presents significant challenge to clinicians
...take antidepressants during the final trimester of pregnancy
through delivery increase the risk of "neonatal be...tion. "Newborns exposed to antidepressants late in pregnancy
had more than twice the risk of admission to a special-care nursery as those exposed only early in p...
Book argues for change in society's view of pregnancy
... public at large should take a greater interest in pregnancy
and child care because society has a responsibilit...cy, she says. However, Mullin, who had a difficult pregnancy
herself, believes society has a duty to support all pregnant women and says educating people about p...
Research marks giant step in potential of using stem cells to treat human disorders
...tal diseases, the causes and prevention of adverse pregnancy
outcomes and the potential of stem cells for treating human disease. Among its other strengths, the PDC is emerging as a world center for the study of stem cells, which are precursor cells with the ability to grow into any tissue and have the capabil...
Lack of coherent cloning policies reflects polarized debate, limited understanding, study says
...tained using SCNT, the report notes, but so far no pregnancy
has been reported. Cloned primate embryos have exhibited misaligned chromosomes and the absence of structures necessary for cell division, but some scientists argue that these are technical barriers that can be overcome, the report observes. The r...
Study is first to show side-stream smoking is as damaging to IVF success as being a smoker
...ed the quality of embryos and the implantation and pregnancy
rates of 225 women who were grouped according to w...here was a striking difference in implantation and pregnancy
rates between the non-smoking group and the smokers and side-stream smokers. The risk of side-stream...
New data demonstrate that Benicar and Benicar HCT significantly reduces systolic hypertension
...fety Information USE IN PREGNANCY When used in pregnancy
during the second and third trimesters, drugs that...jury and even death to the developing fetus. When pregnancy
is detected, BENICAR or BENICAR HCT should be discontinued as soon as possible. See WARNINGS, Fetal/...
Technique may allow cancer patients to freeze eggs, preserving fertility before starting treatment
...one thing; thawing them safely so they can lead to pregnancy
is the challenge. In the past, efforts to freeze a woman's eggs, or oocytes, have not worked well because the cells are large. When the egg is thawed, ice crystals cause damage that prevents the egg from being fertilized. U-M researchers looked beyon...
First frozen egg baby born in Canada
...he patient went through an uncomplicated full-term pregnancy
and straightforward delivery," says Dr. William Buckett, the MUHC physician who looked after the mother during the pregnancy. The parents, who requested anonymity, described the procedure as easy and uncomplicated. The father stated: "Words cannot de...
Harmful chemicals may reprogram gene response to estrogen
...creased risk for reproductive tract abnormalities, pregnancy
complications such as ectopic pregnancies and preterm deliveries, infertility, and a rare vaginal and cervical cancer called clear-cell adenocarcinoma. Other research conducted by NIEHS scientists indicates that women exposed to DES in utero have a h...
Lactose intolerance linked to ancestral environment
...ally in hot climates. Nausea and vomiting early in pregnancy
also may protect women and their embryos from food-borne pathogens and other toxins." A Darwinian medicinal view complements traditional medicine, Sherman said, because if researchers can better understand why a symptom occurs, such as a fever, runny...
Stress, mood and other factors may affect mom's diet during pregnancy
... to the study, women who were more fatigued during pregnancy
reported higher consumption of energy foods and zi...intake of vitamin C. Women who felt hassled by the pregnancy
experience reported eating less meat. The study findings remained significant after the researchers ...
JCI table of contents July 1, 2005
...ci.org/article.php?id=24015 PHYSIOLOGY Prompting pregnancy
without gonadal LHR Two gonadotropic hormones called leutinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) control normal fertility. LH can bind to receptors located in the gonads, these receptors (LHR) are also found in other tissues inc...
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