Tag: "womb" at medical news

Risk of womb cancer varies according to the type of HRT used

...placement therapy (HRT) increase a woman's risk of womb cancer while others do not, concludes a study publ...nly preparations are known to increase the risk of womb cancer. But little information exists on the incidence of womb cancer in users of these other therap...

Study sheds light on the developmental origins of polycystic ovarian syndrome

...ch suggests that the way baby girls develop in the womb may affect whether or not they develop polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)* as adults and the severity of the symptoms if they do. This major population study examines maternal factors during pregnancy and their impact on the subsequent development of...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for July 2005 (first issue)

...om those surveyed to maternal smoking while in the womb and during childhood. The medical scientists also examined exposure to passive smoking from other household members during the individual's childhood. The researchers noted that the combined total exposure for the children to environmental tobacco s...

Twins' lower IQ levels than single-born children not down to social factors

...se some twins have a shorter length of time in the womb than other children and are prone to impaired fetal growth....

Women with endometriosis undergoing IVF benefit from treatment with GnRH agonists

...ometriosis is a disease in which the lining of the womb (endometrial tissue) grows outside the womb. The condition causes menstrual pain and reduces a woman's fertility. Women who use IVF or intra cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) to circumvent sub-fertility are less likely to become pregnant if they hav...

Healthy pre-term infants show reduced lung function

... infants, exposure to cigarette smoke while in the womb was not associated with lower air flows in their sample. "This absence of association was unexpected and may reflect the limitation of self-reported smoking among mothers and possible misclassification," Dr. Jones explained. The investigators conclu...

Small birthweight and premature births associated with higher risk of child abuse

...stered sex offender. How long they had been in the womb before birth (gestational age) and their weight at birth were then assessed. The results showed that whatever the type of abuse, the lower the birthweight, the more likely it was that the child be placed on the child protection register. Similarly, ...

Daughters of Indian immigrants continue trend of giving birth to small babies

...s at birth, either because they grew poorly in the womb or were born prematurely. They were also more than twice as likely to have babies that were small for their gestational age, regardless of whether they were premature. In other words, a generation in America didn't significantly improve or worsen the...

Mom's nutrition during pregnancy related to child's behavior at age three

...fects of low iron availability to the child in the womb during early pregnancy. She notes, "The results of this study reinforce the notion that prenatal vitamins are important for the health and well-being of both mother and child."...

In utero exposure to urban air pollutants can increase risk

...n this study, the children who were exposed in the womb to the highest levels of PAHs scored on average 5.7 points (6.3%) lower on cognitive tests than the less exposed children; and their risk of being developmentally delayed was 2.9-times greater than that of children who had lower prenatal exposure; bo...

Prenatal cocaine exposure not linked to bad behavior in kids

...ar-olds exposed to crack and powder cocaine in the womb and a similar group of children who were not, UF researchers found that disruptive behaviors in children actually seem to be linked more closely to maternal depression than prenatal cocaine exposure. "In all of the various outcomes we have looked at,...

International Congress of Neuroendocrinology in Pittsburgh June 19-22

...egins to hold sway when we are mere fetuses in the womb in some cases, influencing behaviors that may not appear until much later in life and continues to command many facets of our health and mood. Research suggests the activity of certain hormones may even decide our longevity. These and other topics ...

Examination not sensitive enough to detect breech babies

...cy care providers. The position of a baby in the womb in late pregnancy is important because if it is not lying in the normal head-down position (known as cephalic presentation) vaginal delivery may be difficult or impossible. Diagnosis of non-cephalic presentation after the onset of labour is associate...

Finger length ratio may predict women's sporting prowess

...same group found that genetic factors, rather than womb environment, influenced finger ratio in a recent twin analysis. The ratio tends to remain the same throughout life, the authors add, with men tending to have a lower ratio....

March of Dimes, Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute launch prematurity prevention partnership

...ogical impairment. Just a few extra days in the womb can make a difference, the organizations said today at the news conference. Even babies considered "late preterm," those born between 34 and 36 weeks, are more likely than full-term infants to experience acute problems after birth, be re-hospitalize...

Children's Hospital Boston presents at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions

...ng congenital heart defects in babies still in the womb is a high-risk procedure, but one that can improve babies outcomes after birth. Researchers at Childrens Hospital Boston and Brigham and Womens Hospital reviewed the cases of 80 fetuses who had prenatal cardiac interventions during a six-year period ...

Your brain and hormones may conspire to make you fat

...rly-life factors, including the environment of the womb in late pregnancy and the individuals activity level in early life. These early factors may alter development of brain pathways which regulate energy homeostasis (balance). Once the tendency to obesity develops, it can be nearly impossible to reverse...

UC environmental health chair recognized nationally for urologic research excellence

...direct link between chemical exposure while in the womb and prostate cancer development later in life. In this laboratory study, Ho and her University of Illinois collaborator, Gail Prins, PhD, found that animals exposed to low doses of the natural human estrogen estradiol, or the environmental estrogen...

Men worry more about penile size than women, says 60-year-old research review

...that exposure to male reproductive hormones in the womb may be one explanation. Individual research studies have also suggested that penis size is smaller in studies focussing on older men, but Wylie and Eardley found no overall differences when they collated the results of various studies. ...

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