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Conversations Between Lovers: Talking about Sexually Transmitted Infections

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Photo: A man and a woman looking surprised in bed [06/11/2013] Having sex can be fun; and talking about sex can be fun. Talking about sexually transmitted infections with a sexual interest, however, is a totally different matter, according to new research from Indiana University's Center for Sexual Health Promotion.Conversations Between Lovers: Talking about Sexually Transmitted Infections - Read more

New Study: Fewer Unnecessary Early Deliveries

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Photo: Newborn [10/04/2013] A new study shows that multistate, hospital-based quality improvement programs can be remarkably effective at reducing early elective deliveries of babies.New Study: Fewer Unnecessary Early Deliveries - Read more

Cancer: 3D Culture System Helps Understand Spreading

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Photo: Body cells in three dimensions [12/12/2012] Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) progresses rapidly and is associated with a very low survival rate. To understand how this type of cancer spreads, researchers have developed a novel, 3D culture system that mimics the environment of these cancer cells.Cancer: 3D Culture System Helps Understand Spreading - Read more

Uterus: Cost-effective Treatment for Endometrial Cancer

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[18/10/2012] A common birth control device is effective in treating early-stage endometrial cancer in morbidly obese and high-risk surgery patients, said Georgia Health Sciences University Cancer Center researchers, and could lead to a cost-effective treatment for all women with this cancer type.Uterus: Cost-effective Treatment for Endometrial Cancer - Read more

Infections: Antibiotic Resistance Is a Growing Concern

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[15/10/2012] As a result of concerns about antibiotic resistance, doctors in the United States are increasingly prescribing newer, more costly and more powerful antibiotics to treat urinary tract infections, one of the most common illnesses in women.Infections: Antibiotic Resistance Is a Growing Concern - Read more

Seeing: Foetal Membrane Transplantation Prevents Blindness

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[30/04/2012] Transplanting tissue from newborn foetal membranes prevents blindness in patients with a devastating disease called Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a Loyola University Medical Centre study has found.Seeing: Foetal Membrane Transplantation Prevents Blindness - Read more

Gender Determination: “Intersexuality is not a disease“

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[10/04/2012] Most people are clearly female or male. Nature however – human nature as well – also knows other gender types. Intersexuality has always been around in the world and now it is time for society and medical science to finally accept it.Gender Determination: “Intersexuality is not a disease“ - Read more

Babies: Caloric Moderation Can Reverse Low Birth Weight and Obesity

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[04/04/2012] Babies who are born small have a tendency to put on weight during childhood and adolescence if allowed free access to calories. However, a new animal model study at University of California Los Angeles found when small babies were placed on a diet of moderately regulated calories during infancy, the propensity of becoming obese decreased.Babies: Caloric Moderation Can Reverse Low Birth Weight and Obesity - Read more

Sexualised Violence in War: “We offer traumatised women holistic support“

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[22/12/2011] Sexual violence against women is a taboo subject in many countries around the world. Especially in war zones and regions of conflict, violence and rape is a part of the horrific and traumatizing every day experience of women and girls. The victims are being ignored in society and rarely find support and sympathy for their situation.Sexualised Violence in War: “We offer traumatised women holistic support“ - Read more

Birth: Battle Between the Placenta and Uterus Could Help Explain Preeclampsia

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[12/10/2011] A battle that brews in the mother's womb between the father's biological goal to produce the biggest, healthiest baby possible versus the mother's need to live through delivery might help explain preeclampsia, an often deadly disease of pregnancy. In a new study, Yale researchers describe the mechanism that keeps these conflicting goals in balance.Birth: Battle Between the Placenta and Uterus Could Help Explain Preeclampsia - Read more

Researcher: Protein Breakdown Contributes to Pelvic Organ Prolapse

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[24/05/2011] A gynaecologist and a molecular biologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center have collaborated to show for the first time that pelvic organ prolapse – a condition in which the uterus, bladder or vagina protrude from the body – is caused by a combination of a loss of elasticity and a breakdown of proteins in the vaginal wall. Researcher: Protein Breakdown Contributes to Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Read more

Gene Combinations: Relation to Hip Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women

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[30/03/2011] Women with osteoporosis in their hip suffer menopause two years earlier than healthy women, a study conducted at the University of Granada says. Additionally, researchers have found at least three genetic markers associated with osteoporosis in the hip in postmenopausal women.Gene Combinations: Relation to Hip Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women - Read more

Uncovering: How Ovarian Cancer Resists Chemotherapy

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[04/03/2011] Researchers in the university's Faculty of Science & Engineering studied a tiny strand of our genetic makeup known as a MicroRNA, involved in the regulation of gene expression. Cancer occurs when gene regulation goes haywire. Uncovering: How Ovarian Cancer Resists Chemotherapy - Read more

Overview of the topics of the year

MEDICA.de informed, researched and asks for. Are you looking for information about health policy, medicine, technology or research? In our archive you will definitely find them. Just find out more about the topics of the month in the overview of the year. Overview of the topics of the year - Read more

Periodontal Therapy: Risk of Preterm Birth Reduced

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[15/09/2010] A collaboration led by a periodontal researcher from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has found a possible link between the success of gum-disease treatment and the likelihood of giving birth prematurely. Periodontal Therapy: Risk of Preterm Birth Reduced - Read more

Type 2 Diabetes: Not Breastfeeding Increases Risk

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[27/08/2010] Mothers who did not breastfeed their children have significantly higher rates of type 2 diabetes later in life than moms who breastfed, report University of Pittsburgh researchers.Type 2 Diabetes: Not Breastfeeding Increases Risk - Read more

Postpartum Depression: More Than Just the Baby Blues

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[18/06/2010] Within the first week after giving birth, up to 70 percent of all women experience symptoms of the baby blues. While most women recover quickly, up to 13 percent of all new mothers suffer from symptoms of a clinical-level postpartum depression.Postpartum Depression: More Than Just the Baby Blues - Read more

Pregnancy: Remission of Diseases

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[17/06/2010] A biological mechanism is identified to explain the phenomenon, why many women experience remission of autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and uveitis during pregnancy.Pregnancy: Remission of Diseases - Read more

Pregnancy: Antidepressants increase risk of miscarriage

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[02/06/2010] A new study found a 68 percent increase in the overall risk of miscarriage in pregnant women using antidepressants. Antidepressants are widely used in pregnancy and up to 3.7 percent of women will use them at some point during the first trimester. Pregnancy: Antidepressants increase risk of miscarriage - Read more

Breast Cancer: Shortened Therapy Leads to Success

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[01/06/2010] You have breast cancer. A sentence, that is life changing and one that more and more women get to hear. Yet there is reason for hope: According to early research results, a new treatment method could prove more effective than the standard therapy – and it could also prevent women from having nasty side effects. Breast Cancer: Shortened Therapy Leads to Success - Read more

Pregnancy: Mum Knows Best?

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[21/05/2010] Research suggests that pregnant women are more likely to follow their mothers’ wisdom than medical advice.Pregnancy: Mum Knows Best? - Read more

Breast Cancer: Radiation Should Start Soon After Surgery

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[09/03/2010] Delaying post-surgical radiation increases risk of breast cancer recurrence in older women, scientists report.Breast Cancer: Radiation Should Start Soon After Surgery - Read more

Training: Reducing Stillbirths By Up to One Million?

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[22/02/2010] New findings in a study show that training birth attendants in essential newborn-care techniques reduced stillbirths by more than 30 percent - and potentially could save as many as one million lives worldwide each year.Training: Reducing Stillbirths By Up to One Million? - Read more

Cesarean Section: Sutures Better Than Staples

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[05/02/2010] In a new study, researchers present findings that there were less complications for women, after having a cesarean delivery, if sutures were used instead of staples to close the wound.Cesarean Section: Sutures Better Than Staples - Read more

Routine Screening: For Postnatal Depression not Cost Effective

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[05/01/2010] Routine screening for postnatal depression in primary care - as recommended in recent guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) - does not appear to represent value for money for the National Health Service (NHS). Routine Screening: For Postnatal Depression not Cost Effective - Read more

Guidelines: Pregnancy Safe with Epilepsy

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[28/04/2009] New guidelines show it is relatively safe for women with epilepsy to become pregnant, but caution must be taken, including avoiding certain drugs that can cause birth defects.Guidelines: Pregnancy Safe with Epilepsy - Read more

Biomarkers: Hormones Can Predict Menopause

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[28/10/2008] Investigators have provided new information about hormonal biomarkers that can address the beginning of the menopause transition.Biomarkers: Hormones Can Predict Menopause - Read more

Bladder: Pregnancy May Shield From Cancer

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[02/07/2008] Pregnancy seems to confer some protection against bladder cancer in mice, scientists have found. Bladder: Pregnancy May Shield From Cancer - Read more

Car Crash: Seatbelts Also Important in Pregnancy

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[03/04/2008] A study found that about 200 fetuses each year would not be lost if pregnant women properly buckled their seatbelts every time they were in an automobile. Car Crash: Seatbelts Also Important in Pregnancy - Read more

Gynaecology: 'Dry Eye' May be Linked to Sex Hormones

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[11/02/2004] Women whose ovaries prematurely cease functioning may be at a greater risk for dry eye symptoms, according to a large study carried out at the National Eye Institute, Bethesda.Gynaecology: 'Dry Eye' May be Linked to Sex Hormones - Read more

 
 

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