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Abortion

Conscientious Objection To Abortion Can Affect Women's Health

Some Victorian health professionals who conscientiously object to abortion are breaking the law by not referring patients to another professional who does not object, new Victorian research has found. Published in BMC Medical Ethics; the University of Melbourne-led study found that in some cases; women had abortions much later than necessary or had the baby, despite seeking…

Pregnancies

Management Of MS In Pregnancy Reviewed In U.K.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is most commonly in young women, many of whom will still wish to have children. It is therefore important that family planning and pregnancy is proactively discussed, particularly when considering disease-modifying treatments. As many as one in six pregnancies in the UK  (UK Office for National Statistics); this must also take into…

labor

Oxytocin Do Not Reduce The Use Of Caesarean Sections

Delayed labor increases the risk of a cesarean section, even among women who receive oxytocin for augmentation of labor. administered dose is double either the rate of cesarean section among first-time mothers is not reducing; according to a dissertation from Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Oxytocin is a peptide hormone and neuropeptide. Oxytocin is normally producing…

Immune system of women

In Preganancy Is It Safe To Get The Flu?

Women are More Susceptible When pregnant, women are more susceptible to contracting different viruses like the flu or the common cold and cough as a result of a lowered immune system. That anyone over the age of 6 months gets a flu shot the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends. There is confusion about…

Interpregnancy Period

Interpregnancy Period Should Maximize Women's Health

Maternal morbidity Maternal morbidity has led to an increased focus on improving maternal health before a future pregnancy and across the lifespan. One proposed intervention is improving interpregnancy care. Long understood as an intervention to improve neonatal outcomes. Interpregnancy care has been recognized recently for Maternal health. This document reviews the existing data on interpregnancy…

Ramifications Of Low DHA Levels Among pregnant women

A new scientific paper has, for the first time, proposed an omega-3 DHA target blood level of 5% or higher for pregnant women who want to reduce their risk of preterm birth. Published in the December edition of Nutrients, authors Kristina Harris Jackson, Ph.D., RD, and William S. Harris, Ph.D., discuss the ramifications of low DHA levels among pregnant women. 

6.1 Million Euros To Address Female Fertility Problems

Queen's University has been awarded 6.1 million euros, in collaboration with 11 other global partner universities and institutions, to develop a test to identify harmful chemicals that affect female fertility. The grant is part of a wider research project funded by the European Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020 to develop highly needed test methods to identify harmful chemicals, known as endocrine disruptors.