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Guidelines For Young Women Regarding Labiaplasty

The health guide called, "So What Is A Vulva Anyway?"  has been commissioned by the British Society for Pediatric and Gynecology (BritSPAG). Statistics show that since 2015, the number of women undergoing cosmetic genital surgery has risen by 45%.

Curvature of the Spine: Hormone therapy Might Be Beneficial

Medical researchers have found that hormone therapy (HT) use was associated with a reduction in vertebral fracture risk. A new study shows these same benefits may also guard against a woman's risk of developing hyperkyphosis, an exaggerated curvature of the spine that creates a forward-stooped posture.

Genome editing technique used to study human embryonic development

The present study is the first to use the genome editing to elucidate the function of genes in human embryos, which could provide a better insight of early human development, transform IVF technique and describe pregnancy failures. The study was carried by the researchers from the Francis Crick Institute, together with the colleagues of Oxford University, Cambridge University, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Seoul National University and Bourn Hall Clinic. It was funded by the UK Medical Research Council, Wellcome and Cancer Research UK.

Preeclampsia: Altering blood vessels might boost heart disease risk

Preeclampsia condition is seen during pregnancy.  Here the blood vessels around the uterus constrict result in symptoms including high blood pressure, kidney damage, swelling, and headaches.

According to Penn State researchers, preeclampsia during pregnancy may permanently alter the blood vessels, and boost their lifelong risk for cardiovascular disease.