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Period Pain

Women Missing Class And Missing Out Due To Period Pain

Period pain significantly impacts young women‘s academic performance worldwide; according to new Australian-led research and women are ‘putting up with it’ rather than seeking treatment. New research from Western Sydney University publish in the Journal of Women’s Health has found that; regardless of geographical location or economic status, more than two thirds (71%) of young women globally…

Infertility

Less Educated Women Least Likely To Access Infertility Health

In-spite similar rates of infertility among all socioeconomic groups, white women, women with higher education levels; and women with higher incomes are at least twice as likely to seek treatment as other groups of women, new research suggests. Nearly 12.5 % of women or about 1 in 8 in a Michigan Medicine study report; experiencing…

Menstrual Symptoms

Menstrual Symptoms Linked To 9 Days Of Lost Productivity

Menstrual symptoms may be link to nearly nine days of lost productivity every year through presenteeism; suggests the largest study of its kind, published in the online journal BMJ Open. But the real impact on women and society is underestimate and poorly appreciate; say the researchers. Productivity associate with menstrual symptoms They set out to evaluate…

women health condition

Innovation Influence Women Reproductive Health Condition

Swinburne research team develops a unique intervaginal ring (IVR);  which aims to enhance vaginal health and reduce instances of the common women health condition; bacterial vaginosis (BV). Currently, diagnosing BV can be a difficult process due to the wide variety of symptoms it can cause; says research fellow Dr. Simon Cook. “Currently diagnosis of BV…

Ovarian cancer

Potential Consequences Of Limiting Ovarian Cancer Surgery

Limiting ovarian cancer surgery to high-volume hospitals could improve survival; but may also reduce access for many rural and undeserve patients; a new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons has found. Although mortality was higher than average at hospitals that perform 3 or fewer procedures; more than 75% of…

Miscarriage

Diabetes Drug Can Halve The Risk Of Late Miscarriage And Preterm Births

Metformin can halve the risk of late miscarriage and preterm births for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS occurs in 10 to 15 % of all women. The symptoms are irregular menstrual periods, increase levels of male sex hormones and small ovarian blisters. In addition, many women with PCOS are overweight. Women with PCOS…

Pregnancy-specific anxiety

Pregnancy-Specific Anxiety May Impact On Woman Who Breastfeeds

Anxiety or distress related to pregnancy is a distinct and definable syndrome characterize by elevate worries or concerns about aspects unique to pregnancy (e.g., medical care, physical symptoms, bodily changes, infant health; Blackmore et al. Although pregnancy-specific anxiety may co-occur with more generalize anxiety, it is consider contextually bound emotional state. Over the last 20…

Embryo

Embryo Testing Before In Vitro Fertilization

The effective way to increase the chance that an embryo will successfully implant during in vitro fertilization (IVF); is genetic testing to see if the embryo is normal. But the news often isn’t good. By the time a woman is 44 years old; the vast majority of her embryos will be abnormal. A new study…

First Utero Fetal

First Utero Fetal Surgery On 23-Week-Old Fetus To Repair Spina Bifida

First in utero fetal surgery to repair a spina bifida birth defect; in a nearly 23-week-old fetus was  successfully perform by Cleveland Clinic. A multispecialty team of clinicians perform the surgery in February and the baby, a girl; was later deliver by caesarean section near full term June 3, making it northern Ohio’s first surgery…

Placenta

Placenta Contains Community Of Microorganisms: Evidence Found

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine previously found evidence that the placenta harbors; a sparse but still present community of microorganisms, which they and other researchers found that it may contribute to key functions in pregnancy, including immunity.  There has been some debate about our and others’ findings in the placenta. Because it is a…

female reproductive system

Collaboration Of Researchers And Doctor To Screen Ovarian Cancer

A team of researchers from Clemson University and Prisma Health-Upstate are working to create; a screening process to diagnose ovarian cancer in the early or pre-cancerous stages. Their goal is to make this screening as simple and easy for women as getting a pap smear. The idea is to identify the pre-cancerous changes through the…

IVF

Understanding Which IVF ‘Add-ons’ Really Work

In recent years, we’ve seen increasing examination about the procedures being deliver in the IVF clinic; often referred to as “add-on” or supplementary technologies. These are optional extras you may be offer on top of your normal fertility treatment, often at an additional cost. Australian researchers report the use of one very commonly used technology…