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Sperm-egg binding process discovered, may boost infertility Treatment
Internaional Business Times    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There is good news for people suffering from infertility. An international team of researchers reports discovering how a human sperm attaches itself to an egg to create new life. Although scientists know a sperm can identify an egg when proteins on its head match a variety of sugars in the egg's outer coating, they were puzzled by how the egg captures it. But scientists expect the new discovery to lead to better fertility drugs. More

Are you as fertile as you look?
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Forty may be the new 30, but try telling that to your ovaries. Advances in beauty products and dermatology, not to mention manic devotion to yoga, Pilates and other exercise obsessions are making it possible for large numbers of women to look admirably younger than their years. But doctors fear that they are creating a widening disconnect between what women see in the mirror and what's happening to their reproductive organs. More

Chemotherapy narrows woman's reproductive health
Times of India    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A University of California, San Francisco study has found chemotherapy to have a greater impact on women's reproductive health than estimated at present. The researchers say their analysis of the age specific, long-term effects of chemotherapy provides new insights that will help patients and clinicians make more informed decisions about future reproductive options, such as egg harvesting. More

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Women's health tissue bank promotes pregnancy, childbirth research    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Researchers studying pregnancy related problems are turning to cord blood and tissue banking to help them find answers, patterns and new information regarding a wide variety of diseases in pregnancy. Though the use of stem cells in research is widely known, the use of cord blood‚ the blood that comes from the umbilical cord‚ is still relatively new. More

C-section births significantly raise blood clot risk
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Pregnancy increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, due to blockage of blood flow, and having a C-section can significantly increase that risk. The risk of thromboembolism, a potentially deadly condition in which organs sustain damage due to the blockage of blood flow by blood clots, has been found to greatly increase during pregnancy. And according to experts at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, having a Caesarean section, or C-section, birth almost doubles that blood clot risk. More

Risk factors for ectopic pregnancy
U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ectopic pregnancy occurs when the egg begins to develop outside the womb. In this type of pregnancy, the fetus cannot grow normally and does not survive. The U.S. National Library of Medicine gives these risk factors for ectopic pregnancy. More

Women with asthma at higher risk of pregnancy problems
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A recent study confirms that women with poorly managed asthma are at a higher risk of having unhealthy babies born too early and that they are more likely to have other pregnancy complications including preeclampsia. The study, published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, looked at data from three decades. Researchers called for closer monitoring of pregnant women with asthma. More

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Smoking might raise sex hormone levels after menopause
HealthDay News via Women's Health    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Smoking may increase sex hormone levels in postmenopausal women, a new study suggests. Previous research has shown that high levels of estrogens and androgens may be risk factors for breast and endometrial cancer, as well as type 2 diabetes. More

Strength training for pregnant women appears okay, despite a dearth of research
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's no longer news that working out during pregnancy is not just harmless but helpful for most healthy women. Countless moms-to-be are running, doing yoga and Pilates or taking exercise classes designed specifically for them. Women who are in shape have fewer problems during delivery, and their children tend to start life healthier than the newborns of obese women. More
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