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Individualized breast cancer screening catches more cancer
A breast cancer screening program tailored to participants' individual risk profiles has a higher-than-expected breast cancer detection rate in 40- to 49-year old women, according to a pilot study published in the August issue of Radiology.
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Study finds link between induced labor and autism diagnoses
The Wall Street Journal
Pregnant women who have procedures to induce or encourage labor might have an increased risk of bearing a child with autism, according to a new study.
Researchers at Duke University and the University of Michigan who conducted the study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, said it doesn't prove that induced and/or augmented labor causes autism.
New prenatal Harmony Test can help expecting mothers detect birth defects
“In every pregnant woman, there’s a small amount of DNA from the fetus circulating in her body,” Dr. Ron Wapner told FoxNews.com. “Now, it doesn’t come directly from the fetus. It’s cells that have kind of shaved off the placenta. So what the test does is it can analyze both the mother’s DNA, but it can also analyze the DNA from the fetus, and use that to make a prenatal diagnosis.”
Study: Women conceive naturally after IVF
One in three women who have their first baby through infertility treatment, become pregnant again naturally within two years of their first birth, a new study has found. A Monash University study, published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, was the first to examine the rates of unexpected conception in Australian women who had a first child through assisted reproductive technology (ART).
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Breastfeeding tied to reduced child obesity
Drug Information Online
Breast-feeding may reduce children's risk of being overweight or obese, a large new study from Japan found.
Researchers looked at more than 43,000 children, aged 7 and 8, with records of how they were fed during infancy.
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Women in urban areas show high rates of postpartum depression
Women living in large urban areas are at a significantly higher risk of postpartum depression after five to 14 months of giving birth compared to those living in rural areas, according to a new Canadian study led by Women’s College Hospital’s Dr. Simone Vigod.
The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, strongly links geographic location and postpartum depression.
Why early pregnancy confers breast cancer protection
An international scientific collaborative led by the Harvard Stem Cell Institute's Dr. Kornelia Polyak, Ph.D., has discovered why women who give birth in their early twenties are less likely to eventually develop breast cancer than women who don't, triggering a search for a way to confer this protective state on all women.
Eating fish may be tied to lower rheumatoid arthritis risk
Women who regularly get some fish in their diet may have a relatively lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a large new study suggests.
Swedish researchers found that of the 32,000-plus women they followed for nearly eight years, those who ate fish at least once a week were 29 percent less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than other women were.
Women's healthcare access in steady decline
The Austin Chronicle
As expected, the state-funded Texas Women's Health Program – designed to preclude women from obtaining services from Planned Parenthood – has at midyear served significantly fewer women than were served by the previous program, which was funded by the federal government and included Planned Parenthood.
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