Gynecology

Taking Soy Supplements during Menopause not of much help

Dealing with menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings has led women to try different alternatives. Till a few years back, hormonal replacement therapy was much sought after. However, a number of studies came out which raised several health concerns about the use of hormonal replacement therapy. This sent many a women to look out for other healthier alternatives with fewer side effects. Soy supplements have emerged as one such alternative. But a recent study, published in the journal...

Women undergoing Hysterectomy with Bilateral Oophorectomy gain more Weight

Almost 600,000 women undergo hysterectomy in the U.S. every year. While some experts suggest that obese or overweight women are more likely to undergo hysterectomy, others opine that women tend to gain more weight following hysterectomy with or without removal of ovaries.  To understand the effect of removal of uterus on a woman’s BMI, researchers followed up almost 2000 women across the U.S. All the women participating in the study were in the age group of 40 to 50 years at the start of the...

Sunscreens containing Benzophenone linked to Endometriosis

sunscreen endometriosis
In a recent report published in the ACS’ journal Environmental Science and Technology, researchers have drawn attention to the fact that an important ingredient of many sunscreens, benzophenone, when absorbed through the skin, mimics the action of estrogen and may be linked to the development of endometriosis. Endometriosis is a common gynecological disorder affecting every one in ten women belonging to the reproductive age group. The condition results when the endometrium lining the uterine...

Increased Maternal Age is associated with Risk of Autism in Children

autism and maternal age
Advancing maternal age is an independent risk factor in the development of autism in children. This fact has been further corroborated by a meta-analysis of several epidemiological studies done in the past. The results of the meta-analysis have been published in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and King's College London, led by Mr. Sven Sandlin analyzed the results of 16 previously...

Repeat Cesarean may reduce the Risk to both the Mother and the New-Born

Whether a woman who has given birth to a child through a cesarean section should undergo another cesarean in her subsequent delivery or should she opt for a vaginal delivery is a matter which has always been controversial. While some doctors advocate a repeat cesarean, there are many who are in favor of a vaginal delivery. Now, doctors from Australia have come up with another large study which suggests that going for a repeat cesarean section reduces the risk to both the new-born as well as...

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