Gynecology17 Dec 2012
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...
Gynecology4 Oct 2012
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...
Gynecology23 Jun 2012
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...
Gynecology1 May 2012
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...
Gynecology19 Mar 2012
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...
- Eating Fruits can Lower the Risk of Uterine Fibroids
- Young Women Undergoing Hysterectomy at an Increased Risk of Early Menopause
- Premenopausal Hysterectomy can Increase the Iron Levels in Brain
- For Hormonal Replacement Therapy, Skin Patches are Safer than Pills
- Essential Fatty Acids helpful in Premenstrual Syndrome