Treating Infant Lung Disease
Ureaplasma bacteria, a primitive infection not normally tested for unless women are seeking fertility treatments, can also be passed from mother to child.
Prenatal Pollution Policy
Most pregnant women are quite diligent regarding their physical health. Pregnant women try to get more sleep, eat properly and avoid alcohol and cigarettes. Now there is one more thing to try and avoid: Pollution.
Pregnant Women Should Avoid Tylenol
Since the early 1980s taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) has become increasingly common among women during pregnancy. This increase coincided with a doubling of the prevalence of asthma among children.
New Blood Test Identifies Premature Birth Risks
Getting babies to cook long enough in the perfectly designed "oven", their mother's body, is critical for proper development. Until now, doctors haven't been able to adequately test women at risk for premature birth.
Women With Premature Menopause Want to be Mummy
Menopausal women who expereince premature ovarian failure (POF) should seek immediate help with their family plans. POF can be a devastating condition, especially for women who have sidelined their family plans to pursue a career prior to having children.
Clean it Up Ladies, Lose the Dental Plaque
Dental hygeine becomes increasingly important as one ages. The current standard of two dental appointments a year may not be adequate for postmenopausal women's dental needs. A recent study explains the health consequences of sub-par teeth cleaning in postmenopausal women.
Pregnancy Nutrition Report
Sometimes pregnant women go overboard with weight gain because they believe they're eating for two. A new study shows that the extra weight gain may have a direct impact on the baby's future health.
Don't Give Up On Apples
In the Garden of Eden, the forbidden fruit gave Eve knowledge of good and evil. Now, it appears that eating apples is all good for menopausal and postmenopausal women.
Protecting Your Bones May Hurt Your Heart
Postmenopausal women often take calcium and vitamin D in order to keep their bones healthy. However, calcium and vitamin D can also be bad for a woman's heart, according to a new study.
Menopause's Mixed Signals
Some women's first signs of menopause are hot flashes and night sweats. While miserable to endure, they may be an early indication of a lowered risk of heart disease. A recent study reassures women that the early onset of these symptoms may actually be a good thing. But, this research also highlights health concerns for women who get these symptoms late in their menopausal experience. Hot flashes and night sweats in early menopause––gifts in disguise. JoAnn Manson of Brigham and Women's Hospital commented that these symptoms in the early days of menopause do not indicate that a ...