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Women's Health

Image: New research suggests how women give birth can affect future pelvic disorders (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Pelvic Floor Disorders Associated with Childbirth Delivery Method

A new study suggests that vaginal childbirth substantially increases the probability a woman will develop a pelvic floor disorder, such as incontinence, later on in life. More...
02 Jan 2019
Image: A new study shows increased substance use during pregnancy (Photo courtesy of Dreamstime).

Use of Amphetamine and Opioid During Pregnancy Rising

An increasing incidence of amphetamine and opioid use among pregnant women is adversely affecting gestational outcomes, claims a new study. More...
13 Dec 2018
Image: Research shows that muscle stimulation can reduce incontinence (Photo courtesy of Atlantic Therapeutics).

Pelvic Floor Muscle Stimulator Treats Urinary Incontinence

An externally worn stimulation device treats the root cause of stress urinary incontinence (SUI), rather than just managing the symptoms. More...
29 Nov 2018
Image: A biocompatible sensor monitors breast reconstruction surgery outcomes (Photo courtesy of EPSRC).

Wireless Device Aids Recovery of Breast Cancer Patients

A new sensing device can provide early warning of the potential failure of breast reconstruction surgery, making it easier to take effective remedial action. More...
22 Nov 2018
Image: A new study asserts that women who experience menopause earlier live shorter lives (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Early Natural Menopause Linked to Shorter Life Expectancy

Women who experienced early menopause die earlier and spend fewer years without type 2 diabetes (T2D) than women who experienced normal or late menopause, according to a new study. More...
08 Nov 2018
Image: Many older women are unaware that osteoporosis can cause fractures (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Osteoporosis Impact on Fragility Fractures Being Ignored

A new survey reveals that 55% of women over 60 believe that fragility fractures in older age are due to an unlucky fall or accident, rather than the result of underlying osteoporosis. More...
01 Nov 2018
Image: A new study claims that breastfeeding reduces the presence of drug resistant bacteria (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Breastfeeding Protects against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

A new study finds that babies breastfed for at least six months have less antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their microbiota than infants breastfed for a shorter time. More...
25 Oct 2018
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