Top women's health news

Weight loss ‘could help hot flashes’

Losing excess weight could potentially help to minimise the instance of hot flashes in women experiencing menopause, according to new research.

A study published in the journal Menopause involved 40 overweight or obese women who were experiencing a minimum of four hot flashes a day, with an average between seven and nine per day.

HPV screening could predict cervical cancer better than Pap test

Screening for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection could be a more effective test for cervical cancer risk than a Pap test.

These are the findings of a new study from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health in the US, which suggests that a negative HPV test could offer greater assurance against the risk of cervical cancer than the other method.

Kisspeptin treatment ‘could make IVF safer’

A new method of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) could make fertility treatment safer and more effective, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Scientists from Imperial College London and the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in the UK found that doses of kisspeptin, a natural hormone, could make women’s eggs mature.

Study points to cure for hepatitis C in HIV patients

Results of a new clinical trial have pointed towards a cure for hepatitis C in people who have HIV.

Published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, the findings show that a combination drug therapy can cure chronic hepatitis C in those who are living with HIV.

Acupuncture could help with menopause

The ancient Chinese method of acupuncture could help women to cope with the effects of menopause.

A study published in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), noted that acupuncture could control the severity and frequency of hot flashes for women in natural menopause.

Preeclampsia and Alzheimer’s ‘may have common cause’

Preeclampsia could have the same root cause as Alzheimer’s disease, according to research led by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in the US.

Published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the study finds that preeclampsia may stem from a similar collection of protein mutations to those which cause the neurological condition.

Girl Summit aims to end FGM

Unicef and the UK government will host an international summit next week (July 22nd) as part of an ongoing campaign to bring an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) around the world.

Half of HIV-positive people don’t know their status

Over half of the people living with HIV around the world are unaware that they have the disease, according to a new report from UNAIDS.

Nutrition and health key for newborn size

A newborn's size can be determined with varying levels of nutrition and health, according to a new study.

Researchers at Oxford University, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, noted that the care provided during pregnancy and the educational, health and nutritional status of the mother can play a role in the size of their baby.

Calls for tougher FGM laws in Tanzania

Tanzania should impose tougher laws to prevent female genital mutilation (FGM), according to an editorial piece in Daily News.

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