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Women who have more than a four per cent risk of getting breast cancer in the next ten years should be offered preventative measures, a new review has suggested.
An international panel of cancer experts, including some from charity Cancer Research UK, said drugs could be used to prevent the disease, in a similar way in which statins are used for heart disease.
It is important for women to think about digestion during pregnancy, as well as diet, one women's health advisor has suggested.
Fertility advisor Emma Cannon said it is vital for women to eat regularly during gestation and ensure they pick foods which are easily digested.
Babies who share a room with their smoker parents exhibit high nicotine levels, a new study has revealed.
The research by Spanish scientists also found ventilating bedrooms is not an effective way of lowering the toxins from passive smoking.
Women who have osteoporosis in their hip tend to go through the menopause earlier than healthy women, a new study has found.
As well as this finding, researchers from the University of Granada, Spain, also discovered at least three genetic markers which are associated with osteoporosis in the hip of postmenopausal women.
Some women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer are more worried about the illness recurring than other sufferers, a new study has revealed.
Women who eat junk food during their pregnancy are more likely to have babies who enjoy unhealthy snacks themselves, new research has revealed.
A high-fat and high-sugar diet apparently affects the brain reward pathway in a foetus, changing their food preferences.
If a mother is obese, she is likely to affect the fertility of her offspring, a new study has suggested.
Obese mothers tend to have lower levels of the hormone ghrelin, which leads to their offspring being less fertile, due to a defect in implantation, the US research revealed.
Postmenopausal women who have an inadequate diet are at an increased risk of developing anaemia, even if they take nutritional supplements, new research suggests.
Breast milk "constantly" adapts according to the needs of a baby, one commentator has noted.
Sarah Montagu, administration secretary for the UK's Association of Radical Midwives, said formula milk is not as good for a child as breast milk.
Human milk, she said, is adapted to "the specific needs of our nature, which is different to a cow".
Maternal and newborn health appears to be improving in the UK, with the latest figures showing a decrease in stillbirth and neonatal mortality rates.
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