Gynaecology and Women's Health

Women who sleep and wake early 'are less prone to depression'

Women who generally wake up and go to bed early are less likely to experience mental health issues, according to a new study. The research, from the University of Colorado Boulder and the Channing Division of Network Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, assessed 32,000 female...

Binge drinking among teenage girls 'can affect bone mass'

Binge drinking among teenage girls could have a negative impact on their bone mass development, according to a new study. The Loyola Marymount University research assessed 87 college women aged 18 to 20 and found that those who regularly binge drank in high school had lower bone mass in the spine...

New study highlights risk factors associated with C-section infections

New research has identified a number of risk factors that may increase the likelihood of an infection during a caesarean section delivery, some of which are potentially avoidable. The University of Florida Health Jacksonville team carried out a retrospective chart review of 90 C-section deliveries...

New hereditary cancer risk tool launched by UK charity

A new tool has been developed by a UK charity to help people identify if their family history puts them at greater risk of developing ovarian and other cancers. Ovarian Cancer Action has created the Hereditary Cancer Risk Tool, which lays out a series of questions regarding a person's family...

A third of women ‘lose control when eating during pregnancy’

More than one-third of women say they are not in control of the amount of food they eat during pregnancy, according to research by the UK’s University College London (UCL). The study, which more than 11,000 women participated in, found that 36.3 per cent of women reported experiencing a...

Free sanitary product scheme to be extended across Scotland

A scheme that provides women with access to free sanitary products is set to be expanded across Scotland, following a successful pilot in Aberdeen. The Scottish government has confirmed that it will be working to provide the charity FareShare with more than £500,000 in funding to help the...

Teenage girls who diet 'more likely to take risks with their health'

Teenage girls who diet to lose weight are more likely than others to make decisions that potentially compromise their health. This is according to a new study from the University of Waterloo, which has suggested that the instinct to diet may be driven by underlying impulses that are not necessarily...

New heart attack-like condition 'becoming more common in women'

Women are finding themselves increasingly at risk of experiencing a dangerous condition similar to a heart attack, with awareness around this issue remaining low. A University of Alberta study has shed light on the growing prevalence of a new category of heart attack that is not caused by...

Women with gestational diabetes ‘could be more at risk of kidney disease’

Gestational diabetes may predispose women to early-stage kidney damage, a precursor to chronic kidney disease. This is according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, US, and other institutions. Diabetes during pregnancy occurs when the level of blood sugar is too high...

Annual gynaecologist visit ‘could reduce women’s heart disease risk’

Annual ‘well woman’ exams by obstetrician-gynecologists (OB/GYNs) are also an opportunity to evaluate a woman's heart health, according to a new advisory. The research, carried out by the American Heart Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists,...