Women's health newsfeed

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IVF success rate 'not affected by anxiety or depression'

Women with symptoms of anxiety or depression do not have reduced chances of becoming pregnant via IVF treatment, according to a new study. Dutch researchers studied 783 women who were undergo

Scientists use new examination for IBC

Scientists have found a better prognosis for the rare form of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). Researchers from the University of Texas studied 41 women between the ages of 25 and 71 who had

Study into genes and ovarian cancer survival rate

A new study has investigated the relationship between genes and overall survival in ovarian cancer. Researchers from the University Medical Centre in Groningen studied tissue samples obtained

Study monitors proteins in IVF and spontaneous pregnancies

A new study has examined the difference in protein detection during the first half of gestation between IVF and spontaneous pregnancies. Researchers from the University Hospital of Oulu in Fi

Pregnancy hormones affects RLS

A new study has found that hormonal changes related to pregnancy can increase the risks of restless legs syndrome (RLS). RLS can disturb a person's ability to sleep or return to sleep after a

Study predicts uterine rupture in caesarean births

A new study is able to predict which caesarean births could lead to uterine rupture in women. Researchers from Universite Laval in Calgary studied 236 women who had a caesarean delivery and m

Bacteria linked to EONS identified

Researchers have identified proteins associated with a bacterial infection which is linked to premature births. Scientists at the Yale School of Medicine found the biomarkers which are associ

'Complications' from high blood pressure during pregnancy

Women who suffer from high blood pressure during pregnancy could face future complications in later pregnancies, according to new research. Scientists from the Yale School of Medicine, in par

Women 'should not drink too much during labour'

Pregnant women have been warned not to drink too much water during childbirth, with doctors claiming doing so can induce comas or even prove fatal. Research published in the International Jou

Newborn babies have got rhythm, according to study

Newborn babies can detect the beat in music, according to new research. A study conducted at the Institute for Psychology at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Institute for Logic, Lan