- First Case Of Successful Ovarian Tissue Transplantation Between Two, Non-Identical Sisters
A woman, whose ovaries had failed due to damage caused by chemotherapy and radiotherapy, has received a successful ovarian transplant from her genetically non-identical sister.
- Cutting Risk Of Eating Disorders Among Girls Via School-Based Overweight Prevention Program
Eating disorders among adolescent girls and boys can have substantial negative impact on their health and lead to dangerous weight-control behaviors, such as self-induced vomiting or abusing laxatives or diet pills to control weight. The middle school age is a high risk time, especially for girls starting to engage in these dangerous weight-control behaviors that affect millions of Americans.
- The Devastating Effects Of Depression When It Accompanies A Chronic Disease
The damage that co-morbid depression has on a patient’s health is greater than that caused by such chronic illnesses as diabetes, angina, asthma and arthritis, according to an article published in The Lancet. In other words, depression with diabetes is more damaging than diabetes with angina or asthma or arthritis.
- Adolescent Binge Drinkers Have Higher Risk Of Becoming Alcoholics And Social Exclusion As Adults
A teen binge drinker is much more likely to become an adult who either drinks heavily or is alcoholic, according to an article published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The risk of have a string of criminal convictions as an adult is also much higher.
- Sleeping Soundly Or Snoring? Kids And Sleep Apnea
As much as 4 percent of all U.S. children suffer from a sleeping disorder called obstructive sleep apnea.
- Back Pain Sufferers Need To Work
People with conditions such as back pain and arthritis need to stay in work as much as possible, a report says.
- Screening Family Members Could Prevent 4 In 10 Premature Heart Attacks
Screening and treating middle-aged adults with a family history of coronary heart disease could prevent more than 4 in 10 premature heart attacks, according to an article in this week’s BMJ.
- Soy Isoflavone May Inhibit Common Gastrointestinal Illness In Infants
The soy isoflavone genistin–at concentrations present in soy infant formula– may reduce a baby’s susceptibility to rotavirus infections by as much as 74 percent, according to a University of Illinois study published in September’s Journal of Nutrition.
- Drug Could Improve Pregnancy Outcomes In Wider Range Of Women With Insulin Resistance
Women who are obese, have type 2 diabetes or a family history of type 2 diabetes could one day have more successful pregnancies because of a study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
- Pregnancy May Increase The Risk Of Developing Binge Eating Disorder
Pregnancy may open a window of vulnerability for developing binge eating disorder, especially for women from lower socio-economic situations, according to a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers and colleagues in Norway.
- About Breathing Problems During Exercise
Back to school means back to sports. If your child is having breathing problems while on the field or court, don’t assume they’re okay because they don’t have asthma. A new study finds something else may be to blame.
- Hemoglobin A1c Can Predict Type 2 Diabetes In Women
Among healthy middle-aged and older women, the hemoglobin A1c level — a measure of blood sugar control — is an independent predictor of type 2 diabetes, a study shows.
- Uterus Lining Involved In Obese Women’s Infertility
The lining of the uterus or “endometrium” appears to play a small but significant role in reducing fertility among women who are overweight, Spanish researchers report.