Obstetrics & gynaecology

June 21, 2021
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Higher-dose DHA in pregnancy tied to fewer early preterm births

(HealthDay)—Supplementation with a higher dose of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) versus the standard prenatal dose during the second half of pregnancy is associated with a lower rate […]
March 21, 2021
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Obesity raises type 2 diabetes risk in women with PCOS

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Women with obesity and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study presented […]
March 21, 2021
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Genetic evidence suggests men can develop PCOS-like condition

New genetic research suggests men can develop characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)—a common metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects women. The study was presented virtually […]
March 21, 2021
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Sleep disturbances may contribute to weight gain in menopause

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Addressing sleep symptoms during menopause may reduce susceptibility to weight gain, according to a small study presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the […]
March 21, 2021
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Night owls with gestational diabetes may face higher risk of pregnancy complications

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Among women who develop diabetes during pregnancy, night owls have a higher risk of complications for mother and baby than early birds […]
March 3, 2021
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Natural compound exhibits almost ideal male contraceptive effects in pre-clinical studies

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a new paper published by Nature Communications, The Lundquist Institute (TLI) Investigator Wei Yan, MD, Ph.D., and his research colleagues spell […]
February 17, 2021
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Overall pregnancy, live birth outcomes unchanged in psoriasis

(HealthDay)—Overall pregnancy and live birth outcomes are similar for women with psoriasis and for the general population, according to a study published online Feb. 3 in […]
February 16, 2021
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Mother’s heart health in pregnancy impacts child’s heart health in adolescence

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A mother’s heart health while she is pregnant may have a significant impact on her child’s cardiovascular health in early adolescence (ages […]
February 5, 2021
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Zinc may help with fertility during COVID-19 pandemic, researchers report

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers have reported that zinc supplements for men and women attempting to conceive either naturally or […]
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