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Obese moms risk having babies with low vitamin D, study finds

Obese moms risk having babies with low vitamin D, study finds

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Ovarian cancer stem cell study puts targeted therapies within reach

Ovarian cancer stem cell study puts targeted therapies within reach

Jan. 7, 2013 — Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have identified a key link between stem cell factors that fuel ovarian cancer’s growth and patient prognosis Continue reading

Repeated miscarriage: Scientists pinpoint molecular signals that make some women prone to miscarriage

Repeated miscarriage: Scientists pinpoint molecular signals that make some women prone to miscarriage

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Brain rhythm predicts real-time sleep stability, may lead to more precise sleep medications

Brain rhythm predicts real-time sleep stability, may lead to more precise sleep medications

ScienceDaily (Mar. 3, 2011) — A new study finds that a brain rhythm considered the hallmark of wakefulness not only persists inconspicuously during sleep but also signifies an individual’s vulnerability to disturbance by the outside world. In their report in the March 3 PLoS One , the team from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Division of Sleep Medicine uses computerized EEG signal processing to detect subtle fluctuations in the alpha rhythm during sleep and shows that greater alpha intensity is associated with increased sleep fragility. Continue reading

Discovery could eventually help diagnose and treat chronic pain

Discovery could eventually help diagnose and treat chronic pain

Dec. 20, 2012 — More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. But treating and studying chronic pain is complex and presents many challenges. Continue reading

Less partner abuse, substance abuse and post-partum depression among married women, study finds

Less partner abuse, substance abuse and post-partum depression among married women, study finds

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Light smokers ‘double death risk’

Light smokers ‘double death risk’

11 December 2012 Last updated at 21:53 ET By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online Women who are light smokers – including those who smoke just one cigarette a day – double their chance of sudden death, a large study suggests. Continue reading

Even moderate smoking associated with sudden death risk in women

Even moderate smoking associated with sudden death risk in women

Dec. 11, 2012 — Even light-to-moderate cigarette smoking is associated with a significant increase in the risk of sudden cardiac death in women Continue reading

Face transplantation calls for ‘reverse craniofacial planning’

Face transplantation calls for ‘reverse craniofacial planning’

Dec. 10, 2012 — As surgical teams gain experience with facial transplantation, a careful approach to planning based on the principles of craniofacial surgery can help to maximize patient outcomes in terms of facial form and function, according to an article in The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery . In patients with extensive facial defects including loss of the normal bone and soft tissue landmarks, a “reverse craniofacial planning” approach can restore normal facial relationships, the report suggests. Continue reading

Treadmill testing can predict heart disease in women

Treadmill testing can predict heart disease in women

ScienceDaily (Dec. 6, 2012) — Although there is a widespread belief among physicians that the exercise treadmill test (ETT) is not reliable in evaluating the heart health of women, UC Davis researchers have found that the test can accurately predict coronary artery disease in women over the age of 65 Continue reading