Health News

Mummies Need Their Sleep
Any woman who has been pregnant knows how exhausting it is, and she may find it hard to get adequate sleep. A recent data review by Northwestern University in Chicago indicates that sleep apnea in pregnant women may indicate gestational diabetes and pre-term birth.
Predicting In-Vitro Success
In-Vitro fertilization is costly to both the pocketbook and emotions of  young couples engaging in this hopeful procedure. A study by Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital shows a blood test may help predict the number of eggs that will be harvested.
Flaxseed Doesn't Help Flashing
Hot off the presses: Flaxseed does not help hot flashes. There are many recognized holistic treatments to relieve hot flash symptoms but flaxseed apparently is not one of them.
Epilepsy Drugs May Lead To Birth Defects
Women with epilepsy comprise one half of a percent of all pregnancies in America. It is necessary for these women to remain on their anti-convulsant drugs during pregnancy as uncontrolled seizures are risky for both the mother and her unborn child.
Wrinkles Are Menopausal Fortune Telling
A new Yale University study finds that women who have seriously deep and plentiful wrinkles during the first few years of menopause probably have lower bone density as well.
Birth Control Pills Containing Drospirenone Under Review
Two recently published studies in Britain indicate a possible increase in blood clots from taking birth control pills containing drospirenone. Because of these recent studies, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a drug safety review.
The Pill Alters Partner Picker
Polly Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. If Polly was on the pill, she might have picked something different than peppers. Polly may have picked a pumpkin instead. 
Still Cinderella With HRT
Women with a form of genetic breast cancer risk are often urged to have their ovaries removed after childbearing to prevent cancer occurence. This unfortunately causes early menopause, and it was believed that taking hormone replacement therapy to alleviate symptoms was dangerous.
The Pause Predictor
For Generation X'ers and beyond, many career minded women are delaying starting their families to pursue personal work goals. This usually works out quite nicely, but some women may get so engrossed in work and wait too late to start a family.
FDA Safety Alert: Women's Health
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public about new information that is being assessed as part of their ongoing safety review of birth control pills that contain drospirenone . This review will further evaluate the risk of blood clots in women who use these products.