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Smoking While Pregnant Linked to Schizophrenia in Offspring

Smoking While Pregnant Linked to Schizophrenia in Offspring

NEWS, Women's health
Smoking during pregnancy is known to increase the risk of numerous health problems for offspring, including birth defects and infant death. Now, researchers suggest it may also affect a child's mental health, increasing their risk of schizophrenia. Researchers say preventing smoking during pregnancy could reduce schizophrenia incidence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2011, around 10 percent of women in the United States reported smoking in the last 3 months of pregnancy, despite the health risks it poses for mother and child. Expectant mothers who smoke are more likely to have a miscarriage and placental problems, and babies born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy are at greater risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, birth defects, suc...
Adolescent Diet May Impact Later-Life Breast Density, Breast Cancer Risk

Adolescent Diet May Impact Later-Life Breast Density, Breast Cancer Risk

Women's health
High breast density is known to be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. New research demonstrates dietary factors in adolescence that might lead to higher-density breasts in adulthood. If the results are confirmed, the dietary habits of teenagers could potentially increase their chance of breast cancer decades later. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women; 224,147 American women were diagnosed in 2012. There are a number of known risk factors for breast cancer, including early onset periods, late menopause, and having the first child over the age of 30. Studies show that dense breasts also increase the likelihood of breast cancer. The reasons for this link are not yet known. Breast density refers to breasts that have a relatively high volume...
A Little Alcohol In Pregnancy Puts Future Generations At Risk

A Little Alcohol In Pregnancy Puts Future Generations At Risk

Women's health
Even a small dose of alcohol during pregnancy can increase the risk of alcoholism in the next three generations, according to a study published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Previous studies have shown that alcohol use and related disorders pose a significant threat to global health. Exposure to moderate amounts of alcohol in utero or during early life puts humans at greater risk for alcohol abuse in adolescence and adulthood. Factors affecting teen drinking habits are varied and complex. They include the desire to engage in risk-taking and rebellious behaviour, as well as the wish to impress and to sustain popularity among peers. Alcohol exposure can begin early, during pregnancy, through breastfeeding or when participating in festive occasions. One study shows tha
Hirsutism: Causes and Treatment of Excessive Hairiness in Women.

Hirsutism: Causes and Treatment of Excessive Hairiness in Women.

Health & Life, Health & Radiance/Beauty, Women's health
Women’s Health.  If a woman possesses lots of hair growing in places where it normally does just for men, like your upper lip, chin, chest, stomach, or back, that’s a condition called Hirsutism. Hirsutism is the excessive hairiness on women in those parts of the body where terminal hair does not normally occur or is minimal — for example, a beard or chest hair. It refers to a male pattern of body hair (androgenic hair). Hirsutism is a medical sign rather than a disease and may be a sign of a more serious medical condition, especially if it develops well after puberty. Hirsutism affects members of any gender, since rising androgen levels can cause excessive body hair, particularly in locations where women normally do not develop terminal hair during puberty (chest, abdomen, back an
Not All Breast Conditions Are Cancerous

Not All Breast Conditions Are Cancerous

Women's health
Women Health Breast Disease The breast is an important organ in everyone, most especially so in women because of its dual function as a means of feeding the young and also as a ‘sexual’ organ. It is a modification of the sweat gland, which originates from the skin and its appendages. The eventual size the breast attains is dependent on the age of the person, the sex, race and genetic disposition. The breast is believed to extend from the collarbone - clavicle, at its top to the top of the straight muscles on the abdomen below known as the rectus sheath. It also extends from the sides of the breast bone called the sternum, to the border of the large muscles of the upper back. There is also an extension into the armpit - axilla, which is called the axillary tail of the breast. The s
What To Do When Teeth Injury Occurs

What To Do When Teeth Injury Occurs

Children's Health, Dental Health, Fashion Health, Health & Life, Health & Radiance/Beauty, Men's Health, Women's health
Children’s Health Teeth injury in children: chipped or broken teeth As worrying as it might be for parents and the kids, chipped or broken teeth are quite common in kids. These teeth injuries can occur in children after a hard fall, a sporty kid who gets knocked in the mouth by a ball or one who crunches on hard chocolate. Sleeping children who aggressively grind their teeth, and even cavities that weaken the teeth, can also lead to chips or fractures. You should know that your child’s injury may be the loss of a baby tooth or a permanent (adult) tooth. The tooth can be fractured (broken or cracked) or chipped, and sometimes it may not even hurt. If a large piece of tooth breaks off, however, it will probably cause pain, and your child’s tongue may get cut against the sharp, jagged su
Bleeding Stroke Survivors May Be at Risk of Reoccurrence

Bleeding Stroke Survivors May Be at Risk of Reoccurrence

Health & Life, Latest Health News, Men's Health, Women's health
Bleeding Stroke Survivors May Be at Risk of Reoccurrence        - Victoria Haruna A new research finding reveals that people who survive a bleeding stroke, also known as brain haemorrhage, may be at higher risk for another one if they don't control their blood pressure.  A team led by Dr. Jonathan Rosand of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA, has said that: "Survivors are at high risk for recurrence and (the findings) support the hypothesis that aggressive blood pressure control may reduce this risk substantially," The findings are published in the Sept. 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Rosand's team tracked outcomes for more than 1,100 people who suffered an intra-cerebral haemorrhage -- a type of stroke in which bleeding occurs directly
How To Save Yourself from Bowel Problems.

How To Save Yourself from Bowel Problems.

Amazing Health Discoveries, Health & Life, Men's Health, Women's health
How to Have a Healthy Bowel Movement                                         By Morgan Nwanguma Research has proven it over and over again that when you are not able to adequately, and also regularly eliminate waste from your system, toxins begin to accumulate in your vital organs. Elimination is a process in which wastes especially in the form of solids, liquids and even gases are expelled from the system by way of excretion. This process of excretion or elimination is exercised in the process of defecation or passing excreta, urination, flatulence or farting, and also sweating. To a great extent expert studies have revealed that nutritious diet especially foods that are rich in fibre play a great deal of role in the maintenance of general wellbeing as well as the prevention and
How to Lose Belly Fat and Live a Longer, Healthier Life

How to Lose Belly Fat and Live a Longer, Healthier Life

Amazing Health Discoveries, Food And Nutrition, Health & Life, Health & Radiance/Beauty, Men's Health, Women's health
Men’s Health Lose Belly Fat and Live a Longer, Healthier Life           by Morgan Nwanguma A popular behaviour we get to observe about a good number of men is the fact that they tend to fasten their belts below their waists. But experts say this is just a ‘ploy’ to escape or avoid the truth about their gut. The part of the alimentary canal lying between the stomach and the anus is the area you really have to pay attention to; if you are in the habit of behaving like we have mentioned above then you had better be advised to begin to attend to this part of your system, experts warn. Truth is your gut needs clearing out. You could begin by grabbing a tape rule and measuring the size of your body just at the level of your belly button or navel. Rejoice if the reading shows a n
Ways To Achieve A Healthy Skin

Ways To Achieve A Healthy Skin

Amazing Health Discoveries, Fashion Health, Food And Nutrition, Health & Life, Health & Radiance/Beauty, Women's health
Ways To Achieve A Healthy Skin One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems — as well as increase the risk of skin cancer. For the most complete sun protection you can do the followings: Apply sunscreen. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours — or more often if you’re swimming or perspiring. Be under the shade. Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun’s rays are strongest. Put on protective clothing. Cover your skin with tightly woven long-sleeved shirts, long pants and wide-brimmed hats. Also consider laundry additives, which give clothing an additional layer of ultraviolet p
Foods to Avoid when Pregnant

Foods to Avoid when Pregnant

Food And Nutrition, Latest Health News, Women's health
By Victoria Haruna When you are pregnant, you want to do everything that is in the best interest of your baby and that should include eliminating the following items from your plate. With and Without Diabetes It's important whether you have diabetes or not to avoid certain foods while pregnant to help benefit you and your baby. It is important to eat properly and avoid foods that could be damaging to the development of your child. 1). Mercury The most common thing we hear to avoid during pregnancy is seafood high in mercury. Too much mercury could harm your baby’s developing nervous system. Foods to avoid include: swordfish, shark, king mackerel and tile fish. Other fish that would be lower in mercury include; shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, Pollock and catfish. The recommendatio
Required Nutrition for Successful Breastfeeding

Required Nutrition for Successful Breastfeeding

Latest Health News, Women's health
Breastfeeding is known to strengthen a child’s immune system; and it could make a world of difference when it comes to surviving some child-killer diseases like Pneumonia etc. Breastfeeding is the best way to provide infants with the nutrients they need. The WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding, starting within one hour after birth until a baby is six months old. Nutritious complementary foods should then be added while continuing to breastfeed for up to two years or beyond. A child’s immune system may be weakened by malnutrition or undernourishment, especially if such a baby is not exclusively breastfed in the first six months of life. A child with weak immunity is a sad child. A malnourished or undernourished baby is susceptible to all sorts of infection, while he or she is also at
PAINKILLERS, HEALTHY OR HARMFUL?

PAINKILLERS, HEALTHY OR HARMFUL?

Amazing Health Discoveries, Cover Stories, Health & Life, Men's Health, Women's health
The abuse of painkillers may be disastrous, fatal, experts warn Trailing the numerous incidents of inexplicable violent behaviours of especially the youths, and the incessant incidents of preventable accidents resulting in fatalities, scientists have delved deep into ascertaining the root causes. Recent studies have tried to diffuse the tension brought on by the arguments that these behaviours and incidents could be associated with the abuse of prescription painkillers: Writes Morgan Nwanguma, Editor   Painkillers are medicaments or drugs administered to a patient in order to alleviate pain and discomfort such as in the treatment of migraine pain or general pain symptoms. Though playing a very important role in the life of a patient who is in need of them, these drugs are still regarde
The Silent Disease That Affects Millions Of Women

The Silent Disease That Affects Millions Of Women

Food And Nutrition, Women's health
Endometriosis Endometriosis affects an estimated 176 million women around the globe, many of whom remain undiagnosed with this painful condition. Some of these women who have struggled with endometriosis include celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg, Tia Mowry, Hilary Clinton {The 67th United States Secretary of State} , Kirsten Storms, Dolly Parton, etc.  Major steps have been taken in recent years to bring awareness to women suffering from Endometriosis. Endometriosis is the abnormal growth of cells (endometrial cells) similar to those that form the inside of the uterus, but in a location outside of the uterus. Endometriosis is most commonly found on other organs of the pelvis. The exact cause of endometriosis has not been identified. Endometriosis is more common in women who are experiencing
Infertility in Women: Causes and Way out

Infertility in Women: Causes and Way out

Women's health
  Infertility is the inability to get pregnant after a year of unprotected intercourse. About 10% of couples are affected by infertility. Both men and women can be infertile. According to a study, 1/3 of the time the diagnosis is due to female infertility, 1/3 of the time it is linked to male infertility and the remaining cases of infertility are due to a combination of factors from both partners. For approximately 20% of couples, the cause cannot be determined. What Causes Female Infertility? Female infertility can also be caused by a number of factors, including the following: Damage to fallopian tubes.Damage to the fallopian tubes (which carry the eggs from the ovaries to the uterus) can prevent contact between the egg and sperm. Pelvic infections, endometrioisis, and pelvic ...