Women's Health - page 3

A 21-year-old mother in India died minutes after giving birth to conjoined twins attached at the abdomen. Sajan Khatoon from Kharbana, a small village in Katihar in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, gave birth to yet to be named twins through caesarean delivery at a private clinic. Liveleak.

The only woman to carry her heart in a backpack. A 39 year-old mother of two carries around a 15 pound backpack around with her heart. It costs £86.000. Its powered by batteries, an electric motor and a pump which then pushes air through tubes to power plastic chambers inside her chest, which then pushes blood around her body. All with the help of the famous Harefield Hospital, the largest specialist heart and lung centre. Sky News: Press Preview.

A British woman, Laura Plummer has been sentenced to 3 years in prison after being charged with drug smuggling after she was caught trying to smuggle 290 Tramadol painkiller tablets into Egypt. Sky News.

HIV is a big problem in Malawi. HIV is a huge problem there. Over a million people are living with HIV, and that's nearly 10% of the adult population. And across the whole of Southern Africa, there are over 7000 young woman getting infected every week. BBC World Service: World Hacks.

December 13, 2017. New plans have been announced to automatically screen pregnant woman for SCID. (Severe combined immunodeficiency), a rare genetic disorder characterized by the disturbed development of functional T cells and B cells. Although rare, 20 babies are born with SCID every year which can be prevented with a single blood test. The One Show.

The vaginal mesh scandal has claimed its first victim. Panorama investigation reveals medical company failed to fully inform doctors of vaginal mesh risks. Investigation also discovers leading mesh product only tested in 31 women – and on sheep. Hundreds of thousands of women in the UK, US and Australia are currently involved in lawsuits against mesh producers; at least 800 in the UK are suing the NHS. Ethicon is a wholly-owned subsidiary of multi-billion-dollar Johnson and Johnson, one of the main producers of mesh implants and currently the subject of multiple class-action lawsuits. Independent.

800 women are taking legal action against the NHS and the makers of vaginal mesh implants which left women in permanent pain and unable to walk. BBC 1 News.

A new study out is uncovering the lives of woman from the past, by accessing their physical strength and it shows they were very strong. Woman from seven thousand years ago through the bronze, iron ages into the medieval and the present, and compared them to today's female  rowers, footballers and runners. She found that the ancient woman typically had more powerful arms than today's elite rowers. BBC Radio 4: Inside Science.

Is having a beer belly more risky than thigh fat? Heart attack risk could be dependent on where fat is stored in the body, as opposed to how much is stored, researchers have claimed. Heart attack risk could be increased with fat deposits in the belly, muscles and liver. Women have a higher relative amount of total body fat and higher superficial thigh fat, which is protective for cardiometabolic health. The detrimental fat depots deep in the belly, muscles and liver are more damaging for cardiometabolic health in women compared to men.There are 2.3 million people living with heart disease in the UK. Radiologist, Dr Miriam Bredella.

1 in 5 women have experienced physical or sexual violence according to the United Nations. U.N. Sky News.

Always, always check your breasts, and if you find anything abnormal, go and see your doctor. Jeremy Vine Radio 2.

1 in 3 woman who get breast cancer are over 70, so don't assume you're past it. A lump isn't the only sign of breast cancer. If you notice any changes to your breasts, tell your doctor straight away. Finding it early makes it more treatable and could save your life. NHS.

Woman in Scotland, UK are going to be able to take abortion pills at home. Part of the treatment can now be taken away from medical centres. RNIB Connect: Early Edition.

Gene variants raises cancer risk by 18%. Common inherited genetic variants that together raise the risk of getting breast cancer by nearly a fifth have been identified by scientists. An international research project involving 275,000 woman has uncovered 65 new variants. On their own, the risk to those with a family history of cancer increased by 4%. But, adding them to the 180 variants already known, the familial risk goes up by 18%, the "Onco Array Consortium" suggests. Metro News.

Fertility increase a woman's chance of dying early by 10% compared to a woman who's had children. The study of 80,000 woman aged 55 - 74, and they followed them for 10 years and they found that the death rate was much higher than the woman who was infertile compared to a woman who's had children. When your pregnant, you get soaring levels of the female hormones, progesterone and oestrogen. These have rejuvenating effects long-term on the female body. We know that if you don't have children, you increase the risk of breast cancer, an increase of dying from diabetes early, so something's going on which is extremely important. Dr Chris Steele. ITV: This Morning.

One of the biggest killers globally, cervical cancer. The disease kills an estimated a quarter of a million woman each year. The vast majority of low-income countries. Across the African continents, it claims an average of 6 women per hour, that's according to the charity Unicef.. What's so frustrating about this is if you identify in the early stages before the cancer properly develops. This is an eminently solvable problem. In a pre-cancer stage, harmful cells can be removed in 10 minutes by freezing or scarping them off. 85% of woman worldwide do not have access to these basic checks. Its now affecting much younger woman across the board. That's mainly due to a virus called HPV (human papalona virus) which is sexually transmitted. BBC World Service: World Hacks.

Woman who dye there hair more than six times a year face a 14% increase risk of breast cancer. The advice is to change to natural products that use henna, rose hips or beetroot. Dr Chris Steele. ITV This Morning.

There are lots of reasons for female pattern baldness. It could be anything from a vitamin deficiency, anaemia, certain medical disorders or skin conditions on the scalp. Look at potential treatments if there is not an underlying cause. The only real treatment available is minoxidil which you rub into the scalp. For male pattern baldness, there is another hormone base treatment called finasteride alopecia, but you have to be careful with that. Look at all the side effects because it can have potentially serious side effects. Dr Ranj. ITV This Morning.

Woman cry 72 times a year. They cry around 4680 times in their adult life, more than twice as often as men. Blokes who say they are less embarrassed to cry in public because they feel its acceptable to show their emotions. Sad TV shows, books, tiredness and rows were the main reasons why they cry. Presenter Steve Wright: Radio 2.

25% of woman feel their day is ruined, if they're having a bad hair day. Presenter Steve Wright. Radio 2.

Cellulitis is an infection of the deep tissues of the skin and can happen to anyone especially the elderly, diabetic, smokers, and people with poor circulation and leg ulcers are more likely to develop it. The only way you can prevent it is by good skin care. Washing skin every day. Applying moisturiser to dry skin. Wear appropriate footwear and clothing depending on where it is, and lose weight, and stop smoking. Dr Ranj. ITV: This Morning.

The police have stepped up their campaign to tackle female genital mutilation by placing specially trained officers at St Pancreas station. Operation limelight has previously run initiatives at airports across the country. Staff at the Euro star terminal have been given training o help them identify potential victims. ITV News.

Hormone replacement therapy is not the cause of early death in woman. New research is suggesting sticking to a 600 calorie a day diet for just two months can reverse type 2 diabetes. RNIB Connect: Early Edition.

The single largest killer of mothers across the World is heavy bleeding after birth. Its know as postpartum haemorrhage. According to the World Health organisation (WHO), every year, over 100,000 woman die from it. There are a few things that can cause this bleeding, but its usually because the uterus doesn't contract as it should. Doctors have a number of ways to fix this.They can externally massage the uterus, or give the patient special drugs.  BBC World Service: World Hacks.

Statins could halve your risk of breast cancer as well as combat heart disease. The cholesterol-busting drugs, taken by millions of Brits every day, not only help people with heart disease but may also prove a valuable weapon in the fight against breast cancer. The research was presented at the European Society of Cardiology conference in Barcelona. Daily Mirror. Sky News. Press preview.

The Royal College of nurses has warned that children with asthma, epilepsy or diabetes are at risk in the classroom after NHS figure revealed that more than 550 schools nurses were let go between May 2010 and May this year. Sky News.

Mother's milk has been found to contain natural antibiotic's that could be used in the battle to fight drug-resistant diseases, a study by Vanderbilt University in the US has found. Sugars in breast milk could kill off superbugs: Scientists hope to mimic the antibiotics to help tackle drug-resistant diseases. Daily Mail.

Yale School of Medicine said, 'people who use alternative medicine instead of conventional treatment' to treat cancer are more than twice likely to die within 5 years. They looked at 281 people with cancer who had opted for unproven treatments, then compared them with 560 similarly effected people who had chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery. Those taking alternative medicine for breast cancer were 5.7 times more likely to die within 5 years. Metro News.

Latest research has showed, 22% of 'moderate drinkers' are less Ilkley to die from a heart attack. For woman having 7 glasses a week and men, having 14 drinks a week is classed as moderate drinking.  Dr Chris Steele. This Morning ITV.

 'Parliament in Nepal' has passed a law against an ancient Hindu practice that banishes woman from the home during menstruation. The new law stipulates a 3 months jail sentence or a $30 fine for anyone forcing the woman to follow the custom. BBC World Service News.

Does the 'mid-life-crisis exist? Absolutely no convincing at all, we all know about the mid life crisis. As men age, their hormone levels, adrenal glands, and testosterone levels decline. There mood, energy, vitality and libido change as they age. Testosterone levels decline as does oestrogen levels in woman decline as they age. It starts in their early 40s, they just produce less hormones. We have to check hormone levels of men and woman because too often, people are told that they're depressed and that's not the case. Dr Marion Gluck. This Morning, ITV.

Its difficult to avoid 'sugars'. Carbohydrates contain sugar. High fructose corn syrup, honey. A study of the civil service of 5000 men and 2000 woman, what they found was that men who had a high consumption of sugar were over 20% more likely to develop anxiety and depression later on in life. Interestingly, the link was not there for woman.  Dr Ranj Singh. This Morning, ITV.

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