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Friday, June 12, 2015

Women's Health: Polycystic ovary syndrome and diabetes linked.♦ Study pinpoints what part genes play in the age of first-time moms, family size ♦

Black women often cope with infertility alone African-American women are equally, if not more, likely to experience infertility than their white counterparts, but they often cope with this traumatic issue in silence and isolation.
Poly cystic ovary syndrome and diabetes: Researchers find out why the two are linked Nearly 50 percent of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) develop prediabetes or type 2 diabetes before the age of 40, but the reasons for the correlation was unclear. Researchers report in a new study that inflammation is the cause for the increased diabetes risk in women with PCOS.
Study pinpoints what part genes play in the age of first-time moms, family size Researchers have analyzed the genomes of thousands of women in the UK and the Netherlands to measure the extent to which a woman's genes play a role for when she has her first baby and how many children she will have. Significantly, they have found that some women are genetically predisposed to have children earlier than others, and conclude that they have passed down their reproductive advantage to the next generation.
No waiting game: Immediate birth control implant more cost-effective Women who have just given birth are often motivated to prevent a rapid, repeat pregnancy. For those who prefer a contraceptive implant, getting the procedure in the hospital immediately after giving birth is more cost-effective than delaying insertion to a six-eight week postpartum visit.

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