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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Women's Health: Women with lupus and APS at risk of reduced fertility ♦ Mutation in zinc transport protein may inhibit successful breastfeeding ♦ Dental implants result in better quality of life for osteoporotic women

Dental implants result in better quality of life for osteoporotic women With age, postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are at greater risk of losing their teeth. But what treatment for tooth loss provides women with the highest degree of satisfaction in their work and social lives?
Women with lupus and APS at risk of reduced fertility and pregnancy complication New recommendations for women's health and pregnancy in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and/or antiphospholipid syndrome were recently developed. These evidence-based recommendations provide crucial guidance to support family planning, assisted reproduction, pregnancy and the menopause in these patients.
Endometriosis associated with a greater risk of complications in pregnancy Women with endometriosis are at an increased risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, according to results of a huge nationwide study. Moreover, women with a history of endometriosis whose pregnancies progressed beyond 24 weeks were found to be at a higher than average risk of complications, including hemorrhage (ante- and postpartum) and preterm birth.
New NICE thresholds for diabetes in pregnancy could miss up to 4,000 women per year in UK at risk of complications The new threshold for diabetes in pregnancy recently introduced by the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence misses a significant number of women at risk of serious complications.
Mutation in zinc transport protein may inhibit successful breastfeeding It has long been known that zinc, an essential trace element, is passed to infants through mother's breast milk. The levels of zinc in mother's milk and the effects of zinc deficiency in infants have been previously studied, but the role of zinc in breast development and function in lactating mothers is a relatively new area of research. Now researchers have determined that zinc plays an important role in a woman's ability to successfully breastfeed her child.

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