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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Women's Health: Drinking at conception boosts diabetes risk for baby ♦ Benefits, risks of antidepressants during pregnancy ♦ Depressed females have overactive glutamate receptor gene

Depressed females have overactive glutamate receptor gene Numerous genes that regulate the activity of a neurotransmitter in the brain have been found to be abundant in brain tissue of depressed females. This could be an underlying cause of the higher incidence of suicide among women.
Women's immune system genes operate differently from men's A new technology for studying the human body's vast system for toggling genes on and off reveals that genes associated with the immune system toggle more frequently, and those same genes operate differently in women and men.
Drinking at conception boosts diabetes risk for baby, Babies conceived by women who drink alcohol around the time of conception face dramatically increased risks of type 2 diabetes and obesity in early middle age, a study has found.

Benefits, risks of antidepressants during pregnancy Treating maternal psychiatric disorder with commonly used antidepressants is associated with a lower risk of certain pregnancy complications including preterm birth and delivery by Caesarean section, according to researchers. However, the medications -- selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs -- resulted in an increased risk of neonatal problems.

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