Yoga Improves Sleep Patterns in Women with Premenstrual Syndrome

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Women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) commonly complain of sleep disturbances, specifically in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. This study looked at the effects of yoga on quality of sleep of women experiencing PMS, as published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. It is well known that yoga

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Expert Round-Table on Thyroid Immune Testing, Guidelines and Clinical Impact on Women’s Health

Diagnosing and treating thyroid conditions in women is extremely important, concluded a group of practitioners in a recent round-table discussion, “Thyroid Immune Testing – Guidelines, Testing Platforms, and Clinical Impact on Women’s Health,” and published in the Journal of Women’s Health. The goal of the Expert Panel Discussion was to

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Pine-Bark Extract for Benign-prostate Hypertrophy in Men & Dysmenorrhea for Women

New science continues to show that pine-bark extract is a valuable dietary supplement for men and women’s health. A new study shows that pine-bark extract (brand Pycnogenol®) is beneficial for men with benign-prostate hypertrophy. We also include an earlier study showing that the pine-bark extract can reduce symptoms from dysmenorrheaRead …

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FDA Approves Natural Cycles, First Mobile Medical Consumer App for Contraception

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first mobile medical application (app), called Natural Cycles, for contraceptive use to prevent pregnancy. Natural Cycles, contains an algorithm that calculates the days of the month a woman is likely to be fertile based on daily body temperature readings and menstrualRead …

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Ten-year Study of Manual Physical Therapy to Treat Female Infertility

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Infertility affects from 6% to 11% of women in the United States, with similar rates in developing countries. The cause stems from a range of medical conditions, including fallopian tube occlusion, endometriosis, elevated levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and premature ovarian failure, a general classificationRead …

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Women Suffer Unnecessarily from Pain

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A growing body of research is revealing some painful facts on the way women are treated for pain and how their doctors perceive their pain. The American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA) conducted the literature review and issued the Women’s Pain Update to help raise awareness of the many options availableRead …

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Adult Food Allergies Linked to Prenatal BPA Exposure

(click to open slideshow) If it seems like more of your patients are allergic to, or intolerant of, more and different kinds of foods than ever before, there might be a reason why. A new research published in November 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal, scientists show, for the first

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Group-dietary Intervention and Gestational Weight Gain Among Obese Women

Obese women can have control over their weight gain during pregnancy using conventional weight loss techniques, according to a new study in Obesity. Interventions include attending weekly group support meetings, seeking advice about nutrition and diet, and keeping food and exercise journals. Results of the Healthy Moms study also show that obese women who limit their weight gain during pregnancy are less likely to have large-for-gestational age babies, which can complicate delivery and increase the baby’s risk of becoming obese later in life. By Kimberly K Vesco et al, published in Obesity, Aug. 28, 2014.

Breastfeeding & Intestinal Microbiota in Infants

It is well known that breastfeeding contributes to an infant’s immune health. But a new study shows that breastfeeding also has a significant impact on the development of a child’s gut flora for up to three years, according to a new study by the National Food Institute, Technical University of

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