Fibroids common, but women have options: “Small fibroids located just beneath the lining of the uterus … but usually don’t cause major complications”.
Premature Ovarian Failure
Oocyte-specific gene mutations cause premature ovarian failure: “Mutations in a gene called FIGLA cause premature ovarian failure in at least a percentage of women who suffer from the disorder”. With this information and some other genes known to be involved in premature ovarian failure, it may be possible in the future to determine a woman’s risk of early infertility.
When to Start Routine Mammograms: Breast Cancer Organizations Discuss Safety and Concerns -“the debate over routine mammograms for premenopausal women in their 40s.”
Doctors can unmask deceptive high-risk breast tumors using genetic profile: “A unique genetic signature can alert physicians to high-risk breast tumors that are masquerading as low-risk tumors… Although these tumors are apparently estrogen-receptor positive … they don’t respond well to anti-estrogen therapy.”
Global menopause summit concludes HRT is safe for healthy women entering menopause: “An international group of menopause experts has concluded that HRT in the early postmenopausal period is safe, and healthy women going through the first few years of menopause who need HRT to relieve symptoms should have no fears about its use”.
Allergies and Children
Mother’s prenatal stress predisposes their babies to asthma and allergy: “Women who are stressed during pregnancy may pass some of that frazzlement to their fetuses in the form of increased sensitivity to allergen exposure and possibly future asthma risk”.
Farm moms may help children beat allergies: “Mothers exposed to farms, particularly to barns and farm milk, while pregnant confer protection from allergies on their newborns, according to a group of German researchers”.
First-born babies’ higher asthma and allergy rates due to pregnancy conditions: “First-born children are at higher risk of developing asthma and allergy because of different conditions they experience in the uterus”.
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