A new study has found that there has been a steep rise in high blood pressure cases among pregnant women. High blood pressure during pregnancy could increase the risk of stroke and kidney disease in women and stillbirth in infants. Researchers explain that an increase in hypertension during pregnancy could be due to older maternal age.
According to a clinical study, drinking pomegranate juice during pregnancy could protect the newborn baby’s brain. Researchers found that pomegranate contains polyphenols that are known to have neuroprotective effects on the brain. The researchers demonstrated better brain development and connectivity in newborns.
Women who often get their period while holidaying can now use pills containing synthetic progesterone called norethisterone. One needs to take the medicine as long as they want to stay away from periods for up to 17 days. However, they should check with their doctor before using any medicine containing synthetic progesterone.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has loosened alcohol warnings with a female Viagra drug called Addyi (flibanserin). The agency has asked its manufacturer Sprout Pharmaceuticals to change label warning. Addyi is prescribed to women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder, also called low sexual drive.
According to new research, menstrual cups have found to be a safe and cost-effective alternative to tampons and pads. When compared with other widely used products, menstrual cups were found to provide almost the same level of protection against blood leakage, although there was a rare risk of toxic shock syndrome.
A new study has found that triclosan, a chemical used in soaps, toothpaste, hand sanitizers, and other household items, is associated with the development of a bone disease called osteoporosis in women. The study researchers found that women with higher levels of triclosan in urine were at greater risk of having weaker bones.
According to a new study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA, more pregnant women in the United States are using marijuana, especially in their first trimester. The study authors found that marijuana use in pregnant women, especially in the first trimester, could lead to birth defects.