Latest Health News of December 2010

Latest Health News of December 2010 :

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Benefits In Ovary Removal For High Risk Women        It is a well known fact that the removal of healthy ovaries in women results in the premature culmination of fertility, sets in early menopause which in turn leads to medical conditions such as osteoporosis or heart problems. However, recent research highlights that this surgery can avert the risk of cancer, particularly breast and ovarian cancers in women who are carriers of the BRCA gene mutations. More...

 

 

 

Can a Woman Get Pregnant While Breastfeeding ?

Can a Woman Get Pregnant While Breastfeeding ?        Pregnancy is one such issue that is enveloped by myths; be it conception, gestation, delivery or lactation. One of the most common myths is that a woman cannot conceive while she is breastfeeding. The myth actually stems from a known fact stating that the probability of pregnancy is fairly low during the period of lactation. Medically referred to as lactational amenorrhea method (LAM) is a natural contraceptive measure applicable only to women who are breastfeeding in complete terms. More...

 

 

COPD And Life Expectancy

COPD And Life Expectancy        Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also referred to as COPD, is a disease wherein the air passages in the lungs get destroyed. This is the fourth health disorder causing death in almost 85,000 people in the US every year. The most common factors for developing this medical condition is smoking and/or chewing of tobacco in different forms. Life expectancy can be improved if the individual detected with this disease quits smoking immediately and gives the lungs ample time to recover.More...

 

 

Facts About Endometriosis and Caffeine

Facts About Endometriosis and Caffeine        In most women, who suffer from endometriosis, increase in the estrogen levels is an unavoidable outcome. Since this very hormone is responsible for the growth and reproduction of endometrial cells, higher estrogen levels would surely cause faster growth of the endometrial tissue. The main outside factor contributing to this condition in women is increased intake of caffeine which increases estrogen levels.More...

 

 

Restless Leg Syndrome - Its Causes and Symptoms

Restless Leg Syndrome - Its Causes and Symptoms        Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a condition that 10 percent of the US population suffers including people of all age groups. The symptom could be mild to severe pain. Other symptoms characteristic of this condition are extreme discomfort along with a sensation of burning, tugging, creeping or a feeling of insects crawling under the skin which prompt the patient to take a walk to get relief. But if the condition is severe,More...

 

 

How Acid Reflux Can Worsen Your Asthma ?

How Acid Reflux Can Worsen Your Asthma ?        Asthma is a chronic disorder in the lungs wherein the air passage gets constricted on experiencing irritation by some agents thus obstructing the passage of air to and from the lungs. The symptoms include breathing difficulty, accumulation of mucus and wheezing. In asthmatic patients, the air passage becomes hyper sensitive to any irritant.More...

 

 

 

How to Relieve Painful Menstrual Cramps ?

How to Relieve Painful Menstrual Cramps ?          Menstrual cycle is a period many women dread because of the pain that they experience along with menstruation. Menstruation is a period when the individual feels discomfort or excessive flow. But when this is accompanied with cramps which occur due to contraction of the urerus, it could worsen the situation.More..