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History of Depression Puts Women at Risk for Diabetes During Pregnancy, Study Finds

A history of depression may put women at risk for developing diabetes during pregnancy, according to research published in the latest issue of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing by researchers from Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON). This study also pointed to how common depression is during pregnancy and the need for screening and education.

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Impact of Domestic Violence on Women's Mental Health

In addition to their physical injuries, women who are victims of domestic violence are also at a greater risk of mental health problems such as depression and psychotic symptoms.

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Why Gastrointestinal Disorders Afflict Women More Often

Women are more likely to have irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal disorders than men. A new study suggests that it’s because the intestine’s nerve cells are more sluggish in women.

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Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy Is Not Good for Mother or Baby

Researchers find that having sleep apnea while pregnant could make the baby prone to metabolic disease as an adult.

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Ozone Air Pollution Could Harm Women’s Fertility

Many urban and suburban areas have high levels of ground-level ozone, an air pollutant that can adversely affect lung and heart health. New research in mice suggests breathing high levels of ozone could also affect women’s ability to conceive.

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In Cancer Fight, Angelina Jolie Makes Case for Fluidity in Feminine Ideal

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Endocrine Experts Support Screening for Thyroid Dysfunction in Pregnant Women

On March 24, The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a final recommendation statement on screening for thyroid dysfunction, concluding that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for thyroid dysfunction in non-pregnant, asymptomatic adults.

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Latest Jolie Pitt Announcement Broadens Conversation on Cancer Prevention Options

Dr. Henry Lynch, chair of preventive medicine at Creighton University and the discoverer of a syndrome related to linkages between breast and ovarian cancers, weighs in on the pre-emptive surgery option taken by Angelina Jolie Pitt.

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