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University of Vienna, Caesarean section, Birth, risk, Natural Selection, fetopelvic disproportion, Philipp Mitteroecker, Philipp Mitteröcker, c-section, PNAS

Risk of Caesarean Section Is Heritable

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Women born by Caesarean section due to a fetopelvic disproportion (FDP) are more than twice as likely to develop FDP when giving birth than women born naturally. This is the conclusion of a study by a team of evolutionary biologists at the University of Vienna headed by Philipp Mitteroecker. Using a mathematical model, the team was able to explain the paradoxical phenomenon that natural selection did not lead to the reduction in the rates of obstructed labour. Empirical data also support that the regular use of C-sections has already triggered an evolutionary increase of FPD rates.

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MD Anderson Cancer Center, National Academy of Medicine, Breast Cancer

V. Craig Jordan, Ph.D., elected to the National Academy of Medicine

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V. Craig Jordan, Ph.D., professor of Breast Medical Oncology, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine for his discovery of selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), a class of drugs with far-reaching impact on women’s health.

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Childhood Poverty, Poor Support May Drive Up Pregnant Woman’s Biological Age

Pregnant women who had low socioeconomic status during childhood and who have poor family social support appear to prematurely age on a cellular level, potentially raising the risk for complications, a new study has found.

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Meditation, Qigong, Tai Chi, Mindfulness, Breast Cancer, Health

Q&A: How Meditative Movement Is Improving the Lives of Breast Cancer Survivors

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Breastfeeding, Haiti, Women's Health, Poverty, Economics

Choosing Between Work and Breastfeeding in Haiti

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New mothers in poor urban communities may feel the necessity to work and have a measure of food security rather than trying to find the time and ability for exclusive breastfeeding, a health issue that could be rectified with social support, researchers from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis found in a study in Haiti.

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ovarian cancer tumor infiltrating lymphocytes, news releases, Minnesota News Releases, Medical Research, Matthew Block, Immune Response, Dr. Matthew Block, Ellen Goode, Dr. Goode, Dr. Ellen Goode

Immune Response to Ovarian Cancer May Predict Survival, Mayo-Led Study Finds

A group of international cancer researchers led by investigators from Mayo Clinic and University of New South Wales Sydney has found that the level of a type of white blood cell, called tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, present in the tumors of patients with high-grade ovarian cancer may predict a patient’s survival.

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Diabetes, Cancer, Breast Cancer, Chemotherapy, Radiation Theraphy

Diabetes & Breast Cancer - Elizabeth Halprin MD Talks About the Important Struggle to Balance Both Diseases

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Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Half a Million Girls & Women in the United States at Risk

An October 19 panel discussion at Milken Institute School of Public Health will help raise awareness and support for prevention of FGM/C

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ACR Appropriateness Criteria, American College of Radiology (ACR)

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Add Topics, Increase Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Scenarios

Radiologists can enhance the quality and effectiveness of care with the newest release of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria®. The latest edition covers 178 diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology topics with 890 clinical variants. Diagnostic imaging topics now cover 1,570 clinical scenarios.







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