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Both men’s and women’s ages at time of conception are increasing.  The average age of fathers of newborns in the U.S. has risen by 3.5 years over the last forty years from an average age of 27.4 to 30.9 years.  There are also some ethnic differences, with Asian-American dads, there is an average of 36 […]

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I realized that until recently, I held the typical stereotype of a person who is a “migrant”, to be in the large majority, male. Stories and photographs on migrant workers in all parts of the world with their hard labor working and living conditions contributed to this stereotype. While many human migrations are still dominated […]

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I read a recent committee opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), that made a positive impression on me. They were basically addressing the importance of optimal postpartum care, that provides more attention to a woman’s physical and mental health. They point out correctly, that the “fourth trimester” can be very challenging […]

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Endometriosis is a common cause of chronic pelvic pain and menstrual cramps, and affects about 10% of women in the U.S. The researchers conducting this study analyzed data from 72,394 women in the Nurses’ Health Study II that began in 1989, who gave birth one or more times. Endometriosis that was confirmed by laparoscopic surgery, […]

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, postpartum depression in the US is between 11%-20%. Postpartum depression is a disorder that affects the mother’s ability to care for and bond with her new infant, as well as her functioning in day to day life. It can also produce long lasting consequences in children’s cognitive, social-emotional […]

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Pomegranate seeds have been used traditionally in Mediterranean countries and in ancient Ayurveda for a variety of disorders including infertility, insufficient breast milk, hypermenorrhea, and genital pain. Pomegranate seed oil (PSO) mainly contains unsaturated fatty acids such as γ-linoleic acid (Gamma linolenic acid, or GLA) and linolenic acid and phytoestrogens (campesterol, stigmasterol and beta-sitosterol). These […]

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  Breast feeding exclusively decreases overall estrogen secretion and this mechanism is one that may contribute to the lowered risk of ovarian and breast cancer. This relationship may also link to lowering the risk of endometrial cancer. To investigate this, researchers pooled data from 17 studies (3 cohort and 14 case-controlled), that totaled 8981 parous […]

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Researchers in this study examined the use of fish oils during pregnancy and if it could prevent asthma in their children. A total of 736 pregnant Danish women were randomized to receive 2.4 gm per day of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) derived from a fish oil supplement or a placebo during the […]

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