Ring Finger Length and Future Health Problems

For ages, the length of the ring finger has been the topic of medical attention, but ring finger length is mentioned in history far before modern medicine. Culturally, men with longer ring fingers were considered more fertile and thus more sought after as life-long mates. ... read more »

Conception in Time Reduces Child’s Risk of Illness in Future Epidemics

A recent study suggests a degree of immunity might also be conveyed to the baby at the time of its conception. ... read more »

Pregnancy after Miscarriage

In most cases, a miscarriage is a protection of sorts from fetal abnormalities or internal issues that could not be controlled by the pregnant woman. ... read more »

Polar Body Analysis Increases Fertility

Researchers have found a means of detecting an egg's ability to produce a fetus in women with monogenic diseases. ... read more »

FAQs on GERD Treatments

When a pregnant woman has a history of GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/acid reflux during pregnancy, the pregnancy can aggravate the condition, especially later in pregnancy. ... read more »

Malaria Tricks Female Immune System to Attack Fetus

Malaria hides in the female body, almost camouflaged, and waits to attack the placenta without alarming the female immune system. ... read more »

Lung Liver and Kidney Problems and Pregnancy

Millions of people across the world suffer from kidney disease, lung disease or liver disease. When pregnancy occurs in a woman who is suffering from one of these diseases, the pregnancy is a high risk to both mom and baby and specialized care will be needed in order to maintain a healthy pregnancy. ... read more »

Women's Health Guide: Topics A-Z

This women's health guide covers just about everything affecting the health of women: mentally, emotionally, and physically. ... read more »

Pregnancy Hormone Prolactin May Reduce the Effects of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Canadian researchers are making great strides toward finding a successful treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The disease typically causes death within the first five years of life, but thanks to Prolactin, a pregnancy hormone, patients may be able to extend life up to 60-percent longer. ... read more »

Periconception Health Affects Child's Disease Risk

A mother's health and diet just before and after conception could have an impact on a child's health in the long run, researchers say. ... read more »

Am I Able to Get Pregnant After…

In many cases, illness, disease and injury will not affect the ability to become pregnant, but that is not always the case. ... read more »

Does Alcohol-Free Mouth Wash Reduce Risk of Preterm Birth?

Researchers presented a study at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine yearly meet-up, The Pregnancy Meeting, regarding the possible benefits of using alcohol-free mouthwash to reduce preterm labor. ... read more »

Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)

Sexually transmitted diseases affect more than 2 million women every year. This number can only be tallied by the number of women who are treated or diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease. ... read more »

What Would You Do If Genetic Testing Revealed Future Illness?

What would you do if genetic testing revealed future catastrophic illness for yourself or a child? Would you want to know? ... read more »

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that is chronic and life-threatening. A large portion of patients suffering from Cystic Fibrosis are children and young adults. The condition affects the lungs, gastrointestinal system, sweat glands and male reproductive system. ... read more »

Ovarian Cysts and Fertility

Ovarian cysts are unique in that they can be attributed to a number of other conditions. The source of the ovarian cysts is an important factor in determining whether or not the female will be able to conceive naturally. ... read more »