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Night shift work linked to a higher risk of miscarriage

“Women working night shifts are exposed to light at night which disrupts their circadian rhythm and decreases the release of melatonin,” lead author Dr Luise Molenberg Begtrup explained. “Melatonin has been shown to be important in maintaining a successful pregnancy, possibly by preserving the function of the placenta.” To take a closer look at the […]

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Women’s health: Here’s what you can do to prevent a miscarriage

Here are several tips you can apply to lessen risk of pregnancy loss. Observe hand washing It is important to practice good hand hygiene. Catching a great number of viral or bacterial infections causing miscarriage, infant deaths or stillbirths can be easily avoided with proper hand washing. Get checked by your doctor or midwife Seek […]

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Could energy boosting sports drinks be deadly for your health? 

Amid the rapid growth of sports drink markets globally, scientists have also been raising concerns about the product’s potential impact on human health. A new study in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports suggests that sports drinks can effectively enhance endurance performance, Outside Magazine reported. The findings come from the analysis of […]

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Heavy use of common antibiotics may increase risk of miscarriage

A link has been found by researchers at the University of Montreal in Canada between the use of macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, and some other common antibiotics in early pregnancy and an increased risk of miscarriage. These findings were recently reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Miscarriage is defined as the spontaneous loss of a […]

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Women who work night shifts may go through the menopause at a younger age

Women who work night shifts may go through the menopause at a younger age

Even occasional night shift workers are nine per cent more likely to have an early menopause, a study has found. This matters because women who go through the menopause younger are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and may even suffer memory problems. Researchers tracked more than 80,000 nurses who worked night shifts over […]

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Air pollution increases the risk of miscarriage in women, reveals study

Air pollution is as bad for pregnant women as smoking in raising the risk of miscarriage, according to a scientific study. They said the finding was upsetting and that toxic air must be cut to protect the health of the next generation. Air pollution is already known to harm fetus by increasing the risk of […]

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Paternal smoking can increase miscarriage risk, warns study

Would-be fathers may increase their partner’s risk of miscarriage by smoking during the pregnancy, or even during the time leading up to conception, a large study from China suggests. Women whose partner quit smoking around the time of conception had an 18% lower risk of miscarriage than those whose smoking partner didn’t quit, the study […]

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