Night shift work linked to a higher risk of miscarriage, finds study

Pregnant women who work at least two night shifts in one week may have a heightened risk of miscarriage the following week, a new study suggests

Night shift work linked to a higher risk of miscarriage, finds study“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 […]

Heavy use of common antibiotics may increase risk of miscarriage

Researchers found that use of certain antibiotics in early pregnancy increased risk of miscarriage by as much as twofold.

Heavy use of common antibiotics may increase risk of miscarriageA 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 […]

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

Working the night shift disrupts the sleep-hormone melatonin, which may affect the ovaries. Stress and tiredness might interfere with oestrogen, triggering early menopause. Early menopause raises the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis

Women who work night shifts may go through the menopause at a younger ageEven 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 […]

Could energy boosting sports drinks be deadly for your health? 

The sports drink market is expected to see growth in the coming years due to increasing demands worldwide, but the debate on the benefits and health risks associated with its consumption also continues among scientists and the industry

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 […]

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

Pregnant women are at an increased risk of miscarrying if they are exposed to elevated levels of a type of air pollution, a study suggests. Researchers in the US found a 16% increase in the risk of miscarriage among women exposed to higher levels of nitrogen dioxide, a gas created by petrol and diesel vehicles

Air pollution increases the risk of miscarriage in women, reveals studyAir 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 […]

Paternal smoking can increase miscarriage risk, warns study

Based on data for nearly 6 million pregnancies, researchers found that women whose partner smoked during the first few months of the pregnancy were 17 per cent more likely to miscarry than women with non-smoking partners

Paternal smoking can increase miscarriage risk, warns studyWould-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 […]

7 common causes of miscarriages

There is no experience more difficult than having to go through a miscarriage during pregnancy. Miscarriage is not only physically taxing, but very emotionally challenging as well. Yet, pregnancy loss can be even harder to deal with especially when it occurs time and time again

7 common causes of miscarriagesOne out of every 5 to 6 pregnancies ends in a miscarriage i.e. the pregnancy is lost. And if it happens three times in a row to a woman, then it can be disastrous. Recurrent pregnancy loss is one such situation which carries the burden of immense emotional stress to the couple concerned. To understand […]