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obstructive sleep apnoea

Obstructive sleep apnoea among women linked to low hormone levels

A University of Bergen study has revealed that reduced hormone levels in postmenopausal women may be a cause of obstructive sleep apnoea. The research identified...
Women are still underrepresented in key disease clinical trials

Women are still underrepresented in key disease clinical trials

A new study finds that women are underrepresented in clinical trials for key disease areas, such as psychiatric and cardiovascular. Investigators from Brigham and Women’s...
Uterine transplantation effectively treats infertility

Uterine transplantation effectively treats infertility

New research concludes that uterine transplantation is an effective and safe method to treat infertility when a functioning uterus is lacking. A report conducted by...
Mental illness linked with polycystic ovary syndrome cost almost $6 billion in 2021

Mental illness linked with polycystic ovary syndrome cost almost $6 billion in 2021

New research finds that in 2021, healthcare costs for mental health disorders linked to polycystic ovary syndrome amassed almost $6bn. Polycystic ovary syndrome affects how...
UK stillbirth rate

UK stillbirth rate more than double for ethnic minority groups

Research has identified that stillbirths among ethnic minority groups are twice as high in the UK compared to the rest of the population, despite...
Endometriosis treatment

Optimising endometriosis treatment, care and awareness in the UK

One in 10 women is affected by endometriosis yet the condition remains poorly understood and undertreated. Health Europa Quarterly spoke to Endometriosis UK about...
HPV testing

Five-year HPV testing intervals show excellent safety

A new study pioneered by King’s College London and funded by Cancer Research UK has reinforced that extending HPV testing intervals from three to...
NICE outlines further updates to the menopause guidelines

NICE outlines further updates to the menopause guidelines

Further research will be carried out to identify whether new recommendations or updates to existing ones are needed within menopause guidelines. The ‘scope’ of the...
Diabetes in pregnancy is associated with increased odds of caesarean delivery

Diabetes in pregnancy is associated with increased odds of caesarean delivery

Diabetes in pregnancy is associated with increased odds of complications such as caesarean delivery, severe breathing problems and excessive birth weight. Diabetes in pregnancy (also...
postpartum depression symptoms

Postpartum depression symptoms on the rise among US women

A University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine investigation has discovered that postpartum depression symptoms increased among women in the US during the first...
Are antibiotics the answer to recurrent urinary tract infections?

Are antibiotics the answer to recurrent urinary tract infections?

New research suggests that antibiotics may increase recurrent urinary tract infections by disrupting the gut microbiome. Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria in the...
New midwives recruited to boost NHS maternity care

New midwives recruited to boost NHS maternity care

Up to 500 new international midwives are set to join maternity units across England under a new NHS England initiative. In a 2020 survey from...
What are the risk factors for heart attacks in women?

What are the risk factors for heart attacks in women?

A Yale-led study has identified which risk factors are more likely to cause a heart attack for women and men aged 55 years and...
gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes can be prevented through healthy lifestyle habits

A team of researchers in Finland has designed a method for identifying people at the highest risk of developing gestational diabetes, also finding that...
Health Europa Quarterly Issue 21

Health Europa Quarterly Issue 21

Welcome to Health Europa Quarterly Issue 21, which insightfully explores women’s health, antimicrobial resistance, health policy, infection control, COVID-19, cutting-edge health technology, medical cannabis,...
Mediterranean diet

Mediterranean diet may prevent preeclampsia during pregnancy

A new US study has discovered that following a Mediterranean diet whilst pregnant can reduce the risk of preeclampsia, potentially illustrating how dietary interventions...
womb cancer

Womb cancer risk almost doubled for women with excess weight

New research from the University of Bristol suggests that lifelong excess weight almost doubles the risk of developing womb cancer. The University of Bristol study,...
Removing endometriosis lesions with nanotechnology

Removing endometriosis lesions with nanotechnology

Scientists from the Oregon State University have developed new nanotechnology to locate and remove endometriosis lesions. The new animal-model study, published in the journal Small,...
exercising during pregnancy

Exercising during pregnancy decreases Type-2 diabetes risk in offspring

Research emerging from Japan's Tohoku University suggests that exercising during pregnancy can considerably benefit the mother's child, reducing their risk of Type 2 diabetes. The...
Making symptoms of menopause manageable

Making symptoms of menopause manageable

Awareness and education around symptoms of menopause are paramount for ensuring patients receive accurate diagnosis and treatment. HEQ spoke to Dr Haitham Hamoda, consultant...

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