There appears to be an association between patterns of reproductive lifetime exposure to oestrogen and the risk of high depressive symptoms during the menopausal transition (MT) and initial postmenopausal years, such that longer exposure to oestrogen is protective, according to a recent study.
Pregnancy does not increase the risk of myopia, according to a recent study that demonstrated exactly the opposite, such that pregnant women have a lower risk of myopia onset or progression compared with their nonpregnant counterparts.
Postmenopausal women having their first childbirth at the age of 27 years or older have a lower risk of developing primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) compared with those who give their first birth at the age of 20 years or younger, a study suggests. Furthermore, parity significantly moderates the observed association between age at first childbirth and POAG.
Increased consumption levels of protein from vegetable sources, equivalent to three to four servings per day of protein-rich foods, is associated with lower incidence of early onset of natural menopause, a US study suggests.
The risk of pregnancy-associated stroke (PAS) among women with pre-eclampsia appears to increase with the presence of infections, chronic hypertension, coagulopathies and underlying prothrombotic conditions, a study has shown.
Lower oestrogen levels during menopause is associated with lower risk of breast cancer but higher risk of osteoporosis and potentially Alzheimer’s disease (AD), metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease, says an expert.
In patients undergoing caesarean section (CS) or vaginal delivery (VD), the intravenous administration of tranexamic acid (TA) appears to be safe and effective in reducing blood loss and the need for blood transfusion. In addition, it may decrease the occurrence of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) in CS patients, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.