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40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

Women in Trafford may be denied free fertility treatment

<b>Some women in Greater Manchester could be denied IVF treatment because of a need to save money, NHS bosses said.</b><p>Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) confirmed that it is considering ending free fertility treatment in the hope of cutting £20m from its £345m budget by 2019.<p>Other proposals …

The Trauma of Having a Newborn in the NICU

After premature births, parents can suffer from PTSD. Peer networks are forming to help.<p>When Kelli Kelley awoke from her C-section 17 years ago, having delivered her son after just 24 weeks of pregnancy, her husband gave her a Polaroid of their baby. He was tiny, underdeveloped, eyes still fused …

Planning your fertility — with your company's help

Time to think about family planning. You, your body, and ... your employer?<p>Facebook made headlines when it first began comping employees for freezing their eggs, but now more companies are taking an active role in helping their workers plan and research their fertility.<p>Employers like Google and …

6 Rental Updates that Won't Piss Off Your Landlord

I've been in my rented apartment for three years and it's starting to look a little dingy — water stains from a rainy winter have become a white-wall …

Mental health care fund for pregnant women and new mums

<b>NHS England is inviting applications for funding to improve care for women with serious mental illness during pregnancy or soon after birth.</b><p>Some women may suffer from depression, anxiety or psychosis at this time.<p>Currently, 40% of local NHS areas do not provide any services for these women.<p>The …

Too many women gain too much weight during pregnancy, CDC says

A pregnant woman eats for two, as the saying goes. But in the United States, a lot of them are eating for three or more.<p>A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that nearly half of the pregnant women in American gain too much weight during their pregnancies. Women who …

Is There Such a Thing as Being on Birth Control for Too Long?

Find out if you should break up with your contraception.<p><i>Birth control is a great thing. Not only does it help prevent unwanted pregnancies, but depending on what kind you use, it can cut your odds of ovarian and endometrial cancers, clear up acne, and ease super-painful period cramps (to name just</i> …

The crazy, conflicting fertility advice about when women should have children

It's National Fertility Awareness Week and what better excuse for an avalanche of new research into women's ovaries?<p>The first comes courtesy of New York University, which has pointed the finger at the unrealistic portrayals of motherhood in celebrity magazines. The proliferation of women, they say, …

Prehistoric Grave May Be Earliest Example of Death During Childbirth

Archaeologists say they've made a grim discovery in Siberia: the grave of a young mother and her twins, who all died during a difficult childbirth …

Why medicine often has dangerous side effects for women

You might not know this: Many of the medicines we take -- common drugs like Ambien and everyday aspirin -- were only ever tested on men. And the …

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Scientists Reveal New £200 Test For IVF Patients Could Increase Chances Of Getting Pregnant By 80%

Scientists believe they have developed an affordable test that will increase a woman's chance of getting pregnant through IVF by 70 to 80%.<p>The test, …

Genetics

Do women need an annual pelvic exam?

It’s the latest battle over screening: Should healthy women skip annual pelvic exams?<p>A controversial recommendation last year by the American College …

Cost of funding IVF in Quebec a cautionary tale, study says

The cost to Quebec taxpayers for a single baby born to a woman 40 and older ranges from almost $45,000 to more than $100,000 under the province's publicly funded IVF program, a study has found.<p>And while no live births were recorded for women at the age of 44, the mean cost of failed in-vitro …

Maternity leave for physicians is a disgrace. It's time to fix that.

22K Shares<p>Netflix listens to doctors. Google, Facebook, and Apple listen to doctors. The United States Navy and Marine Corps listen.<p>The above …

Health Care

Bad diets may be behind declining fertility rates - affecting even slim people

New research suggests that even men who manage to remain slim despite consuming high levels of junk food, are damaging their fertility<p>Men who eat diets high in trans fats, like takeaways, cakes and biscuits risk halving their chance of fathering a child, Harvard University has warned.<p>"This shows …

Aspirin-a-day could boost chance of having a baby

Scientists believe aspirin targets inflammation in the body, providing a safer environment for a growing embryo<p>It is the cheap wonder drug which is thought to prevent cancer, ward off heart disease and lower the risk of a stroke but now aspirin may also boost fertility, scientists believe.<p>A US …

"My Pain, In and of Itself, Had Never Been Valid'

A reader, Abby Norman, revives one of the most popular discussion threads in Notes thus far—on female medical pain:<p>I’m so thankful for your reader series, sparked by Joe Fassler’s piece, which was sent to me by my agent. I’m currently under contract with Nation Books writing about my experience …

Long-Term Study Finds The Hearts Of Women And Men Age Differently

The health of your heart is impacted by a number of different factors, from smoking to diabetes, meaning that depending on lifestyle choices, …

Johns Hopkins University

If You Are Pregnant, Stay Away From Catholic Hospitals

<i>Brigitte Amiri, is a senior staff attorney at the ACLU's Reproductive Freedom Project. This piece is republished with permission from the ACLU.</i><br>If …

Health Care

What nobody tells you about getting pregnant after 30

Much of the fertility talk aimed at women over 30 can be alarmist (ticktock!) or depressing (scary statistics!). But authors Christa Orecchio and Willow Buckley, a nutritionist and a homeopath, respectively, say there’s a more natural, less-fear-driven way to prepare for conception. In their new …

Why Is There Such a Scarcity of Female Science Professors?

<i>Photograph 51</i>, the play starring Nicole Kidman as Rosalind Franklin, which opens in the West End this week, has put the role of women in science …

Nicole Kidman

The Balance Myth: Rethinking Work-Life Success

As a grad student I was part of a group focused on women in science and medicine. In addition to getting camaraderie and support, we had the …

Doctors are buzzing about these technologies that could let women have kids at any age

The average age of a mother giving birth to her first child was 26 in 2013 — a record high, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, that includes plenty of women over 35 and even some over 40.<p>Dr. Norbert Gleicher, founder, medical director, and chief scientist of the Center …

When Woman Is Boss: Nikola Tesla on Gender Equality and How Technology Will Unleash Women’s True Potential

Engineer, physicist, and futurist <b>Nikola Tesla</b> (July 10, 1856–January 7, 1943) is among the most radical rule-breakers of science and is regarded by many as the greatest inventor in human history. His groundbreaking work paved the way for wireless communication and imprinted every electrical device …

Closing the Gender Gap

Gender diversity, both in education and the economy, is now the subject of serious debate among policy-makers, academics, teachers and employers. Of …

UK Universities

Dose of sunshine can boost women's chances of conceiving a baby by third

Scientists find sunny weather means women who are trying for a baby are much more likely to succeed when skies are blue<p>A spot of sunshine may gladden the heart, but new research suggests it could also boost fertility levels.<p>Scientists have found that sunny weather means women who are trying for a …

New NHS junior doctor contract would discriminate against women, senior medics warn

The Government’s new contract for junior doctors would discriminate against women, discouraging them from entering the profession and penalising any …

For 3 kids, women should get pregnant by 23: scientists

Women who want to have families need to get busy a whole lot sooner than they may expect: For the best chance of having a three-child family, a woman …