FemiLab: Diet and depression; anti-depressant adverse in utero; no gains for very early pre-terms


All the below come from JAMA Archives:

Mediterranean Diet Associated With Reduced Risk of Depression

CHICAGO – Individuals who follow the Mediterranean dietary pattern—rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains and fish—appear less likely to develop depression, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.


Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Associated With Some Adverse Outcomes in Newborns

FemiLab: BreastCancerTrials.org + Dates for your Health


From UCSF: “ The nation’s only clinical trial matching service dedicated exclusively to breast cancer—BreastCancerTrials.org—is now upgraded with new features, greatly expanding access and ensuring privacy for all who want the latest information about research studies and how to enroll. Cancer patients, survivors and those who are at risk now have a free, easy-to-use resource that custom matches them to clinical trials specifically targeted to their personal health profiles. BreastCancerTrials.org empowers patients with knowledge, opens the door to hope and paves the way for future cures.”

FemiLab: Boys Play; Girls Pay


A month ago, we reported that: “An FDA advisory panel recommended on Wednesday that the human papillomavirus vaccine (Gardasil) be approved to prevent genital warts in males ages 9 through 26. The vaccine is currently approved for use in females of the same age.”
But Hey, never forget.....women always ought be the ones who pay to play, so it was only moments before reasons were given why girls must be the responsible ones and boys should be left alone to romp unvaccinated. Why, cause if all the girls get shots, none of the boys have to.

FemiLab: Risk for Chronic Conditions Decreases as Number of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Increases

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Yes, a bit of a duh, but WoW, look at the numbers! 80% is nutin to sneeze at!!

The more healthy lifestyle behaviors that adults follow, the lower their risk for a number of chronic conditions, reports Archives of Internal Medicine.
Researchers in Germany recruited some 23,000 adults aged 35 to 65 and followed them for roughly 8 years. At baseline, four healthy lifestyle behaviors were assessed: never smoking, having a BMI under 30, exercising regularly, and adhering to a healthy diet (high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in red meat).

FemiLab: Adequate contraception for women could ease burdens of climate change


The lead Editorial in a September edition of The Lancet discusses how more than 200 million women worldwide want contraceptives, but currently lack access to them. Addressing this unmet need, and the 76 million unintended pregnancies globally each year, would slow population growth and reduce demographic pressure on the environment.

FemiLab: Finally closing the circle on prevention of HPV transmission!


FDA says: HPV Vaccine Should Be Approved for Use in Boys, Young Men

An FDA advisory panel recommended on Wednesday that the human papillomavirus vaccine (Gardasil) be approved to prevent genital warts in males ages 9 through 26, according to the Wall Street Journal. The vaccine is currently approved for use in females of the same age.
Earlier in the day, the panel endorsed approval of a alternate HPV vaccine (Cervarix) for use in females ages 10 through 25.
From the WSJ


FemiLab: Violence Against Mothers in Bangladesh causes Morbidity and Mortality in their children


JAMA/ CHICAGO – Almost half of Bangladeshi women with young children experience violence from their husbands, and their children appear to have a higher risk of recent respiratory infections and diarrhea, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

FemiLab: Obesity may become leading cause of cancer in women


News from British Medical Journal (BMJ) 2009;339:b3171
Obesity is risk factor in 70 000 new cancers a year in Europe, study shows

More than 70 000 new cases of cancer a year in Europe can be attributed to excess body weight, data from a new modelling study show.
The most common types of cancer attributable to obesity were endometrial, postmenopausal breast, and colorectal cancers (International Journal of Cancer doi:10.1002/ijc.24803).