Thursday, September 29, 2005

Paxil may be fatal for Pregnant Women in the first trimester

The accepted antidepressant Paxil could raise the threat of birth defects if expecting women take it at some point in the first trimester, federal health officials announced late Tuesday.

The Food and Drug Administration placeed the caution on its Web site after the drug's maker, the British group GlaxoSmithKline, sent the agency and doctors a letter that cited proof from a latest study. Glaxo said in the correspondence that it had altered the drug's label to reflect the likelihood of the increased danger.

Some doctors who examined the letter said it was not clear whether the F.D.A.'s admonition was necessary. The Glaxo study was an investigation of medical records from a managed care corporation, and did not provide believable proof that it was the drug, and not some other reason, that was responsible for the amplified risk, they said.

According to Dr. Timothy Oberlander a pediatrician at the University of British Columbia and BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver "Typically in studies like this you can't control for other things that could have contributed to the increased rate of defects, like the severity of the mother's depression".

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Healthy Pregnancy in 40s, Pregnancy at 40

A rising amount of women are waiting till their 40s to be new mothers. Experts say a number of factors are to blame for this, including the demands of hectic careers, enhanced obstetrical care and longer life expectancy, have contributed to this drift.

"Generations ago, when we were dying at age 50 or 60, it probably wasn't appropriate to be having a newborn at 45. But with the trends in health care, I think it's going to be a definite option that women will continue to pursue."

One of the biggest changes in maternal-age patterns is in vitro fertilization (IVF). In this technique, which was first done in humans a quarter-century ago, egg cells are fertilized outside a woman's body, then transferred to her uterus in the hope that a successful pregnancy will develop.

"Having the ability to take their eggs and fertilize them has been a very successful technology and has gotten better over the years. And with donor eggs we are able to extend that well into the 40s.

"Having children later still remains a choice based on egg quality," Couchman explains. "Women are intended biologically, but maybe not personally, to have children younger. It's far easier to get pregnant in your 20s than in your 30s or 40s.

"The age of the egg is very important. Older women can't always get pregnant with their own eggs. Men make sperm every single day, but women are born with their eggs and that's it. You use them in your teens and your 20s, and whatever's left at 43, that's what you have."

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Disposable underwear panties

Disposable underwear panties
Made up of extra soft polypropylene. Well polypropylene is a type of synthetic fabric which will soak any type of perspiration and moisture, I am not sure what type. For a comfortable fit it has elastic waistband and leg openings. It costs you only $3 for a 5 white panties. No need to worry for laundry as you could throw away the panties after one use. Best for traveling, camping, during menstrual days, hospital stays, dorm stays.

Friday, September 09, 2005

New Water Cooled Bikini

New Water Cooled Bikini
So you are tired of your bikini and always wanted to try something innovative and different. Not to worry now as you can go for newly launched Water-Cooled Bikini. The bikini is from Evian and the bikini is going to keep the wearer cool as the bikini is having pockets, which are filled with mineral water. According to boob experts, the cold water will even assist tone, firm and shape your boobies beach body. The bra's filter funnel means bikini babes can top up the water level at their leisure time, controlling how pert cold they keep their boobs.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Acne in late twenties or adult acne

Acne in late twenties or adult acne

You thought that acne is problem only in teens. Acne can affect any age group and in fact there is a rise of acne cases and Acne in late twenties is growing. If acne in late twenties occurs it brings with it a long lasting physical and psychological ramifications. Adult acne is more severe as it could leave permanent scars as due to the ageing of the skin it loses collagen.

The perception is changing about occurrence of acne in a particular age group. It is required too as if we recognize this as a real problem then only we could find better ways to fight it out. The causes and affect of adult acne or acne in late twenties is different then teen acne and so is medication. Due to lack of public awareness, people with acne problem in their adulthood seldom seek medical advice. However, the times are changing and people are now taking this with stride.