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23 October 2016

Homeopathic Medicine

Homeopathy is a system of medicine founded on the  definite law ‘like cures like’,first founded by Hippocrates. The word Homeopathy is certainly of Greek derivation where […]
7 October 2016

Alcohol consumption as a cause of cancer

There is increasing research evidence about the causal role of alcohol in cancer, accompanied by unclear and Even without complete knowledge of biological mechanisms, the epidemiological […]
7 October 2016

Smoking is Associated with Rectal Cancer

Cigarette smoking may be a risk factor for rectal — but not colon — cancer. The evidence linking cigarette smoking and colorectal cancer risk has been […]
7 October 2016

Three in four don’t know obesity causes cancer

Three out of four people in the United Kingdom are unaware of the link between obesity and cancer, according to a new report. The nationwide survey […]
7 October 2016

Chronic fatigue syndrome flare-ups caused by straining muscles and nerves

Mild to moderate muscle and nerve strain provokes symptom flares in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome.A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Alabama […]
7 October 2016

1 in 50 16-year-olds affected by chronic fatigue syndrome

In what is believed to be the biggest study of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) — also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) — in children to date, […]
7 October 2016

Obscure virus found in women with unexplained infertility

The little-known member of the human herpesvirus family called HHV-6A infects the lining of the uterus in 43 percent of women with unexplained infertility but cannot […]
7 October 2016

Over 95% of the world’s population has health problems, with over a third having more than five ailments

Just one in 20 people worldwide (4·3%) had no health problems in 2013, with a third of the world’s population (2·3 billion individuals) experiencing more than […]
7 October 2016

High-calcium, low-lactose diet may reduce risk of ovarian cancer in African-American women

A diet high in calcium and low in lactose may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in African-American women, research indicates. The work also found sun […]
7 October 2016

Brain Cancer Now Top Cause of Cancer Death in US Children

Brain cancer has replaced leukemia as the leading cause of cancer death among US children and adolescents aged 1 to 19 years, according to the Centers […]
7 October 2016

Early Exposure to Antibiotics Augments Allergy and Eczema Risk

Rates of hayfever and eczema are higher in children exposed to antibiotics in the first 2 years of life than in unexposed children, according to results […]


A new study, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, suggests that living in the same household with a woman’s mother or mother-in-law may lower the number of children the woman has.The researchers were prompted to study the effect of living with one’s mother or mother-in-law on the young woman’s fertility by existing literature, which suggested the opposite: that the presence of the woman’s or the husband’s mother may increase fertility.To clarify the effect of a mother’s and mother-in-law’s presence on fertility, Fieder and colleagues examined the medical records of over 2.5 million women from 14 countries across the globe.The women were of reproductive age — that is, between 15 and 34 years — and the data were gathered from the IPUMS-International census database.In their analysis, the researchers considered a variety of variables, including: the number of children the women had given birth to until the census, the woman’s age, an estimation of the woman’s reproductive period, as well as whether their mother or mother-in-law was present in the household during the woman’s reproductive period.Using these variables, the researchers came up with a generalized linear model that included all of the factors, alongside additional statistical tools meant to account for potential confounders.