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Psychiatry, Women’s Mental Health and Child Protection. Dubai, UAE. August 26-27, 2019

Lexis Conferences welcome you to Dubai, UAE; the most populous and largest city focusing on modern architecture with extravagance shopping and exuberant nightlife scene. Middle East Meetings on ‘’Psychiatry, Women’s Mental Health and Child Protection’’ slated on

Pregnant women exposed to extreme temperatures relative to their usual environment may be at increased risk for having smaller babies

Common environmental factors such as extreme ambient temperatures and air pollution are known to increase the risk of many serious health problems including stroke, heart attack, asthma, and lung cancer. More recently, there is also evidence suggesting

Migration and perinatal mental health

There are currently an estimated 1 billion migrants globally, with trends increasing dramatically. Migrants have higher rates of physical and mental illness than their non-migrant counterparts due to multiple stressors experienced before, during and after migration (Fig.

Eat right and exercise for sex

Would you be more likely to cut down on sweet treats, lose weight, and exercise if you thought it would improve your sex life?  Sure we know that if we eat right and exercise, our chance of

Women less likely than men to stick to cardiac rehab programs

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in North America and it occurs more in women than in men. After a sudden heart event, women are more likely than men to die, more likely to have

Complementary and alternative medicines used by Australian women suffering menstrual problems

Nearly all women will experience menstrual problems at some time in their lives, the most common of which are period pain and the range of symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS), such as irritability and/or depression, headaches

Refuge women’s resettlement in western countries

Global movement has become a fashionable phenomenon. While some decide to migrate voluntarily, others cross borders in haste to settle down in safe countries. Recent worldwide conflicts including war, political conflicts, and economic crisis speeded up the

Why women with early stage breast cancer don’t complete their chemotherapy treatment?

Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer death among US women.  For women with early stage breast cancer (stages I and II), completing chemotherapy after surgery can increase survival.  Despite this proven benefit, some women do

A study of the acute effects of household air pollution on blood pressure in Indian women

Air pollution, and especially indoor air pollution from burning highly polluting solid fuels such as wood, crop residues, and coal, has intuitive and well-documented relationships with respiratory health. In recent years, many studies have also shown relationships

Why do women go through menopause? Science offers a new solution to an old puzzle

Passing on our genes to the next generation is the key process in evolution that happens through natural selection. So why do women suddenly lose the ability to have children when they have at least a third

Prior surgical abortion as independent risk factor for preterm birth

Preterm birth is the number one cause of perinatal mortality in many countries, including the US. Defining risk factors for prediction of preterm birth is an important goal for several reasons. First, identifying women at risk allows

Can women themselves assess the outcome of their abortion after an early medical abortion?

In many countries where abortion is legal, women face many barriers from seeking safe and legal abortion services. Most importantly, there is a shortage of abortion facilities and providers in rural areas. In the last few decades,

Excess mortality associated with second hip fracture

Hip fracture increases death risk. Ten percent of survivors have second hip fracture. It is not known if second hip fracture further increases death risk. Here, we report that second hip fracture increases death risk beyond that

Are children, adults and elderly women in Greece meeting dietary intake recommendations?

Ensuring adequate nutrient intakes is vital not just for preventing deficiencies, but also for optimizing health and wellbeing in all life stages. Despite the high prevalence of overweight and obesity and the overconsumption of calories, still inadequate

Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and fish oil supplementation during pregnancy

The pregnancy is a time of increased risk for omega-3 deficiency as they are used for the baby’s brain and eye development both before and after birth. Data derived from observational studies have found that low intake

Muscle stem cells fail to become activated in Pompe disease and do not repair the accumulating muscle damage

Skeletal muscle is the largest organ of the body and is responsible not only for movement , breathing and posture, but is also important in regulating body temperature. It is not surprising that defects in muscle function

A story about FXPOI: inclusions, poly-glycine, and ovulation

In case women cease menstruation before the age of 40, this is called premature ovarian insufficiency (POI). This happens to about 1% of the women in the normal population. For women that carry an FMR1 premutation this

It is time to stop screening all women with mammography based on age alone

The early detection of breast cancer by mammography has been promoted in the Western world for decades, usually for all women 40-70+. Mammography involves an x-ray of the breasts while under compression. While mammography screening was once

Hair shedding in women: how much is too much?

Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is the most common form of hair loss in women and reduces quality of life for sufferers. It is characterised macroscopically by hair loss and balding on the mid-frontal scalp and microscopically

Clinical long-term outcome and reinterventional rate after uterine fibroid embolization

Uterus fibroid presents the most frequent benign gynecological tumor. Almost 40 – 50% of women have fibroids during the life. In about 25 – 30% of a woman, fibroids are symptomatic and can cause, frequent bleeding, pain