The Effects of Estrogen

A new study has tried to explain why the flu seems to hit men harder than women.  Researchers who tested various forms of estrogen, which is also present in men, found that the compounds reduced virus replication in the female but not male cells.  The researchers reported their findings in the American Journal of Physiology […]

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Exercise During Pregnancy

According to a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials recently published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, moderate exercise during pregnancy can help decrease the risk for gestational diabetes by 31% while also reducing maternal weight gain.  As lead author Gema Sanabria-Martinez, MsC, points out, exercise isn’t something to avoid or be afraid of […]

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