Diseases

Pelvic floor disorders linked to mode of delivery among first-time mothers

A first-time mother’s risk of pelvic floor disorders is strongly associated with how her baby is delivered, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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NIH scientists find that breast cancer protection from pregnancy starts decades later

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health, along with members of the international Premenopausal Breast Cancer Collaborative Group, found breast cancer risk increases in the years after a birth, with the highest risk of developing the disease about five years later.