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Yeast infections: Self-diagnosis, poor information may delay proper treatmentJul 29, 2015
During warmer months yeast infections become more common, but our experts say causes and effective treatments may differ from what you may read on the Internet.
Traditional pap smear soon to be historyJun 30, 2015
Human papilloma virus (HPV) genotyping has a potential role in primary screening of cervical cancer. It could replace the traditional pap smear, according to our experts.
Teens should make smart choices about sexual health during summerJun 24, 2015
For teens, the lazy days of summer mean catching up on sleep and hanging out with friends, but it can also be a great time to catch up on vaccines and education on safe sex.
The truth about alleviating menstrual cycle symptomsJun 2, 2015
There are simple ways to lessen the pain that comes during a woman’s menstrual cycle, but it may not be the myths that are circulating around the Internet, said experts at Baylor College of Medicine.
State grant will support innovative prenatal care program at Baylor Teen Health ClinicFeb 13, 2015
The Baylor Teen Health Clinic will enhance its Centering Pregnancy Program through a grant from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Pregnancy safety while travelingDec 18, 2014

Baylor College of Medicine obstetrician and gynecologist expert offers traveling tips for women with uncomplicated pregnancies.

Dietary supplementation overcomes effects of low birthweight in succeeding generationsNov 17, 2014
Baylor researchers find a special diet for rats enriched for nutrients in the “1-carbon pathway” given to parents could “rescue” their progeny from adult metabolic disease – but not growth restriction at birth.
More pregnancies complicated by morbidly adherent placentaOct 2, 2014
With the increase of caesarean sections, a severe medical condition, morbidly adherent placenta, is becoming more common in pregnant women, but Baylor College of Medicine doctors’ unique approach to the treatment is proving beneficial to patients.
Houston Zoo, Baylor team up for special orangutan patientAug 28, 2014
Doctors at Baylor lend a hand to treat Houston Zoo's 42-year-old orangutan, Cheyenne.
Marmoset sequence sheds light on primate biology, evolutionJul 20, 2014
Sequencing genome the common marmoset – the first sequence of a New World Monkey – sheds new light on primate biology and evolution.
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund grant to start gynecologic cancer patient support programMay 27, 2014
Drs. Marian Yvette Williams-Brown and Celestine Tung receive a $50,000 grant from the organization to initiate the Woman to Woman Program at Baylor.
Landmark study reveals first genetic snapshots of unique placental microbiomeMay 21, 2014
Baylor study finds placenta harbors unique, low abundant microbiome.
Diet not obesity defines body’s microbiome communitiesMay 20, 2014
Baylor study finds consuming a high fat diet during pregnancy and breast feeding persistently alters the structure of an infant’s microbiome.
Not just moms: Males also play role in epigenetic changeMay 1, 2014
Baylor study finds paternal component to fetal epigenome.
Baylor College of Medicine makes tropical medicine seminar available to public Feb 18, 2014
For the first time, the "Seminars in Tropical Medicine" course at Baylor College of Medicine will be open to members of the public who have an interest in tropical medicine.
Tools produce different answers in microRNA profilesFeb 5, 2014
Baylor researchers find the choice of tools in genomic profiling can make a difference in microRNAs.
Can risks that accompany twin pregnancies be solved two monkeys at a time?Dec 30, 2013
Baylor researchers find genetic changes helped common marmosets successfully bear twins, other multiple births.
Global health efforts extend to Papua New Guinea with ExxonMobil grantDec 2, 2013
Texas Children¹s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine have embarked on a program to extend their world class medical care and public health expertise into Papua New Guinea.
Women with history of amniotic fluid embolism needed for new studyOct 29, 2013
A new study at Baylor College of Medicine seeks to understand amniotic fluid embolism, a rare but severe pregnancy complication in women.
Gene that affects epigenetics of rare molar pregnancies gives clues about genetic imprintingOct 8, 2013
Baylor researchers unraveled the first clues as to how loss or mutation of a gene called NLRP7 in women can cause their pregnancies to develop as hydatidiform moles.
Disrupting circadian gene in fetus may alter lipid metabolism for lifeOct 3, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers present findings that circadian rhythms affect unborn babies and may have lifelong impacts.
Conference to focus on use of technology in public healthMar 1, 2013
The conference, "The Use of Emerging Technologies for Health Care Messages," is geared toward health professionals.
Gene regulator sets stage for embryo implantationOct 15, 2012
BCM researchers identify protein that plays an important role in fertility.
High fat diet in pregnancy alters thyroid activity in offspringOct 8, 2012
High fat levels during pregnancy lowers hormone that helps regulate energy, implications for weight maintenance.
Healthy diet for pregnant moms may affect obesity risk in offspringOct 5, 2012
BCM researchers find healthy diet during pregnancy can help keep obesity at bay for children.
Bedside to bench: Defining the normal human microbiome required many talentsJun 14, 2012
Learn about the physicians, scientists and physician-scientists at Baylor who gathered and analyzed data for the Human Microbiome Project.
The Human Microbiome Project at Baylor College of Medicine: How we did itJun 13, 2012
Panel of experts over 80 institutions set out to find out what is "normal" microbial communities in the human body.
Vaginal microbiome naturally less diverse, rich during pregnancyJun 13, 2012
BCM researchers find distinct changes in bacterial communities in different areas of vagina.
Study unlocks new molecular clues about rare uterine cancerJun 11, 2012
BCM doctor looks to expand treatment options for patients with uterine leiomyosarcoma.
Coactivator stokes continuing fire of endometriosisJun 3, 2012
BCM researchers findings could lead to new therapies for endometriosis.
Jahoor receives Grand Challenges Explorations grantMay 10, 2012
Funds from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to address arginine rates in Indian women, explore link to low-birth-weight babies.
Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research awards pilot project grantsJan 26, 2012
Six recipients chosen for funding to pursue deeper exploration into microbiome associations.
Study shows low levels of vitamin D in breastfed Hispanic infantsJan 25, 2012
Supplemental vitamin D drops can help breastfed infants maintain normal bone growth density.
$1.6 million grant awarded to develop cervical cancer screening program for under, uninsuredJan 20, 2012
BCM experts find lack of healthcare for women a roadblock for preventing cervical cancer.
Be aware of common cervical cancer symptomsJan 17, 2012
Abnormal bleeding can be early warning sign of cervical cancer.
Help prevent cervical cancer with HPV vaccineJan 17, 2012
Disease prevention, early detection key in the battle against cervical cancer.
Mommy makeovers may help some women restore shapeNov 26, 2011
Diet and exercise might not be enough to correct women’s appearance after pregnancy.
New center seeks to improve on reproductive healthOct 27, 2011
New Center for Reproductive Medicine seeks to advance reproductive health through research, training, outreach.
What you eat even before conception may affect your infantOct 24, 2011
Researchers find diets in mice before and during pregnancy can affect the size of their offspring and the way their livers function.
Estrogen receptor in two kinds of neurons fights obesity, infertilityOct 6, 2011
Two populations of brain neurons play roles in metabolism, fat distribution and appetite control.
Tobacco smoke footprints mar placental landscapeAug 24, 2011
Baylor College of Medicine researchers among those to explain the effects of tobacco smoke on placenta when pregnant women smoke.
Event to celebrate 'graduates' of Baylor Teen Clinic programAug 3, 2011
Program seeks to improve the health and well-being of first-time mothers and their kids.
Postmenopausal bleeding could be sign of endometrial cancerApr 18, 2011
Bleeding post menopause could be sign of endometrial cancer, BCM expert says.
Get through menopause by reevaluating your health care needsApr 18, 2011
Menopause can affect women's health needs in a variety of ways.
Mood changes triggered by menopauseApr 18, 2011
BCM expert offers insight into symptoms of menopause.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund grant helps BCM, Texas Children?s scientists study microbiome effect on preterm birthMar 14, 2011
New grant designed to explore causes of premature birth.
Risks and benefits of blood thinner after caesarean birth needs studyDec 22, 2010
BCM researchers call for study on blood thinner following a C-section.
Grant will study effectiveness of teen pregnancy programDec 22, 2010
Five-year grant to Baylor Teen Health Clinic to study effectiveness of teen pregnancy program.
High fat diet in moms affects offspring's circadian, metabolic rhythmsNov 29, 2010
Primate study shows that a high fat diet in mothers can lead to obesity in children.
Dr. Michael A. Belfort Named Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine and Obstetrician/Gynecologist-In-COct 6, 2010
Dr. Michael A Belfort named Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at BCM.
Preconception counseling helps moms prep for babyAug 18, 2010
Genetic family history, among other things, will help future parents meet challenges.
Gene variation can affect fetal growthMay 18, 2010
Some infants exposed to tobacco smoke during pregnancy are growth restricted and often have lo birth weight.
Common apnea questionnaire needs customization for pregnant momsMay 6, 2010
BCM researchers found that the Berlin questionnaire does not accurately identify pregnant women with obstructive sleep apnea.
Teens turn to new options for birth controlJan 25, 2010
Injections and implants among new types of teen birth control