(Medical Xpress) -- A synthetic estrogendiethylstilbestrol (DES)prescribed to women in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s to prevent miscarriages had serious, untoward effects in daughters of these women, including the development of a rare type of cancer of the uterus. There has been renewed interest in light of an Oct. 6 report in the New England Journal of Medicine documenting lifelong health complications facing daughters of women given DES.
- Statins block 1 cause of pregnancy loss in miceFri, 19 Sep 2008, 14:02:22 EDT
- Women don't need to delay getting pregnant after miscarriageThu, 5 Aug 2010, 19:36:15 EDT
- Study finds H1N1 associated with serious health risks for pregnant womenMon, 24 May 2010, 17:11:16 EDT
- Anti-estrogen drug therapy reduces risk of invasive breast cancer in older womenTue, 10 Jun 2008, 21:49:44 EDT
- Effectiveness of progesterone in reducing preterm births may be altered by genetic predispositionFri, 30 Jan 2009, 0:36:08 EST