Tag Archives: Women’s

Female milk ducts: ‘Not what I imagined’ Picture showing inside women’s breasts goes viral

Female milk ducts, also referred to as lactiferous ducts or mammary ducts, are vital for milk production. Pregnancy hormones cause the milk ducts to grow in number and size. The ducts branch off into smaller channels, until they cluster into grape-like sacs called alveoli. For many people, it may have been a number years since… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for FEBRUARY 22, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are relatively common; however, it has been difficult to conduct randomized clinical trials (RCTs) in this population.  This week, we have a couple of RCTs including women with postpartum depression. The first study, from Michael O’Hara and colleagues, compares interpersonal therapy (IPT) to treatment with sertraline or placebo.  The next… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for FEBRUARY 1, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Over the last few years, there has been an increasing number of articles focusing on perinatal anxiety.  Recent studies indicate that anxiety during pregnancy and the postpartum period is common and may occur independently of perinatal depression, although anxiety and depressive symptoms frequently appear together during the perinatal period.  This week we have several large… Read More »