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USPSTF Updated Recommendations for Cervical Cancer Screening

Medscape uudised - 21 august, 2018 - 18:12
In contrast to the draft guidelines, in its final article, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends cotesting as an option for women aged 30 to 65 years.
Medscape Medical News

Women Using Pot to Ease Morning Sickness in Pregnancy

Medscape uudised - 21 august, 2018 - 17:24
Pregnant women are using marijuana to help alleviate nausea, vomiting, in early pregnancy despite absence of evidence that it helps.
Medscape Medical News

Lectins: Are These Food-Based Proteins Friend or Foe?

Medscape uudised - 21 august, 2018 - 17:24
With limited data or logic to back them up, lectins are now under scrutiny.

5 Things to Know About Chronotherapy

Medscape uudised - 21 august, 2018 - 17:24
With the 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine being awarded to research on circadian rhythms, the time has come to take a look at synchronizing chemotherapy with the body's natural clock. Here are five things you should know about chronotherapy.
Medscape Oncology

Moderation Is Key for Carbohydrates in Long-term Health

Medscape uudised - 20 august, 2018 - 17:09
Optimal carbohydrate consumption has a U-shaped curve, with both high- and low-carb diets associated with increased risk for all-cause mortality, new data suggest.
Medscape Medical News

Laser Treatment of Vaginal Atrophy: Marketing Before Science

Medscape uudised - 17 august, 2018 - 00:12
Women who do not find relief from topical hormone products often seek laser treatment, but it has been called 'dangerous and deceptive.'
Medscape Ob/Gyn

'Lessons Must Be Learned': UK Societies on Bawa-Garba Ruling

Medscape uudised - 14 august, 2018 - 19:48
The UK Court of Appeal decision that will soon allow Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba to return to work was met with relief by most medical societies there; the overwhelming sentiment was 'lessons must be learned.'
Medscape Medical News

Guideline: Screen All Women Yearly for Urinary Incontinence

Medscape uudised - 14 august, 2018 - 04:21
A new guideline from the Women's Preventive Services Initiative recommends yearly screening for urinary incontinence for women of all ages; however, editorialists say this recommendation is premature.
Medscape Medical News

Vitamin D No Benefit in Pregnancy for Fetal or Infant Growth

Medscape uudised - 13 august, 2018 - 16:37
Supplementation in a population of pregnant women with high rates of vitamin D deficiency showed no effect on fetal or infant growth measures compared with placebo.
Medscape Medical News

FDA OKs First Direct-to-Consumer Birth Control App

Medscape uudised - 11 august, 2018 - 02:01
The "fertility awareness" app, called Natural Cycles, calculates the days of the month a woman is likely to be fertile based on daily body temperature readings and menstrual cycle information.
FDA Approvals

FDA Clears First Vaginal Ring for 1 Year of Birth Control

Medscape uudised - 11 august, 2018 - 01:30
Annovera (segesterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol vaginal system) is the first vaginal ring contraceptive approved that provides a full year of protection against unintended pregnancy.
FDA Approvals

Catch-up HPV Vaccination Effective for Women Under 21 Years

Medscape uudised - 10 august, 2018 - 16:11
Women who initiate HPV vaccination series after age 21 do not receive the same benefit as adolescents and younger women, a study has shown.
Medscape Medical News

Opioid Addiction at Delivery Quadruples in Pregnant Women

Medscape uudised - 10 august, 2018 - 00:14
The first state-based analysis of trends showed a significant increase between 1999 and 2014 in opioid use disorder in pregnant women at labor and delivery in all 28 states studied, according to the CDC.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Flags Risks From Improper Use of Membrane-Rupture Tests

Medscape uudised - 9 august, 2018 - 00:18
The FDA is concerned about misuse and overreliance of rupture of amniotic membrane lab test results without other clinical assessments to make patient management decisions, which could lead to serious harm.
News Alerts

Induction at 39 Weeks: Fewer C-Sections Than Watchful Waiting

Medscape uudised - 9 august, 2018 - 00:18
The newly published ARRIVE study upends decades of common wisdom among clinicians that induction in pregnancy can increase the likelihood of cesarean delivery.
Medscape Medical News

Patients With PCOS Lack Faith in Primary Care Physicians

Medscape uudised - 2 august, 2018 - 19:20
In the survey comparing healthcare experiences, patients with polycystic ovary syndrome expressed a lack of confidence in the ability of primary care providers to adequately address their condition.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Warning About Laser Devices for 'Vaginal Rejuvenation'

Medscape uudised - 31 juuli, 2018 - 16:46
The FDA has received numerous reports of vaginal burns, scarring, pain during sexual intercourse, and recurring or chronic pain following unapproved use of laser devices for 'vaginal rejuvenation'.
FDA Approvals

IVF Hits 40-Year Mark, But Challenges Remain

Medscape uudised - 27 juuli, 2018 - 17:05
An estimated 6 to 8 million people have been born through advanced fertility treatments since 1978, yet the high costs of these treatments may still keep them out of reach for many, physicians say.
Medscape Medical News

US Cancer Screening Rates Improved, but Still Below Targets

Medscape uudised - 26 juuli, 2018 - 19:18
In the United States, the rates of cancer screening tests have been increasing since 2000 but are still below the targets for Healthy People 2020.
Medscape Medical News

Trial Halted After 11 Infants Die in the Netherlands

Medscape uudised - 26 juuli, 2018 - 00:39
Researchers were testing whether sildenafil could improve growth among fetuses with fetal growth restriction by increasing blood flow to the placenta; all related trials have been halted.
Medscape Medical News