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Laser Treatment of Vaginal Atrophy: Marketing Before Science

10 tundi 51 minutit tagasi
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

No 'Rebound' Arterial Effect Seen With HRT Cessation

26 juuli, 2018 - 00:23
Three years after ending hormone replacement therapy for menopause symptoms, women show no significant differences in measures of atherosclerosis versus those who had taken placebo.
Medscape Medical News

Will the Pap Smear Become Obsolete?

25 juuli, 2018 - 17:44
It's looking that way, but the challenge will be to reach women who aren't being screened at all.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

FDA OKs New System for Detecting Lymph Nodes in Breast Cancer

25 juuli, 2018 - 02:33
The FDA has approved the Magtrace and Sentimag Magnetic Localization System for identifying sentinel lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer undergoing mastectomy.
FDA Approvals

Endometriosis: Five Things to Know

24 juuli, 2018 - 22:49
As one of the most common conditions affecting women, all clinicians should have an understanding of endometriosis and its effects on a woman's health. Start with these five key facts.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

FDA Clears Elagolix (Orilissa) for Endometriosis Pain

24 juuli, 2018 - 21:29
Elagolix is the first oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist specifically developed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain associated with endometriosis.
FDA Approvals