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Could Metformin Before Conception Be the Answer in PCOS?

10 aprill, 2019 - 17:30
Metformin ups likelihood of full-term births, reduces late miscarriages in women with PCOS, but doesn't impact gestational diabetes. Study also hints giving drug pre-pregnancy could be beneficial.
Medscape Medical News

FDA OKs Romosozumab for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

10 aprill, 2019 - 02:01
Romosozumab should be reserved for women at high risk for fracture who fail other therapies and should be avoided in women with a history of heart attack or stroke.
FDA Approvals

Newly Approved Drug a 'Revolution' for Postpartum Depression

9 aprill, 2019 - 21:30
The marked improvement in postpartum depression within 60 hours of intravenous brexanolone infusion is sustained over 30 days, with half of patients still responding, a pooled analysis of three RCTs shows.
Medscape Medical News

Benzodiazepines Linked to Risk for Spontaneous Abortion

9 aprill, 2019 - 20:26
Women who initiate benzodiazepines during pregnancy to treat anxiety may face an increased risk for spontaneous abortion, particularly at higher doses of the drugs, results of a large study suggest.
Medscape Medical News

ACP: Breast Cancer Screening Every 2 Years

9 aprill, 2019 - 19:54
Women with no breast cancer symptoms should undergo mammography screening every other year, according to a guidance statement from the American College of Physicians.
Medscape Medical News

Maternal Morbidity Greater With Cesareans, Especially in Over 35s

9 aprill, 2019 - 18:50
Results raise questions about practices of some obstetricians who perform cesareans because of advanced maternal age, say authors, stressing this birth mode 'is an invasive surgical procedure.'
Medscape Medical News

Does Tobacco Hinder IVF Success?

9 aprill, 2019 - 17:46
Dr Peter Kovacs highlights new data that contradict earlier studies on smoking and assisted reproduction outcomes.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

81 Women Sue After Hospital Cameras Record Labor Procedures

8 aprill, 2019 - 23:25
A San Diego-area hospital says the cameras were installed to catch a drug thief. One woman, who says her emergency Cesarean delivery was recorded, said, 'I have never been so exposed in my life.'
Medscape Medical News

Moving Much More, Not Diet, Key to Keeping Off Excess Pounds

8 aprill, 2019 - 17:18
'Striking' results show those who maintained weight loss ate roughly the same number of calories as overweight/obese controls but exercised more. Experts wonder what drives them.
Medscape Medical News

The Week That Wasn't: Dual Uterus Pregnancy, Energy Drink Overdose, Fish Scales

5 aprill, 2019 - 21:54
Read about a rare case of uterus didelphys with simultaneous pregnancies, excessive energy drink intake eating away at a man's tongue, and new research that may one day help fight antibiotic resistance.

Estrogen and Cognition: An Enigma in Postmenopausal Women

5 aprill, 2019 - 17:07
Does hormone therapy improve cognition in women after menopause? Dr JoAnn Manson highlights the latest data and what it means for clinical practice.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

FDA Confirms Unsafe Levels of Metals in Some Kratom Products

4 aprill, 2019 - 23:01
Final laboratory test results support the agency's public warning about the risk of heavy metals in certain kratom products.
News Alerts

Persons Living With Incurable Cancer a Growing, Neglected Group

4 aprill, 2019 - 18:29
Through advances in treatment, an ever-increasing number of people are living with metastatic cancer, presenting a host of challenges that require increased attention.
Medscape Medical News

Cancer Risk: 1 Bottle of Wine Equals 5-10 Cigarettes Weekly?

3 aprill, 2019 - 19:36
A new study estimated cancer risk associated with drinking moderate levels of alcohol and compared it with the risk associated with smoking.
Medscape Medical News

Lifestyle Intervention Improves Fertility in Obese Women

3 aprill, 2019 - 19:04
Low-intensity, long-duration intervention may be key to improving overall fertility and spontaneous pregnancy rates in women with obesity having difficulty conceiving.
Medscape Medical News

Surgery Tied to Improved Survival in Stage IV Breast Cancer

3 aprill, 2019 - 14:48
A retrospective analysis showed that for women with HER2+ stage IV breast cancer, surgery was associated with higher survival rates compared with women who did not undergo surgery.
Medscape Medical News

FDA OKs Reintroduction of Tegaserod for IBS-C in Women Under 65

3 aprill, 2019 - 00:09
The FDA will allow tegaserod back on the market after an advisory committee recommended its use in women without a history of CV ischemic disease.
FDA Approvals

Landmark Trial Halts Aggressive Surgery in Ovarian Cancer

2 aprill, 2019 - 20:10
Maurie Markman discusses recent results from a phase 3 randomized trial of lymphadenectomy in advanced ovarian cancer.
Medscape Oncology

What the HPV Vaccine Achieved in Only 6 Years

2 aprill, 2019 - 19:54
The impact of HPV type 16/18 vaccination: Dr Maurie Markman discusses recent results from a study of cervical precancers from 2008 to 2014.
Medscape Oncology

Safe and Cheap Metformin Prevents Type 2 Diabetes Over 15 Years

2 aprill, 2019 - 17:46
In long-term follow-up, Diabetes Prevention Program participants randomized to metformin during the trial continue to have lower rates of developing type 2 diabetes.
Medscape Medical News