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FDA Orders Additional, Stronger Fluoroquinolone Warnings

11 juuli, 2018 - 02:39
Labels now must consistently reflect the antibiotics’ potential risks for mental health side effects and serious blood sugar events. The label change follows a series of warning additions over 10 years.
News Alerts

Low Sexual Desire in Women

9 juuli, 2018 - 21:54
Effective treatments exist for hypoactive sexual desire disorder in women -- but first, you have to ask.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Hysterectomy for Benign Conditions: Remove the Ovaries?

5 juuli, 2018 - 17:49
The pros and cons of hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy are summarized in a recent review.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

HPV Test Alone IDs Cervical Precancer Earlier Than Pap

3 juuli, 2018 - 21:35
HPV test alone identifies precancerous cervical lesions earlier and more accurately than does Pap testing alone, new data show; the results support replacing Pap test with HPV test.
Medscape Medical News

'We've Scared Women': The Growth of Prophylactic Mastectomy

3 juuli, 2018 - 18:24
Why is it that women with cancer in one breast are increasingly likely to opt for contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, when the evidence shows no survival benefit?
Medscape Oncology

Does the Pill Raise Risk for Diabetes After Menopause?

3 juuli, 2018 - 16:49
Long-term (>6 months) past use of oral contraceptives is linked to insulin resistance and diabetes after the menopause, a new Korean study indicates.
Medscape Medical News

EMA Backs Ulipristal for Preop Treatment of Uterine Fibroids

30 juuni, 2018 - 00:58
EMA panel recommends approval of ulipristal acetate for one-time preoperative and intermittent treatment of women with moderate-to-severe symptoms of uterine fibroids.
International Approvals

CVD Prevention: The Role of Ob/Gyns and Women's Health Clinicians

29 juuni, 2018 - 00:00
Dr Andrew Kaunitz encourages women's health and cardiology clinicians to team up and prevent heart disease in women by addressing traditional, as well as recently recognized obstetric CVD risk factors.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Heat-Stable Carbetocin Equals Oxytocin for Postpartum Hemorrhage

28 juuni, 2018 - 19:47
A new form of carbetocin that can be stored in wide-ranging conditions is a viable alternative to oxytocin to prevent hemorrhage after childbirth, from which an estimated 70,000 women worldwide die every year.
Medscape Medical News

Poll: Health Effects of Children Separated From Their Parents

27 juuni, 2018 - 00:40
Although an executive order has ended the practice, the negative health effects of children separated from their parents at the border may be long-lasting.
Medscape Reader Polls

Jaundice Meters Subject to FDA Class I Recall

26 juuni, 2018 - 15:53
Draeger Medical Systems, Inc, has recalled more than 4500 JM-103 and JM-105 jaundice meters because users have misinterpreted display messages, leading to serious injuries.
News Alerts

Type 1 Diabetes in Pregnancy Doubles Risk for Autism in Offspring

25 juuni, 2018 - 18:02
Risk of autism more than doubles in children born to mothers with type 1 diabetes and is greater than the risk of the condition when mum has type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes.
Medscape Medical News

CMS Seeks Feedback on Physician Self-referral Law

22 juuni, 2018 - 22:06
CMS asks for suggestions on potential changes to the Stark Law, which has been cited as an impediment to coordinating healthcare services.
Medscape Medical News

Age at Menopause and Cognition: Timing Matters

22 juuni, 2018 - 16:31
Dr JoAnn Manson reviews a study about the neurologic sequelae of early menopause, with implications for clinicians who provide women's healthcare.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Physician Groups: Court Ruling May Harm Vulnerable Patients

21 juuni, 2018 - 21:19
The Department of Justice recently lent unexpected support to a group of Republican attorneys general who are challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act in federal court.
Medscape Medical News

Colorectal Endometriosis: Medical or Surgical Therapy?

20 juuni, 2018 - 22:39
When endometriosis infiltrates the bowel, does medical or surgical therapy result in better quality of life?
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Should Physicians Counsel Patients on Social Health?

20 juuni, 2018 - 17:35
Doctors are being asked to cram patient counseling on social and public health issues into already jam packed appointments.
Medscape Reader Polls

WHO Releases New ICD-11

18 juuni, 2018 - 21:42
The 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases reflects advances in scientific understanding; it includes several new chapters and major revisions to others.
Medscape Medical News

Investigational Oral Medication Promising for Endometriosis Pain

16 juuni, 2018 - 01:16
Investigational oral agent, elagolix, shows promise for the treatment of endometriosis-related pain with good efficacy and safety data now out to 12 months in 2 extension studies; drug is awaiting approval.
Medscape Medical News