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Strangulation Victims: A Forensic Approach

15 jaanuar, 2019 - 16:51
The initial exam of a strangulation victim is critical, but it doesn't end there -- this type of assault often has delayed effects.
Medscape Emergency Medicine

Younger Women Misinterpret Risks of HRT, Forgo Benefits

14 jaanuar, 2019 - 20:52
A new analysis documents the hows and whys of the dramatic reductions in HRT use following the halting of the Women's Health Initiative trial. Risks and benefits of HRT continue to be misinterpreted.
Medscape Medical News

Hormone Therapy May Protect Against Knee Osteoarthritis

11 jaanuar, 2019 - 22:36
Postmenopausal women taking hormone therapy were significantly less likely to develop symptomatic knee osteoarthritis compared with those who did not take hormone therapy, a large study has found.
Medscape Medical News

Oral HRT for Menopause Has Highest VTE Risk, Dermal Route Safest

10 jaanuar, 2019 - 17:35
Women taking HRT for menopausal symptoms should be counseled to use transdermal preparations over oral ones to reduce their venous thromboembolism risk, conclude UK experts following large study.
Medscape Medical News

Osteoporosis Drug Romosozumab Gains First Approval, in Japan

9 jaanuar, 2019 - 18:56
First approval worldwide for anabolic agent romosozumab for osteoporosis in women at high risk of fracture. The FDA previously rejected it, but an advisory committee will discuss the agent in 2 weeks.
Medscape Medical News

US Cervical Cancer Screening Rates ‘Unacceptably Low'

9 jaanuar, 2019 - 18:24
Clinicians need to think ‘outside the box' to make sure more women receive guideline-recommended screening.
Medscape Medical News

Smartphone Contraception

8 jaanuar, 2019 - 22:40
Can an app replace your patients' birth control?
Medscape Pharmacists

Prenatal Valproate Exposure May Boost ADHD Risk by Almost 50%

8 jaanuar, 2019 - 20:32
New research adds to the growing body of evidence that prenatal exposure to the anti-epileptic drug valproate increases the risk of adverse neurodevelopmental effects in offspring.
Medscape Medical News

Contraceptive Posters Improve Knowledge, Aid Patient Choice

8 jaanuar, 2019 - 18:56
Posters with clearly stated facts about contraception options have been shown to improve patient knowledge, even after a brief exposure, leaving more time for physicians to discuss appropriate choices with women.
Medscape Medical News

Persistent Hot Flashes Increase Breast Cancer Risk in Women

8 jaanuar, 2019 - 17:20
Persistent hot flashes increase breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women compared with those who never experience vasomotor symptoms.
Medscape Medical News

How Widespread Is Use of Transgender Hormones Bought Online?

7 jaanuar, 2019 - 21:36
Hormones for gender transition can be bought easily and cheaply online and used without medical supervision. But reliable estimates of the number of people doing this are sorely lacking.
Medscape Medical News

'Distressing' Trend: Cervical Cancer Increasing in Japan

7 jaanuar, 2019 - 19:12
The increasing incidence of cervical cancer among women in Japan points to an increase in the prevalence of HPV and calls for renewed efforts to screen and vaccinate.
Medscape Medical News

Transcervical Ablation Promising for Uterine Fibroids

7 jaanuar, 2019 - 18:24
The Sonata System for transcervical ablation of uterine fibroids was associated with symptom reduction, no device-related adverse events, and low surgical reintervention rates in a pivotal trial.
Medscape Medical News

Female Genital Mutilation: Why Are Doctors Silent?

7 jaanuar, 2019 - 17:37
Professional associations need to take a stand against the practice of female genital mutilation. It's not just a problem somewhere else.
Georgetown University Family Medicine

Mediterranean Edges Out DASH for Best Diet of 2019

2 jaanuar, 2019 - 20:30
A U.S. News & World Report panel of nutritionists, dietary consultants, and doctors ranked 41 diet plans by nine categories.
WebMD Health News

Cheap IUD Is Safe, Effective Contraception Out to 5 Years

2 jaanuar, 2019 - 19:42
'The study population, which includes approximately 58% nulliparous females, provides important information about safety and efficacy of a hormonal IUS in a typical population of US females,' note the study authors.
Medscape Medical News

Doctors' Kids Absorb a Lot

1 jaanuar, 2019 - 08:03
An internist's cancer diagnosis triggers pointed questions from her two young children, who evidently have been overhearing a lot about medicine for years.
Medscape Medical News

Famine as a Fetus Increases Risk of Reproductive Aging

28 detsember, 2018 - 18:00
Exposure to famine in utero predisposes women to early menopause and premature ovarian failure later on in life, a unique new study indicates.
Medscape Medical News

Exercise Can Shrink Belly Fat, But Not When Drug Blocks IL-6

27 detsember, 2018 - 18:35
Exercise reduced abdominal visceral fat, a risk factor for cardiometabolic disease, but not when obese patients received tocilizumab, an anti-arthritis drug that blocks IL-6 receptors, in a new study.
Medscape Medical News

The Year's Don't-Miss News in Contraception

27 detsember, 2018 - 17:47
New products, technology, and laws affecting contraception will change practice in the upcoming months.
Medscape Ob/Gyn