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Rhode Island Move to Mandate HPV Vaccine in Schools Faces Criticism

26 august, 2015 - 21:34
When Rhode Island seventh graders start school next month, the state's Department of Health will require they be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, over the protests of parent groups.
Reuters Health Information

Opioids in Pregnancy: What Raises Risk for Neonatal Abstinence?

25 august, 2015 - 19:37
Pregnancy and opioids don't mix--the result is neonatal abstinence. But does anything elevate the risk even more?
Medscape Pediatrics

Reader Poll: What Do You Think of FDA Decision to Approve Flibanserin?

25 august, 2015 - 05:34
The approval of flibanserin (Addyi) as the first-ever drug aimed at boosting female libido has set off a firestorm of debate around the drug.
Medscape Medical News

Preterm Birth, Poor Fetal Growth Increase Risk for ADHD

25 august, 2015 - 05:34
A new study has found that poor fetal growth and premature birth both increase the risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Medscape Medical News

Poll: More Coverage for Noninvasive Prenatal Testing?

24 august, 2015 - 21:29
Tell Us: Now that Anthem is covering noninvasive prenatal testing for low-risk patients, are you more likely to order the screen?
Medscape Ob/Gyn

ACOG Warns Against First-Trimester Preeclampsia Screening

24 august, 2015 - 19:40
Available tests for preeclampsia have low positive predictive value and no data demonstrating improved outcomes, according to a committee opinion.
Medscape Medical News

Gestational Diabetes in Mom Predicts Diabetes Risk in Dad

24 august, 2015 - 05:35
Shared socioeconomic or cultural factors may play a role, researchers say. 'Practicing clinicians should frame this as an issue for the family, so it's not just an issue for Mom to make some changes.'
Medscape Medical News

FDA Warns About Safety Risks for Ingenol Mebutate (Picato)

22 august, 2015 - 01:25
Reports of severe allergic reactions and herpes zoster with application of Picato gel for treatment of actinic keratosis have prompted an FDA safety warning and label change.
News Alerts

Large DCIS Study Is 'Compelling Case' for Change

20 august, 2015 - 21:33
Currently, most cases of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are treated with the standard of lumpectomy plus radiotherapy. But is it all necessary with such a very low death rate at 20 years?
Medscape Medical News

ACOG Updates Emergency Contraception Guidelines

20 august, 2015 - 21:33
New emergency contraception guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists include an expanded discussion and guidance on the use of ulipristal acetate.
Medscape Medical News

What You Need to Know About 'Female Viagra'

20 august, 2015 - 19:42
Dr Andrew Kaunitz summarizes the issues you need to be aware of before prescribing flibanserin (Addyi).
Medscape Ob/Gyn

ACOG Updates Pregnancy Nausea/Vomiting Treatment Guidelines

20 august, 2015 - 17:37
The combination of doxylamine and vitamin B6 is back on the market and recommended as a first-line therapy. The authors also review the latest research on ondansetron.
Medscape Medical News

Unsafe Abortion: 7 Million Women Treated Globally Each Year

20 august, 2015 - 17:37
Complications from unsafe abortion resulted in treatment at a health facility for 6.9 of 1000 reproductive-age women, mostly in the developing world.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Approves 'Female Viagra' Flibanserin (Addyi)

19 august, 2015 - 19:48
The manufacturer aims to have the drug available for sale starting October 17.
FDA Approvals

The Mystery of a Common Breast Cancer Statistic -- Solved?

19 august, 2015 - 19:48
It is an important question: what percentage of early-stage breast cancers in the United States progress to deadly metastatic disease? The answer has not been clear.
Medscape Medical News

Dr Frances O. Kelsey, Who Said No to Thalidomide, Dead at 101

18 august, 2015 - 19:35
Dr Kelsey's work at the FDA kept thalidomide off the US market, averting a tragedy suffered by thousands of women in other countries.
Medscape Medical News

Vaginal Microbiome May Predict Preterm Birth

18 august, 2015 - 17:29
A recent prospective study has found that a vaginal microbiome poor in Lactobacillus may be associated with an increased risk for premature delivery.
Medscape Medical News

Long-term Survival for Ovarian Cancer Higher Than Thought

18 august, 2015 - 01:23
Although ovarian cancer is a highly fatal disease, there is considerable variation in survival, and one-third of patients survive at least 10 years.
Medscape Medical News

Does Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Lead to Better Outcomes?

17 august, 2015 - 19:38
Dr Peter Kovacs reviews results of a paper that used a decision-analysis model to study all-cause morbidity and mortality with laparoscopic and abdominal hysterectomy for presumed benign fibroids.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Women Tend to Stick With IUDs Over Long Term

17 august, 2015 - 19:38
Women who choose IUDs for long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) tend to keep the devices over several years, suggesting they're satisfied with that method, according to a new U.S. study.
Reuters Health Information