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USPSTF: Screen Pregnant, Postpartum Women for Depression Risk

30 august, 2018 - 20:43
Draft guidance from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening all pregnant and postpartum women for perinatal depression risk; at risk women should be referred for counseling.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Warns of Serious Genital Infection With SGLT2 Inhibitors

30 august, 2018 - 00:45
The agency has received reports of 12 cases of necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum in patients taking sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, including five women.
News Alerts

Fibroids: Which Uterine-Sparing Approach Is Best?

29 august, 2018 - 19:26
A study quantifies reintervention risk and quality of life after initial management of fibroids with a uterine-sparing technique.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Where Do You Get Your Guidelines?

29 august, 2018 - 18:38
With the National Guideline Clearinghouse website dark for now, clinicians must look elsewhere for up-to-date guidelines.
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Risk Factor Reduction Cuts Excess CV Risk in Diabetes

29 august, 2018 - 01:34
Bringing four risk factor variables into target range and stopping smoking can nearly eliminate the excess cardiovascular burden associated with type 2 diabetes.
Medscape Medical News

Many Rectal STIs in Women Missed by Genital Testing Only

29 august, 2018 - 01:18
One in five women reporting anal sex were infected with a rectal STI only, which would have been missed if they were tested for genital STIs alone.
Medscape Medical News

New CDC Data Show Three STDs Hit an All-Time High in 2017

29 august, 2018 - 00:30
Public health officials blame a lack of investment in sexual education and health infrastructure.
Medscape Medical News

Promise Confirmed for AI Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy

28 august, 2018 - 23:42
The first-of-its-kind solution, fast-tracked by the FDA, can be used to detect the disease in primary care and retail clinics without requiring a physician, shows a prospective study.
Medscape Medical News

Cosmetic Genital Procedures

27 august, 2018 - 19:29
Retooling the female genital anatomy is catching on in the United States, outpacing the data on safety and effectiveness.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

USPSTF Updated Recommendations for Cervical Cancer Screening

21 august, 2018 - 18:12
In contrast to the draft guidelines, in its final article, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends cotesting as an option for women aged 30 to 65 years.
Medscape Medical News

Women Using Pot to Ease Morning Sickness in Pregnancy

21 august, 2018 - 17:24
Pregnant women are using marijuana to help alleviate nausea, vomiting, in early pregnancy despite absence of evidence that it helps.
Medscape Medical News

Lectins: Are These Food-Based Proteins Friend or Foe?

21 august, 2018 - 17:24
With limited data or logic to back them up, lectins are now under scrutiny.

5 Things to Know About Chronotherapy

21 august, 2018 - 17:24
With the 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine being awarded to research on circadian rhythms, the time has come to take a look at synchronizing chemotherapy with the body's natural clock. Here are five things you should know about chronotherapy.
Medscape Oncology

Moderation Is Key for Carbohydrates in Long-term Health

20 august, 2018 - 17:09
Optimal carbohydrate consumption has a U-shaped curve, with both high- and low-carb diets associated with increased risk for all-cause mortality, new data suggest.
Medscape Medical News

Laser Treatment of Vaginal Atrophy: Marketing Before Science

17 august, 2018 - 00:12
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