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Which Women Are the Best Candidates for HRT?

10 aprill, 2015 - 21:32
Dr JoAnn Manson describes how to stratify risk in menopausal women seeking hormone therapy for symptom relief.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

OK Set to Join KS in Banning Flashpoint Abortion Procedure

10 aprill, 2015 - 21:32
The Oklahoma Senate on Wednesday passed a ban on the main procedure used for second trimester abortions (dilation and evacuation), a day after neighboring Kansas became the first state to ban the practice that its critics call "dismemberment abortions."
Reuters Health Information

Breast Cancer Guidelines Compared: ESMO vs NCCN

10 aprill, 2015 - 01:24
A novel comparison found a lot of similarities but plenty of discrepancies.
Medscape Medical News

Kansas First State to Ban a 2nd Trimester Abortion Procedure

10 aprill, 2015 - 01:24
Kansas became the first state to ban a common second trimester abortion procedure when Governor Sam Brownback, a Republican, on Tuesday signed into a law an act to halt what lawmakers said are "dismemberment abortions."
Reuters Health Information

Commentary: Arizona Law Forces Ob/Gyns to Lie to Patients

8 aprill, 2015 - 23:26
Doctors are now required to tell women about 'abortion reversal.'
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Risk for Preterm Delivery Higher Among Mothers Born Preterm

8 aprill, 2015 - 21:22
Mothers born prematurely are at a greater risk of giving birth early; the earlier mother's birth, the greater the risk for premature delivery.
Medscape Medical News

Prenatal STD Screening Suboptimal Among Insured Women

8 aprill, 2015 - 21:22
Prenatal screening for syphilis and hepatitis B was nearly universal among Medicaid-insured and commercially insured women, but screening rates for HIV and chlamydia were much lower.
Medscape Medical News

Teen Use of IUDs, Implants Hampered by Clinician Knowledge

8 aprill, 2015 - 21:22
Such long-acting reversible contraception is the most effective, and is safe for teenagers, too, but clinicians may not know that, the CDC says. They also may lack training on insertion and removal.
Medscape Medical News

FAQ: Are Compounded Bioidentical Hormones Safe for HRT?

8 aprill, 2015 - 19:34
Two recent surveys show that many women are taking bioidentical hormones but aren't aware of the risks.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Nonsevere HTN at 34-37 Weeks Gestation Best Managed Expectantly

7 aprill, 2015 - 01:25
Expectant monitoring results in better short-term outcomes for newborns than immediate delivery in women with non-severe hypertensive disorders at 34 to 37 weeks' gestation.
Reuters Health Information

So What if a Baby Has Three Biological Parents?

6 aprill, 2015 - 21:46
Mitochondrial transplants raise some ethical issues, one being that a baby will have three biological parents. A leading bioethicist asks, 'What's wrong with that?'
Medscape Business of Medicine

Cow's Milk Found in 11% of Human Milk Bought Online

6 aprill, 2015 - 19:42
Researchers have warned that human milk samples contaminated with cow's milk could pose a risk to allergic or intolerant infants.
Medscape Medical News

Female Physicians on Creating Alternative Career Paths

6 aprill, 2015 - 19:42
Three top docs share how they achieved career and work/life balance.
Medscape Med Students

Controversial IP Route Trumps IV Chemo for Ovarian Cancer

3 aprill, 2015 - 09:23
Even with long-term evidence of the superiority of intraperitoneal (IP) over intravenous (IV) chemotherapy for advanced ovarian cancer, controversy lingers.
Medscape Medical News

How Should You Use Ovarian Reserve Tests?

2 aprill, 2015 - 21:26
Dr Peter Kovacs summarizes an American Society for Reproductive Medicine committee opinion about the advantages and disadvantages of ovarian reserve testing.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Iron Deficiency Screening

1 aprill, 2015 - 21:25
The new USPSTF draft recommendations for screening and treating iron deficiency anemia in pregnant women and young children mirror the group's earlier recommendations.
Medscape Medical News

Arizona Governor Signs Bill Blocking Abortion Coverage Through Obamacare

1 aprill, 2015 - 19:20
Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey signed a law on Monday that requires doctors to tell women that drug-induced abortions can be reversed and that blocks the purchase of insurance on the Obamacare health exchange that includes abortion coverage.
Reuters Health Information

Bevacizumab in Ovarian Cancer Extends Overall Survival

1 aprill, 2015 - 03:31
Adding the antiangionic agent to combination chemotherapy shows a clinically meaningful improvement in overall survival compared with standard chemotherapy alone.
Medscape Medical News

Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution Harms Baby's Brain

1 aprill, 2015 - 03:31
Exposure to common air pollutants are 'likely' leading to increased rates of ADHD and externalizing problems in our population.
Medscape Medical News

Waves of Emotion, Understanding After PBS Cancer

1 aprill, 2015 - 03:31
Dr John Marshall asks clinicians to be mindful of the emotional response cancer patients will have to the PBS Cancer documentary--and to use heightened public awareness to push for research funding.
Medscape Oncology