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Catch-up HPV Vaccination Effective for Women Under 21 Years

10 august, 2018 - 16:11
Women who initiate HPV vaccination series after age 21 do not receive the same benefit as adolescents and younger women, a study has shown.
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Opioid Addiction at Delivery Quadruples in Pregnant Women

10 august, 2018 - 00:14
The first state-based analysis of trends showed a significant increase between 1999 and 2014 in opioid use disorder in pregnant women at labor and delivery in all 28 states studied, according to the CDC.
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FDA Flags Risks From Improper Use of Membrane-Rupture Tests

9 august, 2018 - 00:18
The FDA is concerned about misuse and overreliance of rupture of amniotic membrane lab test results without other clinical assessments to make patient management decisions, which could lead to serious harm.
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Induction at 39 Weeks: Fewer C-Sections Than Watchful Waiting

9 august, 2018 - 00:18
The newly published ARRIVE study upends decades of common wisdom among clinicians that induction in pregnancy can increase the likelihood of cesarean delivery.
Medscape Medical News

Patients With PCOS Lack Faith in Primary Care Physicians

2 august, 2018 - 19:20
In the survey comparing healthcare experiences, patients with polycystic ovary syndrome expressed a lack of confidence in the ability of primary care providers to adequately address their condition.
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FDA Warning About Laser Devices for 'Vaginal Rejuvenation'

31 juuli, 2018 - 16:46
The FDA has received numerous reports of vaginal burns, scarring, pain during sexual intercourse, and recurring or chronic pain following unapproved use of laser devices for 'vaginal rejuvenation'.
FDA Approvals

IVF Hits 40-Year Mark, But Challenges Remain

27 juuli, 2018 - 17:05
An estimated 6 to 8 million people have been born through advanced fertility treatments since 1978, yet the high costs of these treatments may still keep them out of reach for many, physicians say.
Medscape Medical News

US Cancer Screening Rates Improved, but Still Below Targets

26 juuli, 2018 - 19:18
In the United States, the rates of cancer screening tests have been increasing since 2000 but are still below the targets for Healthy People 2020.
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Trial Halted After 11 Infants Die in the Netherlands

26 juuli, 2018 - 00:39
Researchers were testing whether sildenafil could improve growth among fetuses with fetal growth restriction by increasing blood flow to the placenta; all related trials have been halted.
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No 'Rebound' Arterial Effect Seen With HRT Cessation

26 juuli, 2018 - 00:23
Three years after ending hormone replacement therapy for menopause symptoms, women show no significant differences in measures of atherosclerosis versus those who had taken placebo.
Medscape Medical News

Will the Pap Smear Become Obsolete?

25 juuli, 2018 - 17:44
It's looking that way, but the challenge will be to reach women who aren't being screened at all.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

FDA OKs New System for Detecting Lymph Nodes in Breast Cancer

25 juuli, 2018 - 02:33
The FDA has approved the Magtrace and Sentimag Magnetic Localization System for identifying sentinel lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer undergoing mastectomy.
FDA Approvals

Endometriosis: Five Things to Know

24 juuli, 2018 - 22:49
As one of the most common conditions affecting women, all clinicians should have an understanding of endometriosis and its effects on a woman's health. Start with these five key facts.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

FDA Clears Elagolix (Orilissa) for Endometriosis Pain

24 juuli, 2018 - 21:29
Elagolix is the first oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist specifically developed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain associated with endometriosis.
FDA Approvals

Osteoporosis Rx Rates Continue Downwards Trajectory

24 juuli, 2018 - 20:57
Prescribing rates for osteoporosis medications continue to spiral downwards even among those who clearly have osteoporosis by virtue of having been hospitalized for a hip fracture.
Medscape Medical News

Reproductive History Influences Women's Dementia Risk

23 juuli, 2018 - 21:49
New research points to female-specific risk and protective factors affecting brain health, with potential implications for preventive and therapeutic strategies.
Medscape Medical News

Bayer Pulls Essure Permanent Contraceptive From US Market

20 juuli, 2018 - 21:44
Bayer will voluntarily halt sales of its controversial Essure permanent birth control implant in the United States at the end of this year, citing business reasons.
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Predicting Embryo Ploidy Without PGT-A: Is It Possible?

20 juuli, 2018 - 18:17
Analysis of morphokinetic time-lapse parameters of embryos after IVF is less invasive than preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy. But can it stand on its own?
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Osteoporosis Sufferers May Benefit From Mediterranean Diet

20 juuli, 2018 - 17:13
Following the Mediterranean diet could boost bone mineral density in patients with osteoporosis, although it has no discernible impact on bone parameters in healthy individuals, say European researchers.
Medscape Medical News

Which Vaccines Do Pregnant Women Need? New, All-in-One Resource

20 juuli, 2018 - 16:57
ACOG provides a neatly packaged summary of vaccines for childbearing women to protect not only themselves, but their infants as well. Which vaccines are safe and which should be avoided?
Medscape Ob/Gyn