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Ob/Gyns Not Well Informed About Opioid Prescribing

15 detsember, 2017 - 16:07
Obstetricians and gynecologists need to become better informed about prescribing opioids, survey results showed.
Medscape Medical News

Fracking Linked to Low Birthweight, Worse Infant Health

15 detsember, 2017 - 00:07
Infants born to mothers who lived within 3 km of a fracking site had lower birth weight and worse infant health, a study found; the degree of effects was tied to proximity.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Reaffirms Advice Against Use of Morcellators for Fibroids

14 detsember, 2017 - 23:51
An updated review leads the FDA to reaffirm their recommendation against the use of power morcellators to remove uterine fibroids in most women.
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New FDA Web Page Has Latest Info on Best Antibiotic Choice

14 detsember, 2017 - 22:15
A new FDA Web page will streamline how the agency updates information to help healthcare providers choose an appropriate antibiotic or antifungal agent for a patient’s infection.

Kids' Risk for Chronic Conditions Higher When Mom Has RA

14 detsember, 2017 - 22:15
Clinicians should be aware that offspring of moms with RA may have higher risk for RA, thyroid disease, or epilepsy, researchers warn.
Medscape Medical News

Endometrial Cancer Responsive to Levonorgestrel IUD Therapy

14 detsember, 2017 - 21:59
Among a small cohort of women with complex atypical hyperplasia and grade 1 and 2 endometrial cancer, 75% responded to conservative treatment with a levonorgestrel IUD, a study found.
Medscape Medical News

Pregnancy Outcomes in Obese Women Better With Induced Labor

14 detsember, 2017 - 21:59
Most differences from expectant management were seen at 39 and 40, but not 41, weeks of gestation.
Medscape Medical News

Hormonal Contraception and Risk for Breast Cancer: Many Caveats

13 detsember, 2017 - 15:38
This large-scale study is an important contribution to the literature, notes Dr JoAnn Manson, but should it change practice?
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Poor Screening Adherence May Worsen Breast Cancer Outcomes

13 detsember, 2017 - 02:02
Women who forgo mammography screening may comply less to breast cancer treatment and may have worse outcomes, suggest two European studies, which also found that rates of screening may be falling.
Medscape Medical News

Mammography Fails to Lower Rates of Advanced Breast Cancer

11 detsember, 2017 - 21:22
In the Netherlands, 24 years of mammography screening had no effect on reducing rates of advanced cancer but resulted in overdiagnosis in a third of women.
Medscape Medical News

Staging Breast Cancer With PET/MRI

8 detsember, 2017 - 20:54
A new study suggests that PET/MRI adds value in the staging of breast cancer compared with standard-of-care imaging.
Medscape Radiology

Spontaneous Preterm Birth Rates Higher With IVF/ICSI

7 detsember, 2017 - 17:12

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First U.S. Birth for Woman With Transplanted Uterus Occurs in Texas

5 detsember, 2017 - 18:05
For the first time in the United States, a woman with a transplanted uterus gave birth, officials at a Dallas hospital said on Friday.
Reuters Health Information

Fast MRI Improves Breast Cancer Screening

4 detsember, 2017 - 16:48
The diagnostic speed and accuracy of breast cancer screening could be better with abbreviated MRI than with mammography, and faster protocols could also work for other conditions.
Medscape Medical News

Birth Interval Linked to Autism Risk

4 detsember, 2017 - 16:48
A cohort analysis found that a short or long interval between births was tied to an increased risk for autism spectrum disorder, but was not associated with risk for other developmental disorders.
Medscape Medical News

EU Regulators to Review Fibroid Drug for Possible Liver Risk

1 detsember, 2017 - 23:17
Reports of liver damage and transplants have surfaced regarding ulipristal acetate (Esmya), now before the FDA for approval to treat uterine fibroids.
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More Americans Getting Tested for HIV, Diagnosis Delays Down

28 november, 2017 - 22:06
The interval from HIV infection to diagnosis has decreased in recent years, but diagnosis delays continue to be substantial in certain groups.
Medscape Medical News

Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease More Prevalent in Blacks

27 november, 2017 - 17:37
ICAD is prevalent in older adults, especially black men, and should be an important consideration when evaluating reasons for stroke, researchers say.
Medscape Medical News

Overweight Women Might Need More Frequent Mammograms

27 november, 2017 - 17:37
Overweight women may need more frequent mammograms to screen for breast cancer, according to a Swedish study.
Reuters Health Information

Thrombectomy Up to 24 Hours Effective in Certain Strokes

21 november, 2017 - 23:55
Published results of the DAWN trial show patients with salvageable brain tissue identified by 'clinical-core mismatch' benefitted from endovascular therapy up to 24 hours after onset.
Medscape Medical News