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Physician Mothers Face 'Insidious, Persistent' Discrimination

13 detsember, 2018 - 01:42
In a survey, members of a Facebook group for physicians who are mothers spoke of financial losses and workplace hardships due to discrimination and lack of consideration.
Medscape Medical News

New Toxicity Tool: One Oncologist's Dream, Realized

12 detsember, 2018 - 18:14
A recently deceased geriatric oncologist helped create a new tool for assessing toxicity risk in older breast cancer patients.
Medscape Medical News

Vast Majority of Women With Epilepsy Able to Get Pregnant

11 detsember, 2018 - 21:28
The vast majority of women with epilepsy are able to get pregnant with relatively few issues, new research shows.
Medscape Medical News

'The Beauty of De-escalation' for Breast Cancer Nodal Tx

11 detsember, 2018 - 19:20
In a major trial comparing surgery and radiotherapy for the treatment of minimal positive lymph nodes in breast cancer patients, efficacy was similar for both approaches, but one had less morbidity.
Medscape Medical News

Parental Leave Policies Fall Short for Med School Residents

11 detsember, 2018 - 18:32
Despite resident physicians being in their prime childbearing years and pushed to endure inflexible work shifts, medical schools often don't have adequate parental leave policies.
Medscape Medical News

Surgeon: Physicians in Genital Cutting Case Should Lose Licenses

10 detsember, 2018 - 21:17
A 22-year-old US law banning female genital mutilation was ruled unconstitutional in November. A surgeon who repairs the damage says even small cuts can deeply hurt victims.
Medscape Medical News

Exercise Preserves CV Function in Breast Cancer Patients

10 detsember, 2018 - 20:13
A structured exercise program during treatment helps preserve cardiovascular function in breast cancer patients at both 6 and 12 months compared with standard care.
Medscape Medical News

Difficult Twin Birth Tests Project to Reduce Cesareans

10 detsember, 2018 - 19:41
Team Birth Project, a new method created to reduce the number of C-sections, tested by a difficult twin birth.
Kaiser Health News

'It's Going to Be a Useful Agent': Oxybutynin for Hot Flashes

10 detsember, 2018 - 14:06
A urinary incontinence drug is surprisingly effective in the treatment of hot flashes for both women with a history of breast cancer and those with menopausal symptoms but who do not have cancer.
Medscape Medical News

Free Beer, Wine After Alcohol Warning at Cancer Meeting

7 detsember, 2018 - 20:34
On opening night, an epidemiologist told meeting attendees that any alcohol intake was associated with an increased breast cancer risk. The next night, the organizers provided free beer and wine to attendees.
Medscape Medical News

Canada Says Talc May be 'Harmful to Human Health’

7 detsember, 2018 - 19:46
The government of Canada is considering restricting the use of talc, as inhalation and use in the female genital area may be ‘harmful to health.’ The move comes amid great controversy.
Medscape Medical News

Uterine Cancer Incidence and Deaths on the Rise in US

7 detsember, 2018 - 18:43
Black women in particular need to be more aware of the symptoms of uterine cancer to stem the rise in the incidence and mortality rates of uterine cancer in the US, warn CDC experts.
Medscape Medical News

Go Low With Tamoxifen for DCIS

7 detsember, 2018 - 13:23
In a potentially practice-changing result, use of a 5-mg daily dose of tamoxifen for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) prevented new and recurrent breast cancer events in comparison with placebo.
Medscape Medical News

First Live Birth After Uterus Transplant From Deceased Donor

6 detsember, 2018 - 19:17
With a severe shortage of live uterus donors, the potential ability to use uteri from deceased donors is seen as a 'breakthrough' development.
Medscape Medical News

Food and Fertility: What to Consume When Trying to Conceive

6 detsember, 2018 - 18:13
Although we have only observational evidence, certain nutrients seem to enhance--and others to harm--efforts to conceive.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

New Standard When HER2+ Breast Cancer Isn't Cleared

5 detsember, 2018 - 21:57
'Practice-changing' results support new standard in patients with HER2-positive, early stage breast cancer with residual disease.
Medscape Medical News

Pregnant Women Face Risk Despite Federal ER Law

5 detsember, 2018 - 18:30
The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) is designed to protect women in labor from being turned away at the ER, but an investigation revealed 72 violations in just over 2 years.
WebMD Health News

Docs Bring NRA Fight to DC, House Democrat Says He'll Take Up Their Cause

4 detsember, 2018 - 00:57
A long-time congressional observer said that the shift to a Democratic majority makes it more likely gun violence prevention studies will get funded.
Medscape Medical News

FDA OKs First Diagnostic Aid for Congenital Cytomegalovirus

3 detsember, 2018 - 20:10
The Alethia CMV Assay Test System detects the DNA of CMV in the saliva of newborns and should only be used in conjunction with the results of other diagnostic tests and clinical information.
FDA Approvals

Former President George H.W. Bush Dies

1 detsember, 2018 - 19:55
George Herbert Walker Bush, the nation's oldest living former president, had vascular parkinsonism.
WebMD Health News