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DXA Screening Underused in Women at High Risk for Fracture

18 juuni, 2015 - 23:21
DXA scans are overused in women at low risk for osteoporosis and are underused in the population that would most benefit.
Medscape Medical News

US Birth Rate Up; Teen Birth Rate Hits All-Time Low

18 juuni, 2015 - 23:21
After years of declining birth rates, preliminary data suggest an uptick in the number of babies being born in the United States, but not among adolescents.
Medscape Medical News

Maternal and Infant Health: The Urban Disadvantage

17 juuni, 2015 - 23:17
A new report spotlights the 'urban disadvantage' to mothers and infants -- a problem that is both global and local.
Medscape Pediatrics

US Senators Urge HHS Action on Preventing Preterm Birth

17 juuni, 2015 - 19:24
A bipartisan group of US senators has asked for an expedited review of updated guidelines aimed at preventing preterm birth.
Medscape Medical News

RCOG Guidelines Update Management of Severe Perineal Tears

16 juuni, 2015 - 17:22
Early diagnosis and proper repair of third- and fourth-degree perineal tears are crucial for better outcomes of these injuries, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists guidelines state.
Medscape Medical News

Neratinib Lowers Recurrence in High-Risk HER2+ Breast Cancer

16 juuni, 2015 - 17:22
Dr Lidia Schapira gives the take-home messages from breast cancer sessions of ASCO 2015, including top studies in HER2+ and HR+ disease, and new findings for managing side effects of treatment.
Medscape Oncology

Tattoos Mistaken as Cancer Metastases, Surgery Performed

15 juuni, 2015 - 19:31
Surgeons removed 40 lymph nodes from the pelvic region of a woman with cervical cancer. When pathologists looked, there was no cancer.
Medscape Medical News

Short Sleep a Modifiable Risk Factor for Gestational Diabetes

13 juuni, 2015 - 01:22
A new study confirms the metabolic consequences of short sleep duration in pregnancy.
Medscape Medical News

Menopause Society Decries Undertreatment of Hot Flashes

12 juuni, 2015 - 03:29
The North American Menopause Society has called for more treatment of vasomotor and sexual symptoms in women older than 65 years.
Medscape Medical News

Results Support Active Surveillance for Low-Grade DCIS

12 juuni, 2015 - 01:23
A first-of-its-kind study of American patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) shows that surgery did not improve survival in low-grade disease. So why not skip surgery?
Medscape Medical News

Complex Relationship Between Parental Age, Autism Risk

11 juuni, 2015 - 21:45
The largest-ever study of parental age and children's autism risk reveals a complex relationship, suggesting that multiple mechanisms are at play.
Medscape Medical News

Cancer Discovered From Prenatal Blood Test Can Save Lives

11 juuni, 2015 - 21:45
Prenatal blood tests used for diagnosing fetal abnormalities can identify presymptomatic cancer in pregnant women, and can be lifesaving.
Medscape Medical News

US Maternal Mortality Rate Unacceptable, ACOG Says

11 juuni, 2015 - 17:17
Barbara Levy, MD, addresses the findings of a new report showing that the United States ranks as the worst developed country for maternal health.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Cerclage Linked to Higher Newborn Survival Rate

10 juuni, 2015 - 23:33
Physical examination indicated that cerclage for cervical insufficiency led to higher newborn survival, longer pregnancies, and fewer preterm births than did expectant management.
Medscape Medical News

Single Dose of HPV-16/18 Vaccine Looks to Be Sufficient

10 juuni, 2015 - 21:28
A new analysis suggests that a single dose of the HPV-16/18 vaccine (Cervarix) may be as effective as the standard three-dose regimen.
Medscape Medical News

Breast Density and Risk Score for Supplemental Imaging

10 juuni, 2015 - 01:31
Dr JoAnn Manson reviews the latest report from the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

More Benefit Than Harm From Mammography: IARC Update

9 juuni, 2015 - 19:31
An updated IARC viewpoint concludes that mammography is associated with more benefit than harm in women between 50 and 69 years of age as between the ages of 70 and 74.
Medscape Medical News

Menopause Symptoms Not Eased by Calcium, Vitamin D

9 juuni, 2015 - 03:17
Supplementation did not reduce the number of menopausal symptoms experienced by older women in a secondary analysis of a large, randomized trial.
Medscape Medical News

Perinatal Transmission of the Hepatitis B Virus

9 juuni, 2015 - 03:17
A young pregnant woman is HBsAg-positive. Is it possible to prevent transmission of the infection to her unborn baby?
Medscape Gastroenterology

FDA Panel Backs Approval of 'Female Viagra'

5 juuni, 2015 - 23:23
The panel members expressed concerns, however, about concomitant use of the women's libido drug with alcohol and the potential for syncope.
Medscape Medical News