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Obstetric Care Access Down 9% in US Rural Areas

6 september, 2017 - 20:46
More than half of rural women must travel more than 30 minutes to reach an obstetrician. The trend threatens to widen the racial and income disparities in obstetric care, authors of a new study say.
Medscape Medical News

Few Women Aware of Uterine Fibroid Embolization as an Option

6 september, 2017 - 20:14
In the online survey, a majority of women said they had not found out about the procedure from their ob/gyn.
Medscape Medical News

PharMEDium Recalls Oxytocin Products Because of Subpotency

5 september, 2017 - 21:02
The recall covers all unexpired lots of oxytocin compounded with lactated Ringer's or lactated Ringer's and dextrose products produced between July 6, 2017, and August 29, 2017.
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Neuropathy After Breast Cancer Chemo Can Last For Years

5 september, 2017 - 19:26
Breast cancer patients can have a significantly increased risk for peripheral neuropathy and consequent reduction in quality of life depending on the adjuvant chemotherapy used, warn US researchers.
Medscape Medical News

PRAC: Pull Modified-Release Paracetamol From Market

1 september, 2017 - 20:50
The EMA committee cites 'risks to patients from the complex way these medicines release paracetamol into the body after an overdose.'
News Alerts

No Higher Risk for Dementia in Women APOE4 Carriers vs Men

31 august, 2017 - 20:50
Contrary to prevailing views, a new study shows women who carry the APOE epsilon 4 allele are at no greater risk than their male counterparts for dementia, but they do have an increased risk for earlier cognitive decline.
Medscape Medical News

The Safest Methods for Inducing Abortion

30 august, 2017 - 23:14
Dr Kovacs summarizes an opinion paper that describes the safest methods for abortion induction.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

1 in 19 Perinatal Maternal Deaths in Ontario Are Suicides

28 august, 2017 - 21:45
That rate falls between US and UK women. Perinatal women tend to use more lethal methods, such as hanging or jumping, which suggests they may be at higher risk for suicide completion.
Medscape Medical News

Vaginal Estrogens Appear Safe in Menopause

28 august, 2017 - 18:49
Warning labels on FDA-approved vaginal estrogen preparations "may discourage use of highly effective local treatment," warn researchers.
Medscape Medical News

Remove Physician Statue From NYC Park: Right or Wrong?

26 august, 2017 - 00:58
J. Marion Sims is called the 'father of modern gynecology' for such innovations as being the first to treat vesicovaginal fistula. But this advance was the result of experiments conducted on slaves.

PCOS Diagnosis: One Size Does Not Fit All

26 august, 2017 - 00:58
Experts say a more thoughtful, deliberate approach to PCOS diagnosis is needed to avoid labeling and harming some women.
Medscape Medical News

Expert Q&A: Can Baby Powder Lead to Ovarian Cancer?

25 august, 2017 - 20:59
Epidemiologist Shelley Tworoger, PhD, sorts out what's known about talcum powder and ovarian cancer.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Teens and Plastic Surgery: 10 Key Points to Consider

24 august, 2017 - 22:04
When are plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures appropriate for adolescents? Here are key guidelines for ethical plastic surgery in teens.
Medscape Plastic Surgery

Vaginal Seeding Not Recommended by DSOG

24 august, 2017 - 21:32
The Danish Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology recommends against vaginal seeding for cesarean-born babies, citing the lack of supporting evidence and the potential for serious infection.
Medscape Medical News

Physician Moms May Carry Heavier Parenting Load

22 august, 2017 - 17:49
In two-physician couples, women with children work fewer hours per week than women without children; there was no such difference between men with children and those without children, a study found.
Medscape Medical News

US Sees Dramatic Rise in Alcohol Use, High-Risk Drinking

22 august, 2017 - 17:49
New research points to dramatic increases in alcohol use, high-risk drinking, and alcohol disorders, especially among women, older adults, and individuals in lower socioeconomic groups.
Medscape Medical News

Abortion After-care Costs Driven Up by Scarcity of Nearby Clinics

21 august, 2017 - 17:01
The absence of a nearby abortion clinic drives up healthcare costs, a study of California's poor has found.
Reuters Health Information

NAMS' Hormone Therapy Statement: Primary Care Takeaways

15 august, 2017 - 20:03
Who can safely take hormone therapy and for how long? Are there alternatives? Dr JoAnn Manson answers questions based on the new position statement from the North American Menopause Society.
Medscape Internal Medicine

Antidepressant Use Rising, Especially in Women

15 august, 2017 - 20:03
Antidepressant use in the United States increased nearly 65% over the past 15 years, with women twice as likely as men to take antidepressants.
Medscape Medical News

When the Patient Is a Prison Inmate

15 august, 2017 - 20:03
Two nurses were taken hostage, and one was raped by a patient at gunpoint in a hospital room. How could such a thing happen?
Medscape Nurses