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Cancer Status Bests Family History for BRCA Testing

20 oktoober, 2017 - 20:25
Half of all BRCA mutations can be missed when family history is used to guide eligibility for genetic testing. Looking at cancer status, instead, is more effective and cheaper, new research shows.
Medscape Medical News

Regular Walking, Even if Minimal, Tied to Lower Death Risk

20 oktoober, 2017 - 20:09
In a large cancer prevention cohort study, regular walking -- even below the minimum recommended levels for physical fitness -- was tied to reduced all-cause mortality risk compared with inactivity in older Americans
Medscape Medical News

Osteoporosis Warrants Long-term Treatment

18 oktoober, 2017 - 16:59
Although bisphosphonate holidays can be part of the long-term management of osteoporosis, the concept does not transfer to all other drugs, an expert suggests.
Medscape Medical News

Should Labor and Delivery Nurses Perform Moderate Sedation?

18 oktoober, 2017 - 13:47
A hospital wants its L&D nurses to learn moderate sedation in the rare event that an emergency C-section is performed under local anesthesia.
Medscape Nurses

Does Gestational Diabetes Per Se Up Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk?

17 oktoober, 2017 - 02:41
A new prospective study hints that gestational diabetes alone -- without subsequent development of type 2 diabetes -- could up CVD risk, although healthy living seems to attenuate the risk.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Clears New Robotic Surgery System

17 oktoober, 2017 - 00:01
The Senhance System (TransEnterix Surgical Inc) includes unique technological characteristics and is intended for use in laparoscopic colorectal and gynecologic surgery.
FDA Approvals

Mom's Multivitamin Use May Cut Comorbid Autism, ID Risk

16 oktoober, 2017 - 17:52
Multivitamin use in pregnancy may lower the risk for co-occurring autism and intellectual disability.
Medscape Medical News

Menopause Triggers Brain Changes Linked to Alzheimer's

13 oktoober, 2017 - 07:18
New research may explain why women are more prone to develop Alzheimer's disease and points to potential avenues for early intervention.
Medscape Medical News

Is Biopsy Sampling in Endometrial Cancer Accurate?

12 oktoober, 2017 - 21:11
Despite new research on endometrial tissue sampling, more accuracy of preoperative grading for endometrial cancer is needed, says Dr Kovacs.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

North American Menopause Society (NAMS) 2017 Annual Meeting

12 oktoober, 2017 - 01:13
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from NAMS 2017.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Docs Call Attention to Women Piling on Pounds in Midlife

10 oktoober, 2017 - 18:07
Expert review for clinicians recommends a multidisciplinary weight-loss strategy for women in midlife who are particularly prone to gain weight as they enter the menopause.
Medscape Medical News

Physicians Decry Trump's Rollback of Contraceptive Mandate

9 oktoober, 2017 - 16:48
The department of Health and Human Services said few women would be affected, but doctors worry about opening the door to rolling back coverage of other medically indicated services.
Medscape Medical News

Risk Factors Associated With Fibroids

6 oktoober, 2017 - 18:23
Dr Kovacs summarizes a new systematic review that looked at the epidemiology of uterine fibroids and their associated risk factors.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

FDA OKs First Test to Screen Zika Virus in Donated Blood

6 oktoober, 2017 - 02:09
The cobas Zika test from Roche Molecular Systems is intended for blood collection establishments, not clinicians who want to diagnose individuals.
FDA Approvals

Effect of Elimination of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Funds

4 oktoober, 2017 - 18:45
The recent decision by the Trump administration to abruptly slash $213.6 million slated for teen pregnancy prevention programs has left program coordinators reeling.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Blood-Pressure Rise in Pregnancy Linked to Childhood Obesity

4 oktoober, 2017 - 16:37
Increases in maternal blood pressure between the first and later trimesters may increase the risk of offspring obesity, even among women who are normotensive, Chinese study findings suggest.
Medscape Medical News

FDA: Blindness Risk From Compounded Vancomycin Eye Injections

4 oktoober, 2017 - 02:45
The FDA is warning against intraocular injections of vancomycin either alone or in combination with other drugs, in light of a new case of hemorrhagic occlusive retinal vasculitis.
News Alerts

Second-Generation Rapid Influenza Test Clears FDA

3 oktoober, 2017 - 19:49
The new Alere influenza test provides faster results, more flexible sampling features, and enhanced quality control functions compared with the first-generation test.
FDA Approvals

WHO Reports 25 Million Unsafe Abortions a Year; Expert Sees Higher Risk From U.S. Cutbacks

29 september, 2017 - 22:21
Nearly half of the estimated 56 million abortions performed worldwide every year are unsafe and women in poor countries face even higher risks due to U.S. funding cuts to family planning programs abroad, health experts said on Thursday.
Reuters Health Information

STD Rates Continue to Skyrocket in the United States

27 september, 2017 - 17:53
Syphilis rate jumped 36% in women and 28% in newborns between 2015 and 2016. Gonorrhea rates rose 22% in men, with men who have sex with men most affected.
Medscape Medical News