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Why Is Neoadjuvant Endocrine Therapy Underused in Breast Cancer?

22 detsember, 2017 - 16:15
Experts discuss the evidence behind neoadjuvant endocrine therapy for early-stage breast cancer and obstacles to wider use of this treatment strategy.
Medscape Oncology

Top 5 Women's Health Papers From 2017

21 detsember, 2017 - 18:08
Dr Peter Kovacs has rounded up what he believes are the most important women's health papers published in 2017.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Genitourinary Problems Worse for Sexually Abused Girls

21 detsember, 2017 - 16:48
A study finds much higher prevalence than in the general population. The results may help physicians intervene early with abused girl patients to prevent chronic problems.
Medscape Medical News

Cervical Pessary May Prevent Spontaneous Preterm Birth

20 detsember, 2017 - 17:53
A new study finds that use of a cervical pessary may help prevent preterm birth in women with a shortened cervix.
Medscape Medical News

Spending the Holidays Working

20 detsember, 2017 - 17:53
Many physicians who work through the holidays find that it's still a special time of the year.
Medscape Business of Medicine

New Guideline: Flu Vaccine Safe for Persons With Egg Allergy

19 detsember, 2017 - 22:57
Authors of updated guidance say that no special precautions are needed for flu shots in people allergic to eggs.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Bans Triclosan, 23 Other Antiseptic Ingredients

19 detsember, 2017 - 20:17
The FDA has finalized a rule that bans marketing of over-the-counter healthcare antiseptic products containing triclosan and 23 other active ingredients.
News Alerts

Exercise Proven, but Underused, for Breast Cancer Fatigue

19 detsember, 2017 - 17:53
Despite the fact that studies have consistently shown that exercise reduces breast cancer fatigue, many physicians do not discuss exercise programs with their breast cancer patients.
Medscape Oncology

Hormonal Therapy in Advanced Endometrial Cancer

19 detsember, 2017 - 17:37
This meta-analysis may finally clarify which patients are most likely to respond to hormonal therapy.

PrEP Safer, More Effective Than Many Physicians Realize

19 detsember, 2017 - 17:21
PrEP is effective for preventing HIV transmission but underutilized, in part because of misconceptions among physicians.
Medscape HIV/AIDS

Nothing Protects Black Women From Dying in Pregnancy, Childbirth

19 detsember, 2017 - 17:05
A researcher working to eradicate disparities in healthcare access and outcomes has become a symbol of one of the most troublesome health disparities facing black women in the U.S.

EMA Updates Contraception Advice Around Mycophenolate

18 detsember, 2017 - 22:42
When a male patient has taken mycophenolate, either he or his female partner should use reliable contraception; it is no longer required that they both use contraception, the EMA now advises.
News Alerts

FDA Approves Ozenoxacin Cream for Impetigo

15 detsember, 2017 - 20:06
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved ozenoxacin cream (Xepi Cream, Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals Inc) 1% for impetigo.
FDA Approvals

Prenatal, Early Sugary Drink Exposure Ups Asthma Risk in Kids

15 detsember, 2017 - 18:14
Increased maternal consumption of sugary drinks and child total fructose dietary intake were associated with greater odds of asthma in midchildhood in a longitudinal study.
Medscape Medical News

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.
News Alerts

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