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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

More Women May Seek Treatment for Urinary Incontinence if Providers Ask

15 august, 2017 - 20:03

Reuters Health Information

Cesarean Complications Lower With Poliglecaprone 25 Suture

14 august, 2017 - 22:27
Cesarean delivery wound complications were lower in Pfannenstiel incisions that were closed with poliglecaprone 25 suture compared with those closed with polyglactin 910 suture, a study found.
Medscape Medical News

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: Better IVF Results?

10 august, 2017 - 20:40
Does preimplantation genetic diagnosis for aneuploidy improve IVF outcomes in women of advanced maternal age?
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Stop Marketing Mitochondrial Procedure, FDA Tells Physician

9 august, 2017 - 22:49
Dr John Zhang's modification of a human embryo to prevent mitochondrial disease, also known as the 'three-person baby' technique, has run afoul of the FDA because of congressional action in 2015.
Medscape Medical News

Vaginal Cleansing Before Cesarean Lowers Infection Risk

9 august, 2017 - 18:50
The incidence of endometritis in women undergoing cesarean delivery who received preoperative vaginal cleansing was reduced by half compared with those who did not.
Medscape Medical News

Sleep Disorders in Pregnancy Linked to Preterm Birth

9 august, 2017 - 18:50
Pregnant women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders have a greater risk for preterm delivery, a new study shows.
Medscape Medical News

ACOG Hits Home Run With New Mammography Screening Guidelines

8 august, 2017 - 19:39
ACOG no longer recommends breast self-exams to average-risk women, but it does recommend breast education and awareness.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

IV Iron Shows Promise for Treating Anemia in Pregnancy

7 august, 2017 - 19:24
Intravenous (IV) iron is safe and effective for treating anemia in pregnancy, according to a small study, the first US prospective study of this treatment.
Reuters Health Information

Gene Editing Approach May Reduce Risks, Experts Say

4 august, 2017 - 18:56
CRISPR-Cas9 editing of human oocytes on the brink of fertilization removed a mutation carried in the sperm DNA and replaced it with functioning genes copied from the oocyte genome.
Medscape Medical News

Long-Term Bisphosphonate Use Degrades Cortical Bone

3 august, 2017 - 19:30
The mechanism by which long-term bisphosphonate use causes atypical femoral fractures is related to degradation of toughening mechanisms inherent in healthy cortical bone.
Medscape Medical News

Lifetime Cancer Risk and Combined Contraceptives

1 august, 2017 - 20:22
Dr Kovacs reviews a large, prospective cohort study of women who have or have never taken birth control pills and their risk for cancer.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Guidelines on Intraamniotic Infection Released by ACOG

1 august, 2017 - 17:42
New guidelines on intrapartum management of intraamniotic infection were released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Medscape Medical News

The Environment and ASD Risk: Putting It Together

28 juuli, 2017 - 19:23
What do we know about the triad of genes, the environment, and autism?
Medscape Pediatrics

Safe Sleep Practices Improve With Digital Reminders to Moms

26 juuli, 2017 - 20:13
New moms who received frequent digital messages at home about safe sleep practices for their infants were more adherent than moms who received the information during their hospitalization only.
Medscape Medical News

Emergency Visits Common After Hysterectomy, Study Finds

25 juuli, 2017 - 18:56
Approximately one in 11 women who undergo hysterectomy for benign disease make potentially avoidable visits to the emergency department within 30 days of the surgery, a new study showed.
Medscape Medical News

Single BMD Scan Predicts Future Fracture Risk in Older Women

21 juuli, 2017 - 22:01
A single BMD measurement at the femoral neck in postmenopausal women predicts risk of having a hip or nonvertebral fracture far into the future, with any history of fracture adding to the risk.
Medscape Medical News

Heparin, ASA Aids Live Birth With Antiphospholipid Antibody

20 juuli, 2017 - 21:46
Unfractionated heparin added to aspirin is superior to aspirin alone in promoting live births among women with antiphospholipid syndrome and recurrent pregnancy loss, a meta-analysis shows.
Medscape Medical News