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Romosozumab and Alendronate Curb Fracture in Osteoporosis

15 november, 2017 - 21:43
A sequential regimen of romosozumab followed by alendronate is more effective than alendronate alone for increasing bone mass in women with osteoporosis, results from the ARCH trial show.
Medscape Medical News

Adequate Vitamin D Tied to Higher Live Birth Rate After ART

15 november, 2017 - 21:43
Among women undergoing assisted reproduction treatment, those with adequate vitamin D levels were a third more likely to deliver a live baby than those with deficient or insufficient levels, a study found.
Medscape Medical News

A Dozen Menopause Treatments: Which Works Best?

14 november, 2017 - 23:04
Peter Kovacs comments on a meta-analysis that assessed efficacy of 12 common treatments for vasomotor symptoms in menopausal women.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

HPV Vaccine Could Mean 3 Pap Tests in a Lifetime

13 november, 2017 - 21:16
Women who have had the human papillomavirus (HPV) jab may only need 3 smear tests for cervical cancer in their lifetime, a study suggests.
WebMD Health News

Heplisav-B Vaccine for Hep B Finally Wins FDA Approval

11 november, 2017 - 00:34
Rejected twice before by the agency, the new vaccine must undergo a large postmarketing study on the risk for acute myocardial infarctions and immune-mediated diseases.
FDA Approvals

ADHD Drugs Associated With Modest Risks During Pregnancy

10 november, 2017 - 21:54
Women and their doctors should weigh risks to the fetus from the medications against those associated with severe, untreated ADHD, experts cautioned.
Medscape Medical News

CHMP Recommends Prasterone for VVA in Postmenopausal Women

10 november, 2017 - 21:22
The EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended marketing authorization for prasterone for the treatment of postmenopausal women with vulvar and vaginal atrophy.
International Approvals

Quiz: How to Know if a Patient Is a Human Trafficking Victim

9 november, 2017 - 23:00
Would you know it if a victim of human trafficking presented for your care? Here are the signs to look for and what to do about it.
Medscape Internal Medicine

Quick Treatment With Tranexamic Acid Key for Hemorrhage

8 november, 2017 - 19:20
Immediate treatment with clot-stabilizing tranexamic acid could save thousands of lives every year, a new study showed.
Medscape Medical News

NAMS 2017 Annual Meeting Overview

8 november, 2017 - 19:04
Drug holidays should not be taken when using denosumab; molecular breast imaging may outperform mammography; and other topics, as reviewed during the NAMS annual meeting.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Gestational Diabetes and Long-term Risk for CVD

8 november, 2017 - 17:13
Dr JoAnn Manson comments on a recent study revealing that gestational diabetes is like a window into a woman's future risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

FDA Approves New CLIA-Waived CBC Test for Faster Results

7 november, 2017 - 23:55
The XW-100 Automated Hematology Analyzer can be used in more healthcare settings by nonmedical personnel, offering faster results for patients and providers.
FDA Approvals

The Role of Metformin in PCOS-Related Infertility

7 november, 2017 - 18:19
Peter Kovacs comments on a new guideline from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine on the use of metformin for ovulation induction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Social Media May Help Pregnant Moms Overcome Vaccine Fears

7 november, 2017 - 16:59
Use of an evidence-based, vaccine-friendly website with social media was associated with higher rates of infant vaccination, researchers reported.
Medscape Medical News

Infertile Couples Avoid Zika Areas, but Not Sex

7 november, 2017 - 16:59
Couples who have difficulty having a baby alter their travel plans to avoid areas where the Zika virus is endemic, but do not change their behavior when it comes to conception, new research shows.
Medscape Medical News

Updated Guidelines on VBAC Released by ACOG

7 november, 2017 - 16:43
A revised practice bulletin from the College advises that many women with previous cesarean deliveries can have a successful vaginal birth in later pregnancies.
Medscape Medical News

The Flu Shot During Pregnancy: Safe and Effective

6 november, 2017 - 21:52
After a study linked miscarriage with the flu vaccine, many pregnant women became reluctant to receive it. Here's what clinicians should tell pregnant women to reassure them about the safety of the flu vaccine.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Make Screening Mammography Personal, Say the French

3 november, 2017 - 21:47
France is overhauling its national breast cancer screening program, but the key element of the reforms is taking a more individualized approach.
Medscape Medical News

Good Obstetrical Outcomes Better With Single-Embryo Transfer

3 november, 2017 - 21:31
The chance of bringing home a healthy baby after in vitro fertilization is better with single- than with multiple-embryo transfer, regardless of whether fresh or frozen oocytes are used.
Medscape Medical News

ACOG Guidelines: Vaginal Seeding Not Recommended

2 november, 2017 - 15:58
Vaginal seeding of infants born by cesarean delivery should not be performed unless it is part of an approved research protocol, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Medscape Medical News