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Commentary: No Evidence to Show Fetal Pain in Second Trimester

27 Mai, 2015 - 19:29
ACOG President Mark S. DeFrancesco argues that a recently passed House bill banning abortion after 20 weeks isn't based on sound science.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Gynecologic Cancers: New Regimens, Predictive Biomarkers

22 Mai, 2015 - 23:29
Dr Maurie Markman highlights a number of provocative trials assessing new treatment approaches to gynecologic cancer that will be presented at the 2015 ASCO annual meeting.
Medscape Oncology

ACOG Recommends Expedited Partner Therapy for STIs

22 Mai, 2015 - 23:29
To prevent gonorrhea and chlamydial reinfection when a patient's partners do not seek medical care, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists supports the use of expedited partner therapy.
Medscape Medical News

Tdap Vaccination During Pregnancy Remains Low

22 Mai, 2015 - 17:31
Just more than half of women reported Tdap vaccination before, during, or after pregnancy, which falls far short of current recommendations for vaccination during pregnancy.
Medscape Medical News

ACOG Issues Guidelines for Hereditary Cancer Screening

22 Mai, 2015 - 17:31
Risk assessment for hereditary cancer is the key to identifying patients and families who may be at increased risk of developing certain types of gynecologic cancer.
Medscape Medical News

First Study on Bladder Cancers Presenting as UTIs

21 Mai, 2015 - 21:28
Patients with bladder cancers who present urinary tract infections, rather than hematuria, have significantly longer time to diagnosis, worse pathology, and increased risk for death.
Medscape Medical News

Extended Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy May Pose Risk

21 Mai, 2015 - 01:37
An animal study suggests a mechanistic explanation for the previously reported association between protracted acetaminophen use in human pregnancy and increased occurrence of cryptorchidism.
Medscape Medical News

Telemedicine Under Attack as Abortion Rights Supporters Seek More Options for Women

20 Mai, 2015 - 19:22
The House of Representatives’ approval last week of a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks brings into sharp focus the issue of early access to abortion. Abortion rights supporters say more than a dozen states have banned one option that could improve early access: telemedicine.
Kaiser Health News

Obesity as a 'Disease' -- What Americans Think

20 Mai, 2015 - 05:31
Healthcare providers have heated up both sides of the 'obesity as a disease' issue, but what does the public think?
Medscape Public Health

Not All Women With Dense Breasts Need Extra Imaging

19 Mai, 2015 - 01:21
Cancer diagnosis in the year after a negative mammogram was only increased in women with dense breasts if they were also at high risk according to other factors.
Medscape Medical News

Maternal Hypothyroidism Identified as Possible Autism Risk

18 Mai, 2015 - 19:40
Subclinical maternal hypothyroidism in a high-risk pregnancy cohort is associated with certain characteristics of autism spectrum disorder in offspring.
Medscape Medical News

Metoclopramide and Diphenhydramine Blunt Pregnancy Headaches

18 Mai, 2015 - 19:40
The two-drug combination is more expensive than codeine for reducing headaches in pregnant women, but is more effective and worth the cost, say researchers.
Medscape Medical News

An Overlooked Antiseptic Reduces Surgical Infections

15 Mai, 2015 - 23:30
A topical antiseptic applied to nasal mucosa before spinal surgery resulted in a significant decrease in postoperative surgical-site infections, a new study has shown.
Medscape Medical News

Antipsychotics Appear to Pose Minimal Risk in Pregnancy

15 Mai, 2015 - 17:31
Women taking atypical antipsychotics were not at greater risk for complications, including gestational diabetes, preterm birth, or having infants with extremely high or low birth weight.
Medscape Medical News

Ovarian Cancer Detection Rate Doubles With New Algorithm

14 Mai, 2015 - 19:21
Measuring changes in levels of a serum protein over time significantly improved the detection of ovarian cancer compared with traditional cutoff values, reveals a study of more than 45,000 women.
Medscape Medical News

General Surgery Safe for Pregnant Women, Study Shows

14 Mai, 2015 - 19:21
Compared with women who are not pregnant, those who are pregnant have no significant difference in postoperative complications after general surgery, according to a retrospective cohort study.
Medscape Medical News

House Passes Abortion Ban at 20 Weeks

14 Mai, 2015 - 03:31
The bill bans abortions at 20 weeks of gestation based on the premise that fetuses that young can experience pain — a premise that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists calls untrue.
Medscape Medical News

Surprising Cancer Diagnosis After Noninvasive Prenatal Test

14 Mai, 2015 - 03:31
In a moving story, Dr Eunice Lee reveals how a prenatal genetic test led to a cancer diagnosis and saved her life.
Medscape Oncology

Experimental Nitinol IUD May Cause Less Pain

13 Mai, 2015 - 01:35
A new nitinol intrauterine device causes less discomfort during insertion than a copper device, and women are more likely to continue using it, a new study has shown.
Medscape Medical News

Maternal PCOS Linked to Poorer Health of Offspring

12 Mai, 2015 - 03:36
Children born to mothers with polycystic ovary syndrome were more likely to have serious metabolic and neurologic conditions, as well as asthma.
Medscape Medical News