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A 24-Year-Old Woman Concerned About a Genetic Condition

28 märts, 2017 - 19:28
A 24-year-old pregnant woman is concerned about a genetic condition affecting her offspring. Do you know the chance of her child being affected?

A Married Couple Walk Into an Oncologist's Office...

27 märts, 2017 - 18:05
At a medical meeting, a pair of oncologists gave data-driven presentations on the epidemiology and treatment of HPV-related cancers. Then a question from the floor opened up a whole other can of worms…
Medscape Medical News

CHMP Backs Orphan Drug Refixia for Hemophilia B

24 märts, 2017 - 22:10
Refixia (nonacog beta pegol) is a recombinant coagulation factor IX product for the treatment and prophylaxis of bleeding in patients aged 12 years and older with hemophilia B.
International Approvals

Contraceptive Pill 'Protects Against Some Cancers'

23 märts, 2017 - 18:52
Doctors say most women worldwide who take the contraceptive pill should be reassured by a new study which shows they are not putting themselves at a higher risk of cancer.
WebMD Health News

Little Evidence to Show Benefits of Add-on Fertility Treatments

21 märts, 2017 - 18:59
Dr Kovacs summarizes an opinion paper that reviewed the scientific evidence behind treatments that fertility treatments often offer as part of IVF procedures.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

First Global Guide: HPV Vax for Cervical Cancer Prevention

21 märts, 2017 - 18:59
The guide, which takes into account financial and structural resources in various countries, comes from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Medscape Medical News

Calls to Boycott US Meetings Over Travel Ban May Hurt, Not Help

20 märts, 2017 - 23:34
Stronger international ties, not boycotts of US meetings or journals are needed in the face of travel ban, argues editorial.
Medscape Medical News

Maternal, Fetal Vitamin D Levels: No Effect on Child Bone Health

17 märts, 2017 - 19:41
Vitamin D levels in the mother and baby at birth are not associated with bone outcomes in 6 year olds, casting doubt on the benefit of mothers taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy.
Medscape Medical News

How I Decide When to Perform a Pelvic Exam

17 märts, 2017 - 17:02
For which women should a pelvic exam be considered? Dr Kaunitz gives his take on new USPSTF recommendations.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Americans Are Having Less Sex These Days

16 märts, 2017 - 20:03
People in the U.S. are having less sex today than they did generations ago, and a new study suggests that marriage may be part of the problem.
Reuters Health Information

The Best Treatments for Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause

15 märts, 2017 - 22:52
Dr Kovacs summarizes a review paper on options for treating a common syndrome of menopause.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

CDC Updates Zika Travel Advice for Pregnant Women

15 märts, 2017 - 21:01
The CDC says pregnant women should not travel to any area where there is a risk for Zika, and it adds Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Maldives, and Solomon Islands to travel advisory list.
Medscape Medical News

Screening in Nulliparous Women Does Not Predict Preterm Birth

14 märts, 2017 - 22:27
Two commonly used screening tests have low positive predictive value for preterm birth among nulliparous, low-risk women, a new study showed.
Medscape Medical News

CDC: Zika Risk in Florida Likely Goes Beyond Miami-Dade County

14 märts, 2017 - 22:27
Federal health officials say the risk for Zika virus transmission extends beyond Miami-Dade County to the nearby counties of Broward and Palm Beach.
Medscape Medical News

EMA Launches New Safety Review of Prenatal Valproate Exposure

13 märts, 2017 - 21:01
In addition to the new safety review, the agency's PRAC committee will be holding its first public hearing so patients can share their own experiences with valproate-containing medications.
Medscape Medical News

Dairy Plus Vitamin D Needed to Preserve Bone Density in the Old

10 märts, 2017 - 21:17
Dairy products preserve bone density in some skeletal sites, but only for those older adults who take vitamin D supplements.
Medscape Medical News

Insufficient Evidence for Pelvic Exams

8 märts, 2017 - 19:26
Further research is needed on benefits and harms of regular pelvic screening exams in asymptomatic nonpregnant women for most gynecologic conditions; a few exceptions are noted.
Medscape Medical News

Maternal Obesity May Increase Child's Risk for Cerebral Palsy

7 märts, 2017 - 22:32
Maternal overweight or obesity in early pregnancy may increase the risk of having a child with cerebral palsy, a nationwide study suggested.
Medscape Medical News

Emerging Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea: What's New and What Now?

7 märts, 2017 - 22:32
We are starting to lose our last line of defense against drug-resistant gonorrhea. What can be done?
CDC Expert Commentary

Eating Soy Tied to Reduced Breast Cancer Death Risk

7 märts, 2017 - 19:06
Intake of soy food products, such as tofu, is not harmful for women with breast cancer and may be protective in those with hormone receptor-negative disease.
Medscape Medical News