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Is Overreporting of Maternal Mortality Key to High US Rate?

2 juuni, 2017 - 17:38
A new analysis suggests that recent changes in reporting and coding could be a factor in US maternal mortality rates, with even minor amounts of overreporting leading to big increases.
Medscape Medical News

Heart Health and Cognition: The Link Strengthens

1 juuni, 2017 - 20:08
Dr JoAnn Manson summarizes key evidence showing that 'what's good for the heart is good for the brain.'
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Maternal Morbidity Rises Sharply in Older Mothers

31 Mai, 2017 - 23:11
The risk for severe maternal morbidity was markedly higher in mothers older than 39 years, a new study has found; the risk for sepsis was also elevated in teenaged mothers.
Medscape Medical News

The Benefits of Individualizing Ovarian Stimulation for IVF

31 Mai, 2017 - 22:39
Dr Kovacs reviews a study comparing individualized dosing using a new recombinant FSH with conventional ovarian stimulation for IVF.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Causes of Most Birth Defects Remain Unknown

31 Mai, 2017 - 17:22
The causes of most major birth defects remain unknown, highlighting urgent need for better research as a basis for prevention and care, a new study has found.
Medscape Medical News

Bariatric Surgery Reduces Female-Specific Cancers

30 Mai, 2017 - 18:18
Bariatric surgery reduces the incidence of female-specific cancers, especially endometrial cancer, in obese women.
Medscape Medical News

Two 'P' Words Top List of Hot Topics in Breast Cancer

30 Mai, 2017 - 18:18
Dr Kathy Miller points to PARP inhibitors and pertuzumab as highpoints of the breast cancer program at the upcoming ASCO meeting, including the plenary presentation of the OlympiAD trial.
Medscape Oncology

Advances in Gynecologic Cancer: ASCO 2017

26 Mai, 2017 - 21:27
Dr Markman previews the latest research on gynecologic cancer to be presented at the upcoming ASCO meeting.
Medscape Oncology

Amy Reed, MD, Morcellator Opponent, Dies of Uterine Cancer

26 Mai, 2017 - 00:16
She and her husband sought to ban the use of power morcellators in laparoscopic hysterectomies as too risky after the device upstaged an occult cancer during her own procedure.
Medscape Medical News

Health Risks Faced by Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth

24 Mai, 2017 - 19:10
New data can be used to support healthcare and preventive services for LBG youth.
CDC Expert Commentary

Just One Drink a Day Raises Breast Cancer Risk

23 Mai, 2017 - 17:28
In the latest report from the AICR/WCRF, exercise was found to be protective against breast cancer while as little as one alcoholic drink per day raised the risk.
Medscape Medical News

Reproductive Medicine Puts Physicians in Ethical Quandaries

23 Mai, 2017 - 17:28
In obstetrics, complex ethical issues arise day in and day out, and academic centers are priming to help specialists faced with moral dilemmas.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Approves Tocilizumab (Actemra) for Giant Cell Arteritis

22 Mai, 2017 - 21:50
The FDA has expanded the approved use of subcutaneous tocilizumab (Actemra, Hoffman LaRoche) to include treatment of adults with giant cell arteritis.
FDA Approvals

Oil-Based Hysterosalpingograms Enhance Fertility

22 Mai, 2017 - 18:57
A randomized controlled trial found 10% more ongoing pregnancies and more live births when an oil contrast agent was used vs a water one.
Medscape Medical News

Biking Does Not Hurt Sexual or Urinary Function

19 Mai, 2017 - 19:38
Despite concerns, international surveys show that issues related to perineal compression during cycling are minor, and only affect some bike riders.
Medscape Medical News

Zika Virus Detected Quickly in Urine With Experimental Test

18 Mai, 2017 - 17:55
The new assay can detect Zika virus in 20 minutes, substantially faster than the turnaround time of 2 to 4 weeks with current tests.
Medscape Medical News

Certain Magellan Diagnostics Lead Tests May Give False Results

17 Mai, 2017 - 18:34
US federal health officials recommend retesting for certain children, pregnant women, and nursing mothers.
News Alerts

Telemedicine for Medical Abortion Safe, Effective Option

17 Mai, 2017 - 16:12
Online service provided an effective alternative to unsafe methods to end a pregnancy among women in Irish jurisdictions where abortion is illegal, a study showed.
Medscape Medical News

Avoid Coercion When Offering Contraception, Experts Warn

17 Mai, 2017 - 16:12
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists committee on adolescent healthcare advises that physicians take care to 'resist potential coercion' when counseling patients.
Medscape Medical News

USPSTF Recommendation Against HRT for Chronic Conditions Stands

16 Mai, 2017 - 18:51
In a draft recommendation updating its previous position, the US Preventive Services Task Force says harms still outweigh benefits of HRT for prevention of chronic conditions; critics disagree.
Medscape Medical News