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Menopause Triggers Brain Changes Linked to Alzheimer's

13 oktoober, 2017 - 07:18
New research may explain why women are more prone to develop Alzheimer's disease and points to potential avenues for early intervention.
Medscape Medical News

Is Biopsy Sampling in Endometrial Cancer Accurate?

12 oktoober, 2017 - 21:11
Despite new research on endometrial tissue sampling, more accuracy of preoperative grading for endometrial cancer is needed, says Dr Kovacs.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

North American Menopause Society (NAMS) 2017 Annual Meeting

12 oktoober, 2017 - 01:13
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from NAMS 2017.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Docs Call Attention to Women Piling on Pounds in Midlife

10 oktoober, 2017 - 18:07
Expert review for clinicians recommends a multidisciplinary weight-loss strategy for women in midlife who are particularly prone to gain weight as they enter the menopause.
Medscape Medical News

Physicians Decry Trump's Rollback of Contraceptive Mandate

9 oktoober, 2017 - 16:48
The department of Health and Human Services said few women would be affected, but doctors worry about opening the door to rolling back coverage of other medically indicated services.
Medscape Medical News

Risk Factors Associated With Fibroids

6 oktoober, 2017 - 18:23
Dr Kovacs summarizes a new systematic review that looked at the epidemiology of uterine fibroids and their associated risk factors.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

FDA OKs First Test to Screen Zika Virus in Donated Blood

6 oktoober, 2017 - 02:09
The cobas Zika test from Roche Molecular Systems is intended for blood collection establishments, not clinicians who want to diagnose individuals.
FDA Approvals

Effect of Elimination of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Funds

4 oktoober, 2017 - 18:45
The recent decision by the Trump administration to abruptly slash $213.6 million slated for teen pregnancy prevention programs has left program coordinators reeling.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Blood-Pressure Rise in Pregnancy Linked to Childhood Obesity

4 oktoober, 2017 - 16:37
Increases in maternal blood pressure between the first and later trimesters may increase the risk of offspring obesity, even among women who are normotensive, Chinese study findings suggest.
Medscape Medical News

FDA: Blindness Risk From Compounded Vancomycin Eye Injections

4 oktoober, 2017 - 02:45
The FDA is warning against intraocular injections of vancomycin either alone or in combination with other drugs, in light of a new case of hemorrhagic occlusive retinal vasculitis.
News Alerts

Second-Generation Rapid Influenza Test Clears FDA

3 oktoober, 2017 - 19:49
The new Alere influenza test provides faster results, more flexible sampling features, and enhanced quality control functions compared with the first-generation test.
FDA Approvals

WHO Reports 25 Million Unsafe Abortions a Year; Expert Sees Higher Risk From U.S. Cutbacks

29 september, 2017 - 22:21
Nearly half of the estimated 56 million abortions performed worldwide every year are unsafe and women in poor countries face even higher risks due to U.S. funding cuts to family planning programs abroad, health experts said on Thursday.
Reuters Health Information

STD Rates Continue to Skyrocket in the United States

27 september, 2017 - 17:53
Syphilis rate jumped 36% in women and 28% in newborns between 2015 and 2016. Gonorrhea rates rose 22% in men, with men who have sex with men most affected.
Medscape Medical News

ACOG's Updated Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome Guidance

26 september, 2017 - 19:35
Dr Kaunitz summarizes key recommendations, including that genetic counseling should be advised prior to genetic testing.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Endocrine Society Updates Guidelines on Transgender Medical Care

25 september, 2017 - 19:06
The Endocrine Society has updated guidelines on transgender medical care, opening the door for earlier treatment and fertility preservation in transgender teens.
Medscape Medical News

ACOG Updates Recommendations on Postpartum Hemorrhage

25 september, 2017 - 19:06
'One of the most important things is for us not to underappreciate the real risk of maternal hemorrhage,' one expert said.
Medscape Medical News

Poll: How Do You Feel About Birth Plans?

22 september, 2017 - 22:55
What's your reaction when you see a patient clutching a birth plan? Tell us in our poll.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

The Birth Plan: How to Make It Work for You and Your Patients

22 september, 2017 - 22:55
Obstetricians, midwives, and nurses share tips for managing patients' expectations.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

ACOG Updates Recommendations on Marijuana During Pregnancy

22 september, 2017 - 17:51
In updated recommendations on marijuana use during pregnancy and lactation, ACOG says clinicians should discourage pregnant and breast-feeding women from using marijuana.
Medscape Medical News

RCOG Advises GBS Prophylaxis for Women in Preterm Labor

21 september, 2017 - 17:54
Updated guidelines from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists advise intrapartum antibiotics to fight group B strep for all women in preterm labor.
Medscape Medical News