Early Natural Menopause Ups Risk of Heart Failure
Women who experience menopause before age 46 have an increased risk of heart disease, and smoking status can modifying this risk in older women.
The Utility of Vaginal Estrogens for Managing GSM
Vaginal estrogens are effective options for managing bothersome symptoms related to genitourinary syndrome of menopause in postmenopausal women.
Improving Sleep Duration in Postmenopausal Women
Paroxetine may be a reliable nonhormonal treatment option to help reduce vasomotor symptoms and improve sleep in postmenopausal women.
Physicians, Patients Must Partner for Menopause
Menopause will be unique for each woman, and a physician-patient partnership is a must if women want effective menopause management.
Actress Kim Cattrall on Menopause
Actress Kim Cattrall discusses her menopause journey and partnership with Tune In To Menopause, an awareness campaign designed to empower women.
More Potassium, Less Risk of Stroke in Older Women
Ob/Gyns can help protect the health of postmenopausal women by reinforcing the message that micronutrients are important, especially in women as they age.
Postmenopausal Women Don't Need Much Testosterone
New research from Australia has found that only small doses of testosterone are needed to raise testosterone back to premenopause levels in postmenopausal women.
Cervical Cancer Screening Tests Continue to Evolve
Be it Pap tests, HPV tests, or both, cervical cancer screening is important. This article explores screening paradigms and offers a glimpse of what's to come.
Open Hysterectomies More Deadly Than Power Morcellation, Says AAGL
Eradicating morcellators is riskier than using them, says the AAGL in a statement for why these minimally invasive devices should not be abandoned.
Pelvic Exams Have Value: Does Skipping Them Put Women at Risk?
The American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends against pelvic exams in asymptomatic, nonpregnant, adult women. Some say this is faulty logic. What say you?
Study Calls into Question Appropriate Age to Stop Cervical Cancer Screening
New evidence reveals that there may be a benefit to continuing cervical cancer screening beyond age 65 years.
Women Unite to March for Endometriosis Awareness
Successful endometriosis awareness campaigns are the key to beginning to control the disease, says Camran Nezhat, MD. Earlier diagnosis means a sooner return to a pain-free life for our patients.
Long-Term Use of DMPA May Decrease Bone Mass Accrual in Adolescents
Use of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate for 24 months was associated with a significant decrease in bone mineral density compared with nonhormonal contraception.
Single-Dose Emergency Contraception Effective in Victims of Sexual Assault
The use of a single 1.5-mg dose of levonorgestrel instead of two 0.75-mg doses given 12 hours apart is a viable alternative method of emergency contraception.
Oral Contraceptive Use Lowers Ovarian Cancer Risk in BRCA1/2 Carriers
The use of oral contraceptives in women with BRCA1/2 mutations was associated with a reduced risk of ovarian cancer.
Three Years of Oral Contraceptive Use Linked to Glaucoma
Women who took oral contraceptives for at least 3 years were twice as likely to have glaucoma, new research shows. The causative effect, however, is unknown.
Hospital Admission Significantly Increased VTE Risk in Pregnant Women
The risk of venous thromboembolism is increased more than 17-fold when a pregnant woman is hospitalized for reasons other than delivery, research shows.
Guidelines Issued to Properly Diagnose, Manage Diabetes in Pregnancy
All pregnant women should be tested for diabetes by 13 weeks’ gestation and tested again for gestational diabetes between 24 and 28 weeks’ gestation, say new guidelines.
Some Conditions Linked to Preterm Birth Not Caused by Preterm Birth Itself
Preterm birth increases the risk of infant mortality and autism, but poor academic and social outcomes are likely caused by confounding factors and not preterm birth itself.
Outcomes Better Than Previously Reported for Babies With Poor Fetal Growth
The outcomes of infants with poor fetal growth are better than what has been historically reported, according to preliminary study results.
Robotic, Abdominal Myomectomy Equally Effective
Robotic-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy and abdominal myomectomy to manage uterine fibroids were equally effective in improving symptoms, but each procedure has its own benefits.
GnRH Alternative to Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids
Compared with hysterectomy, GNRHa is an effective treatment of uterine fibroids and has an equivalent effect on sexual function.
Adiponectin Levels May Signal Risk for Gestational Diabetes
Low levels of adiponectin before pregnancy were associated with a 5-fold increased risk of gestational diabetes. This risk was 7-fold in obese or overweight women.
Topical Steroids and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
Low to moderate doses of topical corticosteroids in pregnancy was not associated with mode of delivery or with certain adverse neonatal outcomes, a study finds.
New Technology Improves Fibroid Symptoms Even at 2-Year Follow-Up
Radiofrequency volumetric thermal ablation for uterine fibroids is associated with a significant reduction in symptom severity and with improvements in quality of life even at 2 years’ post treatment.
Will What’s in Your Tea Shrink Uterine Fibroids?
The consumption of green tea extract has been shown to significantly reduce the size of uterine fibroids and improve symptom severity, a small study reported.
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