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Preeclampsia and stroke in later life

May 10, 2021

Women with a history of preeclampsia were nearly 4 times as likely to have a stroke in later life compared with women without a history of preeclampsia, according to an analysis of data from the Framingham Heart Study, which was conducted from 1948 to 2016.

Genetic factors for reproductive aging and vasomotor symptoms

May 06, 2021

Genetic factors predictive of reproductive aging also are linked to vasomotor symptoms (VMS), indicative of VMS having a polygenic architecture, according to an analysis of the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) Genomic Substudy.

Sleep and female sexual function

May 06, 2021

Poor sleep quality is linked to female sexual dysfunction, whereas good sleep quality is associated with heightened sexual activity, according to a cross-sectional analysis of the Data Registry on Experiences of Aging, Menopause and Sexuality (DREAMS).

An Update on CDC STI Treatment Guidelines

May 05, 2021

A session held at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’s (ACOG) 2021 Annual Meeting pointed to the dramatic increase in STIs in the US and presented the highlights from the updated CDC STI guidelines.

Whole genome sequencing of cell-free DNA for NIPT

May 05, 2021

An analysis of a large cohort of patients who chose noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) as a screening method for fetal trisomy 21, 18, and 13 (T21, T18 and T13) and sex chromosome aneuploidies (SCA) concluded there were extremely high detection rates and exceptionally low false positive rates.