Sex and gender disparities in biomedicine
A recent article highlighted 6 bottlenecks which must be addressed to improve gender equity in biomedical research.
Imiquimod in patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
In a recent study, the risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia recurrence was reduced in patients using imiquimod.
Your receptionist is facing patient aggression
Receptionists are facing serious workplace safety concerns and need training to cope.
Rural hospital volume and severe maternal morbidity risk
In a recent study, increased rates of severe maternal morbidity were observed among hospitals with a lower obstetric volume in rural settings, but not urban settings.
Managing the risk of violence against health care workers: Effective solutions needed
Violence against health care workers has almost become a routine, if frightening, aspect of their jobs.
Executive order issued to expand contraception access
The White House has announced the signing of an executive order from President Biden to allow easier access to contraception in the United States.
Contraception use among patients with opioid use disorder
In a recent study, decreased use of long acting and permanent methods of contraception was found among patients with opioid use disorder.
Maternal mortality rates highlight alarming inequities by state, race/ethnicity
The American Indian and Alaska Native population show the largest increase in median state ratios, rising from 14 - 49.2, while the Black population consistently had the highest median state ratios, increasing from 26.7 - 55.4.
Blood test for preeclampsia granted FDA approval
A blood test to determine the risks of preeclampsia and severe preeclampsia in pregnant patients has been given approval by the FDA.
AI Special Report: What doctors need to know about ChatGPT and other AI tools
What do physicians need to know about AI tools to enhance their practice?
Alcohol and menopause: what are the risks?
Beth A. Prairie MD MPH FACOG FACPM, discusses how alcohol consumption worsens symptoms of menopause in midlife women.
Risks of cervical excisional treatment and PPROM
In a recent study, pregnancies with preterm prelabor rupture of membranes were associated with greater risks of intraamniotic infection, microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity without inflammation, and early-onset neonatal sepsis development in women with a history of cervical excisional treatment.
Screening gaps: study uncovers alarming rates of iron deficiency in adolescents
Significant cases of missed diagnoses of iron-deficiency emphasize the need for improved screening strategies and proactive measures to address these health risks.
What to look forward to at PER's 4th annual women's health congress
Hugh Taylor, MD, discusses topic which will be presented at the 4th Annual International Congress on the Future of Women’s Health.
Does COVID-19 vaccination impact ovarian reserve?
In a recent study, no clinically significant changes in ovarian reserve were found based on COVID-19 vaccination status.
Phase 3b study: Fezolinetant safe, effective for vasomotor symptoms
Astellas has announced positive results of a trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of fezolinetant in menopausal women with moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms.
Hormone therapy and gastroesophageal reflux disease risk
In a recent review, hormone therapy use was associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Antenatal lifestyle interventions on gestational weight gain
In a recent review, the associations between components of lifestyle interventions and reductions in gestational weight gain were unclear.
Primary care can relieve stress for patients caring for family members
Finding may have implications as more people take care of aging relatives around the world.
Maternal ADHD and postpartum depression risk
In a recent study, women diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder were at a 24% increased risk of postpartum depression.
In-hospital maternal mortality trends
In a recent study, rates of maternal morbidity increased in 2021 compared to 2008, while in-hospital mortality rates were reduced.
Nipocalimab phase 2 trial results announced
Johnson & Johnson has announced positive safety and efficacy results in a phase 2 trial evaluating nipocalimab against early-onset severe hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn.
Far more men than women are dying of drug overdoses
NIDA study shows significant gender difference, but reasons are uncertain.
Stroke risk after pregnancy-associated stroke
In a recent study, decreased risks of stroke after pregnancy were seen among women with pregnancy-associated stroke compared to those with non-pregnancy-associated stroke.
Early hysterectomy and cardiovascular disease risk
In a recent study, higher rates of cardiovascular disease incidence were observed in women who received a hysterectomy when aged under 50 years compared to women without a hysterectomy.
Exploring the gender differences of comorbidities in patients with gout
Women with gout were more likely to exhibit chronic kidney disease, heart failure, dementia, diabetes mellites, and obesity, among others, when compared with men.
Mifepristone for treating adenomyosis
In a recent study, positive safety and efficacy were found in patients taking mifepristone against adenomyosis.
Data on safety and pharmacokinetics of DARE-HRT1 published
Daré Bioscience has published new data on the safety and pharmacokinetics of DARE-HRT1.
Staying ahead of the competition: 7 methods physicians can use
Today's hospitals and medical practices face the challenge of remaining relevant in an extremely dynamic, competitive, and evolving market.
Neighborhood food environments and size for gestational age
In a recent study, pregnant individuals residing in neighborhoods with greater densities of unhealthy food were at an increased risk of giving birth to infants who were small for gestational age or large for gestational age.
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