Women’s Health

Maternal Glucose, Fetal Genotype Independently Affect Birth Weight

Maternal Glucose, Fetal Genotype Independently Affect Birth Weight

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Fetal genetic score for birth weight affects fetal growth at various maternal fasting plasma glucose levels.

Imvexxy Approved for Moderate to Severe Dyspareunia Due to Menopause

Imvexxy Approved for Moderate to Severe Dyspareunia Due to Menopause

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The FDA approval was supported by findings from a Phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study that evaluated Imvexxy (4mcg and 10mcg) vs placebo from baseline to week 12.

Recommendations Developed for Improving Women's Health Care

Recommendations Developed for Improving Women's Health Care

Recommendations focus on policies to improve health outcomes, including training for clinicians

Oral Contraceptive Taytulla Recalled Due to Packaging Error

Oral Contraceptive Taytulla Recalled Due to Packaging Error

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A physician report indicates that 4 placebo (non-hormonal) capsules were placed in the first 4 days of therapy instead of active capsules.

Effects of the Two Types of Anorexia Nervosa on Bone Metabolism

Effects of the Two Types of Anorexia Nervosa on Bone Metabolism

Investigators sought to determine whether both restrictive and purging types of anorexia nervosa effect bone metabolism.

Recommendations Developed for Managing Postpartum Pain

Recommendations Developed for Managing Postpartum Pain

Impact of medications on mother-infant dyad should be considered, as many women breastfeed

Computer analysis is not better than human clinical evaluation when it comes to measuring breast density

Similar associations were observed with clinical BI-RADS and automated BI-RADS with respect to interval and screen-detected cancer.

One in 20 non-pregnant, reproductive aged women has untreated depression

One in 20 non-pregnant, reproductive aged women has untreated depression

A large number of non-pregnant women of child-bearing age have untreated depression.

Breastfeeding may lower hypertension risk in postmenopausal women

Breastfeeding may lower hypertension risk in postmenopausal women

Breastfeeding duration and frequency may help reduce hypertension risks.

Longer lactation duration linked to lower risk of diabetes in women

In this 30-year prospective cohort study, self-reported duration of lactation in women of childbearing age was associated with a lower risk of development of diabetes.

Cancer risk in women who work night shifts long-term

Cancer risk in women who work night shifts long-term

For women who work night shifts, breast cancer risks increase by 3.3% for every 5 years of work.

Long-acting reversible contraceptives: a review

Long-acting reversible contraceptives: a review

Because of the high number of unintended pregnancies and the effectiveness of LARCs, they should be a first-line contraceptive option for most women.

Underweight women have high risk of early menopause

Underweight women have high risk of early menopause

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Early menopause risk is highest in weight-cycling and severely underweight women.

Yeast infections in skinfolds

Yeast infections in skinfolds

Preventing yeast infections in skinfolds by using hand sanitizer.

Menopausal transition linked to rapid increase in metabolic syndrome severity

Menopausal transition linked to rapid increase in metabolic syndrome severity

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The American Heart Association found that during menopausal transition, women have a rapid increase in metabolic syndrome severity.

Abnormal uterine bleeding linked to hematologic malignancies

Abnormal uterine bleeding linked to hematologic malignancies

Women presenting with new-onset heavy menstrual bleeding plus thrombocytopenia or pancytopenia should be evaulatued for a possible hematologic malignancy.

USPSTF releases statement on genital herpes screening

USPSTF releases statement on genital herpes screening

A Grade D recommendation discourages routine screening in asymptomatic adolescents and adults.

FDA approves new HPV test

FDA approves new HPV test

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A new HPV screening test that uses cervical cells collected for a Pap test has been approved by the FDA.

Healthcare issues of the LGBT community: What the primary care clinician should know

Healthcare issues of the LGBT community: What the primary care clinician should know

A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community may improve the quality of care.

Acupressure effective for fatigue linked to breast cancer

Acupressure effective for fatigue linked to breast cancer

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Nearly 70% of participants who self-administered acupressure therapy experienced improved levels of fatigue.

Exercise during pregnancy does not increase preterm birth risk

Exercise during pregnancy does not increase preterm birth risk

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Women who participated in an aerobic exercise program 3 to 4 times per week during their pregnancies were not likely to give birth prematurely.

Postpartum readmission rates increase

Postpartum readmission rates increase

Readmission was more common among publically insured, black patients presenting with comorbidities including hypertension and diabetes.

In place of vaginal steroid cream

In place of vaginal steroid cream

Itching is a serious concern for patients with atrophic vaginitis, and alternative treatments can help.

Long-term breast cancer care transitioning to primary care clinicians

Long-term breast cancer care transitioning to primary care clinicians

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As breast cancer survivorship increases, NPs have taken on long-term patient care.

Recommendations for prevention and repair of obstetric lacerations

Recommendations for prevention and repair of obstetric lacerations

Researchers recommend applying a warm compress and limiting episitomy procedures.

Long-acting reversible contraception effective in nulliparous adolescents

Long-acting reversible contraception effective in nulliparous adolescents

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LARC is safe and effective in nulliparous adolescents and should be considered as a viable alternative to oral contraception.

Pregnant women with HIV retained in care

Pregnant women with HIV retained in care

Many women were found to have poor postpartum virologic control.

Posthysterectomy Pap testing may benefit women with HIV

Posthysterectomy Pap testing may benefit women with HIV

More than 30% of women with HIV and no prehysterectomy had abnormal Pap test results.

Additional adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy improves breast cancer outcomes

Additional adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy improves breast cancer outcomes

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Extending adjuvant aromatase inhibitor treatment can decrease disease recurrence and increase survival in breast cancer patients.

Fruit consumption linked to lower breast cancer risk

Fruit consumption linked to lower breast cancer risk

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Fruit intake in adolescence may be associated with decreased breast cancer rates in adulthood.

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