Women's Health

Increased Breast Cancer Risk After Childbirth May Last Decades

Increased Breast Cancer Risk After Childbirth May Last Decades

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Is there an association between breast cancer risk and recent childbirth?

Primary Care May Aid Genetic Counseling Referral for Ovarian Cancer Survivors

Primary Care May Aid Genetic Counseling Referral for Ovarian Cancer Survivors

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A pair of new case-finding strategies may help general practitioners identify and refer patients and survivors of ovarian cancer to genetic counseling and DNA testing.

Ovarian Cancer Screening: Assessing the Risks and Benefits

Ovarian Cancer Screening: Assessing the Risks and Benefits

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Gynecologists may be more likely to change their beliefs about ovarian cancer screening when presented with more detailed evidence about screening benefits and harms.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy May Reduce Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk

Menopausal Hormone Therapy May Reduce Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk

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To investigate the association between hormone therapy and carpal tunnel syndrome risk, researchers conducted a secondary analysis of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) hormone therapy trials.

New Guidance Addresses Early Diagnosis of Dysmenorrhea in Adolescents

New Guidance Addresses Early Diagnosis of Dysmenorrhea in Adolescents

Endometriosis is most common cause of secondary dysmenorrhea, looks different in teens than adults.

Sleep Quality in Women With Surgical vs Natural Menopause

Sleep Quality in Women With Surgical vs Natural Menopause

Women who undergo surgical menopause have significantly worse sleep quality than those who experience natural menopause.

History of Partner Violence Tied to Menopause Symptoms

History of Partner Violence Tied to Menopause Symptoms

History of sexual assault and current PTSD also associated with higher risk for menopause symptoms.

Severe Symptoms of Vulvovaginal Atrophy Associated With Reduced Quality of Life

Severe Symptoms of Vulvovaginal Atrophy Associated With Reduced Quality of Life

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Severity of symptoms of vulvovaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women was found to have an impact on quality of life.

Healthy Diet Associated With Reduced Menopausal Symptoms

Healthy Diet Associated With Reduced Menopausal Symptoms

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A diet high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes was found to be associated with a lower risk for physical, mental, and genitourinary symptoms of menopause compared with a diet high in fats, meats, desserts, and salts.

Examining Racial Disparities in US Maternal Mortality

Examining Racial Disparities in US Maternal Mortality

State-level reforms and improvements in healthcare practices and institutional attitudes are necessary to improve maternal mortality rates.

Progesterone Receptor Status May Aid Progestin-Based Endometriosis Therapy

Progesterone Receptor Status May Aid Progestin-Based Endometriosis Therapy

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Progesterone receptor levels as a biomarker may improve predictability of response to progestin-based therapy for endometriosis.

Early Menopause Associated With Shorter Life Expectancy, Early Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes

Early Menopause Associated With Shorter Life Expectancy, Early Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes

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Early age of menopause development is associated with lower overall life expectancy and fewer years of life without diabetes.

Functional Disability Progression More Rapid in Postmenopausal Women With RA

Functional Disability Progression More Rapid in Postmenopausal Women With RA

Functional disability progressed more rapidly in postmenopausal compared with premenopausal women with rheumatoid arthritis.

Short Interpregnancy Intervals Tied to Adverse Outcome Risk

Short Interpregnancy Intervals Tied to Adverse Outcome Risk

Six-month interval associated with greater risk than 18-month interval for women of any age.

Trump Administration Finalizes Birth Control Coverage Opt-Out

Trump Administration Finalizes Birth Control Coverage Opt-Out

A birth control coverage opt-out for employers was finalized by the Trump administration on Wednesday.

Urinary Incontinence Common in Women Over 50 Years

Urinary Incontinence Common in Women Over 50 Years

Nearly half of women older than 50 years report having urinary incontinence.

Tissue-Selective Estrogen Complex May Benefit Postmenopausal Women With Vaginal Bleeding, Breast Discomfort

Tissue-Selective Estrogen Complex May Benefit Postmenopausal Women With Vaginal Bleeding, Breast Discomfort

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Switching to tissue-selective estrogen complex from hormone therapy may benefit women with breast discomfort or vaginal bleeding.

Higher Sensitivity With 1-View Digital Breast Tomosynthesis for Breast Cancer Detection

Higher Sensitivity With 1-View Digital Breast Tomosynthesis for Breast Cancer Detection

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One-view digital breast tomosynthesis with a reduced compression force detected breast cancer with higher sensitivity and lower specificity than 2-view digital mammography.

Postpartum Pain Associated With Increased Risk for Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Pain Associated With Increased Risk for Postpartum Depression

Patients at high risk for postpartum depression may need denser analgesia control after delivery.

HPV Screening Associated With Reduced Remaining Lifetime Cervical Cancer Risk in Older Women

HPV Screening Associated With Reduced Remaining Lifetime Cervical Cancer Risk in Older Women

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Researchers determined that women ≥55 years of age who underwent a single HPV DNA test with a negative diagnosis as well as routine cytology were found to be at low risk for cervical cancer.

New Method Estimates Risk for Recurrence in Breast Cancer

New Method Estimates Risk for Recurrence in Breast Cancer

The risk for breast cancer recurrence can be extracted using disease-specific survival data.

Black, Low-Income Women May Not Report Barriers to Care

Black, Low-Income Women May Not Report Barriers to Care

Black women, women living in poverty, and those with higher levels of distrust are less likely to report barriers to timely screening mammography.

Paid Family Leave Policies May Modestly Increase Breastfeeding

Paid Family Leave Policies May Modestly Increase Breastfeeding

Women in states with paid family leave policies have a modestly greater likelihood of exclusively breastfeeding at 6 months.

Encouraging Emotional Awareness, Expression of Life Stress in Women With Chronic Urogenital Pain

Encouraging Emotional Awareness, Expression of Life Stress in Women With Chronic Urogenital Pain

Researchers developed a 4-phase life stress interview to determine whether women with chronic urogenital pain could derive benefits from disclosing stressors and gaining awareness of links between stress, emotions, and symptoms.

Bijuva Approved for Moderate to Severe Vasomotor Symptoms From Menopause

Bijuva Approved for Moderate to Severe Vasomotor Symptoms From Menopause

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Approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was supported by the Phase 3 Replenish trial which evaluated the safety and efficacy of Bijuva in generally healthy, postmenopausal women with a uterus for the treatment of moderate to severe hot flashes.

Preeclampsia Tied to Increased Risk for Vascular Dementia

Preeclampsia Tied to Increased Risk for Vascular Dementia

Preeclampsia seems to be associated with an increased risk for dementia, especially vascular dementia, with a stronger correlation for late-onset disease.

Midwifery Care Cuts Poor Birth Outcomes vs Physician Care

Midwifery Care Cuts Poor Birth Outcomes vs Physician Care

Rates of preterm birth, low-birth weight lower among low-income women.

Postnatal Education Increases Pain Relief Interventions at Vaccinations

Postnatal Education Increases Pain Relief Interventions at Vaccinations

In-hospital postnatal education about infant pain management at vaccinations leads to more frequent use of pain relief interventions

Chemoimmunotherapy Increases Survival in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Chemoimmunotherapy Increases Survival in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

For patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, atezolizumab plus nanoparticle albumin-bound-paclitaxel prolongs progression-free survival compared with placebo plus nab-paclitaxel.

Psychotropic Medications May Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder

Psychotropic Medications May Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder

Reduced head circumference in the offspring of women with untreated bipolar disorder appeared to be related to sociodemographic characteristics.

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