Women’s Health

Low-Energy Diet Induces Different Effects in Men, Women

Low-Energy Diet Induces Different Effects in Men, Women

Men had larger reductions in metabolic syndrome Z-score, C-peptide, fat mass, heart rate.

Characteristics of Menstrual Cycle Associated With Early Natural Menopause

Characteristics of Menstrual Cycle Associated With Early Natural Menopause

Investigators examined the relationship between menstrual cycle characteristics in adolescence and early adulthood and the risk for early natural menopause.

Sufficient Preconception Vitamin D Tied to Lower Miscarriage Risk

Sufficient Preconception Vitamin D Tied to Lower Miscarriage Risk

However, increased vitamin D levels in early pregnancy not correlated with reduced pregnancy loss.

FDA: Improper Use of Rupture of Membranes Tests Linked to Fetal Deaths

FDA: Improper Use of Rupture of Membranes Tests Linked to Fetal Deaths

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ROM tests are used to aid in diagnosing ruptured membranes in pregnant women through analysis of vaginal secretions.

Ectopic Lipid Deposition and Insulin Resistance Higher in Postmenopausal Women

Ectopic Lipid Deposition and Insulin Resistance Higher in Postmenopausal Women

The insulin sensitivity in post- and premenopausal women along with lipid deposition in the liver and skeletal muscle was examined.

'Good' Cholesterol May Not Be So in Postmenopausal Women

'Good' Cholesterol May Not Be So in Postmenopausal Women

High total HDL cholesterol in postmenopausal women may mask heart disease risk.

International PCOS Network Issues New Guidelines for Management and Diagnosis of PCOS

International PCOS Network Issues New Guidelines for Management and Diagnosis of PCOS

International evidence-based guidelines include 166 recommendations and practice points to improve health outcomes of women with PCOS.

FDA Warns of the Dangers of 'Vaginal Rejuvenation'

FDA Warns of the Dangers of 'Vaginal Rejuvenation'

Numerous cases of vaginal burns or scarring have been linked to the procedures.

Link for Asbestos-Free Talcum Powder, Cancer Not Clear

Link for Asbestos-Free Talcum Powder, Cancer Not Clear

Studies conducted in people have mixed results, with some indication of increased risk of ovarian cancer.

HPV Vaccine Failure Rates May Be Higher in Women, Girls With HIV

HPV Vaccine Failure Rates May Be Higher in Women, Girls With HIV

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Vaccinated women and girls living with HIV may be at greater risk for HPV vaccine failure compared with women and girls without HIV.

FDA Grants First Approval for CA Drug Under New Pilot Programs

FDA Grants First Approval for CA Drug Under New Pilot Programs

Ribociclib approved in combo with AI as endocrine tx for HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast CA.

New Poll Offers Women's Perspective on Women's Health Issues

New Poll Offers Women's Perspective on Women's Health Issues

The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released results from a new poll examining the public's view on women's issues.

No Difference in CEA vs CA125/CEA Ratio for Identifying Ovarian Masses

No Difference in CEA vs CA125/CEA Ratio for Identifying Ovarian Masses

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No significant difference was identified in combination CA125/CEA ratio vs CEA alone in distinguishing ovarian neoplasms from ovarian metastases.

Avastin Plus ChemoTx Approved for Advanced Ovarian Cancer After Resection

Avastin Plus ChemoTx Approved for Advanced Ovarian Cancer After Resection

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Study patients who received Avastin plus chemotherapy followed by Avastin alone, had a greater median PFS vs patients who received chemotherapy alone (18.2 months vs 12 months; hazard ratio [HR] 0.62, 95% CI, 0.52-0.75; P<.0001).

Reproductive Dysfunction Risk in Women Taking Long-Term Opioids for Musculoskeletal Pain

Reproductive Dysfunction Risk in Women Taking Long-Term Opioids for Musculoskeletal Pain

Women prescribed long- vs short-term opioids for chronic musculoskeletal pain may be at increased risk for menopause and abnormal menstruation.

Follow-up Lacking for Women With Severe Maternal Morbidity

Follow-up Lacking for Women With Severe Maternal Morbidity

In New Zealand, large proportion did not receive event debrief, referral to social support or specialist

Sex Hormone Levels May Affect Postmenopausal Heart Disease Risk

Sex Hormone Levels May Affect Postmenopausal Heart Disease Risk

Researchers assessed the effect of testosterone, estradiol, dehydroepiandrosterone, and sex hormone-binding globulin levels on coronary heart disease, heart failure, and cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women.

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.

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