Women’s Health

  • ACIP approves new influenza vaccine recommendations

    on June 23rd, 2017
    FROM AN ACIP MEETING New draft recommendations on influenza vaccines for children and pregnant women were unanimously passed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) after a lengthy debate over specifics regarding recommendations for p[...]
  • ACOG recommends women start mammography between ages 40 and 50 years

    on June 22nd, 2017
    Woman at average risk for breast cancer should be offered their first screening mammogram at age 40, with initiation of screening beginning no later than age 50, according to new recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. ACOG suggested a screening interval of 1-2 [...]
  • CLARIFICATION: Novel female sexual dysfunction drug effective, phase III studies show

    on June 21st, 2017
    In an article titled “Novel female sexual dysfunction drug effective, phase III studies show”, published June 19, 2017, the name of the company marketing Addyi and one of Dr. Clayton’s disclosures was misstated. The name of the company is Valeant.[...]
  • Breastfeeding may reduce moms’ stroke risk

    on June 21st, 2017
    FROM THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION Breastfeeding not only benefits babies; it also may lower the risk for a heart attack or stroke later in life for mothers who breastfeed more than for women who don’t. The findings, which were published online June 21 in the Journal of the America[...]
  • Brexanolone appears effective for severe postpartum depression

    on June 19th, 2017
    FROM THE LANCET A single 60-hour infusion of brexanolone dramatically and rapidly improves severe postpartum depression with minimal adverse effects, a small manufacturer-conducted phase II trial suggests. Brexanolone is a proprietary formulation of allopregnanolone, the major metabolite of progeste[...]
  • Novel female sexual dysfunction drug effective, phase III studies show

    on June 19th, 2017
    AT THE ASCP ANNUAL MEETING MIAMI (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Women distressed by a low desire for sex could have a novel pharmaceutical intervention soon. Phase III results from the two Reconnect studies of 1,247 premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder in stable relationships sho[...]
  • Pregnancy and MS: How do they affect each other?

    on June 15th, 2017
    EXPERT ANALYSIS AT THE CMSC ANNUAL MEETING NEW ORLEANS (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Multiple sclerosis has little to no impact on the ability to conceive, on pregnancy, or on fetal status, according to Patricia K. Coyle, MD. “That’s very reassuring,” Dr. Coyle said at the annual meeting of the[...]
  • PORTEC-3: Possible benefit with combined CT/RT in high-risk endometrial cancer

    on June 15th, 2017
    AT ASCO 2017 CHICAGO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Adjuvant chemotherapy given during and after pelvic radiotherapy in women with high-risk endometrial cancer provided no significant 5-year failure-free or overall survival benefit, compared with pelvic radiotherapy alone, in the randomized PORTEC-3 i[...]
  • All isn’t well with HIV-exposed uninfected infants

    on June 15th, 2017
    AT ESPID 2017 MADRID (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Children who were HIV-exposed antenatally but not infected are at double the risk of hospitalization for infectious diseases during their first year of life, compared with HIV-unexposed controls, according to what’s believed to be the first prospec[...]
  • OSA in pregnancy linked to congenital anomalies

    on June 14th, 2017
    AT SLEEP 2017 BOSTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Newborns exposed to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in utero are at a higher risk of being diagnosed with congenital anomalies, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. The researchers’ [...]
  • Endometriosis after menopause: Weigh the treatment risks

    on June 14th, 2017
    EXPERT ANALYSIS AT WCE 2017 VANCOUVER (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Endometriosis, while generally considered a premenopausal condition, can also occur in women following surgical or natural menopause, and can undergo malignant transformation, although this risk is likely very small. That was the mai[...]
  • Elastrographic ultrasound could guide adenomyosis treatment

    on June 13th, 2017
    AT WCE 2017 VANCOUVER (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Transvaginal elastrographic (TVEG) ultrasound appears to be a better way to diagnose adenomyosis, outperforming transvaginal ultrasound in identifying lesions, according to new findings. Researchers at Fudan University in Shanghai compared TVEG resu[...]
  • Loud, frequent snoring increases preterm delivery risk

    on June 12th, 2017
    AT SLEEP 2017 BOSTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Women who were prepregnancy, frequent, and loud snorers during pregnancy had a significantly higher risk of preterm or early term delivery, in a study presented at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. “The fact that th[...]
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