All women should be screened annually for urinary incontinence, according to new guidelines from the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI). Screening should assess whether women experience urinary incontinence and whether it affects their activities and quality of life. If treatment is indicated, women should be referred for further evaluation. The clinical guideline and evidence review […]Continue Reading ...
August 15, 2018 Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that women whose mothers lived to at least age 90 were more likely to also live to 90, free of serious diseases and disabilities. The study, published in Age and Ageing, found women whose mothers lived into their ninth decade […]Continue Reading ...
The reproductive needs of women with disabilities are complex and require thoughtful care, Stanford gynecologist Paula Hillard, MD, writes in an editorial that appears in Obstetrics & Gynecology. “My hope really is to bring the complexity of issues to physicians and to increase the awareness that we need to balance several interests and ensure reproductive justice for […]Continue Reading ...
August 13, 2018 Bottom Line: Young transgender women who took part in an intervention to reduce HIV transmission and acquisition had a greater reduction in condomless sex acts than young transgender women who received standard preventive care with testing for HIV/sexually transmitted infections and counseling in a randomized clinical trial. Why The Research Is Interesting: […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr. Liji ThomasAugust 10, 2018 A new study shows that there is a high chance of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in women who have asthma, but also that this risk can be reduced by appropriate intervention. Shutterstock |Catinsyrup The risk of developing COPD superimposed on pre-existing asthma, which is called asthma and COPD […]Continue Reading ...
FDA Approves Annovera (segesterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol) Vaginal Contraceptive System NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Population Council, a global nonprofit research organization, announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Annovera™ (segesterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol vaginal system), the first and only contraceptive that provides an entire […]Continue Reading ...
August 10, 2018 More than 4 in 10 women with asthma may go on to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study conducted in Ontario, Canada, and published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. In “www.thoracic.org=””>Asthma and COPD Overlap in Women: Incidence and Risk Factors,” Teresa To, PhD, and […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain It is well known that chronic sleep deprivation can affect cardiovascular health. But according to a new study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center, even mild sleep problems, such as having trouble falling asleep, can raise blood pressure in women. Nearly one-third of adults don’t get enough sleep. For women, the […]Continue Reading ...
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that pregnancies in women with rheumatoid arthritis are associated with premature delivery and low birth weight. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints, causing pain and disability. It can also affect internal […]Continue Reading ...
August 13, 2018 Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities have nearly double the rate of having another baby within a year of delivering compared to women without such disabilities, according to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Rapid repeat pregnancy within one year of a previous live birth is associated with […]Continue Reading ...
August 13, 2018 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of the first mobile medical application (app) that can be used as a method of contraception to prevent pregnancy. The app, called Natural Cycles, contains an algorithm that calculates the days of the month a woman is likely to be fertile based on […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain New QUT research has shed light on why some women have ‘normal’ births and many don’t, delivering vital information to help women make more informed maternity care decisions. Research led by QUT Associate Professor Yvette Miller, from the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, asked almost 6000 women about their birthing […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 — Women are underrepresented among physician first authors of perspective-type articles in prominent pediatric journals, according to a study published online July 20 in JAMA Network Open. Julie K. Silver, M.D., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues examined the gender-related profile associated with authors of perspective-type articles published in […]Continue Reading ...
August 10, 2018 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Annovera (segesterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol vaginal system), which is a combined hormonal contraceptive for women of reproductive age used to prevent pregnancy and is the first vaginal ring contraceptive that can be used for an entire year. Annovera is a reusable donut-shaped (ring), […]Continue Reading ...
August 8, 2018 Osteoporosis, decreased physical activity and weight gain are serious health concerns for postmenopausal women. Researchers from the University of Missouri now have discovered through a new animal study that soy protein found in food might counter the negative effects of menopause on bone and metabolic health. Moreover, the researchers believe that soy […]Continue Reading ...
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