OBGYN & Women's Health News

FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Breast Cancer Patients Do Not Overreact to Genetic Testing
Prevalence of Knee OA Lower With Menopausal Hormone Therapy
Achieving Healthy Diet From Sustainable Food Feasible
Low-Income Women Lack Menstrual Hygiene Supplies
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Review Shares Best Practices for Evaluating Penicillin Allergy
Intermittent Fasts Plus Energy Restriction Best for Weight Loss
Replacing Sitting Time With Activity Lowers Mortality Risk
Components of Ideal Cardio Health Cut Diabetes Risk
USPSTF Recommends Risk-Reducing Meds for Breast Cancer
Delayed Contraception Leads to Early Unwanted Pregnancy
Comorbidities Adversely Linked to Cancer Trial Participation
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic Accidents
Breast Cancer Incidence Up With Persistent Vasomotor Symptoms
Postpartum New-Onset Mental Illness Risk Up With IBD
Menopausal Hormone Tx Use Down Post-WHI Recommendations
Drug Overdose Death Rate Increasing Among Middle-Aged Women
CDC: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Adverse Birth Outcomes Up for Women With H1N1 Flu in ICU
Use of Diabetes Monitoring Tests in Primary Care Suboptimal
High Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk for Noncommunicable Disease
Algorithm Evaluates Cervical Images to ID Precancer, Cancer
CDC: E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Is Over
Doctors Question State Lawsuits Over Pelvic Mesh Products
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Transdermal HRT Not Linked to Increased Risk for VTE
Total Fertility Rates Vary by State
Obesity Linked to Lower Gray Matter Brain Volume
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
No Increased Fall Risk With HTN Treatment in Older Women
Long Work Hours Tied to Poor Glycemic Control in T2DM
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
USPSTF Affirms Guidance for Hep B Screening at First Prenatal Visit
Women With CVD Have Worse Self-Reported Outcomes
Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Cervical Cancer Screening Rates 'Unacceptably Low'
Screening Donated Blood for Zika Not Cost-Effective
Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors at Risk for Later Cancers
Gabapentin Improves Sexual Function in Provoked Vulvodynia
Prenatal Valproate Exposure Linked to Increased ADHD Risk
Health Benefits of Nonsugar Sweeteners Uncertain
Psychoeducational Intervention of Little Benefit in Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Disparities Mostly Explained by Facility Factors
Partner-Delivered HIV Self-Testing Can Up Linkage to Care
Three Novel Loci Associated With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome ID'd
Second-Line Antidiabetic Meds May Impact Cardiovascular Risk
ACOG Updates Guidelines for Gestational HTN, Preeclampsia
Having Children Tied to Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Risk for Breast Cancer Increased With False-Positive Screening Result
Pregnancy Complications Up for Women Born at Low Birth Weight
Toll on Health From Depression, Anxiety Akin to Smoking, Obesity
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Dancing Tied to Lower Odds of Disability in Activities of Daily Living
More Than Two-Thirds of Drug OD Deaths in 2017 Involved Opioids
ASH Develops Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism
New BP Treatment Cutoffs May Not Yield Survival Benefit
More Americans Reporting Less Than Six Hours Sleep Per Night
Health Care Screening Practices Impact Skin Cancer Diagnosis
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Updated Guidelines Developed for Diagnosing, Treating Influenza
ACOG: Interpregnancy Period Should Maximize Women's Health
Vit C for Pregnant Smokers May Improve Newborn Lung Function
EMS Treatment for Possible Heart Attack Varies by Sex
HPV Ups Cervical Cancer Risk, Even With No Cellular Signs
FDA Announces Safety Monitoring Measures for the Essure Device
FDA: Fluoroquinolones Tied to Heart Vessel Ruptures, Tears
CDC: Weight, Waist Size, BMI Increased for Many U.S. Adults
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
CDC: ~65 Percent of U.S. Women Currently Using Contraceptives
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
ADA 2019 Standards of Care Emphasize Patient-Centered Care
Exercise Promotes Executive Functioning in Sedentary Adults
Endocrine Tx Does Not Impair Neuropsychological Performance
Edentulism Tied to Greater Risk for High BP After Menopause
Cardiac Malformations Not Up With First-Trimester Ondansetron
Postmenopausal Vaginal Estrogen Not Tied to Negative Health Outcomes
Delivery Mode Tied to Pelvic Floor Disorder Risk Post-Childbirth
EHR Data ID Differences in HTN Control Across Health Systems
Routine Supplements to Prevent Chronic Disease Not Advised
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Lower in Women With Active Migraine
Some With Type 2 Diabetes Inappropriately Monitoring Blood Glucose
Pediatricians Have Role in ID'ing Postpartum Depression
Emotional Stress of Holidays Can Trigger Heart Attacks
Subfertility Linked to Increased Asthma Risk in Offspring
Medication Beliefs Affect Uptake of Preventive Tx for Breast Cancer
Guidelines Developed for Opioid Use in Vaginal Birth
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
T2DM Linked to Decline in Verbal Memory, Fluency in Older Adults
Pregnancy Losses Linked to Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Novel Breast Imaging Technique Might Cut Unnecessary Biopsies
Dementia Risk Up in Women With Military-Linked Risk Factors
Negative Attitudes Reported Toward Weight-Loss Surgery
Sleep Length, Quality Linked to Risk for Falls, Fractures
Recalled Kotex Tampons Can Unravel Inside Body
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Continuity of Care Tied to Lower Expenditures, Hospitalization
Young Breast Cancer Patients Face Higher Risk for Osteoporosis
Fasting-Evoked Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Is Prevalent
Greater Patient Delays for Women With STEMI Than Men
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
CDC Identifies Drugs Frequently Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Free Flap Breast Reconstruction Safe in Elderly Patients
Mail-Based HPV Testing May Increase Access
Consensus Decision Pathway Developed for Tobacco Cessation
Fetal Famine Exposure Tied to Early Menopause
Breast CA Detection Rate Up With Digital Mammography in the U.K.
Higher Risk for Breast Cancer After Childbirth May Last 20+ Years
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Smaller Heads Related to Opioid-Related Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Women Face Less Kidney Disease Morbidity and Mortality Than Men
2012 to 2016 Saw Increase in Syphilis Among Pregnant Women
AHA Scientific Statement: Low Risk of Side Effects for Statins
Fear Impacts Quality of Life for Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Ultrarestrictive Opioid Rx Protocol Cuts Postoperative Opioid Use
Breast Screening Linked to Lower Risk for Breast Cancer Death
Pregnant Women Commonly Refuse Vaccines
Secondhand Smoke Exposure Saw Big Drop From 1988 to 2014
SABCS: Breast Cancer Outcomes Worse for Blacks Despite Similar Gene RS
Since 1999, Uterine Cancer Incidence, Mortality Up
New Guidance Addresses Early Dx of Dysmenorrhea in Adolescents
SABCS: Low-Dose Tamoxifen Cuts Risk for Breast Dz
High Sensitivity, Specificity for Chlamydia Point-of-Care Test
SABCS: Delaying Chemo Lowers Survival in Triple-Neg Breast CA
Imaging, Biopsy Often Still Needed After Mastectomy
History of Partner Violence Tied to Menopause Symptoms
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
SABCS: T-DM1 Cuts Recurrent Invasive HER2+ Breast CA Risk
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
Exposure to Phthalates May Impact Timing of Puberty in Girls
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
At-Home Self-Collected Samples Valid for Detecting High-Risk HPV
Mean Cumulative Lifetime Prevalence of Eczema 9.9 Percent
Rare Variants Associated With Interval Breast Cancers
Cost-Related Insulin Underuse May Affect One in Four Patients
Shifting Pattern Seen for Primary Care Office Visits
Targeted Hep C Testing Misses High Number of Cases in Prisons
Higher Staffing Linked to Lower C-Section Rates
Several Risk Factors More Strongly Linked to MI in Women
Increase Seen in Amphetamine, Opioid Use in Pregnant Women
Genetic Analysis Shows Higher BMI May Up Risk for Depression
Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly
Age-Related Vaginal Symptoms Tied to Worse Quality of Life
Large at Birth, Maternal Diabetes Up Child's Risk for Obesity
RSNA: Mammography May Benefit 30-Year-Olds With Risk Factors
Healthy Lifestyle Tied to Less Atherosclerosis for Women
FDA: Kratom Products Have High Levels of Heavy Metals
FDA: Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, but Check Labels
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Involving Opioids Up
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
Newborns Infected With Ebola in Congo Outbreak
USPSTF Suggests Universal HIV Screening, PrEP for High-Risk Patients
Insulin Needed for T2DM Tx Set to Increase >20 Percent by 2030
CDC: U.S. Abortion Rate Declined 24 Percent From 2006 to 2015
Switching to High-Deductible Insurance Delays Diabetes Care
RSNA: Mammography Has Value in Women Age 75 or Older
FDA: Another E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Prenatal Nitric Oxide Exposure Linked to Higher Risk for Autism
FDA Warns Against Giving Honey-Filled Pacifiers to Infants
HIV Transmission Risk Small With Antiretroviral Compliance
MS Relapse Drops During Pregnancy but Rises After
Opioid Misuse Varies With Sexual Orientation
Higher Risk for Amputation, DKA With SGLT2 Inhibitors for T2DM
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
CDC: Many Americans May Have Prediabetes and Not Know It
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
Short Interpregnancy Intervals Tied to Adverse Outcome Risk
Heart Disease Leading Cause of Death in Low-Income Counties
AHA: Cardiogenic Shock Ups Mortality in Takotsubo Syndrome
USPSTF Recommends Screening Adults for Unhealthy Alcohol Use
Denosumab Promising for TDT-Induced Osteoporosis Treatment
AHA: Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Updated
Many Women Have Not Heard of Ovarian Cancer Before Dx
Urinary Incontinence Common in Women Over 50 Years
Soy Feeding in Infancy Linked to Menstrual Pain in Blacks
Progress Toward Goals in Global Health Is Slowing
CDC: Increases in Yoga, Meditation for Children in 2012-2017
Trump Administration Finalizes Birth Control Coverage Opt-Out
Improved Long-Term Pregnancy Outcomes for Goserelin + Chemo
Zoliflodacin Seems Effective for Some Gonococcal Infections
Quantity of Opioids Prescribed Postop Linked to Consumption
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Abx-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Tied to Clinical Failure in UTI
Excess Gestational Weight Gain Not Better for Child Bone Health
Over Two Million People Living With Hep C From 2013 to 2016
Most Meds Affecting Neurotransmitters Not Linked to Autism Risk
Older Paternal Age Linked to Adverse Perinatal Outcomes
Age to Stop Cervical Cancer Screening Depends on Test Used
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
HPV Vaccination Uptake Increasing, but Still Too Low
CDC: Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes 6.0 Percent in 2016
Second Hypertension Drug Recalled Due to Contamination
Infant Ab Levels Highest With Tdap Vax in Early 3rd Trimester
Fewer Parents Have Sexuality, Gender Concerns About HPV Shot
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
Minimally Invasive Sx May Up Mortality in Early Cervical Cancer
Black, Low-Income Women May Not Report Barriers to Care
Genetic Risk Score IDs Breast CA Risk in Female Child CA Survivors
USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Lead Screen in Kids, Pregnancy
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Community Health Worker Intervention Beneficial
Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates Linked to Language Delay
Paid Family Leave Policies May Modestly Increase Breastfeeding
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
Early Natural Menopause Linked to Shorter Life Expectancy
Infant HIV Infection Ups Risk for Congenital CMV Infection
Outcomes Studied for Surgical Tx of Stress Urinary Incontinence
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Midwifery Care Cuts Poor Birth Outcomes Versus Physician Care
Hispanics With HIV Face Higher Risk for HPV-Related Cancer
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
USPSTF Recommends Screening Women for Partner Violence
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Diagnostic Strategy Can Rule Out PE in Pregnant Women
Chemoimmunotherapy Ups Survival in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Glucose Dysregulation Seen Years Before Diabetes Diagnosis
Guidelines Outlined to Ease Peds Transition to Adult Health Care
Limited Success for Changing Diet and Exercise Among Nurses
Light Use of Topical Skin Tx Before Radiotherapy Seems Safe
2014 to 2016 Saw 470 Percent Increase in HIV PrEP Use in U.S.
HPV Vaccination Not Tied to Risky Sexual Behavior in Teen Girls
Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040
Maternal Trauma Associated With Low Male Infant Birthweight
CDC: Many Pregnant Women Not Receiving Immunizations
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
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December 4 2018 - December 8 2018CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Dec. 4-8
November 15 2018 - November 19 2018American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Nov. 15-19
November 10 2018 - November 12 2018American Heart Association, Nov. 10-12
October 23 2018 - October 28 2018American Society of Nephrology, Oct. 23-28
October 21 2018 - October 24 2018American Society for Radiation Oncology, Oct. 21-24
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June 22 2018 - June 26 2018American Diabetes Association, June 22-26
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May 18 2018 - May 21 2018American Urological Association, May 18-21
May 5 2018 - May 9 2018American Psychiatric Association, May 5-9
April 27 2018 - April 30 2018American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, April 27-30
April 19 2018 - April 21 2018American College of Physicians, April 19-21
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March 10 2018 - March 12 2018American College of Cardiology, March 10-12
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