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16 Mar 2017 - 19 Mar 2017

Women's Health

Image: A new study suggests a link between the removal of ovaries during hysterectomy and an increase in heart disease, cancer, and premature death (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Ovary Removal Linked to Increased Heart Disease

Researchers at the University of Warwick and the NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals Birmingham conducted a nationwide retrospective study of the English Hospital Episode Statistics database to look for associations between removal of all ovarian tissue, versus conservation of at least one ovary at the time of hysterectomy with important health outcomes, such as ischemic heart disease, cancer, and all-cause mortality. The study included 113,679 women aged 35-45 who had had a hysterectomy for benign conditions between April 2004 and March 2014. More...
23 Feb 2017
Image: A crosscut of the Vicryl braided suture (Photo courtesy of Ethicon).

Unbraided Sutures Linked to Lower Infection Rate

Non-braided absorbable sutures are associated with a significantly lower wound complication rate following caesarean delivery when compared to braided sutures, according to a new study. More...
16 Feb 2017
Image: A new study shows healthcare initiatives can reduce Cesarean delivery rates (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Hospital Initiatives Reduce Cesarean Delivery Rates

Strategic quality improvement interventions are associated with a significant reduction in hospital Cesarean delivery rate, according to a new study. More...
10 Feb 2017
Image: Mammograms in women over 40 may contribute to overdiagnosis of breast cancer (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

One-Third of Breast Cancer Cases Treated Unnecessarily

A new study suggests that one in three women with breast cancer detected by a mammogram may be treated unnecessarily. More...
26 Jan 2017
Image: Research shows aggressive parenteral feeding helps preemies grow (Photo courtesy of MedUniVienna).

Aggressive Nutrition Strategy Boosts Premature Infant Growth

An aggressive nutrition protocol in extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants promotes marked improvement of postnatal growth. More...
12 Jan 2017
Fluke Biomedical
Image: New studies assert that early surgery for uterine cancer holds added risk (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Early Surgery for Endometrial Cancer Increases Risk of Death

Women with uterine cancer who underwent surgery within the first two weeks after diagnosis suffered a significantly increased risk of death within five years, according to a new study. More...
05 Jan 2017
Image: Members of the Tigray Women’s Health Development Army (Photo courtesy of Ethiopian Ministry of Health).

Maternal Health Interventions Can Reduce Mortality

A new doctoral thesis provides insights into the effectiveness of local interventions to reduce maternal mortality in Ethiopia, and could provide a strong empirical basis for decision-making by health authorities. More...
22 Dec 2016

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