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Contraceptive Pills Halve Size of Women’s Ovaries

A new study has found that birth control pills can reduce women’s ovaries upward of 50% in size, but the that the ovaries appear to return to normal after cessation.  More...
21 Aug 2014

Mammography Screening Helpful for Women Over 75

Mammography-identified breast cancer is associated with a change to earlier-stage diagnosis in older women, which was shown to result in reducing the rate of more advanced, hard-to-treat cases, according to a new study.   More...
19 Aug 2014
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Drug for Treatment of Platinum Resistant Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Approved for Use in Europe

For the first time in more than 15 years the European Commission has approved a new therapeutic option for the most difficult to treat form of ovarian cancer.  More...
19 Aug 2014

Toolkit Developed for Diagnosis and Management of Menopause

A simple toolkit designed to help general practitioners diagnose and manage menopause is now available free of charge.  More...
05 Aug 2014

Power Morcellators Increase Undetected Cancers Levels

A new study shows that using power morcellators in women undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy results in increased levels of undetected cancer.  More...
04 Aug 2014

Sutures Best Staples After Cesarean Section

Cesarean section incision wounds closed with sutures show a lower rate of complications compared with wounds closed with staples, according to a new study. More...
24 Jul 2014
Image: A prototype contraceptive implant (Photo courtesy of MicroCHIPS).

Contraceptive Implant Hails New Era of Birth Control

A fingernail-sized implant holds enough 30-microgram daily doses of levonorgestrel to provide contraception for 16 years. More...
22 Jul 2014

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