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Image: The WOMEN-UP system for treating urinary incontinence (Photo courtesy of UPC).

Pelvic Muscle Trainer Treats Female Urinary Incontinence

An innovative device uses cell-phone mobile games and remote medical monitoring to encourage at-home pelvic floor rehabilitation. More...
24 Mar 2017
Image: A new study shows breast cancer mortality has dropped by one-third over the last 30 years (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Research Shows Dramatic Reduction in Breast Cancer Mortality

Improvements in early detection and the refinement of treatment concepts have resulted in the rate of mortality from breast cancer dropping by one third over the last 30 years, claims a new review. More...
23 Mar 2017
Fluke Biomedical
Image: The Paxman scalp cooler used in the study (Photo courtesy of Paxman).

Scalp Cooling Reduces Alopecia in Women Undergoing Chemotherapy

A new study suggests that using a scalp-cooling device may help reduce hair loss in women with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy. More...
03 Mar 2017
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


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