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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

More Midwives Could Avert Millions of Deaths

A modest increase in the number of skilled midwives in the world’s poorest nations could save the lives of a substantial number of women and their babies, according to a new study.  More...
14 Jul 2014
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IVF Hormonal Treatment Causes Negligible Cancer Risk

A new long-term study of women who used ovary-stimulating hormones for in vitro fertilization treatment found no widespread evidence of a higher cancer risk.  More...
13 Jul 2014

Risk Profiling Used with Mammography Diagnosis Should Reduce Number of Missed Tumors

A new approach to reading mammograms that takes into account a woman’s health risk profile would reduce the number of tumors missed, and in addition, decrease the number of false-positive findings, according to recent research.   More...
07 Jul 2014

3D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Detects More Invasive Breast Tumors Than 2D Digital Mammography

In community-based radiology practice, mammography screening with 3D digital breast tomosynthesis was shown to yield lower recall rates, an increased overall cancer detection rate, and an increased detection rate for invasive cancer compared with 2D digital mammography.   More...
01 Jul 2014

Early Elective Delivery Associated with Adverse Outcomes

A new study indicates that labor induction or cesarean delivery without medical reason before a baby is considered full-term is associated with health problems for mothers and babies.  More...
29 Jun 2014

Presurgical SPECT/CT Imaging for Breast Cancer Reveals More Tumors Than Lymphoscintigraphy

Surprising findings from an international multicenter trial provide mounting evidence that sentinel node imaging is more effectively performed with hybrid functional imaging using SPECT/CT than with another molecular imaging technique, the current standard, lymphoscintigraphy.   More...
24 Jun 2014

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