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Women's Health

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Mortality Higher in Women Following AAA Endovascular Repair

 Women with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are more likely to undergo open repair than men, and are also more likely to die after endovascular repair, according to a new study. More...
11 Mar 2020
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Mobile Phone App Determines Risk of Preterm Birth

 A user-friendly mobile phone application will allow doctors to quickly calculate a woman's individual risk of preterm birth, claims a new study. More...
09 Mar 2020
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DBT Increases Cancer Detection Rates and Reduces Recalls

 A new study finds that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) finds more than twice as many breast cancers as digital mammography alone, or a combination of the two technologies. More...
03 Mar 2020
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Routine Screening Prevents Majority of Cervical Cancers

 A new study suggests that screening for human papillomaviruses (HPV) every three years instead of annually is sufficient to prevent most cervical cancers. More...
19 Feb 2020
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Nerve Stimulation May Offer Relief for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

 A new study suggests that transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) during physical activity can significantly reduce fibromyalgia associated pain. More...
28 Jan 2020
Image: Four mothers in Mali sharing the KMC experience (Photo courtesy of Joshua Robers/ Save the Children)

Kangaroo Mother Care Raises Low Birth Weight Babies Survival

 Community-initiated kangaroo mother care (KMC) substantially improves newborn and infant survival, according to a new study. More...
21 Jan 2020
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ORs Harbor Reproductive Hazards for Female Surgeons

 A new study suggests that reproductive hazards in the operating room (OR) may contribute to pregnancy complications and infertility in female surgeons. More...
15 Jan 2020
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