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21 May 2019 - 23 May 2019
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Women's Health

Image: An illustration of Zika virus in the blood (Photo courtesy of SPL).

Zika Infection in Pregnancy Linked to Joint Deformities

A new study suggests that Zika virus infection during pregnancy may be related to a severe birth defect called arthrogryposis, wherein the joints are deformed. More...
25 Aug 2016
Image: A woman preparing for an appendectomy (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Appendectomy and Tonsillectomy Associated with Increased Fertility

Women who have their appendix or tonsils removed have higher subsequent pregnancy rates and shorter time to pregnancy, according to a new study. More...
18 Aug 2016
Image: The IVF insemination procedure (Photo courtesy 123rf.com).

IVF Does Not Elevate Long-Term Breast Cancer Risk

Women undergoing ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment do not have an increased risk of breast cancer (BC), according to a new study. More...
11 Aug 2016
Image: A new study suggests over one-third of pregnant women have an iron deficiency, putting them at an increased risk of thyroid disorders and pregnancy complications (Photo courtesy of BBC).

Iron Deficiency Places Pregnant Women at Risk of Complications

Researchers at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB, Belgium) and Centre Hosptilalier Universitaire Saint Pierre (HUSP; Brussels, Belgium) conducted a cross-sectional analysis of 1,900 pregnant women in their first trimester. The researchers measured blood ferritin levels and the presence of antibodies against thyroid peroxidase (TPO), thyroid hormone free thyroxine (FT4) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). More...
04 Aug 2016
Image: The RESECTR uterine polyp resector (Photo courtesy of Distal Access).

Tissue Resector Helps Remove Uterine Polyps

A disposable hand-held and hand-driven device combines the benefits of basic manual devices and complex electromechanical systems in uterine polyp removal. More...
13 Jul 2016
Image: A new study describes a novel index that quantifies net bone formation and resorption, which may help identify women that experience fast bone loss across the menopause transition (Photo courtesy of UCLA).

Novel Index Could Identify Rapid Bone Loss Risk

Developed by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA; USA), and the University of Tokyo (Japan), the Bone Balance Index (BBI) estimates the relationship between resorption (urinary N-telopeptide) and formation (osteocalcin) markers. To create the index, the researchers used data from a cohort of 685 women between the ages of 42 and 52 as they went through menopause. The women were either premenopausal or in early perimenopause when they enrolled in the study, and had their final menstrual period during the follow-up period. More...
05 Jul 2016
Image: The vaginal probe device, designed for cervical cancer screening (Photo courtesy of Biop Medical).

Optical Scanner Advances Cervical Cancer Screening

A new technology optimizes the cervical cancer (CC) screening process into a single, three-minute painless optical scan. More...
02 Jun 2016

Rotating Night Shift Raises Risk of Heart Disease in Women

Switching from day to night shift work is associated with a small increased risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) among women, according to a new study. More...
19 May 2016

Abdominal Flap Provides Improved Breast Reconstruction Results

A new study shows that using the abdominal deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap for breast reconstruction following mastectomy provides long-term quality of life (QOL), similar to that of women without breast cancer. More...
09 May 2016
Image: The Affirm prone biopsy system (Photo courtesy of Hologic).

Prone Biopsy System Offers 3D Imaging-Guided Breast Biopsy

A novel prone biopsy system allows radiologists to better target lesions found during three dimensional (3D) guided mammography exams, as well as other screening modalities. More...
05 May 2016

New Approach Improves Identification of Women at High Risk of Preeclampsia

A new meta-analysis examining 92 cohort studies involving over 25 million pregnancies has provided an unprecedented understanding of risk factors for preeclampsia—some risk factors being strong enough to warrant that a pregnant woman starts on prophylactic treatment with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) when she has only one. More...
05 May 2016

Suboptimal Weight Affects Survival in Cervical Cancer

Both overweight and underweight women with cervical cancer did not live as long as their normal-weight counterparts, according to a new study. More...
05 May 2016
Image: The Clarity 3D DBT system (Photo courtesy of Planmed).

New Breast Tomosynthesis System Improves Image Accuracy

Innovative digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) systems provide enhanced diagnostics, especially for patients with denser breast tissue. More...
26 Apr 2016

Flu Shot During Pregnancy May Halve Stillbirth Risk

A new study suggests that seasonal trivalent influenza vaccination during pregnancy is associated with a significant reduction in stillbirths.  More...
13 Apr 2016

Mammograms May Help Screen for Heart Disease

Routine mammography screening for breast cancer may be a useful tool to identify coronary arterial calcification, according to a new study.   More...
03 Apr 2016

Obese Women Have Higher Asthma Prevalence

Asthma prevalence among obese women in the United States is almost double that of normal-weight women, but the same association is not seen in men, according to a new study.  More...
28 Mar 2016

Vitamin D Supplements Effect Fetal Bone Health Only in Winter

A new study concludes that recommended vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy has no significant effect on the bone density of babies during the summer months.  More...
15 Mar 2016

Ultrasound During Active Labor Aids C-Section Prediction

A new study describes a model to predict vaginal or cesarean delivery based on maternal characteristics and the results of intrapartum ultrasound.  More...
06 Mar 2016

Same-Day Discharge Safe for Minimally Invasive Myomectomy

Discharging women on the same day of undergoing minimally invasive myomectomy appears to be a safe option, according to a new study.  More...
24 Feb 2016

Chocolate Consumption During Pregnancy Benefits Fetal Development

A new study suggests that pregnant women who eat 30 grams of chocolate every day during pregnancy may benefit fetal growth and development.  More...
14 Feb 2016
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