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Women's Health

Image: Water Births are safe for both mother and child (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Water Births Are No More Risky Than Land Births

 A new study suggests that water births are safe, and that women who take advantage of them sustain fewer first and second-degree tears. More...
18 Dec 2019
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External Collection Device Manages Female Urinary Incontinence

 A non-invasive, leak-free, external urine collection device helps manage female urinary incontinence (UI) in long-term care facilities. More...
03 Dec 2019
Image: Home testing for cervical cancer shows good correlation with PAP smears (Photo courtesy of QMUL)

Home Cervical Cancer Testing May Replace Pap Tests

A new study suggests that home screening could bring down the rates of cervical cancer and associated deaths. More...
18 Nov 2019
Image: Abdominal surgery during pregnancy is safe (Photo courtesy of Alamy)

Abdominal Surgery can be Undertaken Safely During Pregnancy

A new study concludes that abdominal surgery for non-obstetric pathology can be performed safely during pregnancy (if needed) without increase in maternal and fetal pathology, miscarriage, and preterm birth rates. More...
11 Nov 2019
Image: Pediatric organizations warn against sharing breast milk (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Informal Sharing of Breast Milk Gains Popularity

Women unable to produce enough breast milk are increasingly practicing unsafe informal milk-sharing, according to a new study. More...
04 Nov 2019
Image: A new study suggests that headaches after epidural anesthesia could indicate brain-bleed (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Headache after Childbirth Epidural Could Indicate Subdural Hematoma

Women who experience headaches following neuraxial anesthesia prior to giving birth have a greater risk of developing intracranial subdural hematoma (ISH), according to a new study. More...
29 Oct 2019
Image: The reduced use of episiotomy may be misguided (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Episiotomy Reduces Severe Perineal Tears during Childbirth

Episiotomy during vaginal births assisted by forceps or vacuum delivery reduces obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASI), according to a new study. More...
28 Oct 2019
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