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Women's Health

Image: A new study shows that ttopping smoking before and during pregnancy reduces preterm delivery risk (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Quitting Smoking during Pregnancy Reduces Premature Birth Risk

A new study shows that giving up smoking early in pregnancy is associated with reduced risk of preterm birth, even for high-frequency cigarette smokers. More...
01 May 2019
Image: A 3D image US image generated from 2D frames (Photo courtesy of Aaron Fenster/ SPIE).

3D Ultrasound System Guides Gynecologic Brachytherapy

A new study describes how a reconstructed three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound image can aid implant placement during interstitial gynecologic brachytherapy procedures. More...
22 Apr 2019
Image: The Cerene cryotherapy device is designed to reduce menstrual bleeding (Photo courtesy of Channel Medsystems).

Cryotherapy Device Treats Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

A novel nitrous oxide (N2O) cryotherapy device freezes the lining of the uterus in order to significantly reduce future menstrual bleeding. More...
16 Apr 2019
Image: A new study claims uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a good treatment option for uterine fibroids (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Uterine Fibroid Embolization Results in Fewer Complications

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) can treat uterine fibroids with fewer complications than surgical myomectomy, according to a new study. More...
11 Apr 2019
Image: Statistics show Cesarean section is 100 times more dangerous in developing countries (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Caesarean Section Death Higher in Developing Countries

Maternal and perinatal deaths following caesarean section (CS) are disproportionately high in low and middle-income countries (LMIC), claims a new study. More...
10 Apr 2019
Image: EMMI mapping of uterine contractions (Photo courtesy of WUSTL).

3D Imaging Technique Detects Uterine Contractions

A new study suggests that electromyometrial imaging (EMMI) could help identify and prevent preterm labor. More...
25 Mar 2019
Image: A temperature monitoring app cen detect fertility (Photo courtesy of Natural Cycles).

Digital Contraceptive Provides Natural Birth Control Method

A novel mobile application uses a smart algorithm that is sensitive to subtle patterns in a woman's cycle to determine daily fertility, based on basal body temperature (BBT) and period data. More...
21 Mar 2019
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