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Women's Health

Image: A lingual frenulum can be the cause of breastfeeding problems (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Research Claims Frenotomy Overuse for Breastfeeding Difficulties

The majority of babies referred for surgical treatment of ankyloglossia in order to improve breastfeeding may benefit from alternative intervention strategies, suggests a new study. More...
22 Jul 2019
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Blood Loss Monitor Reduces Postpartum Hemorrhage

An intra-operative blood-monitoring platform improves postpartum hemorrhage identification, allows for earlier interventions, and improves cost savings compared to visual estimation of blood loss. More...
15 Jul 2019
Image: A new study claims that smoking elevates heart attack risk in young women (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Women Smokers Face Significantly Higher STEMI Risk

Women smokers have a significantly higher risk of experiencing a major heart attack compared to men, especially women under 50 years old, claims a new study. More...
03 Jul 2019
Image: The role of sFlt-1 in maternal preeclampsia (Photo courtesy of Vassilis Tsatsaris).

Functionalized Magnetic Beads Help Treat Preeclampsia

A new study suggests that using magnetic beads in a microfluidic device can improve the angiogenic balance in preeclampsia and enhance blood vessel wall function. More...
29 May 2019
Image: A new study claims that inducing labor one week early benefits both healthcare systems and patients (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Induced Labor No Costlier than Spontaneous Labor

A new study calculates that inducing labor at 39 weeks costs healthcare systems the same as waiting for spontaneous labor. More...
22 May 2019
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
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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
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