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Women's Health

Image: The Annovera reusable contraceptive ring (Photo courtesy of Hallie Easley / Population Council).

Flexible Contraceptive Ring Lasts for Whole Year

A new self-administered hormonal contraceptive formed as a reusable, flexible silicone ring can prevent unwanted pregnancies for up to an entire year. More...
30 Aug 2018
Image: A new study shows diabetes onset before the age of 10 is linked to a dramatic reduction in longevity (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Early Onset Diabetes Shortens Lifespan by Years

A new study reveals that women who develop type 1 diabetes (T1D) before the age of 10 years die an average of nearly 18 years earlier than women who do not have diabetes. More...
23 Aug 2018
Image: New research suggests ECV reduces the need for Cesarean delivery (Photo courtesy of Berlin Charité).

External Cephalic Version Lacks Adverse Outcomes

Efforts to reposition a fetus in the breech position via external cephalic version (ECV) significantly improve the likelihood of a vaginal delivery, according to a new study. More...
10 Aug 2018
Image: A new study suggests that elevated levels of Vitamin D reduce breast cancer risk (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Vitamin D Markedly Lowers Breast Cancer Risk

Higher levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] are associated with a significant decreased risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. More...
27 Jun 2018
Image: A new study suggests yoga can help women overcome UI (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Yoga May Reduce Urinary Incontinence in Older Women

A three-month yoga intervention can reduce urinary incontinence (UI) frequency in ambulatory women aged 50 years or older, according to a new study. More...
24 Jun 2018
Image: The Oncotype Dx tests 21 genes related to breast cancer (Photo courtesy of NEJM).

Adjuvant Chemotherapy Unnecessary for Early Breast Cancer

A new study found no difference in disease-free survival of women with axillary node-negative breast cancer (BC) treated with endocrine therapy alone, or with a combination of endocrine therapy with chemotherapy. More...
14 Jun 2018
Image: The Braster system and accompanying app (Photo courtesy of Braster).

Self–Exam Device Helps Detect Breast Cancer

An innovative medical thermographic testing device detects breast cancer by imaging and recording temperature distribution in the breasts. More...
25 Apr 2018
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