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Women's Health

Image: A new study asserts that women who experience menopause earlier live shorter lives (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Early Natural Menopause Linked to Shorter Life Expectancy

Women who experienced early menopause die earlier and spend fewer years without type 2 diabetes (T2D) than women who experienced normal or late menopause, according to a new study. More...
08 Nov 2018
Image: Many older women are unaware that osteoporosis can cause fractures (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Osteoporosis Impact on Fragility Fractures Being Ignored

A new survey reveals that 55% of women over 60 believe that fragility fractures in older age are due to an unlucky fall or accident, rather than the result of underlying osteoporosis. More...
01 Nov 2018
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Image: A new study claims that breastfeeding reduces the presence of drug resistant bacteria (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Breastfeeding Protects against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

A new study finds that babies breastfed for at least six months have less antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their microbiota than infants breastfed for a shorter time. More...
25 Oct 2018
Image: A new study suggests breast imaging needs to be taken into consideration, even after mastectomy (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Mastectomy Does Not Absolve Breast Imaging and Biopsies

A new study has determined that having a mastectomy does not completely eliminate the need for further breast imaging studies. More...
17 Oct 2018
Image: A new study asserts that ventilation due to respiratory distress does not increase mortality in pregnant women  (Photo courtesy of Alamy).

No Added Risk During Ventilation for Pregnant Patients

A new study shows that maternal mortality in obstetric patients, as related to mechanical ventilation, has the same associated factors as in the non-obstetric population. More...
16 Oct 2018
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Image: DCE-MRI every six months helps detect invasive breast cancer earlier (Photo courtesy of Fred Pineda/ UCM).

Bi-Annual MRI Preferred for Breast Cancer Mutation Carriers

A new study suggests that intensive surveillance of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) twice a year detects invasive breast cancer better that mammograms. More...
04 Oct 2018
Image: Silicone and saline breast implants shown side by side (Photo courtesy of Science Photo Library).

Silicone Breast Implants Associated with Rare Diseases

A new study reveals that silicone implants are associated with rare diseases, autoimmune disorders, and other conditions, although a causative relationship was not established. More...
26 Sep 2018
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