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Image: A new study suggests administering an HPV vaccine during pregnancy is safe (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

HPV Vaccine Appears Safe in Early Pregnancy

A new study suggests that vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) during pregnancy does not increase the risk of maternal or fetal complications. More...
14 Apr 2017
Image: The Alexis O C-Section retractor (Photo courtesy of Applied Medical).

Plastic Retractor Sheath Reduces C-Section Infection Rates

An innovative plastic wound retractor reduces the rate of surgical site infections in Cesarean sections, compared to a traditional metal retractor. More...
13 Apr 2017
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Image: New research claims the double burden of malnutrition and the global obesity epidemic may be reshaping obstetrical difficulties experienced by women (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Nutritional Influences Reshape Obstetrical Dilemma

A new study by a researcher at the University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health shows that malnutrition in socioeconomically challenged populations can alter growth and reduce both stature and the dimensions of the pelvis in women, while the obesity epidemic affecting these very same populations is resulting in excessively large newborns. The dangerous combination may be reshaping the obstetrical dilemma, which refers to a disproportion between maternal pelvic dimensions and neonatal size at delivery. More...
31 Mar 2017
Image: The WOMEN-UP system for treating urinary incontinence (Photo courtesy of UPC).

Pelvic Muscle Trainer Treats Female Urinary Incontinence

An innovative device uses cell-phone mobile games and remote medical monitoring to encourage at-home pelvic floor rehabilitation. More...
24 Mar 2017
Image: A new study shows breast cancer mortality has dropped by one-third over the last 30 years (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Research Shows Dramatic Reduction in Breast Cancer Mortality

Improvements in early detection and the refinement of treatment concepts have resulted in the rate of mortality from breast cancer dropping by one third over the last 30 years, claims a new review. More...
23 Mar 2017
Image: The Paxman scalp cooler used in the study (Photo courtesy of Paxman).

Scalp Cooling Reduces Alopecia in Women Undergoing Chemotherapy

A new study suggests that using a scalp-cooling device may help reduce hair loss in women with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy. More...
03 Mar 2017
Image: A new study suggests a link between the removal of ovaries during hysterectomy and an increase in heart disease, cancer, and premature death (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Ovary Removal Linked to Increased Heart Disease

Researchers at the University of Warwick and the NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals Birmingham conducted a nationwide retrospective study of the English Hospital Episode Statistics database to look for associations between removal of all ovarian tissue, versus conservation of at least one ovary at the time of hysterectomy with important health outcomes, such as ischemic heart disease, cancer, and all-cause mortality. The study included 113,679 women aged 35-45 who had had a hysterectomy for benign conditions between April 2004 and March 2014. More...
23 Feb 2017


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