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Image: A new study suggests hormonal IUDs do not affect breastfeeding (Photo courtesy of University of Utah).

Hormonal IUDs Shown Acceptable for Breastfeeding

A new study concludes that an immediate postpartum levonorgestrel intrauterine device (IUD) is an acceptable option for women planning to breastfeed. More...
07 Sep 2017
Image: A new study asserts hypertension during pregnancy could lead to a lifetime of cardiovascular problems (Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto).

Hypertension during Pregnancy Imperils CV Health

A new study suggests that hypertensive disorders in the course of pregnancy may affect subsequent long-term cardiovascular disease (CVD). More...
30 Aug 2017
Image: A new study suggests gaining weight between pregnancies elevates diabetes risk (Photo courtesy of the CDC).

Gaining Weight between Pregnancies Boosts Diabetes Risk

A new study suggests that women who gain weight between two pregnancies have a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). More...
17 Aug 2017
Image: The new fabric-based Velcro-like device (top), and the currently used standard metal scraping-device (bottom) (Photo courtesy of J. Diedrich, UC Riverside).

New Device Provides Better Biopsies for Cancer Testing

In a study comparing a new frictional fabric brush versus the currently used sharp scraper for endocervical curettage, the new device provided better tissue yield with less pain and discomfort. More...
14 Aug 2017
Image: Uganda hosted the first African regional conference on menstrual hygiene management (Photo courtesy of James Kiyimba).

Reusable Product Could Help Women in Developing Countries

A novel sanitary pad made from quick drying, recyclable, and reusable material is intended for women in the third world. More...
10 Aug 2017
Image: New research shows acupuncture can reduce menstruation pain (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Acupuncture Found Effective for Relieving Period Pain

The intensity and duration of period pain (dysmenorrhea) can be reduced by up to 50% by administering manual acupuncture, according to a new study. More...
02 Aug 2017
Image: An IVF insemination procedure (Photo courtesy 123rf.com).

Male Partner Age Affects IVF Delivery Rates

A new study shows that the cumulative incidence of live birth following in vitro fertilization (IVF) can be appreciably reduced by the fathers increasing age. More...
20 Jul 2017
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