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03 Jun 2017 - 05 Jun 2017
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Women's Health

Image: The Pap test is the most common form of cervical screening (Photo courtesy of Alamy).

Cervical Cancer Screening Should Continue after 65

A new study suggests that women without a hysterectomy and women over 65 who have not been recently screened may benefit from continued surveillance for cervical cancer (CC). More...
18 May 2017
Image: A new study shows postmenopausal women with high risk of bone fracture may benefit most from hormone therapy (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Genetics Are Key to Lowering Bone Fracture Risk

A study has found that postmenopausal women who are more genetically prone to fractures benefit most from hormone therapy (HT). The results therefore have implications that could advance personalized medicine for postmenopausal women. More...
08 May 2017
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Image: Oral contraceptives can have a negative effect on women’s wellbeing (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Oral Contraceptives Impact Quality of Life

A new study demonstrates a statistically significant reduction in general wellbeing of women using oral contraceptives. More...
03 May 2017
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
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

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