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Although there are various hormone therapies, including gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist, Danazol, Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system, Dienogest, and low-dose estrogen progestin, no co ...


The aim of a study was to evaluate the cumulative recurrence rates of ovarian endometrioma among patients using a Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system ( LNG-IUS ) after conservative laparoscop ...


Previous data on inflammatory bowel disease ( IBD ) relapse during pregnancy mainly originate from retrospective studies. The aim of this study was (i) to evaluate the effect of active disease at conc ...


Palbociclib ( Ibrance ) is an oral small-molecule inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinases 4 and 6. In the randomized, open-label, phase II PALOMA-1/TRIO-18 trial, Palbociclib in combination with Letrozo ...


Researchers have assessed scores for sexual dysfunction risk and quality of life in a cohort of women in Brazil who had a history of sexual abuse. The present study was a secondary analysis of a cr ...


The aim of a study was to characterize the maternal glycemic response to Betamethasone in subjects without diabetes compared to subjects with diabetes. Blood glucose levels in 22 gravidae without d ...


A study has estimated the prevalence of surgically confirmed endometriosis in women undergoing laparoscopic or abdominal hysterectomy, including those with and without preoperative indications of chro ...


Results from the second of two replicate pivotal phase 3 clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of Elagolix in premenopausal women who suffer pain from endometriosis were presented. Tria ...


An estrogen-like drug, Raloxifene ( Evista ), has no demonstrated benefit on memory and thinking skills for women with dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the Neurol ...


Diabetes elevates cardiovascular disease risk more markedly in women than in men. Because the high risk of cardiovascular disease among women with type 2 diabetes mellitus may be partly due to increas ...


The objective of a study was to determine the risk of ovarian cancer, including malignant and borderline ovarian tumors, in women who have been exposed to assisted reproductive therapy ( ART ). Rec ...


The objective of prospective cohort study was to test if candidate single nucleotide polymorphisms ( SNPs ) in enzymes involved in Cyclophosphamide activation or detoxification are associated with tim ...


Diabetes mellitus elevates cardiovascular disease ( CVD ) risk more markedly in women than in men. Because the high risk of cardiovascular disease among women with type 2 diabetes mellitus ( DM2 ) may ...


Chemotherapy-induced alopecia ( CIA ) is a distressing adverse effect of many chemotherapy agents. The TC ( Docetaxel [ Taxotere ] and Cyclophosphamide ) chemotherapy regimen is typically associated w ...


Low dietary intake of calcium and poor vitamin D status during aging can result in mild secondary hyperparathyroidism, which may be associated with low muscle mass and reduced strength in the elderly. ...


Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among US women. Mammography screening may be associated with reduced breast cancer mortality but can also cause harm. Guidelines recommend ...


The International Breast Cancer Study Group ( IBCSG ) has presented results of the randomized phase III SOFT clinical trial at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Suppression of Ovarian F ...


A study has compared the rates of urinary incontinence and other complications of subtotal abdominal hysterectomy ( SAH ) with total abdominal hysterectomy ( TAH ) at 5 years after surgery. Danish ...


Pelvic organ prolapse is common and is strongly associated with childbirth and increasing age. Women with prolapse are often advised to do pelvic floor muscle exercises, but evidence supporting the be ...


A prospective cohort study has investigated the association between dietary protein sources in early adulthood and risk of breast cancer. Participants were 88 803 premenopausal women from the Nurse ...


A study, performed in Denmark (1996-2011 ), has assessed the association between use of macrolide antibiotics in mothers and infants from pregnancy onset until 120 days after birth and infantile hyper ...


A randomised, double blind, placebo controlled, parallel group, multicentre trial ( Study of Nicotine Patch in Pregnancy, SNIPP ) has determined the efficacy of 16 hour Nicotine patches among pregnant ...


A study has assessed whether the increased sensitivity of screening for human papillomavirus ( HPV ) may represent overdiagnosis and to compare the long term duration of protective effect against cerv ...


The TGA's Urogynaecological Devices Working Group ( UDWG ) has provided advice following a safety communication published by the US Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) which advised against the use o ...


Researchers have assessed the association between Caffeine intake and menopausal symptom bother, particularly vasomotor symptoms. A cross-sectional survey was conducted using the Menopause Health Q ...


Researchers have evaluated sexual function in midlife women taking low-dose oral Estradiol or Venlafaxine ( Efexor, Effexor ) for hot flushes. In an 8-week randomized controlled trial among women a ...


Previous studies of oral contraceptives and breast cancer have indicated that recent use slightly increases risk, but most studies relied on self-reported use and did not examine contemporary oral con ...


Evidence suggests that maternal obesity increases the risk of fetal death, stillbirth, and infant death; however, the optimal body mass index ( BMI ) for prevention is not known. Researchers have p ...


Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among US women. Mammography screening may be associated with reduced breast cancer mortality but can also cause harm. Guidelines recommend in ...


Persistent pain following breast cancer treatments remains a significant clinical problem despite improved treatment strategies. Data on factors associated with persistent pain are needed to develop p ...


In February 2014, the American Heart Association [ AHA ] /American Stroke Association [ ASA ] released their first guideline focused on stroke prevention in women. This new guideline highlights uniq ...


Data from a pooled analysis presented today at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology ( ASCO ) have provided further evidence that Eribulin ( Halaven ) improves overall s ...


An association between high blood cholesterol and breast cancer has been found in a study of more than 1 million patients over a 14 year time period in the United Kingdom ( UK ). Preliminary data s ...


The aim of a study was to determine factors influencing long term risks for acquiring or dying from invasive cervical or vaginal cancer in women previously treated for cervical intraepithelial neoplas ...


A retrospective study has compared the survival rates of women with BRCA associated breast cancer who did and did not undergo mastectomy of the contralateral breast. A total of 390 women with a fam ...


Osteoporosis is the most important metabolic bone disease in patients with diabetes mellitus. Several studies have documented that Metformin ( Glucophage ) is osteogenic in vitro. In contrast, others ...


University of Florida ( UF ) researchers compared birth data with Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) estimates of air pollution, finding that heavy exposure to four air pollutants led to a signif ...


The risk for stroke during pregnancy is fairly low ( about 34 per 100 000 deliveries ), but risk is highest in the postpartum period. Although the traditional definition of a postpartum time frame is ...


The aim of the study was to determine whether high C-reactive protein ( CRP ) concentration during pregnancy is associated with later preeclampsia and whether weight status ( BMI ) is a potential modi ...


Peripartum cardiomyopathy is an uncommon disorder associated with pregnancy in which the heart dilates and weakens, leading to symptoms of heart failure. Peripartum cardiomyopathy may be difficult t ...


Twin birth is associated with a higher risk of adverse perinatal outcomes than singleton birth. It is unclear whether planned cesarean section results in a lower risk of adverse outcomes than planned ...


Accurate population-based data are needed on the incidence of cancer in children born after assisted conception.Investigators linked data on all children born in Britain between 1992 and 2008 after as ...


Case reports suggest that long-term, high-dose Fluconazole ( Diflucan ) treatment for severe fungal infections during pregnancy causes a pattern of birth defects. It is unclear whether commonly used l ...


Menorrhagia is a common problem, yet evidence to inform decisions about therapy is limited. In a pragmatic, multicenter, randomized trial, researchers have compared the Levonorgestrel-releasing intrau ...


Previous studies have shown decreased pregnancy rates and early menopause in female cancer survivors; however, infertility rates and reproductive interventions have not been studied. A study has inves ...


The Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures - Human ( CMDh ) has endorsed by consensus new recommendations to restrict the use of medicines called short-acting beta-agon ...


The European Medicines Agency ( EMA ) has now completed the review of combined hormonal contraceptives ( CHCs ), particularly of the risk of venous thromboembolism ( VTE or blood clots in veins ) asso ...


The American Society of Clinical Oncology ( ASCO ) issued a newly updated clinical practice guideline on pharmacological prevention interventions for premenopausal and postmenopausal women who are at ...


Drinking alcohol before first pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of benign breast disease ( BBD ) and breast cancer, independent of drinking after first pregnancy.Previous studies have sho ...


Approximately one out of five breast cancer patients treated for breast cancer had elevated memory and/or executive function complaints that were statistically significantly associated with domain-spe ...