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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. ...


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 ...


In an analysis that included more than 40,000 women exposed to the nausea medication Metoclopramide ( Reglan ) in pregnancy, use of this drug was not associated with significantly increased risk of ma ...


Progesterone, a female hormone that can be used as a therapy for endometrial cancer, eliminates tumor cells indirectly by binding to its receptor in stromal or connective tissue cells residing in the ...


A biomarker reflecting expression levels of two genes in tumor tissue may be able to predict which women treated for estrogen-receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer should receive a second estrogen-bloc ...


A new osteoporosis drug hinders the growth of estrogen-sensitive cancer that has become resistant to treatment with tamoxifen, a study in mice shows. Bazedoxifene ( Conbriza ), a drug for the treat ...


The taller a postmenopausal woman is, the greater her risk for developing cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Associat ...


The EMA ( European Medicines Agency ) has been asked by France to review third- and fourth-generation combined oral contraceptives to determine whether there is a need to restrict the use of these med ...


The French medicines agency has announced its plan to suspend the marketing authorisation for Diane 35 ( Cyproterone acetate 2 mg / Ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms ) and its generics for acne treatment ...


A randomized, non-inferiority trial conducted by the French National Cancer Institute ( INCa ) has compared a shorter Trastuzumab ( Herceptin ) exposure of 6 months versus the standard 12 months treat ...


Halaven ( Eribulin mesylate ), a non-taxane, microtubule dynamics inhibitor with a novel mechanism of action, belongs to a class of antineoplastic agents, the halichondrins, which are natural products ...


One year of adjuvant treatment with the targeted drug Trastuzumab ( Herceptin ) is as good as two years of treatment, for women with HER2-positive early breast cancer who have already received initial ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has granted 510(k) clearance for marketing and use of a combination of blood tests for proteins HE4 and CA125 with the Risk of Ovarian Malignancy Algorithm ( R ...


Acetylsalicylic acid ( Aspirin; ASA ) and low-molecular-weight Heparin are prescribed for women with unexplained recurrent miscarriage, with the goal of improving the rate of live births, but limited ...


Lasofoxifene ( Fablyn ) statistically reduced the overall risk of breast cancer, as well as ER positive invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women with low bone density.Lasofoxifene is a SERM, or ...


Results of a new Women's Health Initiative ( WHI ) report has shown that hormone therapy is associated with an increased risk of death from breast cancer, as well as an increased risk of developing in ...


A new analysis has found that men whose partners have breast cancer are at increased risk of developing mood disorders that are so severe that they warrant hospitalization. Published in Cancer, a jour ...



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