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Most premenopausal women should not undergo oophorectomy due to risks for chronic health conditions

September 29, 2016

Premenopausal women who underwent bilateral oophorectomy demonstrated elevated risk for multiple chronic health conditions, according to results from a historical cohort study.

Consequently, the practice of ovary removal in premenopausal women to prevent ovarian cancer should be discontinued in women who are not at high risk for malignancy, Walter A. Rocca, MD, MPH, professor in the department of health sciences research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues wrote.

New analyses support blocking Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers

September 29, 2016
Two new American Medical Association analyses support the blocking of the Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers. “The [American Medical Association] AMA analyses…

Senate approves $1.1b in Zika funding as part of stopgap spending bill

September 28, 2016
The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to keep the federal government running through Dec. 9, including $1.1 billion in long-awaited emergency funding for prevention and…
In the Journals

Provider-based data reveal greater asthma, reduced eczema rates

September 28, 2016
Provider-based diagnosis data yielded an association between food allergy and the development of respiratory allergy, along with lower rates of eczema and higher rates…
Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

Pay careful attention regarding evaluation and management services and the global surgery period

September 28, 2016
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on the minds of…
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