Meeting News

Maternal smoking may lead to reproductive health issues in daughters

September 20, 2019
Mothers who smoked during pregnancy had daughters who showed signs of increased testosterone exposure, which could result in long-term reproductive…

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Risk for neural tube defects from dolutegravir lower than previously thought

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2019
According to results from the ongoing Tsepamo study in Botswana, infants born to women who took the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir for HIV…

In the Journals

Forced sexual initiation linked to adverse health outcomes in women

September 19, 2019
Women who were physically forced or coerced into their first sexual intercourse were at increased risk for adverse outcomes in reproductive…

In the Journals

N-3 fatty acid supplementation fails to reduce preterm delivery rate

September 11, 2019
Maternal supplementation with n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids did not reduce rates of early preterm deliveries, nor did it affect rates of…

New Apple research app could revolutionize heart, hearing, women’s health research

September 11, 2019
Apple announced that it is launching three studies leveraging the Apple Watch’s capabilities to allow people to track their heart rate and…

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Q&A: Benefits, harms of estrogen therapy in women who had ovaries removed

September 9, 2019
For women who had a hysterectomy and their ovaries removed, estrogen therapy was associated with long-term benefits if the therapy began before the…

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Q&A: Putting the new BRCA1/2 screening recommendations into practice

September 9, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended that primary care physicians screen women with a familial risk assessment tool if they…

In the Journals

Psychiatric disorders tied to unnecessary oophorectomy

September 4, 2019
Preexisting mood, anxiety and somatoform disorders were linked to an increased risk for bilateral oophorectomy over a 20-year period, even after…

In the Journals

USPSTF recommends preventive drugs for women at high breast cancer risk

September 3, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force today recommended that clinicians offer breast cancer risk-reducing medications such as tamoxifen, raloxifene…

In the Journals

Global position statement calls for testosterone formulations for women

September 3, 2019
A coalition of 11 leading medical societies worldwide released a global position statement outlining best practices for the use of testosterone for…

Round Tables

Women with chronic inflammatory diseases remain poorly informed of reproductive issues

August 30, 2019
Women of childbearing age with rheumatic diseases worldwide fail to receive appropriate information about the family planning and pregnancy…

In the JournalsPerspective

Breast cancer risk may persist years after menopausal HT

August 29, 2019
Women who initiated systemic hormone therapy around the time of menopause were at greater risk for invasive breast cancer than similar never-users…

In the Journals

Birth control use in adolescence may increase risk for depression in adulthood

August 29, 2019
Women who used birth control pills as teenagers were up to three times more likely to experience depression as adults compared with women who started…

Breaking News

‘Not your mother’s marijuana’: Surgeon General issues warning about drug’s harms

August 29, 2019
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, issued an advisory to raise awareness — especially among pregnant women and youth — of the harms…

In the Journals

Late menopause may lower type 2 diabetes risk

August 28, 2019
Later age at menopause was associated with lower risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a meta-analysis published in Primary Care Diabetes. “In…

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C-section birth linked to autism, ADHD

August 28, 2019
Offspring born via cesarean delivery were at increased risk for autism spectrum disorder and ADHD compared with those born by vaginal delivery…

In the Journals

Waist size, not BMI, predicts coronary artery disease among women

August 28, 2019
Among postmenopausal Korean women with stable chest pain undergoing elective, invasive coronary angiography, central obesity, but not overall…

In the JournalsPerspective

NIH-funded study emphasizes lack of information about prenatal opioid exposure

August 28, 2019
A review published in Pediatrics revealed gaps and inconsistencies in findings about the outcomes of children exposed to opioids prenatally and…

In the JournalsPerspective

Same-day antibiotics prescribed for 85% of UTIs in British study

August 23, 2019
Study findings published in EClincialMedicine showed that more than 85% of patients in England who are diagnosed with a lower UTI in primary care…

In the Journals

Mothers 45 and older at highest risk for severe morbidity, mortality

August 23, 2019
Older maternal age was associated with increased risks for severe maternal morbidity and mortality, particularly in those 45 years or older…