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Weighing the Risks of Hormone Therapy

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It's time to clear up the confusion and debunk the false reports surrounding the potentially serious health risks of Hormone Therapy.

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Dartmouth Investigators Discover Key Indicator for Successful Treatment of Infertile Couples

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Study determines if follicle stimulating hormone and estrogen at the upper limits of normal could predict treatment success as measured in live birth rates.

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Risk of Unexpected Sarcoma Being Discovered After Hysterectomy Appears Fairly Low

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Findings may have implications for the risks associated with morcellation.

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Exposure to Low Levels of Common Chemical Shown to Possibly Affect Reproductive Health of Male Newborns

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Male infants whose mothers were exposed during pregnancy to chemicals called phthalates may have a greater risk of future infertility

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Study Confirms Effectiveness of Device to Improve Bowel Control in Women

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UAB test of the Eclipse System, published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, demonstrates success of first device to control fecal incontinence using a vaginal insert.

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Loyola Saves Life of Pregnant Woman with Placenta Accreta

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When Patricia Perich, 41, was 24 weeks pregnant with her fourth child, she was diagnosed with a potentially fatal condition called placenta accreta. This condition occurs when blood vessels from the placenta grow too deeply into the uterus and even infiltrate other organs.

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Inducing, Augmenting Labor During Childbirth Not Associated with Increase in Autism

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A research collaboration between Intermountain Healthcare, the University of Utah’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, and the University of Utah’s Psychiatry Department found that induced or augmented labor does not result in an increased risk of children developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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New Research Finds Baby’s Genes, Not Mom’s, May Trigger Some Preterm Births

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UAB’s research links changes in genetic regions in infants with an increased risk of premature birth — and the data change the preterm paradigm.

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Earlier Menopause Linked to Everyday Chemical Exposures

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Women whose bodies have high levels of chemicals found in plastics, personal-care products, common household items and the environment experience menopause two to four years earlier than women with lower levels of these chemicals, according to a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings are reported online Jan. 28 in the journal PLOS ONE.

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Researchers Pinpoint Two Genes That Trigger Severest Form of Ovarian Cancer

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Researchers create first mouse model of ovarian clear cell carcinoma using data from human cancer genome atlas. They show how when the genes ARID1A and PIK2CA are mutated in specific ways, the result is ovarian cancer 100 percent of the time. They show that a known drug can suppress tumor growth.