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Women Diagnosed with PCOS Twice as Likely to be Hospitalized

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Women diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome – the most common hormone disorder in women of reproductive age – face a heightened risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, mental health conditions, reproductive disorders and cancer of the lining of the uterus than healthy women, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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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.

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Decisions on Future Childbearing in Women Diagnosed with a Meningioma

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43% of surveyed female meningioma survivors aged 25–44 yrs stated they were warned that pregnancy was a risk factor for meningioma recurrence. Nevertheless, these women were more likely to want a baby (70% vs 54%) and intend to have a baby (27% vs 12%) than same-age women in the general population.

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Mayo Clinic: New Breast Cancer Risk Prediction Model More Accurate Than Current Model

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A new breast cancer risk prediction model combining histologic features of biopsied breast tissue from women with benign breast disease and individual patient demographic information more accurately classified breast cancer risk than the current screening standard. Results of a Mayo Clinic study comparing the new model to the current standard, the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool (BCRAT), are published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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National Study Finds Strong Association Between Menopausal Symptoms and Bone Health

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Women who experience moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats during menopause tend to have lower bone mineral density and higher rates of hip fracture than peers with no menopausal symptoms, a new study finds.

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Women’s Pain: Common, Treatable and Often Overlooked or Mismanaged

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Despite the variety of effective treatments, and physicians who specialize in treating pain, women often suffer unnecessarily from conditions ranging from backaches to pain after cancer surgery, and also treat their pain with medications that may be ineffective and possibly harmful, according to a review of research related to women and pain by the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®).

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Women Who Experience Postpartum Depression Before Giving Birth May Face Greater Risk

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Postpartum depression (PPD) may have a diverse clinical presentation and this has critical implications for diagnosis, treatment and understanding the underlying biology of the illness, a new study finds.

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New Sequencing Technique Reveals Genetic Clues to Rare Breast Tumors

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A new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center characterizes the genetic underpinnings of a rare type of breast tumor called phyllodes tumors, offering the first comprehensive analysis of the molecular alterations at work in these tumors.

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Web-Based Training Program Reduces Likelihood of College-Age Men Becoming Involved In Sexual Assaults

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A Georgia State University School of Public Health researcher's web-based training program has been proven to not only reduce the likelihood of college-age men becoming involved in sexual assaults, but also to intervene to stop an assault from happening.