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Released: 10-Jul-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Health, Bioethics Experts and Advocates Publish Guidance for Research on HIV, Co-infections in Pregnancy
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

The PHASES Working Group, co-led by researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill, Georgetown, and Johns Hopkins, launched ethics guidance at hivpregnancyethics.org, in a project dedicated to ending the evidence gap for pregnant women around HIV and co-infections.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Otago researchers find link between rape and breathing problems
University of Otago

Rape and sexual trauma may have long-lasting consequences for physical health as well as mental health, University of Otago researchers have found.

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Released: 7-Jul-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Women's egg quality dependent on metabolic factors
University of Queensland

In the world's most in-depth study of the final steps of egg maturation, the quality of a woman's eggs was found to be significantly dependent on the important metabolic coenzyme called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+).

Released: 7-Jul-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Higher Manganese Levels in Early Pregnancy Linked to Lower Preeclampsia Risk
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

An analysis of data from more than 1,300 women followed prospectively through pregnancy found that women with lower levels of the essential mineral manganese in early pregnancy were more likely to develop the serious high blood pressure syndrome called preeclampsia in late pregnancy.

Released: 2-Jul-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Hot flushes and night sweats linked to 70% increase in cardiovascular disease
University of Queensland

New research from The University of Queensland has found that women who have hot flushes and night sweats after menopause are 70 per cent more likely to have heart attacks, angina and strokes.

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Mothering in domestic violence: protecting children behind closed doors
University of South Australia

As emerging data shows an alarming rise of domestic violence during the pandemic, researchers at the University of South Australia are urging practitioners to look beyond clinical observations and focus on the strengths that mothers exercise to protect their children from domestic abuse.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT
New study confirms high prevalence of depression during the menopause transition
North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

Depression has been shown to be prevalent during menopause, affecting as many as 70% of women transitioning into menopause

Newswise: Study Shows Breast Cancer Detected Earlier in States with Expanded Medicaid Coverage
28-Jun-2020 8:00 PM EDT
Study Shows Breast Cancer Detected Earlier in States with Expanded Medicaid Coverage
Yale Cancer Center

In a new study by Yale Cancer Center, researchers have demonstrated that in states with expanded Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) a higher percentage of women with breast cancer had their disease diagnosed at an early stage. No such change was seen in states that didn’t expand their coverage. The findings were published today in JAMA Surgery.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 10:45 AM EDT
For the First Time, Study Identifies Time Trends in Pregnancy-Related Outcomes Among American Women with Type 1 Diabetes
Joslin Diabetes Center

Largest US database of pregnant women with type 1 diabetes provides a first-time, big picture view of mother’s health, and neonatal and delivery outcomes. The analysis found a threefold increase in insulin pump use at the end of the study period, compared to the start of the study, but A1c levels remained steady across the 13-year period. Over time the study showed a trend toward pre-pregnancy obesity and unhealthy maternal weight gain.

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Released: 30-Jun-2020 8:05 PM EDT
More than medicine: pain-relief drug delivers choices for mothers in labour
University of South Australia

Choice and control are important factors for ensuring a positive childbirth experience, yet until recently, little was known about the impact of alternative administrations of fentanyl – one of the pain relief drugs used during labour– on both mother and baby.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 6:00 AM EDT
To Support Lactating Emergency Physicians, Consider These Strategies
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new paper highlights strategies that emergency departments can implement to support lactating emergency physicians.

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Released: 29-Jun-2020 7:30 PM EDT
Ohio State Study: Exercise Increases Benefits Of Breastmilk For Babies
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine finds even moderate exercise during pregnancy increases a compound in breast milk that reduces a baby’s lifelong risks of serious health issues such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

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25-Jun-2020 1:00 PM EDT
WFIRM Scientists Prove Bioengineered Uteri Support Pregnancy
Wake Forest Baptist Health

WFIRM scientists were able to show that bioengineered uteri in an animal model developed the native tissue-like structures needed to support normal reproductive function.

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26-Jun-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Study Validates Combination Therapy for Aggressive Endometrial Cancer
Yale Cancer Center

Yale Cancer Center (YCC) scientists have found that combining the targeted drug trastuzumab with chemotherapy significantly improves survival rates for women with a rare, aggressive form of endometrial cancer.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 8:50 AM EDT
At-Risk Twin Pregnancies Benefit from an Intervention Called Cerclage
Thomas Jefferson University

New evidence upturns long-held medical practice, showing the efficacy of an intervention to prevent premature labor and miscarriage for mothers carrying twins.

Released: 26-Jun-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Combining HPV vaccination with screening to prevent cervical cancer
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

While the latest findings on long-term efficacy of the HPV vaccine are cause for celebration, vaccinations should be coupled with preventive screening to better protect women from cervical cancer, two University of Michigan experts argue in an invited commentary in The Lancet’s EClinicalMedicine journal.

Released: 26-Jun-2020 8:45 AM EDT
This MicroRNA Might Help Detect, Treat Ovarian Cancer
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

In cell and mouse models, one microRNA showed promise as a biomarker for early stage ovarian cancer and may help make immunotherapy treatment more effective.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Managing Abnormal Results on Cervical Cancer Screening: ASCCP Issues Updated Guidelines
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Replacing guidelines for managing women with abnormal results on cervical cancer screening test from 2012, new recommendations from ASCCP emphasize more precise management based on estimates of the patient’s risk – enabling more personalized recommendations for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. The revised guidelines with updated recommendations are now available in the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease (JLGTD), official journal of ASCCP. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Most American Women Haven’t Heard of Breast Implant-Related Lymphoma
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Only about 1 out 7 American women have heard about breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) – an immune system cancer occurring in a small percentage of women with breast implants, according to a new survey.

19-Jun-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Why Do More Women Have Alzheimer’s than Men? It’s Not Just from Living Longer
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Middle-aged women are more likely than men to have changes in the brain related to Alzheimer’s disease, as detected by imaging, even when there are no differences in thinking and memory. This may be associated with hormonal changes due to menopause, specifically the loss of estrogen, according to a study published in the June 24, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Use of continuous combined oral contraceptives demonstrates bone health benefits
North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

omen with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) become estrogen deficient at an early age, which makes them more vulnerable to the loss of bone mineral density.

16-Jun-2020 5:10 PM EDT
Researchers Identify Distinct Subtypes of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome With Novel Genetic Associations
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai researchers have for the first time identified reproductive and metabolic subtypes of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) that are associated with novel gene regions.

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Released: 19-Jun-2020 12:35 PM EDT
First known case of a potentially deadly heart rhythm disturbance induced by chloroquine therapy for COVID-19 reported
Elsevier

A patient who met many of the published safety guidelines for chloroquine therapy against COVID-19 was observed to have a very abnormal ECG pattern after treatment began, leading to multiple episodes of torsade de pointes (TdP), a life-threatening arrhythmia in which the lower chambers of the heart beat out of sync with the upper chambers.

Released: 19-Jun-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Depression and anxiety rise among new moms amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
Frontiers

Pregnant and postpartum women are already at a high risk of depression and anxiety - one in seven women struggle with symptoms in the perinatal period.

18-Jun-2020 7:35 AM EDT
The Rate We Acquire Genetic Mutations Could Help Predict Lifespan, Fertility
University of Utah Health

Differences in the rate that genetic mutations accumulate in healthy young adults could help predict remaining lifespan in both sexes and the remaining years of fertility in women, according to University of Utah Health scientists. Their study, believed to be the first of its kind, found that young adults who acquired fewer mutations over time lived about five years longer than those who acquired them more rapidly.

15-Jun-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Even Without Concussion, Athletes in Contact Sports May Have Brain Changes
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Female college rugby players may have subtle brain changes even if they haven’t had a recent concussion, according to a new study published in the June 17, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

12-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Mild Thyroid Dysfunction Affects One in Five Women with a History of Miscarriage or Subfertility
Endocrine Society

Mild thyroid abnormalities affect up to one in five women with a history of miscarriage or subfertility which is a prolonged time span of trying to become pregnant that hasn’t reached a year, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Released: 16-Jun-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Domestic Abuse and COVID-19
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

As COVID-19 spread across the globe, ravaging a path of illness and death, public health and government officials championed shelter-in-place orders to provide a safe haven away from the virus.  But months later, preliminary data shows that the lockdown orders had the opposite effect on one particular demographic: Victims of intimate partner violence who were trapped at home with their abusers.

Released: 15-Jun-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Memorial Sloan Kettering Awards & Appointments
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) announces its most recent awards and appointments for the institution’s physicians, scientists, nurses, and staff.

Released: 15-Jun-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Research delves into causes of nightmares that shadow female survivors of sexual trauma
University of Kansas

It's been estimated that up to 88% of survivors of rape or molestation suffer from persistent nightmares that can occur multiple times per week, seemingly at random.

Released: 15-Jun-2020 9:20 AM EDT
Drug with new approach on impeding DNA repair shows promise in first clinical trial
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Berzosertib, an ATR-targeting drug, improves progression-free survival in combination with chemotherapy in patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer

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Released: 15-Jun-2020 8:35 AM EDT
Cancer Care Can’t Wait
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Many people are worried about things in their lives that have been put on hold. For some women, this includes an annual mammogram. Safeguards have been put in place at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health facilities so women can safely continue to get this potentially life-saving screening or any follow-up care that may be needed.

Newswise: Insomnia Awareness Night to Shed Light on Impact of Sleeplessness
Released: 15-Jun-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Insomnia Awareness Night to Shed Light on Impact of Sleeplessness
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

June 22 observance will drive attention to the lasting symptoms and consequences of chronic insomnia, featuring guidance from experts at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and American Alliance for Healthy Sleep.

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Released: 11-Jun-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Could These ‘Salt-loving’ Edible Sea Vegetables be the New Kale?
Florida Atlantic University

Skip the salt! Three species of sea vegetables could just be the new kale with the added benefit of a salty flavor. The 10-week study was designed to determine the optimal growing conditions for these sea vegetables that could soon be a great addition to salads, soups, pasta, rice and other dishes in the continental U.S. These nutritious plants for human consumption do not require fresh water and instead are grown in salt water.

Released: 10-Jun-2020 7:50 AM EDT
ASTRO Issues First Clinical Guideline on Radiation Therapy for Cervical Cancer
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides recommendations for radiation therapy to treat patients with nonmetastatic cervical cancer. The guideline outlines indications and best practices for EBRT and brachytherapy in postoperative and definitive settings, and it also addresses chemotherapy and surgery when used in combination with radiation. The guideline is published online in Practical Radiation Oncology.

Released: 9-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Female Athletes at Risk for Nutritional Deficiencies
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Lack of proper nutrition education may affect female athletes’ performance and long-term health, says Rutgers researcher

4-Jun-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Early-life Education Improves Memory in Old Age – Especially for Women
Georgetown University Medical Center

Education appears to protect older adults, especially women, against memory loss, according to a study by investigators at Georgetown University Medical Center, published in the journal Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition.

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Released: 4-Jun-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Women at lower risk for cardiovascular disease than men
University of Gothenburg

Women's risk of falling ill with cardiovascular disease, and dying from it, is lower than that of men of the same age, irrespective of where in the world they live.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Newly Discovered Hormone Could Adjust Thirst Levels
American Physiological Society (APS)

A newly discovered hormone called phoenixin could play a major role in adjusting a person’s level of thirst to the body’s needs.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Negative emotions cause stronger appetite responses in emotional eaters
Frontiers

Turning to a tub of ice cream after a break-up may be a cliché, but there's some truth to eating in response to negative emotions. Eating serves many functions - survival, pleasure, comfort, as well as a response to stress.

29-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Study finds PFAS exposure may cause early menopause in women
Endocrine Society

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) exposure may cause menopause to occur two years earlier in women, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT
A satisfying romantic relationship may improve breast cancer survivors’ health
Ohio State University

Breast cancer survivors in romantic relationships who feel happy and satisfied with their partners may be at lower risk for a host of health problems, new research suggests.

Newswise: Artificial Tissue Used to Research Uterine Contractions
28-May-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Artificial Tissue Used to Research Uterine Contractions
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Throughout an individual’s lifetime, the uterus undergoes spontaneous contractions of the uterine wall, which can induce uterine peristalsis, a specific wavelike contraction pattern. These contractions are important for many reproductive processes, but hyperperistalsis could impede fertility and lead to diseases, such as adenomyosis or endometriosis. In an APL Bioengineering article, researchers present two mechanobiology tools for experiments on synthetic or artificial uterine tissue. They wanted to study the negative effects of hyperperistalsis.

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Released: 2-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on Covid-19
Johns Hopkins Medicine

It seems as though there will never be enough “thank-you’s” for the incredible doctors, nurses, technicians and support staff who are working around the clock to help patients with this dangerous coronavirus disease. It’s their dedication, determination and spirit that enable Johns Hopkins to deliver the promise of medicine.


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