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Fertility Treatment Safe for Breast Cancer Survivors With BRCA Mutations

โ€” No significant increased risk of recurrence or pregnancy complications

12 Hrs Ago
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Atezolizumab Plus Chemo Falters in Rapidly Relapsing TNBC

No difference in survival versus chemotherapy alone in patients with PD-L1-positive disease

May 16, 2024
HPV Vaccination Program in England Was Effective Across Socioeconomic Groups

"It is vitally important to achieve high coverage in all sectors of society," researcher says

May 16, 2024
HHS Task Force Launches Roadmap for Improving Maternal Mental Health

Report highlights need for national infrastructure and affordable, equitable access to services

May 15, 2024
FDA Approves New Self-Collection Option for HPV Testing

Provides women a way to privately collect their own samples, says maker Roche

May 15, 2024
HHS Task Force Launches Roadmap for Improving Maternal Mental Health

Report highlights need for national infrastructure and affordable, equitable access to services

FDA Approves New Self-Collection Option for HPV Testing

Provides women a way to privately collect their own samples, says maker Roche

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Retinal Tumor Risk Incidentally Detected at 29 Weeks' Gestation

Finding poses clinical and ethical dilemma for parents and clinicians

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Healthy Young Woman Experiences Heart Palpitations in the Last Month of Pregnancy

Pregnancy can cause a range of changes in cardiac function and ECG findings

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Treating Uterine Fibroids While Preserving Fertility

Myomectomy or uterine artery embolization? The debate continues...

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Donepezil Flunks Test for Chemotherapy-Related Cognitive Impairment

No improvement versus placebo in immediate recall or other outcomes in breast cancer survivors

May 14, 2024
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8,000 Women a Month Got Abortion Pills Despite Bans, Restrictions in Their States

First time a number has been put on how often the medical system workaround is being used

May 14, 2024
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Will AI Replace Radiologists, or Just Make Them Better Than Ever?

Opinions differ on how much physicians should be embracing the technology

May 14, 2024
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Iron Supplements Don't Give Breastfed Babies a Leg Up for Development

Risk for iron deficiency or anemia also didn't improve in a randomized trial

May 13, 2024
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Mail-Order Medication Abortion Effective and Acceptable to Patients

90.4% of participants said they would use mail-order dispensing again for abortion care

May 13, 2024
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Mortality in U.S. Youth; Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

Also in TTHealthWatch: updated breast cancer screening guidelines

May 11, 2024
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Vasectomy Failure Uncommon, but More Frequent Than Previously Suspected

Failure rate increased when performed by a non-urologist, no post-procedure semen analysis

May 09, 2024
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Medical Residents Are Increasingly Avoiding States With Abortion Restrictions

Some concerned this will exacerbate the shortages of physicians in rural and underserved areas

May 09, 2024
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Sexual Harassment Rampant in Ob/Gyn Field, Despite Majority Female Workforce

Researchers suggest that power dynamics may be more critical than gender

May 08, 2024
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More Younger Adults Opting for Sterilization in Post-Dobbs Era, Studies Find

Impact likely to be long-lasting, says researcher

May 07, 2024
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How Does FMF Affect Adolescent Females? Study Offers New Details

And proposes a treatment algorithm to manage the disease in this population

May 07, 2024
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Higher Risk of Infant Death Tied to Dual Cannabis, Nicotine Use in Pregnancy

Heightened risk also observed for a host of other adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes

May 07, 2024
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Early Assessment Fairly Accurate for Flagging Cerebral Palsy

However, 3-4 month assessments didn't do a good job at predicting one aspect of the disorder

May 06, 2024
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Having a PCP Important in Cervical Cancer Screening, Especially for LGB Women

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual cisgender women with PCP more likely to be up-to-date with screening

May 06, 2024
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