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Newswise Feature Channel: OBGYN

This feature channel highlights experts, research, and feature stories related to Obstetrics and Gynecology, women's health, pregnancy, reproductive and family topics

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Virginia Tech Researchers Examine Role of Fluid Flow in Ovarian Cancer Progression

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:00:00 EST

(image) Known as the silent killer, ovarian cancer is notorious for avoiding detection until it has progressed to an advanced stage. New research from Virginia Tech on fluid shear stress in the abdominal cavity is moving physicians closer to earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment.

Pap Test Fluids Used In Gene-Based Screening Test for Two Gyn Cancers

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:00:21 EST

(image) Cervical fluid samples gathered during routine Papanicolaou (Pap) tests are the basis of a new screening test for endometrial and ovarian cancers developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Two Genes Likely Play Key Role in Extreme Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:00:00 EST

(image) A new study has identified two genes associated with hyperemesis gravidarum, whose cause has not been determined in previous studies. The genes, known as GDF15 and IGFBP7, are both involved in the development of the placenta and play important roles in early pregnancy and appetite regulation.

The Silent Pain of Endometriosis

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:05:42 EST

(image) Loyola Medicine Recognizes Endometriosis Awareness Month

Metformin Lowers Risk of Late Miscarriage, Preterm Birth in Pregnant Women with PCOS

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:30:00 EST

The oral diabetes medication metformin seems to reduce the chance of a late miscarriage and premature birth among women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) but does not affect their rate of developing gestational diabetes, a multicenter study finds. The results were presented Tuesday at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society's 100th annual meeting in Chicago, Ill.

Oral Micronized Progesterone May Decrease Perimenopausal Hot Flashes, Night Sweats

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:45:00 EST

Oral micronized progesterone (OMP) may diminish hot flashes and night sweats in perimenopausal women, new research from Canada reports. The results will be presented on Monday, March 19 at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill.

Pregnant Women and New Moms Still Hesitant to Introduce Peanut Products

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:05:35 EST

(image) A new study shows that pregnant women and new moms aware of the 2017 guidelines on early introduction of peanuts to prevent allergy are still hesitant to put them in place. And not everyone has heard about them.

Race, Pre-Pregnancy BMI May Help Predict Maternal Weight Gain

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 14:00:00 EST

Race and pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) both affect leptin and adiponectin levels, and leptin levels in mid-pregnancy may be an important predictor of weight gain during pregnancy, new research suggests. The results will be presented on in a poster on Sunday, March 18 at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill.

Stem Cell Therapy May Help Reverse Effects of Premature Menopause, Restore Fertility

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 10:00:00 EST

Young women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) may be able to use their own bone marrow stem cells to rejuvenate their ovaries and avoid the effects of premature menopause, new research suggests. The preliminary results from the ongoing ROSE clinical trial will be presented Tuesday at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Chicago, Ill.

Estrogen Replacement May Reduce Disordered Eating Behavior in Female Athletes with Irregular Periods

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:00:00 EST

Giving one year of estrogen replacement to female athletes with exercise-induced menstrual irregularities improves drive for thinness, body dissatisfaction and uncontrolled eating, a new study finds. The research results will be presented Saturday, March 17, at ENDO 2018, the annual scientific meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Chicago, Ill.

Sensing Cancer Before It's Too Late

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:05:18 EST

Imagine if doctors could diagnose their patients with lung or esophageal cancer by simply swabbing the inside of their cheeks. Vadim Backman, a biomedical engineer at Northwestern University, has developed a new technology that could make that seemingly simple solution a reality.

Researchers Sequence the Complete Genome of a Fetus From Amniotic Fluid for the First Time

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:40:11 EST

For the first time, researchers have developed a way to sequence the entire genome of a fetus by modifying the prenatal testing method known as amniocentesis. This groundbreaking finding, published in AACC's journal Clinical Chemistry, could improve care for genetic diseases in childhood by dramatically increasing the number of these conditions that can be detected during pregnancy.

House of Medicine Opens the Door to Addiction Prevention and Treatment

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:15:57 EST

(image) Two landmark developments in medicine pave the way for quality medical care to address America's largest and most costly preventable health problem - unhealthy substance use and addiction involving all addictive substances. These changes are designed to increase the number of addiction medicine physician specialists who can provide direct patient care and consultation, teach other providers and thereby drive knowledge across health care, and help policymakers and the public understand and effectively respond to our current health crisis.

Challenge Issued by Leading Health Organizations to Defeat Cervical Cancer

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:00:13 EST

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), the Perlmutter Cancer Center, and the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health are issuing the "New York Challenge," an ambitious campaign to end cervical cancer worldwide.

Large Racial and Ethnic Disparity in World's Most Common STI

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:05:00 EST

(image) In a new Johns Hopkins study, researchers have added to evidence that Trichomonas vaginalis (TV), the world's most common curable sexually transmitted infection (STI), disproportionately affects the black community.

Applying Implementation Science to Improve Cervical Cancer Prevention in sub-Saharan Africa

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:05:55 EST

(image) While cervical cancer - one of the most common cancers in women - has significantly decreased in the United States, it is still the second most common cancer in women who live in less developed countries, according to the World Health Organization. Women in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have the largest age-standardized incidence and mortality rates of this potentially preventable and non-communicable disease due to the difficulty in implementing prevention, screening, and treatment programs

When Morning Sickness Becomes All Day and All Night Sickness

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 11:05:32 EST

Many women suffer from acid reflux in early pregnancy, but it can often be confused with other early pregnancy symptoms or go undiagnosed.

New Targeted Therapeutic Approach to Combat Ovarian Cancer

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:00:55 EST

(image) According to a new study by The Wistar Institute, EZH2 inhibitors that are currently in clinical development for hematological malignancies and solid tumors may be effectively targeted to epithelial ovarian cancers overexpressing the CARM1 protein.

Students Innovate DIY Pap Smear Test, App

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 17:05:10 EST

(image) ASU students design user-friendly pap smear kit, win top prize

ASU Students Develop at-Home Pap Smear Test

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:05:07 EST

(image) Industrial design students use ingenuity to create more effective vision of future of women's health care; product heads to national show