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Statue of Controversial Surgeon to Be Moved From Central ParkStatue of Controversial Surgeon to Be Moved From Central Park

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:32:39 EST

Dr J. Marion Sims, dubbed 'the father of modern gynecology,' performed experimental surgery on slave women without consent and without anesthesia.
Medscape Medical News



Breastfeeding May Halve Diabetes Risk in Women Breastfeeding May Halve Diabetes Risk in Women

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:55:31 EST

The risk for type 2 diabetes was reduced by almost half throughout their childbearing years for women who breastfed for 6 months or longer, a study found.
Medscape Medical News



Musing on Sexual EthicsMusing on Sexual Ethics

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:52:16 EST

Dr George Lundberg urges discussion on modern sexual ethics.
Medscape Internal Medicine



Protect Patients From a Surge in STDsProtect Patients From a Surge in STDs

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:36:26 EST

The latest surveillance report reveals that sexually transmitted infections are again on the rise.
CDC Expert Commentary



US Influenza Activity Widespread and Intense, May Be PeakingUS Influenza Activity Widespread and Intense, May Be Peaking

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:30:06 EST

The US is experiencing a very active flu season and early signs suggest that the season may be severe, federal health officials say, with 'almost a doubling' of hospitalizations in just the past week.
News Alerts



FDA Gathers Input on Feasibility of Home Pap TestingFDA Gathers Input on Feasibility of Home Pap Testing

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:11:01 EST

Clinicians and pathologists at an all-day FDA meeting said they worried that women might opt out of physician visits or fail to follow up on abnormal results.
Medscape Medical News



Is Antacid Use During Pregnancy Tied to Childhood Asthma?Is Antacid Use During Pregnancy Tied to Childhood Asthma?

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:51:37 EST

Pregnant women who take antacids may be more likely to have children who go on to develop asthma than their counterparts who don’t take these medications, a research review suggests.
Reuters Health Information



Incontinence Drug May Help Sleep Dysfunction in Older WomenIncontinence Drug May Help Sleep Dysfunction in Older Women

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:05:43 EST

An antimuscarinic agent used to treat urinary incontinence improves sleep quality as well as bladder symptoms in older women, new research shows.
Medscape Medical News



Hormone Therapy May Head Off Menopausal DepressionHormone Therapy May Head Off Menopausal Depression

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:17:24 EST

Hormone therapy may help prevent the onset of symptoms of depression in the transition to menopause, particularly for women experiencing recent life stressors.
Medscape Medical News



CMS Opens Path for Medicaid Work Requirements With WaiversCMS Opens Path for Medicaid Work Requirements With Waivers

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:26:27 EST

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new guidance today for states to add employment-related requirements to Medicaid through demonstration projects.
Medscape Medical News



No Benefit in Frozen Embryo Transfer in Nonpolycystic WomenNo Benefit in Frozen Embryo Transfer in Nonpolycystic Women

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:03:37 EST

Two new studies find no clear benefit to the use of frozen embryo transfer among women who are infertile for reasons other than polycystic ovary syndrome.
Medscape Medical News



Opioid Prescribing Practices of Ob/GynsOpioid Prescribing Practices of Ob/Gyns

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:35:45 EST

Dr Andrew Kaunitz comments on new studies that look at opioid prescribing in obstetrics and gynecology.
Medscape Ob/Gyn



New Treatments vs Screening in Reducing Breast Cancer DeathsNew Treatments vs Screening in Reducing Breast Cancer Deaths

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:10:34 EST

Improvements in breast cancer screening and novel treatments have contributed to breast cancer mortality reductions in recent years, although the impact varies by disease subtype, say US scientists.
Medscape Medical News