Chewing Gum May Be Handy for C-Section Patients
There isn't enough evidence to recommend chewing gum after a c-section or other surgery to improve GI function, but the practice won't hurt.
Are You Using Enough Force on Breast Exams?
Clinicians conducting breast examinations who don’t apply enough force during palpation risk missing deeper lesions.
Earlier Inductions Lead to Better Outcomes
Research in Denmark showed that elective inductions beginning at 37 weeks' gestation were associated with improved outcomes in babies.
Peer Support May Ease Postpartum Depression
A peer support telephone program manned by volunteers and run by nurses showed promise in reducing symptoms of postpartum depression.
Women Need More Info About Compounded Hormones
Women taking compounded bioidentical hormones for symptoms of menopause don't know as much as they should about the therapy.
Hot Flashes Can Linger for More Than a Decade
New research shows hot flashes last longer than once thought, and when they begin can indicate how long hot flashes will linger.
Hormonal IUDs Effective Beyond Approved Duration
Hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants effectively prevent pregnancy at least 1 year beyond their approved duration of use.
Cervical Treatments Don't Hinder Fertility
Treatments to remove precancerous cervical lesions don't seem to affect a woman's ability to become pregnant, new research found.
Household Chemicals Linked to Earlier Menopause
Women with higher levels of endocrine-disrupting chemicals from both environmental and household exposure have an earlier onset of menopause.
PCOS Ups Health and Hospitalization Risks
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk for metabolic and heart diseases and nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized.