HPV Vaccine: How Many Doses Are Really Needed?
Two doses of quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against genital warts nearly as well as the standard 3-dose schedule, according to new study findings.
Moderate Exercise Counteracts HRT-Associated Stroke Risk
For postmenopausal women who are taking hormone-replacement therapy (HRT), moderate exercise can help mitigate the increased risk of stroke associated with HRT use.
Longer, More Frequent Dialyzation in Pregnant Women Leads to Healthier Babies
Pregnant women who require dialysis have healthier babies and fewer pregnancy complications when they receive dialysis for more than 36 hours per week, researchers report.
Annual Mammography May Be Unnecessary, New Study Suggests
The rationale for annual mammography in women aged 40 to 59 years needs to be reassessed in countries where adjuvant therapy for breast cancer is available.
Vaccine Treatments Trigger Cervical Lesions to Disappear
New research, led by Connie Trimble, MD, shows that vaccine treatments for women with high-grade cervical dysplasia can trigger an immune response that may induce some lesions to resolve.
HPV Vaccine Not Linked to Riskier Sexual Behaviors
The sexual behaviors and beliefs about HPV infection were unchanged among a group of teens and young women who were vaccinated against the virus, research shows.
Consider Extending Duration of HRT for Hot Flashes
More than a third of women experience hot flashes for 10 years after menopause and may benefit from HRT for longer than the 3 to 5 years that current usage guidelines recommend.
New Breast Imaging Technique Improves Diagnostic Specificity
Near-infrared spectroscopy paired with MRI works with all cup sizes and may minimize biopsies performed due to inconclusive MRI findings after an abnormal mammogram finding.
New Evidence Shows Benefit to Screening Older Women for Cervical Cancer
Women whose cervical cancer screening ceased between ages 50 and 64 years were 6 times more likely than women who were screened to have cervical cancer from ages 65 to 83 years.
Is Progesterone’s Bad Reputation Overblown and Undeserved?
Progesterone therapy deserves another chance when it comes to alleviating hot flashes and night sweats, new data shows.