SSRI Use in Late Pregnancy Ups Risk of Infant Pulmonary Hypertension but Overall Risk Remains Low
The increased risk of infant persistent pulmonary hypertension from SSRI use in late pregnancy is minimal and should not deter use in women with depression.
Conservative Surgery for Vulvar Cancer Leaves Sexuality and Body Image Intact
Conservative surgery for early-stage vulvar cancer had little to no long-term effect on a woman’s sexuality or body image, a small study found.
Women With CIN3 Need Continued Follow-Up Throughout Old Age
Diagnosis and treatment of high-grade cervical dysplasia substantially increases the risk of cervical or vaginal cancer at or after age 60 years, a study finds.
Text Messaging Is a Good Tool for Appointment Reminders
Text messaging appointment reminders led to more flu shots among low-income pregnant women, researchers found.
The use of text messages for appointment reminders led to more flu shots among low-income pregnant women, researchers found.
Cervical Cancer: Is a New Detection Method Coming?
A simple blood test using plasma thermogram could serve as an effective new indicator for detecting cervical cancer, including assessment of the cancer’s stage.
Fear of Childbirth Is an Indicator for Postpartum Depression
A diagnosed fear of childbirth in expectant mothers nearly tripled the risk of postpartum depression among women with no history of depression.
Vitamin D in Pregnancy Makes for Stronger Children, Study Finds
Higher levels of vitamin D in expectant mothers during late pregnancy was associated with improved muscle strength in children at age 4.
Quail Eggs Paint Picture of Heart Defects in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Changes in cardiac blood flow in embryos exposed to alcohol may lead to the formation of cardiac defects often seen in babies with fetal alcohol syndrome, study finds.
Acupuncture—Real or Sham—May Alleviate Menopausal Symptoms From Breast Cancer Drug
Hot flashes and other vasomotor symptoms in postmenopausal women with breast cancer taking aromatase inhibitors were significantly improved after acupuncture, study finds.