The effects of exercise during and after cancer treatment are different, according to the findings of a new systematic review. Researchers concluded that exercise has a palliative effect in patients during cancer treatment and a recuperative effect after treatment.
Applied relaxation techniques can effectively manage vasomotor symptoms of menopause, primarily hot flashes, in healthy women, according to the results of a new study conducted in Sweden.
For women undergoing fertility treatments, the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors use may decrease pregnancy rates and increase miscarriage rates.
Women who experience early menopause are almost twice as likely to have osteoporosis and are at greater risk for fracture and death than women who experience menopause later in life, according to results of a 34-year study conducted in Sweden.
New screening guidelines for the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer are now largely based on the patient’s age, and testing for HPV DNA has now been incorporated into the screening process.
Fatigue, which can plague patients’ years after cancer treatment has ended, may be the result of inflammation. Now, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has found that omega-3 may help reduce fatigue associated with inflammation in these patients.
Which pharmacological and nonpharmacological options are safe and effective in reducing pain during labor?
Although uterine leiomyomas are benign tumors, its symptoms, including anemia, excessive vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, pressure-related bowel and bladder dysfunction, recurrent miscarriage and preterm labor, can severely negatively impact patients’ quality of life. Since uterine leiomyomas are three to four times more common in African-American patients, and since African-American women have 10 times higher incidence of hypovitaminosis D than white women, researchers sought to explore the impact of vitamin D3 on uterine leiomyomas.
Poor communication is a leading cause of medical errors in this era of collaborative care. Effective communication strategies can help facilitate the continuity of care, prevent errors, and provide a safe environment for the patient.
Group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective tool in reducing menopause-related symptoms in women with a history of breast cancer, according to new research published in The Lancet Oncology.