Use of Heparin in Pregnancy May Have No Benefit
New research may debunk a 20-year practice of prescribing low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) to pregnant patients at risk for blood clots.
Low Vitamin D Levels Implicated in IVF Failure
New research shows a vitamin D deficiency could be to blame in women who undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) yet fail to conceive.
Antiretroviral "Tampon" Could Help Prevent Infection With HIV
A pseudo-tampon that delivers an antiretroviral drug is now being studied as a form of pre-exposure prophylaxis for women at high risk for HIV infection.
FDA Update: Bevacizumab Is Approved for Cervical Cancer
The FDA has approved bevacizumab (Avastin) for treating persistent, recurrent, or metastatic cervical cancer after studies show gains in overall survival.
Open Hysterectomies More Deadly Than Power Morcellation, Says AAGL
Eradicating morcellators is riskier than using them, says the AAGL in a statement for why these minimally invasive devices should not be abandoned.
Cesarean Delivery the Safer Bet for Breech Babies, Study Finds
Breech babies are less likely to die when delivered via c-section than when delivered vaginally, according to new data out of The Netherlands.
Obstetric Complication Rates Vary Widely Among US Hospitals
New research has found startling differences in complication rates for both vaginal and cesarean deliveries between low- and high-performing hospitals.
Study Links Stress in Pregnancy, Lineage Genetics, and Preterm Birth
Animal models find mild to moderate stress in pregnancy can have a compounding effect across generations, increasing a placental marker for preterm birth.
Women Seem to Benefit From Acupuncture for Hot Flashes
Although the "why" remains unknown, a meta-analysis concludes that acupuncture provides relief from hot flashes related to menopause.
Can E-Alerts Reduce Surgical Site Infections?
Texts, emails, and voicemails may prove effective in getting surgical patients to follow preadmission instructions aimed at reducing surgical site infections.