Microchips and Wireless Birth Control?
A novel birth control option is in the works, and it’s in the form of a microchip that, when implanted, could work for up to 16 years. The future is now, folks.
Calcium Supplements Reduce Risk of Preeclampsia, Preterm Delivery
High blood pressure, preeclampsia, and preterm birth can all be reduced with calcium supplements in women who eat a low-calcium diet, an analysis finds.
Surgical Innovation Does Not Have to Threaten Patient Safety
New minimally invasive robotic surgical techniques may offer some benefit to patients, but only once surgeons pass the learning curve.
High Rates of Depression in Perimenopause Explained
Perimenopause is a period of high risk for first-time depression. Why? Probably because levels of monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A), a brain enzyme, are elevated.
Watch for High Blood Pressure in Women Who Use Donor Eggs for IVF
The risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension is more than 3 times higher in women who become pregnant using a donor egg, research confirms.
Correcting Anemia From Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Can Improve QOL
Treating anemia early with iron replacement therapy can significantly improve quality of life in women with heavy menstrual bleeding, new research finds.
Will a Novel Intravaginal Ring Be the Future of HIV Prevention?
Use of an intravaginal ring with a pod to drug tablets may provide protection against HIV—that’s the hope, at least. Read on to find out how monkeys responded.
Environmental Toxins Are a Scary Subject for Most OBs
Obstetricians agree they should have a role in reducing pregnant women’s exposure to environmental toxins, but most fail to discuss the subject with patients.
For Sperm, Quality Trumps Age in Fertility Treatment Outcomes
For sperm donors, a man's age doesn't matter in achieving a live birth with donor insemination or IVF provided his sperm quality is good, research confirms.
New Info on the Safety of A/H1N1 Flu Vaccine in Pregnancy
Evidence mounts that flu vaccine in pregnancy is safe, but congenital anomalies need to be better defined and slight increases in maternal outcomes explained.