"Soft Skills" May Be the Biggest Challenge in Medical Education
A new tool better evaluates how well residents are mastering the critical communication skills that make for a good bedside manner.
Osteoporosis Drugs Good for Bones but Not Breast Cancer Prevention
Bisphosphonates offer women no protection against breast cancer but do help prevent fractures related to osteoporosis.
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.
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