Cinnamon: An Ingredient for PCOS Management
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) experiencing light or infrequent periods may improve menstrual cyclicity by taking cinnamon supplements, evidence shows.
Evidence Shows 3D Mammography Improves Cancer Detection Rates
Breast tomosynthesis may be worth the extra cost to patients for breast cancer screening. Research shows the 3D technology finds more invasive cancers earlier.
Hypertension, Habitual Snoring, and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
In hypertensive pregnant women, snoring is a strong indicator of obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that may be associated with poor pregnancy outcomes.
Hormone Therapy: Habits of Older Women With Estrogen+ Breast Cancer
Most older women with non-metastatic, estrogen-positive breast cancer initiate recommended treatment with an aromatase inhibitor or tamoxifen, research shows.
Behavioral Health Gives Clues to Risk of Preterm Birth
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a major depressive episode during pregnancy are predictors of preterm delivery, independent of SRI or benzo use.
Antipsychotic Meds in Pregnancy: Higher Doses Ups Risks for Neonates
New study results may alleviate concerns about use of antipsychotics in pregnancy. However, higher doses often mean more problems for baby.
Mixed Incontinence Rx: More High-Quality Evidence Needed
Do you have inconsistent results treating patients with mixed incontinence? It may be because most treatments are too conservative and symptom-based.
Birth Spacing Plays a Role in Preterm Birth Rate, Study Finds
Shorter birth intervals can up the odds for preterm delivery, suggesting that women at risk for preterm labor receive special counseling about birth spacing.
Will Venlafaxine Become a First-Line Treatment for Hot Flashes?
Study: the nonhormonal antidepressant venlafaxine was nearly as helpful as low-dose oral estrogen for reducing hot flashes/night sweats in menopausal women.
Trend of Chemo Before Surgery Bucks Standard of Care for Ovarian Cancer
Chemo after surgery for ovarian cancer is the standard of care, but new research discovers that many women, particularly older women, are undergoing chemo before surgery.