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Consultant Live unveils new online sleep disorders educational program for doctors, nurses

Consultant Live unveils new online sleep disorders educational program for doctors, nurses

UBM Medica US announces that Consultant Live a leading online community for primary care clinicians, has unveiled a new online sleep disorders educational program to help doctors and nurses help their patients get a good night's rest. [More]
Cancer Network presents exclusive coverage of ESMO 2014 Congress

Cancer Network presents exclusive coverage of ESMO 2014 Congress

UBM Medica US announces that Cancer Network, a leading online community for oncologists and others who treat cancer and the online home of the journal ONCOLOGY, presents exclusive coverage of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2014 Congress, held September 26–30 in Madrid, Spain. [More]
Swedish woman gives birth to world's first womb-transplant baby

Swedish woman gives birth to world's first womb-transplant baby

In a ground-breaking research project at the University of Gothenburg, seven Swedish women have had embryos reintroduced after receiving wombs from living donors. Now the first transplanted woman has delivered a baby – a healthy and normally developed boy. The world-unique birth was acknowledged in The Lancet on 5 October. [More]
Experts available to share tips on prevention of ovarian cancer

Experts available to share tips on prevention of ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of death in American women, with about 22,000 diagnosed and 14,000 dying from the disease each year. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and Mount Sinai experts are sharing tips on prevention. [More]
Longer looks: Doctors' misunderstanding of test results; the medical facts about birth control

Longer looks: Doctors' misunderstanding of test results; the medical facts about birth control

[Gerd] Gigerenzer, director of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy in Berlin, is an expert in uncertainty and decision-making. His new book, Risk Savvy, takes aim at health professionals for not giving patients the information they need to make choices about healthcare. But it's not just that doctors and dentists can't reel off the relevant stats for every treatment option. Even when the information is placed in front of them, Gigerenzer says, they often can't make sense of it (William Kremer, 7/6). [More]
Researchers employ mixture of saline and air bubbles to assess fallopian tubes

Researchers employ mixture of saline and air bubbles to assess fallopian tubes

Many women struggling to become pregnant may suffer from some degree of tubal blockage. Traditionally, an x-ray hysterosalpingogram (HSG) that uses dye is the most common procedure to determine whether a blockage exists, but it can cause extreme discomfort to the patient. [More]
Researchers receive grants to advance work in prevention of premature birth

Researchers receive grants to advance work in prevention of premature birth

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center received grants totaling $600,000 from the March of Dimes Foundation to advance their work in the prevention of premature birth, which affects about one out of nine babies born annually in the U.S. and is the leading cause of newborn death. [More]
Natera initiates distribution partnership with ProPath for Panorama non-invasive prenatal screening test

Natera initiates distribution partnership with ProPath for Panorama non-invasive prenatal screening test

Natera, a leading innovator in prenatal genetic testing, today announced the initiation of a distribution partnership with ProPath, a wholly physician-owned provider of pathology services to clinicians and medical facilities in the United States, for its Panorama non-invasive prenatal screening test (NIPT). [More]
OBGYN.net to present new research and topics related to cervical health

OBGYN.net to present new research and topics related to cervical health

UBM Medica US announces that OBGYN.net, a leading online community for medical professionals specializing in women's health, will present new research and topics over the coming weeks related to cervical cancer and cervical health in honor of January being Cervical Health Awareness Month. [More]
Wis. Senator suing Obama administration over health law subsidies

Wis. Senator suing Obama administration over health law subsidies

Meanwhile, fellow Republicans Sen. Rand Paul and Phil Gingrey also are heavily criticizing the law. [More]
Support from lactation consultant improves chances of breastfeeding

Support from lactation consultant improves chances of breastfeeding

In two separate clinical trials, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that periodic meetings with a lactation consultant encourages women traditionally resistant to breastfeeding to do so, at least for a few months-long enough for mother and child to gain health benefits. The results of the trials were published online today in American Journal of Public Health. [More]
Periodic meetings with lactation consultant improves chances of breastfeeding

Periodic meetings with lactation consultant improves chances of breastfeeding

In two separate clinical trials, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that periodic meetings with a lactation consultant encourages women traditionally resistant to breastfeeding to do so, at least for a few months—long enough for mother and child to gain health benefits. [More]
Medical Daily announces marketing and distribution partnership with UBM Medica US

Medical Daily announces marketing and distribution partnership with UBM Medica US

Medical Daily announced today a unique marketing and distribution partnership with UBM Medica US. Medical Daily is a source of breaking health news, scientific trends and innovations. [More]
6MWT does not reflect activity in primary care COPD patients

6MWT does not reflect activity in primary care COPD patients

Researchers have found that functional exercise capacity does not reflect physical activity among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients treated in primary care. [More]
Experts share tips on preventing ovarian cancer

Experts share tips on preventing ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of death in American women. Approximately 22,000 women are diagnosed annually and 14,000 die from the disease. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and Mount Sinai experts are sharing tips on prevention. [More]
Researchers secure $16 million NIH grant to investigate impact of HIV/AIDS on women

Researchers secure $16 million NIH grant to investigate impact of HIV/AIDS on women

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center today announced they received a $16 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the impact of HIV and AIDS on women. [More]
University of North Carolina receives $8M grant to improve maternal and infant health

University of North Carolina receives $8M grant to improve maternal and infant health

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a five-year, $8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve maternal and infant health and save the lives of mothers and infants in Malawi by strengthening the President's Maternal Health and Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI). [More]

Manage My Practice, UBM Medica US form marketing and distribution partnership

ManageMyPractice.com, a medical practice management information and resource website, announced today a unique marketing and distribution partnership with UBM Medica US. [More]
Kansas joins other states as lawmakers approve bold new abortion restrictions

Kansas joins other states as lawmakers approve bold new abortion restrictions

Analysis follows Kansas lawmakers' decision to place bold new restrictions on abortion, including defining life as beginning at conception. Gov. Sam Brownback is expected to sign the bill. Also, Alaska lawmakers also pass their own bill further restricting abortion. [More]
Physicians react to new N.D. abortion laws

Physicians react to new N.D. abortion laws

Physicians on both sides of the abortion argument disagree on whether restrictions such as the hospital privileges requirement are medically necessary or whether they instead intrude upon patients' rights (Pittman, 3/27). [More]