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Gynecology and obstetrics are twin subjects that deal with the female reproductive system. While obstetrics deals with pregnancy and its associated procedures and complications, gynaecology involves treating women who are not pregnant.
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Study highlights burden of increasing patient volume in emergency departments

Study highlights burden of increasing patient volume in emergency departments

The average monthly emergency department visit increased by 5.7 percent in Illinois after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, although the population remained essentially flat. [More]
New article outlines how school nurses can help teens experiencing digital dating abuse

New article outlines how school nurses can help teens experiencing digital dating abuse

Many teens experience physical or sexual abuse within their romantic relationships and now dating violence can also be perpetrated digitally by harassing, stalking or controlling a romantic partner via technology and social media. [More]
Developmental exposure to fracking chemicals may pose threat to fertility

Developmental exposure to fracking chemicals may pose threat to fertility

More than 15 million Americans live within a one-mile radius of unconventional oil and gas operations. UOGs combine directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," to release natural gas from underground rock. [More]
New research discovers how opposite-sex hormonal therapy influences the brain

New research discovers how opposite-sex hormonal therapy influences the brain

Women and men often show marked differences as regards mental illnesses. In order to learn more about this phenomenon, a project supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF explored how opposite-sex hormonal therapy applied to transgender individuals influences the brain. [More]
Newfound role for PARP proteins could lead to therapeutic opportunities for cancer

Newfound role for PARP proteins could lead to therapeutic opportunities for cancer

Using technology they developed, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a previously unknown role of a certain class of proteins: as regulators of gene activity and RNA processing. [More]
New study shows frozen embryo transfer safer, more successful in women with PCOS

New study shows frozen embryo transfer safer, more successful in women with PCOS

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who receive frozen embryos during in vitro fertilization have safer and more successful pregnancies than those who get fresh embryos, according to the results of a recent collaboration between Penn State College of Medicine and Chinese researchers. [More]
New study shows previous estimates significantly underreported maternal mortality rates in the U.S.

New study shows previous estimates significantly underreported maternal mortality rates in the U.S.

Despite the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of a 75 percent reduction in maternal deaths by 2015, the estimated maternal mortality rate for 48 U.S. states and the District of Columbia actually increased by 26.6 percent from 2000 to 2014, according to a new study co-authored by Boston University School of Public Health researchers. [More]
Miami gynecologist calls on travelers to follow CDC guidelines while maintaining proper perspective on Zika risk

Miami gynecologist calls on travelers to follow CDC guidelines while maintaining proper perspective on Zika risk

Dr. Jason James, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baptist Hospital in Miami, called on travelers to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines while maintaining perspective on the risk of Zika for those who are not pregnant. [More]

Study recommends LISA ventilation strategy to prevent chronic lung disease in preterm infants

Researchers from McMaster University have evaluated and determined the best ventilation strategy to prevent chronic lung disease, one of the most significant complications in preterm infants. [More]
Reproductive age-related changes in ovarian environment may contribute to infertility

Reproductive age-related changes in ovarian environment may contribute to infertility

Women's decreased ability to produce healthy eggs as they become older may be due to excessive scarring and inflammation in their ovaries, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study in mice. [More]
Kaiser Permanente study provides new insights into how autism affects siblings

Kaiser Permanente study provides new insights into how autism affects siblings

A new Kaiser Permanente study found that the risk of younger siblings developing an autism spectrum disorder is 14 times higher if an older sibling has ASD. The study, which was published today in Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, also found the risk level was consistent across gestational age at birth. [More]
Wiley's Zika page offers free access to published content to coincide with events in Brazil

Wiley's Zika page offers free access to published content to coincide with events in Brazil

Wiley has made available all of its published Zika content on one site http://www.wiley.com/go/zika to coincide with events in Brazil, a territory that has seen increased cases of Zika Virus recently. [More]
UTMB researchers unlock clues to understand signals that trigger labor and delivery process

UTMB researchers unlock clues to understand signals that trigger labor and delivery process

In a normal full-term pregnancy, signals from the mature organs of the fetus and the aging placental membranes and placenta prompt the uterus' muscular walls to begin the labor and delivery process. It's still unclear how these signals accomplish this goal or how they reach from the fetal side to the maternal side. [More]
New ACMG guidelines recommend NIPT as optimal initial screening test for all pregnant women

New ACMG guidelines recommend NIPT as optimal initial screening test for all pregnant women

Natera, Inc., a leader in non-invasive genetic testing and the analysis of circulating cell-free DNA, applauds the new guidelines just released by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, supporting the use of non-invasive prenatal tests (NIPT/NIPS) as an optimal, initial option to screen for specific genetic conditions, such as Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) during pregnancy. [More]
UW-Madison scientists working to screen mosquitoes for ability to carry, transmit Zika virus

UW-Madison scientists working to screen mosquitoes for ability to carry, transmit Zika virus

It's no accident that researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have taken a lead role addressing the Zika virus epidemic gripping the Americas. Many of them were already at work fighting viruses and mosquito-borne diseases in Central and South America. [More]
Researchers develop tiny 3-D tissue models to study how ovarian cancer develops in women

Researchers develop tiny 3-D tissue models to study how ovarian cancer develops in women

With a unique approach that draws on 3-D printing technologies, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers is developing new tools for understanding how ovarian cancer develops in women. [More]
Study highlights need for effective support when pregnant women opt for C-section

Study highlights need for effective support when pregnant women opt for C-section

A study involving over 6,500 pregnant women from 6 countries in northern Europe highlights a clear need for appropriate support and advice when cesarean section (c-section) is elected for non-medical reasons, and for the accurate communication of the risk and benefits of c-section birth, suggests new research published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology. [More]
Maternal placental syndromes increase short-term risk of developing cardiovascular disease

Maternal placental syndromes increase short-term risk of developing cardiovascular disease

The short-term risk of developing cardiovascular disease following a first pregnancy is higher for women experiencing placental syndromes and a preterm birth or an infant born smaller than the usual size, a University of South Florida study reports. [More]
Early and late menopause linked to increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Early and late menopause linked to increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Women who begin menopause before age 46 or after 55 have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study of more than 124,000 women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative, a large national trial aimed at preventing disease in postmenopausal women. [More]
NYU Lutheran offers latest innovation in robotic surgery to patients in Brooklyn

NYU Lutheran offers latest innovation in robotic surgery to patients in Brooklyn

True to its commitment to bring world-class care to patients in Brooklyn, the NYU Langone Health System is building a sophisticated, technologically advanced and clinically integrated health network in the borough. [More]
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