Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Women's Health News Stories - November 2009

Date Title Comments Rating
2009-11-30 BSGI proves to be an effective adjunct imaging modality for detecting DCIS 0 None
2009-11-30 Anti-Aging Institute of California offers 'Don't Pause' to get rid of menopause symptoms 0 None
2009-11-30 British First Lady highlights maternal mortality worldwide 0 None
2009-11-30 Presentations at Tuesday's RSNA conference 0 None
2009-11-27 Dr. Gail Harrison to receive the March of Dimes Agnes Higgins Award 0 None
2009-11-27 Risk of postnatal transmission can be reduced with HAART in HIV-positive mothers 0 None
2009-11-26 Breast Cancer Campaign awards a three year project grant to Cambridge scientist 0 None
2009-11-26 Study on response to breast cancer radiotherapy 0 None
2009-11-26 Merck to commence MK-6913 phase IIa efficacy trial for treatment of hot flashes/hot flushes 0 None
2009-11-26 Three high risk indicators that aid mammography screening 0 None
2009-11-25 Senate Health Committee likely to hold hearing on new mammogram guidelines 0 None
2009-11-25 TMCI announces a national rollout of its successful "Plan" to reach the nation's teen moms 0 5
2009-11-25 SBI urges Congress to exclude the USPSTF guidelines from health care legislation 0 None
2009-11-25 CHMP positive opinion for marketing ELONVA in Europe 0 None
2009-11-25 Alpha-fetoprotein, a well-tolerated agent for treatment and prevention of breast cancer 0 None
2009-11-25 Initiation of Phase II clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of BN83495 announced 0 None
2009-11-25 Positive efficacy data from Phase 2 study of AEZS-108 announced 0 None
2009-11-25 New mammography guidelines can set breast health care back a half century in time, says cancer expert 0 None
2009-11-25 Enzyme that plays an important role in the formation of breast tumours identified 0 None
2009-11-24 IPS examines next year's UNGASS on MDGs, improvements in maternal health 0 None
2009-11-24 Bloomberg examines Sec. of State Clinton's focus on women 0 None
2009-11-24 Guardian Technologies' novel imaging analysis technology platforms may help avoid mammography false positives 0 None
2009-11-24 Groups on both sides of abortion issue revived in Senate reform fight 0 None
2009-11-24 Poll: Women in their 40's will still get mammograms, despite new guidelines 0 None
2009-11-24 New finding reveals Barrett's esophagus in asymptomatic women undergoing endoscopic screening 0 None
2009-11-24 Breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy drug Taxol more likely to develop chronic neuropathic pain 0 None
2009-11-24 Lysteda tablets to treat menorrhagia approved by the FDA 0 2.8
2009-11-23 Flaxseed oil may reduce reduce the risk of osteoporosis 0 None
2009-11-23 Middle age women who store fat on their waist more likely to develop dementia when they get older: Study 0 None
2009-11-23 Guideline controversy: 'Politics is always intruding into the world of breast cancer' 0 None
2009-11-23 Alcohol consumption in pregnancy affects child behaviour in different ways: Study 0 5
2009-11-23 AdnaTest BreastCancer Select & Detect kit now available in the Czech Republic and Slovakia 1 None
2009-11-23 Luxembourg hospitals order Sectra MicroDose Mammography system 0 None
2009-11-21 Program on patients undergoing individualized treatment for metastatic breast cancer: NCCN 0 None
2009-11-21 Short-term follow-up a reasonable alternative to biopsy of palpable breast lesions 0 None
2009-11-21 Serum progesterone concentration test can aid optimal timing of breast MRI in women with irregular periods 0 None
2009-11-21 Dynamic MRI helps diagnose pelvic organ prolapse in women 0 None
2009-11-21 Whole genome analysis identifies 43 genetic loci contributing to lipoprotein metabolism 0 None
2009-11-21 Genetic sonogram improves accuracy of noninvasive prenatal screening and detection of Down syndrome 0 None
2009-11-20 Plastic surgeons cry foul over Senate health bill's cosmetic surgery tax 0 None
2009-11-20 FISH technology accurate in measuring the HER-2 receptor in human breast tumors 0 5
2009-11-20 Guidelines on cancer screenings spark debate 0 None
2009-11-20 White House and Bishops at odds over abortion 0 None
2009-11-20 'Botax' on cosmetic surgery questioned 0 None
2009-11-20 Health policy research roundup 0 None
2009-11-20 EMEA's CHMP recommends approval of Merck's ELONVA 0 None
2009-11-20 HHS Secretary commended for her statement on government medical panel 0 None
2009-11-20 NMA: New USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screenings could result in higher death rates 0 None
2009-11-20 Harry Reid unveils health care bill, which includes pro-abortion language 0 None
2009-11-20 New Senate version of health care reform with government funding for elective abortion introduced 0 None
2009-11-20 Obese patients no more likely to have post-operative complications after robot-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy 0 None
2009-11-20 78% of physicians do not agree with government recommendations for mammography: HCD study 0 None
2009-11-20 Finding disproves clinical guidelines about dieting while quitting smoking 0 None
2009-11-20 ACS' mammography screening guidelines receives support from ACoS 0 None
2009-11-20 Individualized decision between woman and her provider is the best choice for mammograms 0 None
2009-11-19 Many pregnant Ugandan women avoid HIV screening 0 None
2009-11-19 Experts available to discuss health effects of abuse and domestic violence 0 None
2009-11-19 Senate health bill's abortion language triggers mixed reactions 0 None
2009-11-19 Family planning drive launched during conference in Uganda 0 None
2009-11-19 AcroMetrix introduces the OptiQual HPV Genotype Panel 0 None
2009-11-19 Insurers say they won't alter mammogram coverage despite new guidelines 0 None
2009-11-19 First Edition: November 19, 2009 0 None
2009-11-19 Experts to study how olive oil lowers the level of cytotoxicity in endothelial cells 0 None
2009-11-19 Parascript releases AccuDetect 3.0 CAD software for film and digital based mammography systems 0 None
2009-11-19 opposes proposed new guidelines for mammograms 0 None
2009-11-19 USPSTF's new guidelines for mammography: The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education disagrees 0 None
2009-11-19 Radiation breakthrough to treat breast cancer patients in one day arrives at CTCA 0 None
2009-11-19 Protein content of women's saliva changes with advancing age, describe scientists 0 None
2009-11-19 Women with multiple sclerosis are less likely to have pregnancy complicaitons 0 None
2009-11-18 mdBriefCase to provide online education course on H1N1 virus in pregnant women 0 None
2009-11-18 House vote on abortion amendment causes division among Democrats 0 None
2009-11-18 Tempest over new mammography guidelines affect health legislation, insurance guidelines 0 None
2009-11-18 NBCC: Revised USPSTF guidelines will put screening and its limitations into proper perspective 0 None
2009-11-18 CRESTOR reduces major cardiovascular events in women by 46% 0 1
2009-11-18 Five strength training exercises reduce repetitive strain injury caused by office work 0 None
2009-11-18 Maternal blood biomarkers may help predict pregnancy-induced hypertension 0 1
2009-11-18 Almost half of the women in the UK suffer from lack of vitamin A, find scientists 0 None
2009-11-17 Effect of abortion restrictions in health bill may be less than advocates fear 0 None
2009-11-17 Startling new mammogram guidelines incite debate about risk, cost 0 None
2009-11-17 First Edition: November 17, 2009 0 None
2009-11-17 Power of prevention in women's hands: NYC scales up access to the second-generation female condom 0 5
2009-11-17 Genentech submits sBLAs to the FDA for Avastin 0 None
2009-11-17 Antidepressant drug is effective in treating women with low libido 0 None
2009-11-16 Results of Phase III clinical trials of flibanserin for treatment of HSDD in pre-menopausal women released 0 None
2009-11-16 Abortion-Rights groups mobilizing against House health bill restrictions 0 None
2009-11-16 Both sides puzzle over abortion amendment in House health bill 0 None
2009-11-16 FDA approves Lysteda for treating menorrhagia 0 None
2009-11-16 Enrollment complete in Cytori Therapeutics' international breast cancer reconstruction study 0 None
2009-11-16 highlights Sarah Palin's surprisingly extensive and unflattering record on abortion 1 2
2009-11-16 Rethink Breast Cancer launches 2009 Breast Fest Film Festival 0 None
2009-11-16 Hope for vaccine against Chlamydia 0 None
2009-11-16 Maternal mortality, abortion rates decline in former Soviet bloc 0 None
2009-11-16 Democrats finding little common ground on abortion language in health legislation 0 None
2009-11-13 GOP hopes to rally sentiment against Dems' health bills but face flap over RNC abortion coverage 0 None
2009-11-13 Does prolonged exposure to paternal antigens protect against pregnancy-induced hypertension? 0 3
2009-11-13 Low-level physical activity has beneficial effects on materno-foetal health: Study 0 1
2009-11-13 Post-menopausal women in Asia hospitalized with fragility fracture are not aware whether they had osteoporosis or not 0 None
2009-11-13 Exercise during pregnancy does not harm the health of foetus 0 5
2009-11-13 Medtronic launches an educational campaign to raise awareness of overactive bladder 0 None
2009-11-13 Breast cancer patients who undergo fertility preservation need not delay treatment 0 None
2009-11-13 New and effective medicines underway for treating a wide range of diseases affecting women 0 None
2009-11-13 New minimally invasive laser treatment saves the lives of twins with TTTS 0 5
2009-11-13 Cancer patients with dense breasts have a higher risk of recurring malignancy 0 None
2009-11-12 IVF Witness uses RFID to identify the sperm and eggs, and reduces the risk of lab errors in infertility treatment 0 None
2009-11-12 Abortion rights groups unite in fight against coverage restrictions 0 None
2009-11-12 Baby Boomers seek alternatives for prescription only treatments for menopause symptoms 0 None
2009-11-12 Data supports the use of ExAblate as a safe, effective and durable treatment for uterine fibroids 0 5
2009-11-11 Health debate breaks uneasy peace on abortion policy 0 None
2009-11-11 Newborn and Parenting Resources: A new service from WellPoint for working mothers 1 4.5
2009-11-11 Cancer screening methods are not perfect: Experts 1 4
2009-11-11 OncoVista Innovative Therapies' AdnaTest BreastCancer and EMT1/StemCell products evaluated in German hospitals 0 None
2009-11-11 Capecitabine in chemotherapy regimen reduces early breast cancer recurrence 0 None
2009-11-11 Women face higher risk of post-stroke depression 0 None
2009-11-11 Pfizer and BMP Sunstone team up to promote Depo-Provera, a product for treating endometriosis 0 None
2009-11-11 Sprycel holds hope for treating Src dependent ovarian cancer 0 None
2009-11-11 HIV/AIDS leading cause of death among women ages 15-44, WHO study shows 0 None
2009-11-10 Abortion clash moves to Senate as Centrists seek House-like provision in health bill 0 None
2009-11-10 SAVI reaches a major milestone in breast brachytherapy 0 None
2009-11-10 "Science In Action: Saving the Lives of Africa's Mothers" report to be released at ASADI conference 0 None
2009-11-10 Environmental factors, obesity and diabetes: Long-term study launched 0 None
2009-11-10 Court denies preliminary injunction against Hologic, Conceptus to continue patent infringement suit 0 None
2009-11-10 Affordable health care can save millions of women, newborns, and children in sub-Saharan Africa 0 None
2009-11-10 Robotic surgery for vaginal prolapse reduces patient hospital stay and recovery time 0 5
2009-11-10 House-passed abortion restrictions could stir up Senate's health reform debate 0 None
2009-11-10 Teenage women who are obese at higher risk to develop MS as adults 0 None
2009-11-10 Three IVF attempts increase chances of a live birth 0 None
2009-11-10 WHO report calls for improved health care for women, girls 0 None
2009-11-09 CDC continues funding National Sexual Violence Resource Center, awards $4.5M 0 None
2009-11-09 TivaMed changes its name to Viveve 0 5
2009-11-09 Positive study data from Zosano Pharma's ZP-PTH transdermal patch for treating osteoporosis 0 None
2009-11-09 CRINONE vaginal progesterone gel as effective as IM progesterone for luteal phase support in IVF-ET 0 None
2009-11-09 Decision Resources forecasts sales of HER2-targeting agents to grow by 3.3% per year 0 None
2009-11-09 Breast Fest Film Festival to focus on storytelling as part of the healing process 0 None
2009-11-09 Swedish study: Chances of having a baby increases over three cycles 0 None
2009-11-09 Women with asthma find it harder to sleep and feel more tired during the day than men 0 None
2009-11-09 Operation Rescue Insurrecta Nex: "Our biggest battle is to stop the slaughter of children" 0 4
2009-11-09 Cardinal Rigali to support health care bill if an amendment preserving the status quo for abortion is voted upon 0 None
2009-11-09 Lubricants improve the comfort and pleasure of sexual intercourse, and reduce the risk of injury 0 5
2009-11-09 Americans United for Life Action endorses amendment to prohibit abortion mandates and funding in HR 3962 0 None
2009-11-09 To move health reform bill, Dems make abortion agreement, start historic debate 0 None
2009-11-09 Family Research Council releases statement concerning the passage of pro-life amendment 0 None
2009-11-09 Postmenopausal hormone therapy reduces the rate of atypical ductal hyperplasia 0 None
2009-11-09 Democrats' late-night abortion agreement opens door to vote on health bill 0 None
2009-11-09 Patients with highest breast density have greater risk of cancer recurrence, find researchers 0 None
2009-11-07 Human fetuses become active listeners in the last trimester of the pregnancy: Study 0 1
2009-11-07 Gastroschisis may be associated with infections during pregnancy 0 1
2009-11-06 Rights group highlights maternal health issues in India 0 1
2009-11-06 Women with high levels of homocysteine more likely to suffer from Alzheimer's disease 0 1
2009-11-06 Women may not have enough energy to support both hard workouts and getting pregnant: Study 1 5
2009-11-06 New breast reconstruction surgery for women 0 5
2009-11-06 Non-invasive "optical biopsy" to detect breast cancer 0 None
2009-11-06 Citracal Calcium plus Heart Health helps support bone and heart health in women 0 None
2009-11-06 SAVI 6-1Mini applicator is the only brachytherapy solution for patients with small breasts, says study 1 None
2009-11-05 Prenatal DHA, a product developed for pregnant women to ensure adequate DHA, introduced 0 None
2009-11-05 Study suggests three-week course of radiation therapy effective for breast cancer patients 0 None
2009-11-05 Educational video induces girls diagnosed with PID to ensure partner treatment 0 5
2009-11-05 Oral contraceptives may have a potential role in the management of premenopausal women with asthma 0 None
2009-11-04 Scientific evidence found linking second-hand smoke exposure to pre-menopausal breast cancer 0 None
2009-11-04 Abortion continues to snag health reform legislation, divide lawmakers 0 None
2009-11-04 Majority of women smokers unaware of immediate and long term health risks 0 None
2009-11-04 40 Days for Life prays before Planned Parenthood abortion center, director quits 0 None
2009-11-04 Higher testosterone levels in older women are associated with increased health risks 0 None
2009-11-04 Stress-reduction workshops for women with history of breast cancer 0 None
2009-11-04 New advanced fertility monitor for women 0 None
2009-11-04 Weightlifting increases self-esteem among breast cancer survivors: Study 0 None
2009-11-04 Obese women less likely to become pregnant and have successful pregnancy, says new findings 0 None
2009-11-04 HER2-positive breast cancer patients can be treated with Trastuzumab and adjuvant radiation therapy 0 None
2009-11-04 Breastfeeding: ADA position paper details health benefits for both infants and mothers 0 5
2009-11-03 Also in Global Health News: Breast cancer in developing world; Burkina Faso ITN distribution; diarrhea in people over age five; Gates Q&A 0 None
2009-11-03 Vaccinating mothers against influeza during pregnancy prevents hospitalization in their infants 0 None
2009-11-03 A new blood test for breast cancer 1 1.5
2009-11-03 Study reveals high risk of recurrence for early-stage breast cancer patients with HER2 positive tumors 0 None
2009-11-03 IMC-RT does not benefit breast cancer patients 0 None
2009-11-03 Pregnant women tolerate the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine, mount strong immune response 0 None
2009-11-03 New imaging technique for treatment of breast cancer 0 None
2009-11-02 NIH awards $1.2 million to GE Global Research to develop a low-cost transducer 0 None
2009-11-02 Positive results from Aeterna Zentaris' AEZS-108 Phase 2 study in ovarian cancer patients 0 None
2009-11-02 Medela to host Virtual Human Milk Collection Campaign 0 None
2009-11-02 Curato invests in Sectra’s digital mammography system 0 None


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