Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Women's Health News Stories - June 2011

Date Title Comments Rating
2011-06-30 Viewpoints: Abortion law debates; Medicare cost examinations; state reform building blocks 0 None
2011-06-30 Non-smoking women more likely to be obese: Study 0 None
2011-06-30 N.C. Gov. Vetoes abortion bill; 2 Kansas doctors file suit against Kansas law; R.I. exchange bill caught in dispute 0 None
2011-06-30 Diagnostic delay in women with tuberous sclerosis complex increases mortality risk 0 None
2011-06-30 Girl's Book Project delivers critical information about puberty and health 0 None
2011-06-30 Women recover faster from knee replacement surgery than men 0 None
2011-06-30 Social stigma surrounding abortion 0 None
2011-06-30 Early metformin treatment may prevent adolescent polycystic ovary syndrome 0 None
2011-06-30 FDA's ODAC recommends withdrawal of Avastin approval for metastatic breast cancer 0 None
2011-06-29 FDA looks at Avastin risks 0 None
2011-06-29 NPR examines maternal, child health in Mozambique 0 None
2011-06-29 PEP intervention increases breast cancer awareness 0 None
2011-06-29 Stop ignoring historical western advocacy of sex selection 0 None
2011-06-29 New prostate cancer drugs bring cost of care into spotlight 0 None
2011-06-29 Planned Parenthood asks court to restore funding in Kansas 0 None
2011-06-29 Global economic recession ends concerted rise in fertility rates 0 None
2011-06-29 Roundup: UMass students complain about insurance plan; Indiana stops paying for children's vaccines; Suit filed to stop Arizona Medicaid cuts 0 None
2011-06-28 Conventional Estrogen Receptor measurement methods may result in 10-20% false negative rate 0 None
2011-06-28 Screening with mammography reduces deaths from breast cancer 0 None
2011-06-28 Enrollment commences in Palatin's bremelanotide Phase 2b trial for female sexual dysfunction 0 2
2011-06-28 First Edition: June 28, 2011 0 None
2011-06-28 Many advanced breast cancer patients do not receive postmastectomy radiation therapy 0 None
2011-06-28 Breast cancer patients not getting recommended radiation therapy: Report 0 None
2011-06-28 GlobalPost examines family planning and maternal health in Malawi 0 None
2011-06-28 Women can benefit from immediate breast reconstruction following mastectomy 0 None
2011-06-28 Researchers, policy experts to examine issue of declining enrollment in clinical trials 0 None
2011-06-28 Accelerated hepatitis B vaccination schedule effective for high-risk pregnant women 0 None
2011-06-28 Mammography screening prevents breast cancer deaths in women 0 None
2011-06-27 Vitamin D supplements safe for healthy pregnant women 0 None
2011-06-27 'MRA Fusion' treatment for uterine fibroids 0 None
2011-06-27 Abortion policies under scrutiny in a number of states 0 None
2011-06-27 FDA accepts for filing Columbia's PROCHIEVE progesterone gel NDA 0 None
2011-06-27 Study aims to find out whether blood screening can diagnose early breast cancer 0 None
2011-06-27 Study finds no adverse effects of vitamin D supplements in pregnant women, newborns 0 None
2011-06-27 Many women with advanced breast cancer do not receive radiation after mastectomy 0 None
2011-06-27 Study links genetic variants in MHC region with risk of lupus in African American women 0 None
2011-06-27 UVA to study how the 'Call to Health' model helps African-American women manage diabetes 0 None
2011-06-27 Maternal MS not linked with poor pregnancy or birth outcomes 0 None
2011-06-27 New model estimates impact of lifestyle changes on absolute breast cancer risk 0 None
2011-06-27 Policy leaders to identify targeted strategies for creating national breastfeeding agenda 0 None
2011-06-27 AWHONN, Elsevier partner to review and update Maternal-Newborn skills 0 None
2011-06-27 Federal judge rules Indiana cannot cut Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood 0 None
2011-06-24 Conference examines family planning benefits for health 0 None
2011-06-24 Focused ultrasound changes 27 year-old uterine fibroid patient's life 0 None
2011-06-24 Scientific evidence is key driver for gaining reimbursement for MR-guided focused ultrasound 0 None
2011-06-24 Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation awards grants to empower African American women with type 2 diabetes 0 None
2011-06-24 Unavailability of Avastin more dangerous risk for breast cancer patients, says FAMEDS founder 0 None
2011-06-24 Gender-based sex selection harms women's health in Asia, U.N. report says 0 None
2011-06-24 Breast milk is an incredible low-tech solution for infant malnutrition 0 None
2011-06-24 Genetics may fuel women's prejudice against male strangers during menstrual cycle 0 None
2011-06-24 CHW interventions linked to increased rates of mammography screening 0 None
2011-06-24 New York Times examines very rare E. coli strain responsible for German outbreak 0 None
2011-06-24 Inhaled corticosteroids linked to increased risk of fractures in patients with COPD 0 None
2011-06-24 Longer looks: Prenatal care for dads; rise in bipolar diagnosis for children 0 None
2011-06-23 WA alcohol regulations sparks debate 0 None
2011-06-23 Elderly alcohol and drug abuse support 0 None
2011-06-23 Centrix and CutisPharma enter promotional agreement for vaginal suppository compounding kits 0 None
2011-06-23 Michelle Obama talks about AIDS, women's rights on Africa trip 0 None
2011-06-23 Silicone gel-filled breast implants: FDA releases updated data 0 None
2011-06-23 Gaining regulatory approval for new medical devices easier than convincing insurers to provide coverage 0 None
2011-06-23 Woman can more accurately identify man's sexual orientation during peak ovulation 0 None
2011-06-23 Study examines reasons for rise in cesarean delivery 0 None
2011-06-23 More frequent use of ultrasound recommended in twin pregnancies 0 None
2011-06-23 Silicone-gel breast implant complications to be watched out for: FDA 0 None
2011-06-23 Drinking restrictions for the elderly 0 None
2011-06-23 Mothers receiving influenza vaccination during pregnancy also protect infants 0 None
2011-06-22 Upgraded midwifery services could save up to 3.6M lives in developing countries 0 None
2011-06-22 Planning for changes in lifestyle, health leads to better retirement 0 None
2011-06-22 Genetic mutation linked to peripartum cardiomyopathy during pregnancy 0 None
2011-06-22 Marriage boosts survival odds for both men and women with colon cancer 0 None
2011-06-22 Maternal smoking 'imprints' unhealthy set of characteristics on unborn babies 0 None
2011-06-22 Smoking during pregnancy lowers offspring's HDL cholesterol, greater risk of heart disease later 0 None
2011-06-22 Indiana Planned Parenthood to stop taking Medicaid patients 0 None
2011-06-22 More mothers are breast feeding: Report 0 None
2011-06-21 DIA recognizes CAPRISA team for outstanding achievement in HIV prevention 0 None
2011-06-21 Guardian examines cervical cancer in Africa 0 None
2011-06-21 Focus on men in family planning programs 0 None
2011-06-21 Strengthen monitoring and surveillance of malaria in pregnancy interventions 0 None
2011-06-21 California-born Asian and Pacific Islander women face higher risks of breast cancer 0 None
2011-06-21 Tony Blair visits Sierra Leone, calls for increased investment, better governance 0 None
2011-06-21 Obese teenage girls more likely to develop high-level nicotine addiction 0 None
2011-06-21 Inducing labor does not increase risk of emergency cesarean section 0 None
2011-06-21 New clinical trial to evaluate safety of tenofovir gel in breastfeeding, pregnant women 0 None
2011-06-21 Additional, better-trained midwives needed to save millions of women and newborns worldwide, report says 0 None
2011-06-20 Adequate midwifery could save 3.6 million lives, new report shows 0 None
2011-06-20 GOP fight against Planned Parenthood expands as Wis. prepares to cut funding 0 None
2011-06-20 Urinary incontinence after child birth increases risk of postpartum depression 0 1
2011-06-20 Genetic Technologies introduces BREVAGen genetic test for assessing non-familial breast cancer risk 0 None
2011-06-20 Two thirds of women with breast cancer more likely to die from cardiovascular disease 0 None
2011-06-20 Health care politics: Anti-abortion group attacks Romney; Axelrod claims Huntsman supported Obama plan; Bachmann vows repeal 0 None
2011-06-18 Watson Pharmaceuticals confirms SEASONIQUE patent challenge 0 None
2011-06-18 Additional funding announced for PEPFAR programs in Africa 0 None
2011-06-18 Cancer Statistics 2011 report finds progress has not benefitted all segments of the population equally 0 None
2011-06-18 HPV vaccine shows success in young Australian women, study says 0 1
2011-06-18 Justice Department sides with Planned Parenthood in Indiana case 0 None
2011-06-18 Cervical ripening that instigates preterm birth is distinct from normal term labor 0 None
2011-06-18 Post-war trend of falling birth rates has been reversed across Europe 0 None
2011-06-18 OptumHealth names Women & Infants as Center of Excellence for Reproductive Resource Services 0 None
2011-06-17 Cancer vaccine shows promise 0 None
2011-06-17 Joint venture to manufacture and distribute tenofovir gel in Africa 0 None
2011-06-17 Civil unrest creates serious health implications in South Sudan 0 None
2011-06-17 Eating disorders and abuse may increase likelihood of pregnancy and postpartum depression 0 None
2011-06-17 Japan to evacuate pregnant women, children at risk of high radiation levels outside of evacuation zone 0 None
2011-06-17 Unprescribed methods to bring on labor may not be effective 0 None
2011-06-17 Men's flashy spending may work for the short term but not for marriage 0 None
2011-06-17 Food-based soy products safe for breast cancer survivors, expert says 0 None
2011-06-17 AAIDD honors BUSM professor for intellectual and developmental disabilities research 0 None
2011-06-17 HRT use linked to decreased risk of peripheral arterial disease in postmenopausal women 0 None
2011-06-17 Viewpoints: Medicare eligibility age; Medicare 'scares'; questions about Fla. Medicaid managed care 0 None
2011-06-17 Pregnant women with depression unlikely to receive consistent treatment 0 None
2011-06-17 Roundup: Few states raise taxes to ease budgets; Ala. Gov. signs abortion law; Texas House advances bill to turn Medicaid, Medicare into block grants 0 None
2011-06-16 Older women in the UK less likely to have breast cancer surgery than younger ones 0 None
2011-06-16 Large trial of tenofovir gel for women set to begin in South Africa 0 None
2011-06-16 Expert poll finds Afghanistan is the most dangerous place to be a woman 0 None
2011-06-16 State roundup: Mass. health spending's rise; huge Ky. hospital merger 0 None
2011-06-16 Women who make their sexual debut as young teens more likely to divorce 0 None
2011-06-16 Sheep diagnoses breast cancer 0 None
2011-06-15 There is no such thing as expressive muscles 0 None
2011-06-15 Meeting promotes partnership to end malnutrition in first 1,000 days of life 0 None
2011-06-15 Panel discusses funding for universal access to HIV treatment 0 None
2011-06-15 EOW hosts national conference to highlight practice of Female Genital Mutilation 0 None
2011-06-15 Bariatric surgery may treat polycystic ovarian syndrome in women of child-bearing age 0 None
2011-06-15 TIA, CONRAD enter license agreement to manufacture and distribute Tenofovir1% gel in Africa 0 None
2011-06-15 Ventana Medical receives FDA approval for new breast cancer genetic test 0 None
2011-06-15 High-quality fathering reduces risky sexual behavior by daughters 0 None
2011-06-15 Marriage and sleep study: Lack of sleep affects wives, husbands stoic! 0 None
2011-06-14 Poor maternal nutrition predisposes offspring to type 2 diabetes 0 None
2011-06-14 Study links sleep duration with pressure to maintain thin body among adolescent girls 0 None
2011-06-14 Sociologist studies why families in China choose to abort girls 0 None
2011-06-14 Study explores age differences in barriers to cervical cancer screening attendance 0 None
2011-06-13 Severe sleep apnea increases risk of gestational diabetes and preterm birth in pregnant women 0 None
2011-06-13 VOA News examines U.N. Women in series of articles 0 None
2011-06-13 Secretary of State Clinton travels to sub-Saharan Africa 0 None
2011-06-13 UNAIDS, PEPFAR announce campaign to eliminate MTCT of HIV by 2015 0 None
2011-06-13 S. African government program reduced MTCT HIV transmission rate to 3.5%, study shows 0 None
2011-06-13 LA/hypnosis combination during surgery can aid healing process, reduce drug use and hospital stay time 0 None
2011-06-10 GOP senators ask HHS to let Indiana cut Planned Parenthood funding 0 None
2011-06-10 Ban calls for global unity to end AIDS by 2020 at U.N. meeting opening 0 None
2011-06-10 Antimullerian hormone test can help indicate number of eggs, pregnancy in women 0 None
2011-06-10 Tips for pregnant women during summer 0 None
2011-06-09 Several state legislatures debate abortion restrictions 0 None
2011-06-09 VOA News examines debate over U.N. Women funding levels 0 None
2011-06-09 Women who receive intrauterine device after abortion less likely to have unintended pregnancy 0 None
2011-06-09 PEPFAR, UNAIDS to announce new plan for preventing MTCT of HIV 0 None
2011-06-09 National survey finds women more likely to see doctor on regular basis than men 0 5
2011-06-09 New NCIN report: Poorer women more likely to die from breast cancer 0 None
2011-06-09 More women than men are unnecessarily referred for nuclear stress tests 0 None
2011-06-08 Maternal-child health disparities need to be addressed in the U.S., says expert 0 None
2011-06-08 Indiana official offers new option to keep Medicaid for Planned Parenthood 0 None
2011-06-08 Women may be as resilient to combat-related stress as men 0 None
2011-06-08 Lethal malaria parasite has biochemical weakness 0 None
2011-06-08 Women who gain excessive weight during pregnancy may have newborns with high body fat 0 None
2011-06-08 BPA affects development of uterus in female primates 0 None
2011-06-08 Mother's blueberry consumption can improve mammary gland health in offspring 0 None
2011-06-08 MSU professor to lead acetazolamide clinical trial on idiopathic intracranial hypertension 0 None
2011-06-08 Combined contraceptive pill does not cause weight gain in young women 0 None
2011-06-07 Smoking increases woman's risk for peripheral artery disease 10-fold 0 None
2011-06-07 University of Perugia researcher to lead BioNanoFilter European clinical trial on Group B Strep 0 None
2011-06-07 Race impacts risk of heart disease after gestational diabetes 0 None
2011-06-07 Ovarian cancer screenings do not reduce risk of death 0 None
2011-06-07 Women with higher leptin levels have fewer symptoms of depression 0 None
2011-06-07 Faults in p53 gene could help predict beneficial drug combination for ovarian cancer 0 None
2011-06-07 APP to commence marketing Letrozole Tablets for breast cancer in the U.S. 0 None
2011-06-07 Female cancer survivors benefit from natural nutritional supplement 0 None
2011-06-07 Testosterone spray may slow cognitive decline in post-menopausal women 0 None
2011-06-07 Women with low bone density more likely to benefit from bisphosphonate drug 0 None
2011-06-07 Flaxseed of no use in menopausal hot flashes: Study 0 None
2011-06-06 Attorneys head to court today over Indiana ban on funding for Planned Parenthood 0 None
2011-06-06 New blog aims to help dispel many myths behind cervical smear test 0 None
2011-06-06 Estrogen therapy improves low bone density in teenage girls with anorexia nervosa 0 None
2011-06-06 Researchers measure ED residents' attitudes on pregnancy during residency 0 None
2011-06-06 Skin wrinkles may allow identification of fracture risk in early menopausal women 0 None
2011-06-06 NCIC CTG's exemestane clinical trial data on breast cancer presented at ASCO 2011 0 None
2011-06-06 Additional radiation treatment shows promise for breast cancer surgery patients 0 None
2011-06-06 Study suggests strong link between dying from breast cancer and being obese 0 None
2011-06-06 Anti-Mullerian hormone test can indicate reproductive function in young women with cancer 0 None
2011-06-06 Genentech's Avastin, chemotherapy Phase III combination study data on ovarian cancer presented at ASCO 0 5
2011-06-06 Women with breast cancer do not benefit from flaxseed 0 None
2011-06-06 Women with ovarian cancer do not benefit from CA-125 and transvaginal ultrasound 0 None
2011-06-06 Low-cost healthy lifestyle program can prevent excess weight gain in pregnant women 0 None
2011-06-06 Nonmenstruating female athletes have abnormal bone structure: Study 0 None
2011-06-06 Exemestane reduces risk of breast cancer in high-risk, postmenopausal women 0 None
2011-06-05 NHS directive to fertility clinics 0 None
2011-06-05 Screening unhelpful in lowering deaths from ovarian cancer 0 None
2011-06-05 Wrinkles and bone health: Connection 0 None
2011-06-05 Safety of birth control pills under scrutiny 0 None
2011-06-04 Bionovo's Menerba Phase 2 trial data to be presented at Annual World Congress on Menopause 0 5
2011-06-04 HRT reduces risk of breast cancer in women with BRCA mutations after ovary removal 0 5
2011-06-04 Indiana officials say they will defy federal order on Planned Parenthood 0 None
2011-06-04 Researcher to evaluate new approach for treatment of triple-negative breast cancer 0 None
2011-06-04 Additional data supporting utility of PAM50 gene signature for breast cancer to be presented at ASCO 2011 0 None
2011-06-04 Thermography is not a substitute for mammography, warns FDA 0 None
2011-06-04 Combinations of mother's body size, placental size can predict heart disease in men in later life: Study 0 None
2011-06-04 Sexual pleasure among young adults linked to healthy psychological and social development 0 None
2011-06-04 G8 must fulfill pledges to women and children 0 None
2011-06-04 Viewpoints: Debating the best ways to 'fix' Medicare; ACO rule; states 'punishing' women? 0 None
2011-06-04 Nuvera announces results of blinded study on breast cancer assay for taxane chemotherapy response 0 None
2011-06-03 Telethermographic device is not approved for screening breast cancer 0 None
2011-06-03 Many women over 70 with stage I breast cancer opt for radiation therapy: ASCO 0 None
2011-06-03 Dilon Diagnostics to introduce latest advancement in molecular breast imaging at SNM meeting 0 None
2011-06-03 Fatty diet during pregnancy linked to increased risk of placental inflammation, stillbirth 0 None
2011-06-03 HHS says Indiana cannot cut Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood 0 None
2011-06-03 Hip strengthening exercises reduce patellofemoral pain, improve female runners' gaits 0 None
2011-06-03 Geophagy protects stomach against toxins, parasites and pathogens 0 None
2011-06-02 Octomom’s fertility specialist loses license 0 None
2011-06-02 Relatives of women who died in childbirth in Uganda sue government 0 None
2011-06-02 Study explains differences between male and female victims in community violence assaults 0 None
2011-06-02 Researchers discover overactive genes that drive triple-negative breast cancer cells 0 None
2011-06-02 Unwed mothers face poorer health at midlife: New nationwide study 0 None
2011-06-01 Men with migraine suffer from PTSD than women 0 None
2011-06-01 SGO's Clinical Document outlines expert recommendations for gynecologic cancer surveillance 0 None
2011-06-01 National survey finds gender and race affect self-reported health 0 None
2011-06-01 Breast fat transfer procedure can achieve twofold increase in breast size 0 None
2011-06-01 Researchers receive CTSI Award for Translational Research in Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health. 0 None
2011-06-01 Women with ovarian cancer could benefit from new targeted testing 0 None
2011-06-01 POWER study examines impact of HIV infection on Ontario women 0 None
2011-06-01 IPSOGEN announces two studies on Genomic Grade test to be presented at ASCO 2011 0 None
2011-06-01 Type II diabetes drug may slow or stop breast cancer tumor metastasis 0 1
2011-06-01 Birth control pill safety issues raised 0 None


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