Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Women's Health News Stories - June 2012

Date Title Comments Rating
2012-06-30 Melinda Gates discusses access to contraceptives on 'The Colbert Report' 0 None
2012-06-30 Stress during pregnancy increases children's risk for abnormal health conditions at birth 0 None
2012-06-30 Shorter regimen of radiotherapy safe for noninvasive breast cancer patients 0 None
2012-06-30 Flexible wearable antenna system for breast tumor detection 0 None
2012-06-30 Women in rural Bangladesh prefer traditional cookstoves despite significant health risks 0 None
2012-06-29 Mothers, children in northern Mali most affected by food insecurity due to conflict, drought 0 None
2012-06-29 Health worker training programs working to improve women's health in Afghanistan 0 None
2012-06-29 ACR updates 39 appropriateness criteria topics and adds five new criteria 0 None
2012-06-29 Frontline health workers key to providing family planning services in developing countries 0 None
2012-06-29 Ovarian grafts can produce hormones for more than 7 years 0 None
2012-06-29 Massive study outlines success for assisted reproductive technology 0 None
2012-06-29 Roundup: Sole abortion clinic in Miss. sues over new law, Kansas awards Medicaid managed care contracts 0 None
2012-06-28 LUHS among select group of hospitals nationwide to improve breastfeeding rates 0 None
2012-06-28 Fetal growth in pregnancy may be affected by standing for long periods 0 None
2012-06-28 Despite new constitution, much work remains to bring reproductive health care to all Kenyans 0 None
2012-06-28 Can London summit broaden discussion of family planning to include needs of young women? 0 None
2012-06-28 Pregnancy complications are leading killer of teenage girls worldwide, Save the Children report says 0 None
2012-06-28 Study examines maternal mortality after the death of a child 0 None
2012-06-28 Menopausal women may experience fewer hot flashes following physical activity 0 None
2012-06-28 Up to 1 out of every 5 pregnant and new mothers will experience PPD and anxiety 0 None
2012-06-28 Covidien introduces campaign to help educate women about risk of VTE during pregnancy 0 None
2012-06-27 Decline in preventive mammography rates after USPSTF recommendation 0 None
2012-06-27 Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island to participate in Best Fed Beginnings 0 None
2012-06-27 Child obesity could be cut by healthy eating advice for new mums 0 None
2012-06-27 OOM women in mid-pregnancy have reduced levels of EDCs than general population 0 None
2012-06-27 Cardiovascular disease risk greater with Atkins-style diets 0 None
2012-06-27 Women with PCOS and sleep apnea more likely to develop prediabetes 0 None
2012-06-27 Prenatal exposure to BPA appears to program uterine estrogen responsiveness in adulthood 0 None
2012-06-27 Vitamin D and calcium supplements could increase risk of kidney stones 0 3
2012-06-27 Link between bacterial vaginosis and female-to-male HIV transmission risk 0 None
2012-06-27 Maternal factors associated with fetal growth restriction 0 None
2012-06-26 Stillbirth rates higher among least well off in England 0 None
2012-06-26 Tiniest and heaviest fetuses at increased risk of being stillborn 0 None
2012-06-26 Event highlights impact of AIDS on women worldwide 0 None
2012-06-26 GlobalPost examines women's health in Myanmar amid country's recent political reform 0 4
2012-06-26 Vitamin D therapy may improve symptoms of depression in women 0 5
2012-06-26 Increase in number of women with access to modern contraception has stalled, report says 0 None
2012-06-26 International observers hopeful about Malawian President Banda's agenda for maternal health 0 None
2012-06-26 U.S. Secretary of State Clinton defends women's reproductive rights at conclusion of Rio+20 conference 0 None
2012-06-26 Older women with low levels of Vitamin D gain more weight 0 None
2012-06-26 Beauty N Black Wellness Tour to improve health of African American families 0 None
2012-06-26 PeriGen’s patient safety campaign raises awareness about shoulder dystocia 1 None
2012-06-25 Family planning summit should address range of influences on maternal health 0 None
2012-06-25 Common experience of menopausal symptoms not associated with heart disease risk 0 None
2012-06-25 Suicide leading cause of death among young people in India 0 None
2012-06-25 BV treatment: full enrolment for phase 2 and first phase 3 trial 0 None
2012-06-25 Physical activity linked with reduced risk of breast cancer 0 None
2012-06-25 Even moderate thyroid dysfunction during early pregnancy increases risk of serious complications 0 None
2012-06-23 GlobalPost blog series examines PMTCT program in South Africa 0 None
2012-06-23 LUHS to renovate Postpartum Unit this summer 0 None
2012-06-23 No definitive link between hormonal contraceptives and increased risk of HIV infection among women, CDC says 0 None
2012-06-23 ULH hopes to help women at risk of PPD through new policy 0 None
2012-06-23 Women discuss intersection of sustainability, environment and empowerment, reproductive health at Rio+20 side event 0 None
2012-06-23 FDA advisory panel issues positive opinion for Dune's MarginProbe System 0 3
2012-06-22 Novel small-molecule-inhibiting drug stops spread of breast cancer cells 0 None
2012-06-22 Global initiative to improve quality of midwifery care 0 None
2012-06-22 London family planning summit 'must be about enabling women to choose' 0 None
2012-06-22 Protein in blood can predict improper growth of fetus 2 None
2012-06-22 Mid-urethral sling may reduce risk of urinary incontinence after surgery 0 None
2012-06-22 Moderate alcohol intake during pregnancy does not influence child's development and intelligence 0 None
2012-06-22 Contingency management programs an effective way to reduce smoking in pregnant women 0 None
2012-06-21 Midurethral slings can prevent pre-operative urinary incontinence in women with vaginal prolapse 0 None
2012-06-21 Birth control mandate remains divisive health coverage issue 0 None
2012-06-21 Healthy timing, spacing of pregnancy essential in family planning 0 None
2012-06-21 African-Americans and males lose significant weight after gastric bypass surgery 0 None
2012-06-21 Saving Mothers, Giving Life initiative aims to reduce maternal mortality 0 None
2012-06-21 VOA News examines South African policy promoting exclusive breastfeeding for mothers with HIV 0 None
2012-06-21 Guardian publishes 'shortlists' of International Development Journalism competition entries 0 None
2012-06-21 Guardian's 'Development Talk Point' series asks readers to weigh in on family planning, development 0 None
2012-06-21 Age no barrier to disordered eating 0 None
2012-06-21 Celebrating the true birthday of PEPFAR 0 1
2012-06-21 Researchers discover distinct differences in how muscle affects two layers of bone in men, women 0 None
2012-06-21 Family planning summit offers opportunity to integrate reproductive services with HIV, other health initiatives 0 None
2012-06-21 New Lifescript Asthma Health Center for women and children 0 None
2012-06-21 New robotic device can improve detection of breast cancer 0 None
2012-06-20 Parsing the facts from Romney, Obama statements; Romney advisers meet with GOP members of Congress 0 None
2012-06-20 Blog, opinion piece, press release address health aspects of Rio+20 0 None
2012-06-20 Engaging in daily activities with children can reduce stress among single mothers 0 None
2012-06-20 Teen mothers more likely to suffer abuse and postpartum depression than older moms 0 5
2012-06-20 Survey: 1 in 5 U.S. women experience sexual assault during their lifetime 0 None
2012-06-20 Inserm researchers examine effect of night work on women’s health 0 None
2012-06-19 C-section rates in US stabilize after eight years of steady increase 0 None
2012-06-19 Midwest patient receives successful stem cell transplant to cure sickle cell disease 0 None
2012-06-18 Health Canada approves Viveve System to improve sexual function after childbirth 0 None
2012-06-18 CINJ commences enrollment in three-drug combination trial for breast cancer 0 None
2012-06-18 FDA completes review of compounded hydroxyprogesterone caproate products and APIs 0 None
2012-06-16 Promising results from single iron dose study for fatigue treatment in iron deficient women 0 None
2012-06-16 Latest allergy research presented at EAACI Congress 2012 0 None
2012-06-16 Combination of low-dose vitamin D and calcium does not reduce fracture risk in women 0 None
2012-06-16 Large-scale trial of vaginal ring that releases anti-HIV drug announced at health summit in London 0 None
2012-06-16 Less expensive ARV combination just as effective for women in developing countries as costlier ARVs, study shows 0 None
2012-06-15 The Healing Group launches Hey Mom! campaign 0 None
2012-06-15 Fewer mothers, children dying globally, but progress varies greatly among countries, report says 0 None
2012-06-15 Ugandan civil organizations ask Supreme Court to declare death during childbirth violates women's rights 0 None
2012-06-15 Mich. House approves abortion restrictions bill; AFL-CIO asks Mo. Gov. to veto abortion coverage bill 0 None
2012-06-15 LabCorp launches new age-based test protocol for cervical cancer and STD screening 0 None
2012-06-15 Adult lesbian and bisexual women more likely to report abuse, assault 0 None
2012-06-15 Folic acid taken during first month of pregnancy reduces risk of autism in children 0 None
2012-06-15 Exposure to BPA during gestation has long-lasting, trans-generational effects 0 None
2012-06-15 Breast milk protects against oral transmission of HIV 0 4.2
2012-06-15 Quest receives FDA clearance to initiate oregovomab Phase II trial in ovarian cancer 0 None
2012-06-14 Women pregnant with twins should elect to give birth at 37 weeks 0 None
2012-06-14 African-American women with low SES more likely to develop obesity 0 None
2012-06-14 Hysterectomy may increase risk of cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women 0 None
2012-06-14 Cervical Cancer vaccine, increased awareness could help lower disease rate in Kenya 0 None
2012-06-14 LUHS opens new center to treat women with pelvic-floor disorders 0 None
2012-06-13 Disparities in managing depression among HIV-positive pregnant women 0 None
2012-06-13 Long-lasting weekly fertility injections work as well as daily 0 1
2012-06-13 Child Survival Call to Action event signals a 'hopeful moment' in global health 0 None
2012-06-13 African-led innovation 'imperative' to overcoming health issues on the continent 0 None
2012-06-13 Despite progress, efforts to end HIV/AIDS epidemic must be redoubled, U.N. officials say 0 None
2012-06-12 Unnecessary medical imaging can reduce risk of breast cancer in women 0 None
2012-06-12 Normal p53 gene makes breast cancer chemotherapy with doxorubicin less effective 0 None
2012-06-12 Organized rallies around U.S. decry contraception coverage mandate 0 None
2012-06-12 Cellular source of cervical cancer found 0 None
2012-06-12 Consequences of female genital mutilation could be reduced by reconstructive surgery 0 None
2012-06-12 IVF linked to increased relapse rate among MS patients 0 None
2012-06-12 Increased risk of brain aneurysm linked to early menopause 0 None
2012-06-12 Pharmanest commences SHACT Phase II study in women 0 None
2012-06-12 International summit to be held in London aims to provide 120M women with family planning services 0 None
2012-06-11 Menopausal women with high oestradiol levels at greater risk of strokes 0 2
2012-06-11 Distinct cancer 'signatures' may help predict response to estrogen-lowering therapy 0 None
2012-06-11 BioSante to initiate two new LibiGel Phase III efficacy trials in FSD, HSDD 0 None
2012-06-11 Zafgen announces new data from two Phase 1 studies of beloranib on obesity 0 None
2012-06-11 Study compares breast milk fatty acid composition in the U.S. and Tsimane women 0 None
2012-06-11 VHC extends Obstetrics services to Kaiser Permanente members 0 None
2012-06-10 Genentech receives FDA approval for Perjeta to treat HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer 0 None
2012-06-10 New synthetic vaccine effective in killing HPV-derived cancer 0 None
2012-06-08 Discovery answers why mother's immune system does not reject developing fetus as foreign tissue 0 3
2012-06-08 La. gov. signs bill increasing wait time between mandatory ultrasound, abortion 0 None
2012-06-08 Patients over 45 years with history of early menopause 50% less likely to develop severe RA 0 None
2012-06-08 Political will, health concerns, increased funding driving family planning in Africa, report says 0 None
2012-06-08 Preterm birth rates over past 20 years only dropped in 3 countries 0 None
2012-06-08 Aid agencies should support journalists to increase their ability to make a difference in developing countries 0 None
2012-06-07 Successful pregnancies common for female liver transplant recipients 0 5
2012-06-07 WHO warns of drug-resistant strains of gonorrhea 0 None
2012-06-07 Study finds some possible shortfalls in screening methods for female athlete triad 0 None
2012-06-07 U.N. Women becomes 11th member of UNAIDS partnership 0 None
2012-06-07 New data on disparities in heart health awareness among women 0 None
2012-06-06 Phase III study of AFOLIA, a biosimilar r-FSH meets its endpoint 0 4.3
2012-06-06 Agence France-Presse examines abortion debate in Morocco 0 None
2012-06-06 Study determines transgenerational effects of cannabinoid exposure in adolescent female rats 0 None
2012-06-06 Iron and micronutrient-enriched foodstuffs can fight against anaemia 0 None
2012-06-06 Abbott commences elagolix Phase 3 trial in endometriosis 0 None
2012-06-06 Brains of anxious girls work much harder than those of boys 0 None
2012-06-05 Soy protein may not enhance overall cognitive ability in women 0 None
2012-06-05 USAID Administrator Shah addresses fight against HIV in children 0 None
2012-06-05 Women more likely to develop a disability than men 0 None
2012-06-05 Preoperative breast cancer pain involves an inflammatory process 0 None
2012-06-05 Mo. Gov. faces defining choice on abortion bills; La. House approves abortion ban after 20 weeks 0 None
2012-06-05 U.S., Norway announce new private-public initiative to improve maternal health in developing countries 0 None
2012-06-05 Zimbabwe's successful PMTCT efforts serve as a 'model' for other countries in drive to eliminate pediatric AIDS 0 None
2012-06-05 Researchers uncover cellular basis for age-related breast cancer vulnerability 0 None
2012-06-05 Religious practices more successful at promoting certainty about paternity 0 None
2012-06-04 Advaxis to update preliminary data on ADXS-HPV Phase 2 trial for cervical cancer 0 None
2012-06-04 Results from Puma’s PB272 Phase I combination trial on metastatic HER-2 positive breast cancer 0 None
2012-06-04 Variation in microRNAs may explain survival differences in breast cancer 0 None
2012-06-02 Algal DHA supplementation benefits during pregnancy and infancy 0 4
2012-06-02 Lapatinib-pazopanib combination therapy not beneficial for patients with inflammatory breast cancer 0 None
2012-06-02 Researchers identify chromosomal make-up of human eggs 0 None
2012-06-02 Yawning gulf between maternal mortality policies and implementation 0 None
2012-06-02 Precision Therapeutics’ ChemoFx test feasible in cervical cancer 0 None
2012-06-01 Mothers who smoke during pregnancy increase risk of asthma in children 0 None
2012-06-01 Poll: A third of women fear efforts to control reproductive rights 0 None
2012-06-01 Moderately higher risk of stroke for women than men with irregular heart rhythm 0 None
2012-06-01 Researchers develop special brassiere for breast cancer patients 0 None


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