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Acupuncture treatment lowers frequency of hotflashes for 50% of women, study finds

Acupuncture treatment lowers frequency of hotflashes for 50% of women, study finds

Hot flashes - the bane of existence for many women during menopause - can be reduced in frequency by almost half for about 50 percent of women over eight weeks of acupuncture treatment, according to scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. [More]
Researchers aim to discover new treatments for triple-negative breast cancer

Researchers aim to discover new treatments for triple-negative breast cancer

The precision medicine approach involving DNA sequencing to pinpoint specific alterations that can be targeted with anti-cancer therapies is becoming an alternate treatment avenue for those with poor-responding cancers. [More]
Radiation boost provides added benefit to DCIS patients following breast-conserving surgery and WBRT

Radiation boost provides added benefit to DCIS patients following breast-conserving surgery and WBRT

A supplemental "boost" of radiation improves local control and provides an incremental benefit in decreasing breast cancer recurrence for patients with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) who receive whole breast radiation therapy radiation (WBRT) following lumpectomy, according to research presented today at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology. [More]
Cryoablation appears to be viable option for early stage breast cancer treatment

Cryoablation appears to be viable option for early stage breast cancer treatment

A deep-freezing technique known as cryoablation is a viable alternative to traditional surgery in many early-stage breast cancers, NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine researchers find in a new clinical study. The results are published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology. [More]
Psychological support may be crucial for physical recovery of breast cancer patients

Psychological support may be crucial for physical recovery of breast cancer patients

The words no one wants to hear: "You have breast cancer." Unfortunately, close to 300,000 American women are expected to receive that diagnosis each year. [More]
Adolescent girls with family breast cancer history do not experience negative psychological effects

Adolescent girls with family breast cancer history do not experience negative psychological effects

More and more girls are expected to have to confront breast cancer fears as modern genomics technology makes it easier to detect strong risk factors such as inherited BRCA1/2 mutations. [More]
Research finds barriers to breast feeding exist for working mothers in rural areas

Research finds barriers to breast feeding exist for working mothers in rural areas

Research has shown that for working mothers, the ability to breastfeed their babies is critical to their physical, mental and economic health as well as to their babies' cognitive and physical development. [More]
IMRT reduces risk of side effects, improves quality of life for endometrial and cervical cancer patients

IMRT reduces risk of side effects, improves quality of life for endometrial and cervical cancer patients

Patients with cervical and endometrial cancer have fewer gastrointestinal and genitourinary side effects and experience better quality of life when treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) than with conventional radiation therapy (RT), according to research presented today at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology. [More]
Smoke from indoor biomass fuel linked to COPD among rural women in Bangladesh

Smoke from indoor biomass fuel linked to COPD among rural women in Bangladesh

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the leading causes of death in the world. [More]
New study reports both young men and women with ACS have good one-year prognosis

New study reports both young men and women with ACS have good one-year prognosis

It has become commonly accepted that women do worse than men following a heart attack or other coronary event. [More]
Study suggests babies born to women with hearing loss more likely to be premature and have low birth weight

Study suggests babies born to women with hearing loss more likely to be premature and have low birth weight

Hearing loss is a marginalizing and disabling condition, resulting in various adverse social and health outcomes. Babies born to women with hearing loss were significantly more likely to be premature and have low birth weight, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. [More]
Allergan wins FDA approval to market new NATRELLE INSPIRA Cohesive breast implants

Allergan wins FDA approval to market new NATRELLE INSPIRA Cohesive breast implants

Allergan plc today announced the company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market NATRELLE INSPIRA Cohesive breast implants, offering women undergoing reconstruction, augmentation or revision surgery a new breast shaping option that combines a high gel fill ratio and Allergan's highly cohesive gel1, for a customized result. [More]
Maternal serum levels of nicotinamide linked to child’s risk of atopic eczema

Maternal serum levels of nicotinamide linked to child’s risk of atopic eczema

Infants whose mothers had a higher level of a particular type of vitamin B during pregnancy have a lower risk of eczema at age 12 months, new Southampton research has shown. [More]

Study examines racial differences in alcohol involvement and trauma exposures

Trauma exposure has consistently been reported as a risk factor for alcohol use and related problems. [More]
Scientists identify potential new way to prevent chronic urinary tract infections

Scientists identify potential new way to prevent chronic urinary tract infections

Researchers have identified a potential way to prevent chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs). Their research points to a key protein that bacteria use to latch onto the bladder and cause UTIs, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. [More]
Cesarean-section leaves women more vulnerable to VTE than vaginal delivery

Cesarean-section leaves women more vulnerable to VTE than vaginal delivery

Roughly one-third of all births in Europe and North America now occur via cesarean section (CS). Following any birth, women are at an increased risk for a venous thromboembolism (VTE), but it's believed that CS leaves women more vulnerable to VTE, blood clots, than vaginal delivery (VD). [More]
Progesterone treatment protects female mice against consequences of influenza infection

Progesterone treatment protects female mice against consequences of influenza infection

Over 100 million women are on hormonal contraceptives. All of them contain some form of progesterone, either alone or in combination with estrogen. [More]

Large proportion of women in their post-reproductive years visit only a generalist, study finds

The proportion of women ages 45-64 who rely solely on an obstetrician/gynecologist for their primary care needs is declining, although about 10-20% of the nearly 45,000 women who took part in a recent study still do. [More]
Hidden Scar approach minimizes visible breast cancer scars

Hidden Scar approach minimizes visible breast cancer scars

PinnacleHealth Breast Care Surgeons Lisa Torp, Brynn Wolff and Katherine Barton are the first in Pennsylvania to be recognized for Excellence in Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery. [More]
New Series on Maternal Health highlights future challenges, strategies to improve maternal wellbeing

New Series on Maternal Health highlights future challenges, strategies to improve maternal wellbeing

Each year, about 210 million women become pregnant and about 140 million newborn babies are delivered. While progress has been made in reducing maternal mortality globally, differences remain at international and national levels. The gap between the groups of countries with the lowest and highest rates of maternal mortality has doubled between 1990 and 2013. [More]
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