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Menstrual Cups

Menstrual Cups Are Safe Option For Menstruation Management

The first systematic review and meta-analysis of the international use of menstrual cups; including 43 studies and data from 3,300 women and girls publish in The Lancet Public Health journal, suggests they are safe and result in similar; or lower, leakage than disposable pads or tampons. Four studies within the review (293 participants) compare leakage…

Sleep Quality

Poor Sleep Quality And Fatigue Plague Women: Ovarian Insufficiency

Sleep disturbances are a frequent complaint of women in the menopause transition and postmenopause. A new study demonstrates that women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI); who are receiving hormone therapy have poorer sleep quality and greater fatigue than women of the same age with preserved ovarian function. Study results are publish online in Menopause; the…

Urinary incontinence

Surgery To Treat Stress Urinary Incontinence Shows Better Results

Most commonly performed surgeries to treat stress urinary incontinence; in women may have better results than another common surgical technique, according to Mayo Clinic researchers. The failure rate for the transobturator procedure was even higher among women who had the sling combine; with vaginal prolapse repair, says Emanuel Trabuco, M.D., a Mayo Clinic urogynecologist. The…

Reproductive Coercion

Researches found That Racial Disparities In Reproductive Coercion

Reproductive coercion, a type of relationship abuse that includes pressuring a partner to become pregnant; when they do not want to be is prevalent among teenage girls seeking care at high school health centers, according to a UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  “Young women and teens experience relationship abuse,” said study co-author Elizabeth Miller, M.D.,…

Endometriosis

Chronic Pelvic Pain In Women With Endometriosis Relieved By Botulinum

Pelvic pain associated with endometriosis often becomes chronic and can persist (or recur); following surgical and hormonal interventions. According to results published in Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine; treating pelvic floor muscle spasm with botulinum toxin may relieve pain and improve quality of life. The study conduct by scientists at the National Institute of Neurological…

Ovarian Cancer

Blood Test Offers More Precise Diagnostics Of Ovarian Cancer

The majority of women who undergo surgery for suspected ovarian cancer do not have cancer. However, a novel blood test developed by researchers at Uppsala University and the Sahlgrenska Academy; University of Gothenburg, in Sweden, now offers the possibility of more precise diagnostics without the need for surgery. But this could lead to a reduction…

Social Relationships

Poor Quality Social Relationships: Bone Loss In Postmenopausal Women

Poor quality social relationships that contribute to psychosocial stress may be associated with bone loss in postmenopausal women, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Psychosocial stress is a well-established risk factor for many chronic diseases; and previous research has suggested that a number of psychosocial stressors, such as increased…

Birth control

Birth Control Supply Cost-Effective: Prevent Undesired Pregnancy

New research from the University of Pittsburgh and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA); shows that dispensing a year’s supply of birth control pills up front would support women’s reproductive autonomy while also being cost effective. However, the paper, publish in JAMA Internal Medicine, used a mathematical model to demonstrate that reducing birth control…

Postmenopausal Women

Risk Factors For CVD Common In Postmenopausal Women

Breast cancer patients have a higher mortality risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) than women from the general population.  Postmenopausal women who survived breast cancer are more likely to develop risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) compared with women without a history of breast cancer, according to study results publish in Menopause. Research indicates that the risk…

Gestational Hypertension

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines Detects Gestational Hypertension

Gestational hypertension high blood pressure during pregnancy can have persisting adverse effects; on the health of mothers and their infants. In 2017, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) released clinical guidelines for hypertension in non-pregnant adults; which lowered the blood pressure threshold to diagnose hypertension, compared to previously established…

Ovarian Cancer

Study Show Drug To Extend Life Of Patients With Ovarian Cancer

Women with ovarian cancer who have undergone four or more rounds of chemotherapy typically; have not had much hope that another treatment option will lengthen their lives in a meaningful way. However, a new research study shows tremendous promise for a drug called; niraparib to extend life when all options have been exhausted. The study…

Postmenopausal Women

Postmenopausal Women Who Are “Apple” Shape: Risk Of Heart Problems

Postmenopausal women who are “apple” shaped rather than “pear” shape are at greater risk of heart and blood vessel problems; even if they have a normal, healthy body mass index (BMI) according to new research. In fact, the study, which is publish in the European Heart Journal; found that storing a greater proportion of body…