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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

High Rates of Satisfaction for Applicator Free Local Estrogen Softgel Ovule

Feb. 15, 2017 — A new investigational delivery method for localized vaginal estrogen therapy received high rates of patient satisfaction among post-menopausal women, according to post-trial survey ... read more

Scientists Say Mom's Cervical Bacteria May Be Key to Preventing Premature Birth

Jan. 23, 2017 — A team of researchers that has confirmed the presence of bacteria in a woman's vagina and cervix may either increase the risk of premature birth or have a protective effect against ... read more

How Estrogen Modulates Fear Learning

Jan. 18, 2017 — Low estrogen levels may make women more susceptible to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), while high estrogen levels may be protective. New research provides insight into how ... read more

Repeat Cesarean Deliveries Less Cost-Effective in Low-Risk Women, Investigators Find

Jan. 10, 2017 — For women with a prior low transverse incision cesarean delivery, the decision to undergo a vaginal delivery or elect to have a repeat cesarean delivery has important clinical and economic ... read more

Hormonal Contraception Is Safer Than Expected for Women With Diabetes

Dec. 15, 2016 — Strokes and heart attacks are rare for women with diabetes who use hormonal contraception, with the safest options being intrauterine devices (IUDs) and under-the-skin implants, new research ... read more

Uterine Microbiota Play a Key Role in Implantation and Pregnancy Success in in Vitro Fertilization

Dec. 6, 2016 — Endometrial microbiota (bacteria in the uterine cavity) play an important role in determining whether women are able to get pregnant via in vitro fertilization (IVF), according to a new ... read more

Long-Term Use of Postmenopausal Estrogen Treatment May Impair Kidney Function

Nov. 29, 2016 — Long-term estrogen treatment after menopause may increase the risk of new kidney damage and negatively affect women with abnormal kidney ... read more

Women Who Have Their Last Baby After 35 Are Mentally Sharper in Old Age

Nov. 17, 2016 — A new study has found that women have better brainpower after menopause if they had their last baby after age 35, used hormonal contraceptives for more than 10 years or began their menstrual cycle ... read more

Nov. 9, 2016 — A study of mouse reproductive tissues finds that exposure to isoliquiritigenin, a compound found in licorice, disrupts steroid sex hormone production in the ovary, researchers report. This is the ... read more

Early Exposure to Excess Hormone Causes Genital Defects in Females

Nov. 8, 2016 — Researchers have identified cells targeted by a male hormone and found that an excess of that hormone at a specific time can cause genital defects in female ... read more

Using Stem Cells to Boost Immunity Against Candida Albicans Infections

Oct. 26, 2016 — A biological mechanism has been revealed by researchers that generates cells that are better equipped to fight off serious infections caused by the Candida albicans ... read more

Female Sex Hormone May Protect Women from Worst Effects of the Flu

Sep. 15, 2016 — Progesterone – a female sex hormone contained in most forms of hormone-based birth control – appears to stave off the worst effects of influenza infection and, in an unexpected finding, help ... read more

Tamoxifen Resistance Linked to High Estrogen Levels in Utero

Sep. 8, 2016 — Resistance to tamoxifen therapy in some estrogen receptor positive breast cancers may originate from in utero exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals, research in animal studies suggests. This ... read more

Greater Efforts Are Needed to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation

Sep. 6, 2016 — The World Health Organization reports that more than 200 million girls and women currently have been subjected to female genital mutilation/cutting worldwide, and three million girls continue to be ... read more

Zika Virus May Persist in the Vagina Days After Infection

Aug. 25, 2016 — The Zika virus reproduces in the vaginal tissue of pregnant mice several days after infection, according to a new study. From the genitals, the virus spreads and infects the fetal brain, impairing ... read more

New Mouse Model of Zika Sexual Transmission Shows Spread to Fetal Brain

Aug. 25, 2016 — The Zika virus, commonly transmitted through a bite from an infected mosquito, is also capable of leaping from person to person through sexual transmission. However, the mechanisms Zika uses to ... read more

Simulation Forceps Training Reduced Severe Perineal Tearing by Nearly 30 Percent

Aug. 23, 2016 — A simulation forceps training program developed for obstetrics residents reduced third and fourth degree perineal tears by 26 percent during real-life deliveries with ... read more

Fungus Causing Fatal Infections in Hospitalized Patients Has Unique Growth Patterns

Aug. 17, 2016 — The multidrug-resistant yeast Candida auris, which has caused fatal infections in some hospitalized patients, has at least two different growth patterns and some of its strains are as capable of ... read more

Disrupting Mitochondrial Function Could Improve Treatment of Fungal Infections

Aug. 11, 2016 — By identifying new compounds that selectively block mitochondrial respiration in pathogenic fungi, scientists have identified a potential antifungal mechanism that could enable combination therapy ... read more

Vitamin D Levels May Drop When Women Stop Using Birth Control

Aug. 4, 2016 — Women risk having their vitamin D levels fall when they stop using birth control pills or other contraceptives containing estrogen, according to a new ... read more

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