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Gynecology News
February 24, 2017

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February 24, 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

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

Researchers Shed New Light on Signals That Trigger Labor and Delivery

Aug. 3, 2016 — In a normal full-term pregnancy, signals from the mature organs of the fetus and the aging placental membranes and placenta prompt the uterus' muscular walls to begin the labor and delivery ... read more

Recommendation for Better Counseling Access to Be Offered to Women Preferring Cesarean Births

July 27, 2016 — A study involving over 6,500 pregnant women from 6 countries in northern Europe highlights a clear need for appropriate support and advice when cesarean section (c-section) is elected for non-medical ... read more

Genetic Target Could Help Fight Deadly Drug-Resistant Infections

July 18, 2016 — Fungal infections pose a major threat to hospital patients and have proven difficult to combat, but scientists have unlocked evidence that could lead to more effective ... read more

Novel Algorithm Predicts Drug Combinations to Treat Drug Resistant Fungal Infections

July 14, 2016 — Scientists have created an algorithm that can identify drug combinations to treat fungal infections that have become resistant to current drug treatments. This new study represents a strategy for ... read more

Researchers Identify New Strategy for Decreasing Neonatal Mortality

June 28, 2016 — Researchers have discovered how the bacteria Group B streptococcus avoids detection by the immune system during pregnancy. The findings could lead to the development of new drugs and strategies for ... read more

June 24, 2016 — Although the estrogen receptor is considered dominant in breast cancer, the progesterone receptor assumes control when both receptors are present and exposed to estrogens and progestins. Then, the ... read more

June 17, 2016 — The genome is permanently altered in the uterus of mice that had been exposed to BPA during their fetal development, new research ... read more

Are Drops in Estrogen Levels More Rapid in Women With Migraine?

June 1, 2016 — Researchers have long known that sex hormones such as estrogen play a role in migraine. But there's been little research on how that works. Do women with migraine have higher estrogen levels in ... read more

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