Category: Study

Primary Chemotherapy as Good as Primary Surgery for Advanced Ovarian Cancer?

Platinum-based chemotherapy followed by delayed surgery appears to be an effective and safe alternative to primary surgical debulking followed by chemotherapy in women newly diagnosed with advanced ovarian carcinoma, according to results from the CHORUS noninferiority trial.

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Subclinical Hyperthyroidism May Increase Fracture Risk

A study of over 70,000 patients has linked subclinical hyperthyroidism to increased risk for hip, spine, and other fractures.

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To Promote Breastfeeding, Fewer Hospitals Hand Out Formula

Fewer U.S. hospitals are giving away free infant formula, a new study finds, a shift that may help encourage more new mothers to breastfeed.

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Weight Lifting Tied to Better Function in Breast Cancer Survivors

Weight lifting may be helpful for breast cancer survivors, a new study suggests.

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Maternal PCOS Linked to Poorer Health of Offspring

Children born to mothers with polycystic ovary syndrome were more likely to have serious metabolic and neurologic conditions, as well as asthma.

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New Study on ‘Very Hot Topic’ in BRCA Testing

Multigene panels have equal accuracy in detecting BRCA mutations compared with BRCA-only tests, and also provide patients with more information about their risk for hereditary breast cancer.

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HPV: Less Than a Third of Patients Vaccinated

The reality of HPV vaccination does not match the professional support for the prevention strategy.

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Hysterectomy Is Not Associated With CVD Risk Factors

Previous studies suggested that women women who have hysterectomies in midlife may be at increased for cardiovascular disease. Now, a prospective study of more than 3000 women indicates no association between hysterectomy and an increase in cardiovascular risk factors. The study, by Karen A. Matthews, PhD, distinguished professor of psychiatry and professor of epidemiology and…

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Salpingectomy With Hysterectomy May Reduce Cancer Risk

Bilateral salpingectomy at the time of ovarian-preserving hysterectomy results in no increased morbidity and is becoming more accepted by patients and surgeons as a risk-reducing strategy for both serous carcinoma and adnexal masses, new research suggests. “Emerging data that point to the fallopian tube as the site of origin for serous pelvic tumors led us…

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US Task Force Urges Gestational Diabetes Testing at 24 Weeks

The US Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft statement earlier this week that recommends screening asymptomatic pregnant women at 24 weeks for gestational diabetes, based on what it says is solid evidence. It also calls for the public to visit its Web site and comment on this draft during the next month. “In 2008,…

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