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Gynecology (INACTIVE)

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  • Contraceptives that are long-term and reversible are in demand

    Contraceptives that are long-term and reversible are in demand
    Contraceptives such as IUDs and implants are finally being embraced by U.S. women after many years of doubts and controversy. In a new study, researchers at the Guttmacher Institute looked at data from the National Survey of Family Growth from 2006 and...
  • Dr. Hassan Hathout dies at 84; Islamic leader fostered interfaith relations

    Dr. Hassan Hathout dies at 84; Islamic leader fostered interfaith relations
    Dr. Hassan Hathout, a physician, medical ethicist and leader of the Southern California Islamic community who was at the forefront of efforts to demystify American Muslims and build interfaith bonds, has died. He was 84. Hathout died of natural causes...
  • Eat, drink and be merry during childbirth

     
    Eat and drink anyway -- merriment can come later. The former advice comes from a new Cochrane Review analysis; the latter is actually just reassurance that such emotion (and the energy required for it) will ultimately be possible once again.......
  • New gestational diabetes guidelines could find more women at risk

     
    New blood sugar measurements used to determine gestational diabetes could mean that lower levels may pose risks for mother and baby. The findings, released Friday and published in the March issue of Diabetes Care, were based on a study that......
  • The postmortem on pregnancy and H1N1 flu

     
    As early as last July, federal health officials warned doctors and pregnant women that the H1N1 (swine) flu virus appeared especially hazardous for pregnant women. In the fall, officials urged pregnant women to be vaccinated against H1N1, although surveys...
  • Guidelines on pregnancy weight gain are faulted

     
    A leading authority on exercise and nutrition during pregnancy says the updated guidelines on pregnancy weight gain fail to adequately address the obesity epidemic. More than 60% of American women of childbearing age are overweight or obese and a large......
  • A new test to reveal a baby's gender revives an old ethical dilemma

     
    For couples trying to have a baby, the No. 1 question that can be answered with a simple test is, Am I pregnant? No. 2 may soon be, Is it a boy or a girl? For years, reliable answers could......
  • Doctors encourage depression screening during and after pregnancy

     
    Pregnancy and the postpartum period are peak times for women to experience depression, and routine screening for the condition should be a priority, say the authors of an opinion paper issued today in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. An estimated........
  • Softeners in plastics may affect masculinity in young boys, study says

     
    Boys born to mothers who have above-normal levels of the controversial chemicals known as phthalates in their urine are less likely to exhibit masculine behavior, a new study has found. Phthalates, which block the activity of male hormones such as......
  • Banking umbilical cord blood costs more than $1.3 million per added year of life

     
    Most parents-to-be weighing whether to save their newborn's umbilical cord blood for possible future use understand that such future use is unlikely. But some new numbers could put the matter in perspective. UC San Francisco researchers compared the...
  • Exercise for moms-to-be may help them avoid having bigger babies

     
    Babies are being born bigger, which isn't necessarily a good thing -- a high birth weight is associated with numerous complications for both mother and child, plus obesity. But regular exercise during pregnancy may decrease the chance of giving birth........