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Gynecology (INACTIVE)

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  • 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...
  • 2008 Ig Nobel Prizes honor research on stripper fertility and Coca-Cola as spermicide

    Deborah Anderson had heard the urban legends about the contraceptive effectiveness of Coca-Cola products for years. So she and her colleagues decided to put the soft drink to the test. In the lab, that is. For discovering that, yes indeed, Coke was a...
  • Teens and the morning after pill

    Teens and the morning after pill
    Two weeks ago, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to allow 17-year-olds to buy the emergency contraceptive pill Plan B without a prescription and to consider allowing such purchases by younger girls as well. Previously, the...
  • Group recommends less-frequent Pap tests

    Group recommends less-frequent Pap tests
    Only days after a federal panel scaled back on breast cancer screening recommendations for many women, another organization -- the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists -- has done the same for a screening credited with drastically...
  • Multiple births, multiple risks

    Two weeks ago, Brianna Morrison gave birth to six babies in Minneapolis. Less than a day later, Jenny Masche delivered six babies in a Phoenix hospital. Both of the women had been treated for infertility and had used fertility-enhancing drugs. The two...
  • Fertility supplements may help some women conceive

    Fertility supplements may help some women conceive
    Female fertility can be a mysterious business. No matter how carefully a woman tracks her ovulation or times her romantic encounters, there's no guarantee that a baby will be on the way. Women who have trouble conceiving get lots of free advice: Relax,...
  • H1N1 vaccine a tough sell to pregnant women

    H1N1 vaccine a tough sell to pregnant women
    As the H1N1 influenza vaccine trickles into clinics and pharmacies over the next few weeks, public health officials and doctors desperately hope that pregnant women will be at the front of the line for the shot. Past influenza pandemics have proved that...
  • Early-pregnancy Weight Gain Linked to Gestational Diabetes

    Early-pregnancy Weight Gain Linked to Gestational Diabetes
    Women have long been told that gaining weight before becoming pregnant or being overweight at the start of pregnancy puts them at higher risk for gestational diabetes. But a new study finds that the first trimester is the most crucial time for weight gain...
  • Well, the plastic surgeon recommended arnica

    Well, the plastic surgeon recommended arnica
    I never actually intended to harm anyone. Honestly. In fact, I think the waiter is to blame. I was dining at a restaurant with my sister when the waiter casually asked if I was enjoying the evening with my daughter. I tried to shrug off the comment but...