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Diabetes drug may help to prolong pregnancy in women with preterm pre-eclampsia

Diabetes drug may help to prolong pregnancy in women with preterm pre-eclampsia

Giving the drug metformin to women diagnosed with preterm pre-eclampsia may help to prolong pregnancy (gestation), finds a study published by The BMJ today. The findings show that pregnancy was prolonged by a week in the treatment group compared with the no treatment group, but the result was not statistically significant and therefore points to …

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Diabetes drug may help to prolong preterm pregnancies in women with pre-eclampsia

Diabetes drug may help to prolong preterm pregnancies in women with pre-eclampsia

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Giving the drug metformin to women diagnosed with preterm pre-eclampsia may help to prolong pregnancy (gestation), finds a study published by The BMJ today. The findings show that pregnancy was prolonged by a week in the treatment group compared with the no treatment group, but the result was not statistically significant …

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New treatment approaches offer hope to minimize hair thinning in middle-aged women

New treatment approaches offer hope to minimize hair thinning in middle-aged women

Hair loss in middle-aged females is common, affecting up to two-thirds of women after menopause. The exact reasons remain unclear, although evidence suggests a hormonal and genetic predisposition. A presentation at The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, September 22-25, 2021, will address common hair loss problems and review new therapies …

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COVID-19 may have had a greater impact on mental health of aging women with trauma histories

COVID-19 may have had a greater impact on mental health of aging women with trauma histories

Beyond the physical dangers of COVID-19, the pandemic has wreaked havoc mentally and emotionally. A new study suggests the pandemic may have had a greater impact on the mental health of women with a history of childhood abuse or intimate partner violence (IPV) than with women without such histories. Study results will be presented during …

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New therapies offer hope for minimizing hair loss in midlife women

New therapies offer hope for minimizing hair loss in midlife women

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Hair loss in middle-aged females is common, affecting up to two-thirds of women after menopause. The exact reasons remain unclear, although evidence suggests a hormonal and genetic predisposition. A presentation at The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, September 22-25, 2021, will address common hair loss problems …

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Researchers link PTSD, anxiety fears in women with history of military sexual trauma

Researchers link PTSD, anxiety fears in women with history of military sexual trauma

Dr. Chelsea Ennis, who led the study, is a clinical psychologist at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. Credit: Joshua Avist A new Veterans Affairs study finds a strong link between PTSD symptom severity and anxiety sensitivity among female Veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma. The researchers say treating the anxiety problem may …

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Novel agent shows promise in treating the most aggressive type of breast cancer

Black women face three-fold increased risk of triple negative breast cancers

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain An analysis of nearly 200,000 patients who received mammograms between 2006 and 2015 across three U.S. health systems underscores the importance of understanding the heterogeneity of breast cancer risk factors for women of differing races, ages, and disease subtypes. The study, led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at …

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Infants of women exposed to intimate partner violence have neurodevelopmental lags

Infants of women exposed to intimate partner violence have neurodevelopmental lags

While assessing a pregnant woman with premature labor in 1983, Linda Bullock noticed bruises on the woman. When she asked what happened, the woman told Bullock a refrigerator had fallen on her while cleaning the kitchen. Something didn’t seem right, but I didn’t know what to say at the time. I just went on …

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Virtual intervention reduces fear of breast cancer recurrence

HER2-targeting antibody-drug improves progression-free survival for women with deadly form of advanced breast cancer

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A study led by researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that treating women with HER2 positive metastatic breast cancer with the HER2-targeting antibody-drug conjugate trastuzumab deruxtecan (T-DXd) significantly prolongs the length of time the disease is controlled and cancer growth is halted when compared to the current …

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Women exposed to high levels of PFAS more likely to stop breastfeeding early

Women exposed to high levels of PFAS more likely to stop breastfeeding early

Women with higher levels of PFAS in their system may be 20% more likely to stop breastfeeding early, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are manmade chemicals used as oil and water repellents and coatings for common products including cookware, …

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