Group compares morcellation techniques for evidence of tissue spillageAn isolation bag for morcellation provides the best specimen containment, according to a study presented at AAGL.
Do flavonoids or black tea lower risk of ovarian cancer?Studies of the impact of diet on risk of ovarian cancer are limited and their results unclear but a new report based on data from the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) suggests a possible association between high intake of flavonoids and black tea and lower risk of the disease.
Can vitamin D reduce recurrence of BV?High doses of vitamin D may not help prevent recurrence of bacterial vaginosis (BV), according to results of a randomized controlled trial.
Costs, complications increased with robotics for adnexal surgeryAn analysis of data from nearly 90,000 women who underwent adnexal surgery over a 3-year period shows that robotically assisted procedures were associated with substantially higher costs and increases in intraoperative complications.
Could bisphosphonates reduce risk of bone metastasis in breast cancer?According to a recent study, low-dose oral bisphosphonates administered to prevent or treat postmenopausal osteoporosis may be associated with a lower risk of skeletal metastasis in patients with early- or more advanced-stage breast cancer.
Talk to teens about LARCsNew recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics on contraception use in adolescents urge clinicians to get more involved in educating adolescents about contraception use and, in particular, to recommend the use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) as the first-line contraceptive choice.
Diagnosing PCOS: what to look forMenstrual irregularity, acne, and other characteristics often seen in adolescent girls may be misdiagnosed as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Increasing clothing size tied to breast cancer riskResults from a study of nearly 100,000 women suggest that increasing skirt size over a lifetime--a proxy for waist circumference—may be an indicator of increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer.
Teens educated about long-acting birth control use it when cost no issue
Teens educated about long-acting birth control use it when cost no issueA large, prospective study shows that teens ages 15 to 19 will use choose and use long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) when they are educated about those methods and given them at no cost.
New evidence for cancer-related benefit of breastfeeding in African-AmericansAccording to a recent study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the evidence continues to mount for an association between breastfeeding and reduced risk of aggressive breast cancers in African-American women.