Category Archives: Women’s Health

Women’s Health: find news and clinical information relating to women’s health issues including (but not limited to) breast cancer, menopause, contraception as well as articles on women’s access to medical facilities and healthcare.

Metabolic syndrome associated with all-cause mortality in older women, but not older men

The presence of metabolic syndrome is associated with all-cause mortality in women aged 70 to 79 years, while no significant risk was found in similarly aged men. This was the finding of a recent cohort study that sought to determine the association of metabolic syndrome with all-cause mortality in older… 

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Transdermal patches and vaginal rings increase risk of venous thrombosis

Researchers have found that women who use transdermal patches for contraception have a risk of venous thrombosis that is close to 8 times that of nonusers of hormonal contraception. For vaginal rings, the risk is 6.5 times that of nonusers. The study “points out the benefits of oral and intrauterine… 

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New worldwide classification system facilitates treatment and research for women with abnormal uterine bleeding

There is inconsistency in the terminology used to describe abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) among nongravid women of reproductive age. In an effort to close that gap, a multinational group of clinicians and investigators from 6 continents and 17 countries have created a new classification system, with a particular emphasis on… 

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Doxycycline may provide significant protection against Clostridium difficile infections

Hospitalized patients who receive doxycycline in addition to ceftriaxone have a 79% reduced risk of Clostridium difficile infection vs patients who receive ceftriaxone only, a recent study found. “In India, the true prevalence of [C. difficile] is not known because a majority of the hospitals do not investigate for this… 

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Hormone replacement therapy may increase the risk of ulcerative colitis in postmenopausal women

mdCurrent Conference Report: Digestive Disease Week Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may increase the risk of ulcerative colitis in postmenopausal women, according to a new study presented at Digestive Disease Week 2012. “It is important that clinicians are aware of the results of this study, but it should not lead to… 

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Study reveals leading causes of cancer deaths in India

Cancer is a major cause of death in India; recent estimates attribute about 6% of all deaths nationwide to cancer. Importantly, an increasing life expectancy and growing population are expected to continue the trend of increasing cancer rates. A recent study found that in 2010, approximately 556,400 deaths in India… 

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Estrogen-only hormone therapy reduces invasive breast cancer risk after hysterectomy

Estrogen alone after a hysterectomy reduces the risk of invasive breast cancer, according to a follow-up analysis of postmenopausal women enrolled in the U.S. Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study. In the WHI study, women aged 50 to 79 years who had undergone hysterectomy were randomized to receive estrogen alone (0.625… 

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