Menopausal symptoms, such as vasomotor, joint and urinary, are associated with obesity, a recent study has found. Hot flashes are particularly related to higher body mass index (BMI), urinary urgency and vaginal dryness.
Breastfeeding was associated with a lower risk of major cardiovascular disease (CVD) ─ with the longer the duration of breastfeeding, the lower the risk ─ besides its well-known health benefits for babies, revealed a large study on 300,000 Chinese women.
Dr Tan Toh Lick, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Thomson
Women’s Clinic, and Thomson Wellth Clinic Singapore, shares the complexities
of diagnosing polycystic ovarian syndrome in adolescent girls
Among patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), enlarged ovarian volume and follicle excess are associated with insulin resistance, according to a study. Furthermore, the number of ovarian follicles could be a useful predictor of insulin resistance.
Metabolism plays an important role in the development of an embryo, particularly during the pre-implantation period, and may have a role to play in the selection of embryos in in vitro fertilization (IVF), says an expert.
Preconception thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) elevation, even within the normal nonpregnant range, is associated with increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to a population-based cohort study.
A flexible extended regimen of ethinylestradiol+drospirenone decreased the number of days with dysmenorrhoea compared with the standard 28-day cyclic regimen of ethinylestradiol+drospirenone, according to a Japanese study.
In an exclusive interview with MIMS Doctor, Dr Yong Junina Fadzil, a consultant paediatrician and paediatric cardiologist at Klinik Pakar Kanak-Kanak Junina shared her perspectives on the roles of balanced nutrition and parental influence in child development.
The common cold is one of the most widespread illness and is a leading cause of visits to the doctor and absenteeism from school and work. While many may see it as merely a harmless inconvenience, the significant repercussions it brings, especially among children cannot be denied. MIMS JPOG recently spoke to Associate Professor Datin Dr Asmiati Abd Hamid to gain her perspectives on the role of zinc and vitamin C in treating paediatric common cold to reduce morbidity and economic losses attributed to the condition.
Maintenance therapy with olaparib significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) and patient-centred benefits in patients with germline BRCA-mutated, platinum-sensitive relapsed serous ovarian cancer (gBRCAm PSR SOC) compared with placebo, according to the SOLO* 2 trial presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2017 held in Chicago, Illinois, US.
Over the past few decades, there has been widespread concern about the increasing proportion of births born by caesarean delivery. The rising rate of primary caesarean section has led to the increased number of obstetric population with a history of prior caesarean delivery. Although this group of women may be offered planned vaginal birth after previous caesarean section (VBAC) or elective repeat caesarean section (ERCS), the VBAC rate is generally low particularly in well-developed countries. In the United States, the VBAC rate has decreased to 8.5% by 2006, while the total caesarean rate has increased to 31.1%.1
Doppler measurement of cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) can detect chronic placental insufficiency and failure to reach growth potential (FRGP) in appropriate-for-gestational age (AGA) pregnancies. This allows to time delivery of pregnancies, except monochorionic pregnancy, says Dr Tony Tan from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Raffles Hospital, Singapore.
As evaluated in a randomised, controlled study on three-year leuprorelin acetate treatment with tamoxifen, it is as safe and effective as two-year therapy in premenopausal, endocrine-responsive breast cancer patients.