Dr Ravichandran Nadarajah, a consultant at the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Singapore General Hospital, speaks to Roshini Claire Anthony on the significant role played by GPs in ensuring early diagnosis and prevention of cervical cancer.
High free sugar intake during pregnancy was associated with a heightened risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the children, independent of their sugar intake during early childhood, according to the ALSPAC* study.
Women who consume high amounts of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) during the second trimester of pregnancy may increase the risk of their children developing obesity at school-going age, according to a recent study.
The use of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT)-Abbrevo, a modification of the TVT-obturator (TVT-O) with a shorter tape (12 cm), was associated with a reduced groin pain and minimal complications following surgery for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women, according to a Singapore study.
There appears to be an association between patterns of reproductive lifetime exposure to oestrogen and the risk of high depressive symptoms during the menopausal transition (MT) and initial postmenopausal years, such that longer exposure to oestrogen is protective, according to a recent study.
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Young women with HER2-negative breast cancer had improved breast cancer-free interval (BCFI) rates following treatment with ovarian function suppression (OFS) in addition to tamoxifen or exemestane, according to a recent study.
Lower oestrogen levels during menopause is associated with lower risk of breast cancer but higher risk of osteoporosis and potentially Alzheimer’s disease (AD), metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease, says an expert.
In patients undergoing caesarean section (CS) or vaginal delivery (VD), the intravenous administration of tranexamic acid (TA) appears to be safe and effective in reducing blood loss and the need for blood transfusion. In addition, it may decrease the occurrence of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) in CS patients, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.