Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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Pearl Toh, 2 days ago
Having vaccination against influenza during pregnancy was not associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the offspring, a large cohort study reveals — providing more support for vaccination during pregnancy.
Stephen Padilla, 3 days ago
The reproductive profile of women from menarche to menopause contributes to their future risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), suggests a recent study.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 4 days ago

NT-814, an oral, non-hormonal dual neurokinin 1,3 receptor antagonist may reduce the frequency of hot flashes, while improving quality of life (QoL) and sleep in postmenopausal women, according to results of the phase IIb SWITCH-1 trial presented at NAMS 2020.

Tristan Manalac, 4 days ago
Poor lifestyle during pregnancy, such as physical inactivity, inappropriate sleep and diet, and smoking, appear to aggravate the risk of developing depression, according to a recent Singapore study.
5 days ago
Women with a history of mental illness may be at a greater risk of developing postpartum mood disorder, a new study has found.
5 days ago
Thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy is associated with several neurocognitive outcomes in the offspring, suggest the results of a study. Prompt examination and treatment on thyroid function is urged for pregnant women.
5 days ago
Exposure to maternal hypertensive disorders of pregnancy appears to hinder neurodevelopment in infants, a study reports.
Special Reports
01 Sep 2020
Acute diarrhoea is the second leading cause of deathin children aged younger than 5 years, accounting forapproximately 1.9 million deaths worldwide each year;however, diarrhoea is a preventable and treatable condition.In Malaysia, acute gastroenteritis accounts for about 1.3%of all deaths in children aged younger than 5 years annually.Diarrhoea is defined as the passage of three or more looseor watery stools within 24 hours, and it may be clinicallycategorised as either acute watery diarrhoea (AWD), acutebloody diarrhoea, persistent diarrhoea or diarrhoea withsevere malnutrition.
12 Dec 2019
Rotavirus (RV) is highly contagious. Globally, 2 million children are hospitalized and more than 500,000 die annually from RV associated gastroenteritis. Therefore, vaccination is imperative for the prevention of RV infections.
10 Dec 2019
Oral H1-antihistamines are the initial treatment of choice for allergic rhinitis (AR) and chronic urticaria in the primary care setting. However, in a diverse population of patients with AR and urticaria, primary care physicians are faced with the challenge of prescribing the best therapy amid a wide armamentarium of antihistamines available.
12 Jun 2019
Urogenital infections remain a major reason for women to visit their family physician and their subsequent referral to obstetrics and gynaecology or urology specialists. The association between abnormal vaginal microbiota and an increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), as well as an increased rate of preterm labour, indicates the need to better understand and manage urogenital health in women. Probiotics are “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”. As such, there is a sound rationale for using probiotics to maintain female vaginal and bladder health.
01 Sep 2018

Gangliosides and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) play critical roles in early childhood brain development. 

Dr Joslyn Ngu, 04 Dec 2017

Incorporating polygenic risk scores based on 18 SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) into risk stratification for breast cancer will improve screening results, says an expert.

Dr Joslyn Ngu, 04 Dec 2017

Making genetic testing mainstream, allows more patients to be tested, identifies more carriers and enables appropriate stratification of treatment and outcomes, says an expert.

Conference Reports
Roshini Claire Anthony, 21 Oct 2020

NT-814, an oral, non-hormonal dual neurokinin 1,3 receptor antagonist may reduce the frequency of hot flashes, while improving quality of life (QoL) and sleep in postmenopausal women, according to results of the phase IIb SWITCH-1 trial presented at NAMS 2020.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 19 Oct 2020

Women who experience two or more moderate or severe menopausal symptoms may have an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) or strokes, according to a study presented at NAMS 2020.

Audrey Abella, 13 Oct 2020
Contrary to the common belief that women’s interest in sex fades as they age, a study presented at NAMS 2020 revealed that about 25 percent of women in their midlife continue to rate sex as important.
Audrey Abella, 13 Oct 2020
The dual orexin receptor antagonist suvorexant was effective in managing VMS*-associated insomnia among women in midlife, with further benefits for self-reported night-time, but not daytime, VMS, according to data presented at NAMS 2020.
Audrey Abella, 12 Oct 2020
Use of the self-administered TX-004HR – an applicator-free, ultra-low-dose, 17β-oestradiol softgel vaginal insert – led to significant improvements in the symptoms of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) such as moderate-to-severe dyspareunia and vaginal dryness in postmenopausal women aged >60 years, according to updated results from the phase III REJOICE trial presented at NAMS 2020.
Pearl Toh, 10 Oct 2020
One way how hormone therapy with oestradiol may slow the progression of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) in postmenopausal women is through the reduction of inflammatory biomarkers, according to the ELITE* study presented at the NAMS 2020 Annual Meeting.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 11 Sep 2020

Endometrial scratching prior to first cycle of in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) has no benefit on livebirth or clinical pregnancy rate, according to a study presented at ESHRE 2020.

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