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Women with diminished ovarian reserve are at higher risk of experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss, with low antimüllerian hormone levels and antral follicle count predictive of miscarriage, according to a recent study.
2 days ago
Fertility history, particularly a previous tubal ectopic pregnancy (TEP), does not appear to have any effect on the probability of a live birth following in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in women with tubal factor infertility, a study has shown.
Elaine Soliven, 01 Apr 2020
Higher dietary protein intake was associated with a lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF) in postmenopausal women compared with lower protein intake, according to a secondary analysis presented at the ACC.20/WCC Virtual Meeting.
01 Apr 2020
Perineal interferential current (IC) proves beneficial in the treatment of women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) who are using systemic hormone therapy (HT) and presenting with sexual complaints, with the results of a 4-week trial showing that IC yields favourable effects on pain, lubrication, satisfaction and orgasm as compared with topical estriol.
Elaine Soliven, 31 Mar 2020
High-dose vitamin D supplementation (2,800 IU/day) during pregnancy may improve bone mineralization, specifically bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD), in offspring during the first 6 years of life, according to a prespecified secondary analysis of a study from Denmark.
30 Mar 2020
Pneumonia caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in pregnant women shows similar clinical characteristics to that in nonpregnant adult patients with the same condition, according to a recent study.
29 Mar 2020
Adolescents eating dairy foods, such as yogurt and ice cream, may have a lower risk of subsequent endometriosis diagnosis, reveals a study.
Special Reports
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.

Dr Joslyn Ngu, 04 Dec 2017

Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome, which is primarily caused by BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, make up 8 to 10 percent of all breast cancers, says a senior consultant.

Conference Reports
Tristan Manalac, 27 Feb 2020
The timing of betamethasone (BMZ) administration in pregnant women does not seem to differentially affect the suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and, in turn, has no apparent effect on neonatal outcomes, according to a study presented at recently concluded 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal Foetal Medicine (SMFM 2020).
Jairia Dela Cruz, 27 Feb 2020
Pregnant women may do well to exercise at an adequate amount, as it lowers the likelihood of adverse obstetric outcomes independent of blood pressure, according to a study presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting.
Stephen Padilla, 26 Feb 2020
The use of povidone iodine (PI) is more effective than chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) at reducing vaginal bacterial colony counts in pregnancy and appears to be a superior vaginal antiseptic for decreasing postpartum infections, according to a study presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM 2020).
Tristan Manalac, 26 Feb 2020
Being of type O blood may increase the risk of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) during caesarean delivery, according to a new study presented at the recently concluded 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal Foetal Medicine (SMFM 2020).
Stephen Padilla, 25 Feb 2020
A vegan diet among pregnant women appears to have no impact on the umbilical-cord levels of vitamin B12, folate, ferritin and haemoglobin, according to a study presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Meeting (SMFM 2020).
Elaine Soliven, 24 Feb 2020
Administering intravenous propranolol hydrochloride does not reduce the duration of labour induction for nulliparous women who undergo vaginal delivery, according to a study presented at SMFM 2020.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 22 Feb 2020

Pregnant women with urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria may be at increased risk of developing pyelonephritis, according to a single-centre, retrospective study presented at SMFM 2020.

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