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Pearl Toh, Yesterday
Combining the oral GnRH* receptor antagonist relugolix together with oestradiol and the progestin norethindrone helps protect against bone loss induced by oestrogen deprivation associated with the use of GnRH receptor antagonist monotherapy for treating heavy menstrual bleeding, according to the LIBERTY studies released during the ACOG 2020 Meeting.
Audrey Abella, Yesterday
Women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a reduced risk of breast cancer; similarly, women with breast cancer have a reduced risk of RA, reveals a Swedish study. Moreover, adjuvant antihormonal therapy for breast cancer prevention does not appear to increase the risk of RA.
2 days ago
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 16 - 31 May 2020 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date. 
2 days ago
Use of high dose folic acid supplements from prepregnancy to midpregnancy may contribute to an increased risk of gestational hypertension, a recent study has shown.
3 days ago
Women who use e-cigarettes appear to have slightly reduced fecundability, although it is unclear whether it represents a causal effect, a study has reported.
Pearl Toh, 3 days ago
Women with PCOS* who practised mindful yoga thrice weekly had significantly lower free testosterone levels, a main criterion for the diagnosis of PCOS, a small study shows, suggesting yoga as a potential non-pharmacologic complementary treatment option for women with PCOS.
3 days ago
A high body mass index among fathers appears to be a risk factor for a large for gestational age (LGA) outcome after frozen embryo transfer, according to 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
Pearl Toh, 02 Jun 2020
Combining the oral GnRH* receptor antagonist relugolix together with oestradiol and the progestin norethindrone helps protect against bone loss induced by oestrogen deprivation associated with the use of GnRH receptor antagonist monotherapy for treating heavy menstrual bleeding, according to the LIBERTY studies released during the ACOG 2020 Meeting.
Audrey Abella, 29 May 2020
The addition of the oral GnRH* antagonist elagolix to hormonal add-back therapy (E2/NETA**) reduces menstrual blood loss (MBL) in women with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) associated with uterine fibroids (UF) and comorbid adenomyosis, with the extension phase showing benefits beyond 6 months, according to data presented at ACOG 2020.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 27 May 2020

The use of a vaginal cleansing intervention prior to Caesarean delivery reduced the incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs), according to a study presented at ACOG 2020. However, the addition of intravenous (IV) azithromycin prophylaxis had no added impact on SSI rates. 

Audrey Abella, 26 May 2020
A novel, investigational vaginal pH regulator (VPR) – a nonhormonal, water-based, petroleum-free contraceptive vaginal gel – improved genitourinary (GU) side effects and sexual satisfaction in women who are at risk of pregnancy but are not aiming to conceive, interim findings from the phase III AMPOWER* trial show.
Pearl Toh, 21 May 2020
A levonorgestrel (LNG)-releasing intrauterine device (IUD) maintains high contraceptive efficacy up to 6 years, which is beyond the 5-year period it is currently approved for, according to data from the Mirena Extension Trial (MET) released during the ACOG 2020 Meeting.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 20 May 2020

The combination of olaparib and bevacizumab as maintenance therapy for advanced ovarian cancer appears to confer the greatest progression-free survival (PFS) benefit in women without residual macroscopic disease following upfront cytoreductive surgery, according to an analysis of the phase III PAOLA-1* trial.

Audrey Abella, 14 May 2020
The PARP* inhibitor niraparib improves progression-free survival (PFS) and is well-tolerated in women with newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer (OCa) after a response to first-line (1L) platinum-based chemotherapy (CT), subgroup results of the phase III PRIMA/ENGOT-OV26/GOG-3012 trial have shown.
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