Women who temporarily or permanently stop taking bisphosphonates (drug holiday) for an extended period of time may have an increased risk of hip fractures, findings from a recent population-based study revealed.
Transdermal oestradiol therapy confers modest benefits for sexual function in early postmenopausal women, and such benefits are greater compared with that obtained with oral conjugated equine oestrogens particularly in women with low sexual function, according to the ancillary study of the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS).
According to a study, the nine-valent Gardasil 9 vaccine is effective in preventing infections caused by all nine human papilloma virus (HPV) genotypes for longer than 5 years. [Lancet 2017 Doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31821-4]
Current postsurgical contraceptive practices and conception rates may not be in line with recommendations for up to an 18-month delay in conception after weight-loss surgery, according to 7-year data from reproductive-aged women in the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery-2 study.
In children born extremely preterm, severe foetal growth restriction (FGR) appears to be associated with an elevated risk of developing multiple cognitive and behavioural dysfunctions at 10 years of age, a study has found.
The activity level of P450c21, an adrenal-specific enzyme, is reduced in lean patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), suggesting a role of adrenal androgen excess in obesity, a recent study has found.
Increasing daily water intake by 1.5 L can half the risk of recurrent acute uncomplicated cystitis (rAUC) in women, suggests a study presented at the recent Infectious Disease Week (IDWeek) in San Diego, California, US.
Nutrition and Behaviour Modification for Picky Eaters (NBMPE) is a management plan for children with mild picky eating habits. An NBMPE Expert Programme was recently conducted by three of the expert panelists in Kuala Lumpur, which saw the participation of more than 30 paediatricians from across the country. The highlights from the event are summarized here.