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Newswise: UK study reveals concerning decline in cervical cancer screenings
Released: 25-Jun-2024 9:05 AM EDT
UK study reveals concerning decline in cervical cancer screenings
University of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 25, 2024) — New University of Kentucky research published in JAMA Network Open reveals concerning declines in cervical cancer screening rates among women in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in rural areas.  The study led by UK Markey Cancer Center researcher Ty Borders, Ph.D., analyzed nationally representative survey data from the National Cancer Institute to examine Pap test screening rates before and during the pandemic.

Newswise: MedStar Washington Hospital Center Awarded Top Population Health Honor by America’s Essential Hospitals
Released: 25-Jun-2024 8:30 AM EDT
MedStar Washington Hospital Center Awarded Top Population Health Honor by America’s Essential Hospitals
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has received national recognition as the 2024 Gage Award Winner for Population Health from America’s Essential Hospitals. It was recognized for its work to address social determinants of health and improve birth equity in Washington, D.C.’s underserved neighborhoods, specifically in Wards 7 and 8.

Released: 24-Jun-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Ochsner Health wins innovator award funds for Connected MOM
Ochsner Health

Ochsner Connected MOM program is a way to help expecting mothers manage their pregnancy from the comfort of home. Patients are able to digitally send blood pressure readings to their medical team, allowing them to monitor their health between visits.

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Released: 21-Jun-2024 8:05 PM EDT
Alarming study unveils how "forever chemicals" transfer from mothers to newborns
Chinese Academy of Sciences

In an important scientific advancement, researchers have explored significant mechanisms and health implications of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure in infants, analyzing their transfer through the placenta and into breast milk.

Newswise: Removal of Ovaries Before Menopause Associated With Reduced White Matter Integrity in Brain
18-Jun-2024 8:05 AM EDT
Removal of Ovaries Before Menopause Associated With Reduced White Matter Integrity in Brain
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Women who have their ovaries removed before menopause, particularly before the age of 40, have reduced white matter integrity in multiple regions of the brain later in life.

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Released: 14-Jun-2024 3:30 PM EDT
CDC-Funded Program Improved Cardiovascular Health of Nebraska Women
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

When implemented in Nebraska, the WISEWOMAN program supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which offers services for women ages 40–64 who are low-income and uninsured/underinsured, improved hypertension, blood pressure self-management, diet, physical activity, and body weight.

Released: 14-Jun-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Virtual Reality Supports Pregnant Patients in the Delivery Room
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

The pain of labor and childbirth may be reduced through the use of a Virtual Reality (VR) relaxation program timed with contractions.

Released: 13-Jun-2024 11:05 AM EDT
ADHD meds may help pregnant patients control opioid use disorder
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that pregnant people who took ADHD medications while also being treated for opioid use disorder continued to take medication to address their opioid use disorder about two months longer than patients who stopped taking ADHD medications.

7-Jun-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Does Having a Child with Low Birth Weight Increase a Person’s Risk of Dementia?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who give birth to infants less than 5.5 pounds may be more likely to have memory and thinking problems later in life than people who give birth to infants who do not have a low birth weight, according to a study published in the June 12, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 11-Jun-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Endocrine Society urges passage of the Right to IVF Act
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society endorses the Right to IVF Act, which was introduced by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) to protect and expand nationwide access to fertility treatment, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), and urges the Senate to pass the Right to IVF Act on June 12th to ensure that the freedom to start and grow a family is protected and accessible to everyone in the United States.

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Released: 11-Jun-2024 8:05 AM EDT
The Heart Grows More in Pregnant Rats with High Blood Pressure
American Physiological Society (APS)

The hearts of pregnant rats with high blood pressure increase in size more than rats experiencing a normal pregnancy, according to new computer model predictions.

   
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Released: 10-Jun-2024 2:05 PM EDT
New Study Shows State of Illinois a Leader in Legislation on Perinatal Mental Health
School of Social Work, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Having advanced six policies since 2008 to detect and promote treatment of perinatal mental health conditions, the state of Illinois has emerged as a leader in these critical health areas, according to a study by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign social work professors Karen M. Tabb, center, and Sandra Kopels. U. of I. alumnus Xavier Ramirez co-wrote the paper, published in Frontiers in Psychiatry.

Newswise: Specialist scanning needed to help endo patients
Released: 7-Jun-2024 12:05 AM EDT
Specialist scanning needed to help endo patients
University of Adelaide

A review of existing research shows there is a growing benefit to using specialist scanning to diagnose endometriosis. Endometriosis affects 1 in 9 women and those assigned female at birth. However, it takes 6.4 years to diagnose using the conventional standard of surgical laparoscopy.

Newswise: Hormone-free barrier contraceptive undergoing clinical trial at UC Davis Health
Released: 6-Jun-2024 10:30 AM EDT
Hormone-free barrier contraceptive undergoing clinical trial at UC Davis Health
UC Davis Health

The UC Davis Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is recruiting potential participants for a clinical trial of an investigational hormone-free monthly intravaginal method of contraception.

Newswise: Study reveals how 'forever chemicals' may impact heart health in older women
Released: 5-Jun-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Study reveals how 'forever chemicals' may impact heart health in older women
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

New research from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has linked multiple types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals”) with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases in postmenopausal women. Specifically, the study reveals how PFAS chemicals interact with pro-inflammatory pathways in older women, providing potential explanations for the increased risk.

29-May-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Low socioeconomic status raises pregnant women’s risk of exposure to thyroid-disrupting chemicals
Endocrine Society

Exposure to some endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that harm the thyroid gland has increased over the past 20 years among U.S. women of childbearing age and pregnant women, especially among those with lower social and economic status, a new study finds. The results will be presented Monday at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston, Mass.

29-May-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Early menopause linked to greater risk for breast, and possibly ovarian cancer
Endocrine Society

Some women who experience menopause early—before age 40—have an increased risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer, according to research being presented Monday at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston, Mass.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Group welcomes Eva Macsai, WHNP-BC
Released: 3-Jun-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Group welcomes Eva Macsai, WHNP-BC
Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center

Pascack Valley Medical Group announced the addition of Eva Macsai, WHNP-NP their team. With an appreciation for the intricacies of women's health, she brings a wealth of knowledge, compassion, and dedication to her role, reinforcing our commitment to providing comprehensive, patient-centered care.

29-May-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Metformin may be as safe as insulin during pregnancy, 11-year data shows
Endocrine Society

Metformin is safe to use during pregnancy to manage diabetes, with no long-term adverse effects on the children born and their mothers for at least 11 years after childbirth, according to research presented Sunday at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston, Mass. This is the first study to look at longer term effects of metformin use during pregnancy.

29-May-2024 9:00 AM EDT
High insulin levels contribute to worse outcomes for Black women with aggressive form of breast cancer
Endocrine Society

High insulin levels contribute to worse outcomes for Black women compared to white women who have an aggressive form of breast cancer called triple-negative breast cancer, according to a study presented Sunday at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston, Mass.

29-May-2024 9:00 AM EDT
More women report hip fractures earlier in life
Endocrine Society

Older women with low bone density are more likely to experience their first hip fracture in their 60s compared to older ages, according to research being presented Sunday at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston, Mass.

29-May-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Hot flashes in menopausal women may signal increased risk for heart and metabolic issues
Endocrine Society

Women experiencing moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms face a three times greater risk for metabolic-dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD) compared to those with mild symptom severity, according to research being presented Monday at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston, Mass.

29-May-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Synthetic estrogen associated with increased anxiety-like behaviors in a rat model
Endocrine Society

The type of estrogen in hormonal birth control may influence anxiety-like behaviors, according to data presented by Abigail Hegwood, M.S., from the Prakapenka Lab at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston, Mass.

29-May-2024 9:00 AM EDT
GLP-1 has the power to change taste sensitivity in women with obesity
Endocrine Society

Semaglutide improved taste sensitivity, changed gene expression in the tongue that’s responsible for taste perception, and changed the brain’s response to sweet tastes, according to research presented Saturday at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston, Mass.

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Released: 31-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
May Monthly Research Highlights Newsletter
Cedars-Sinai

A roundup of the latest medical discoveries and faculty news at Cedars-Sinai.

Newswise: Rising Syphilis Cases Prompt More Testing During Pregnancy
Released: 30-May-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Rising Syphilis Cases Prompt More Testing During Pregnancy
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Syphilis numbers are on the rise in Tennessee: In women, the number of cases has risen 311%, from 290 cases in 2017 to 1,191 in 2022.

29-May-2024 8:05 AM EDT
Structural Inequities Amplify Homelessness Challenges for Pregnant People in Washington DC
Georgetown University Medical Center

New research conducted with Washington, DC, residents who experienced homelessness during pregnancy sheds light on the intersection of homelessness, pregnancy, and racial inequities. The findings underscore the urgent need for policy and practice changes to support vulnerable populations.

Newswise: More out-of-state patients seek abortions in Wash.
Released: 29-May-2024 3:05 PM EDT
More out-of-state patients seek abortions in Wash.
University of Washington School of Medicine

More out-of-state women, largely from Texas and Alaska, are traveling to Washington state to obtain an abortion than was the case before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the constitutional right to abortion, according to research published today in JAMA Network Open.

Newswise: From Bench to Bedside on Ovarian Cancer
Released: 23-May-2024 7:05 PM EDT
From Bench to Bedside on Ovarian Cancer
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

May 22nd marked a significant milestone in the collaborative efforts to combat ovarian cancer as the "International Dialogue on Ovarian Cancer, from Bench to Bedside" congress was held, bridging the gap between primary research and clinical practice.

Newswise: Most young women treated for breast cancer can have children, study shows
23-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Most young women treated for breast cancer can have children, study shows
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

New research by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators has encouraging news for young women who have survived breast cancer and want to have children.

Released: 22-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Young people are increasingly using Wegovy and Ozempic
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Public interest in weight loss drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic is surging, but national data on dispensing patterns in the United States are surprisingly scarce.

Newswise: New AI tool to detect possible metastatic breast cancer
Released: 21-May-2024 12:05 PM EDT
New AI tool to detect possible metastatic breast cancer
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a novel artificial intelligence (AI) model to improve the detection of breast cancer metastasis, which could reduce the need for needle or surgical biopsies.

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Released: 21-May-2024 7:00 AM EDT
‘Good’ Fat Metabolism Changes Tied to Estrogen Loss, Not Necessarily to Aging
American Physiological Society (APS)

Brown fat metabolism decreases in older men and women, but the decrease in women is not necessarily tied to age, according to new research. The first-of-its-kind study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism and has been chosen as an APSselect article for May.

Released: 16-May-2024 5:05 PM EDT
Loyola Medicine Launches Pioneering Women's Sports Medicine Program
Loyola Medicine

MAYWOOD, IL - Loyola Medicine proudly announces the launch of its Women's Sports Medicine (WSM) program, a groundbreaking initiative dedicated exclusively to the health care needs of female athletes. This landmark program stands as the first of its kind in the Chicagoland area, offering a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to sports medicine for women and girls.

13-May-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Guideline Issued for People with Epilepsy Who May Become Pregnant
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A new guideline has been issued to help neurologists and other clinicians determine the best antiseizure medications for people with epilepsy who may become pregnant.

Released: 15-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Infertility Treatment Doubles the Risk of Postpartum Heart Disease
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Health researchers tie infertility treatment to a particular risk for hypertensive diseases.

Released: 10-May-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Combination of breast cancer and chemotherapy may speed up physical decline in older adults
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A UCLA-led study suggests women who are 65 years old or older with high-risk breast cancer and are treated with chemotherapy are more likely to develop a substantial decline in physical function.



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