Review: Treatments for PMDD

An in-depth review of the safety and efficacy of treatments for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) has been published.

Ginger for Primary Dysmenorrhea

Ginger is effective for reducing pain in individuals with primary dysmenorrhea, according to a recent review.

Mothers Not Receiving Advice From Clinicians

Many new mothers do not receive advice from clinicians on infant care or receive advice from healthcare professionals or family members that is not consistent with recommendations and guidelines.

ADHD Drug for Menopause-Related Cognitive Issues

A drug indicated for the treatment of ADHD and binge eating disorder also helped women with executive functions related to menopause.

Small PPHN Risk With SSRIs

While a new study suggests that use of antidepressants in late pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), the absolute risk is small and the risk increase appears to be less than previous studies have suggested.

Codeine Rx to Postpartum Women Drops

A new study reports that a significant reduction in the rate of dispensing of codeine to postpartum women was observed following public health advisories from the FDA and Health Canada on potentially life-threatening adverse effects in infants of breastfeeding mothers taking codeine.

Severe "Morning Sickness" and ADHD Risk

In utero exposure to hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is linked to a three-fold increase in risk of a neurodevelopmental diagnosis such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), reports the first study to examine this relationship.

AIUM: Ultrasound First-Line for Pelvic Imaging

Ultrasound is more cost-effective and safer than other imaging technologies for imaging the female pelvis and should be the first modality used for patients with pelvic symptoms, advocates of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) have proposed.


Even With Breast Cancer Tx Advances, Early Detection Still Key

Even with recent strides in breast cancer treatment, a woman's chances of surviving the disease still partly depend on early detection.

CDC: Hospitals Doing Better Job of Promoting Breastfeeding

U.S. hospitals have made significant improvements to breastfeeding support programs in recent years, providing better help to new mothers, federal health officials reported.

Ovarian Tissue Transplant Can Up Fertility Post Cancer Tx

For cancer survivors, ovarian tissue transplants are safe and effective and pose little risk of cancer recurrence, according to a report published in Human Reproduction.

New Clinical Practice Guideline Details Menopausal Therapy Options

A new clinical practice guideline has been issued by the Endocrine Society on the treatment of menopausal symptoms.

As More States Cover Immediate Postpartum Contraception, Challenges Arise

As more states implement specific Medicaid reimbursement practices for immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants, researchers from the University of Michigan Health System have identified challenges for agencies and providers alike in a study published in Contraception.

Case Studies

Drug Likely Culprit in STEMI in Female Patient

Drug Likely Culprit in STEMI in Female Patient

Leuprolide, a gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist has been linked to ischemic heart disease and angina in men but a few cases have been reported in women. A case study in Case Reports in Medicine reports on a premenopausal woman with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) while on leuprolide therapy.

Multiple Drug Interaction in Patient Taking Antipsychotic, Other Routine Meds

Multiple Drug Interaction in Patient Taking Antipsychotic, Other Routine Meds

A case study highlights the risk of a multiple drug interaction in a patient who experienced elevated clozapine blood levels, eosinophilia, and pericarditis with pericardial effusion when she was administered clozapine while also receiving antifungal treatments and oral contraceptives (OCs).

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome in Pregnant Woman

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome in Pregnant Woman

Syndrome should be considered in pregnant women with intractable nausea relieved by bathing

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