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.


Early HRT May Lower CHD Risk for Menopausal Women

Women who start hormone therapy toward the beginning of menopause may have a lower risk of developing coronary heart disease, new research suggests.

Adjuvant Hormone Tx Ups Survival in Epithelial Ovarian CA

For women with epithelial ovarian cancer, adjuvant hormone therapy (AHT) for five years is associated with improved survival.

Infants Born to Mothers Exposed to This HIV Drug May Have Lower Bone Mass

According to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Study, infants exposed in the womb to the HIV drug tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, may have lower bone mineral content than those exposed to other anti-HIV drugs.

For Genitourinary Menopausal Symptoms, Method of Tx Matters for Adherence

Research presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) supports previous findings that use of local estrogens for genitourinary symptoms of menopause (vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and urinary tract infections) are underutilized, but the study also reports that method of local treatment can impact treatment duration and adherence to therapeutic guidelines.

Blood Tests May Help ID Complications in Pregnant Women With Lupus

Blood tests may help identify women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who are at high risk for complications during pregnancy.

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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