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.

Thyroid Screening for Some Women

The Endocrine Society has responded to the final recommendation statement on screening for thyroid dysfunction issued by the United States Preventative Service Task Force (USPSTF) in support of screening in specific situations.

News

SSRI in Pregnancy Linked to Fewer Preterm Births, But Increase in Other Risks

The use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) to treat maternal psychiatric disorders was linked to a lower risk of preterm birth and a delivery but a higher risk of neonatal problems.

Moderate Lifestyle Intervention Cuts GDM Among High-Risk Women

A moderate lifestyle intervention can reduce the incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among high-risk pregnant women.

Novel Pharmacological Activity for R-Ketorolac in Ovarian Cancer

The R-enantiomer of ketorolac is enriched in peritoneal fluids and inhibits peritoneal cell GTPase activity with administration after ovarian cancer surgery.

Vitamin D May Not Benefit Postmenopausal Women

Postmenopausal women did not experience beneficial effects on bone mineral density, muscle function, muscle mass or falls with high-dose vitamin D, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Review: Risk of Parasitic Myoma Post Laparoscopic Morcellation

For women undergoing laparoscopic morcellation, the subsequent incidence of parasitic myomas is low, but discussion with patients should include this possibility.

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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