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New way to prevent and treat chlamydia

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new way to prevent and treat chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in...

'Watchful waiting' rather than surgery for benign ovarian cysts

'Watchful waiting' rather than removal is suitable for most women diagnosed with non-cancerous ovarian cysts, avoiding potential surgical complications, found a two-year study following 1919...

Pregnancy before 29 helps decrease later breast cancer risk

A large study points to the protective effect of pregnancy on breast cancer risk arising precisely at the 34th pregnancy week, but additional protection...

Many more mesh sling insertions should be reversed

Many more women than initially estimated who received vaginal mesh implants to treat incontinence will need the procedure reversed, a large study from the London...

Abuse in childhood increases later endometriosis risk

A large prospective study has found that sexual and physical abuse in childhood and adolescence is associated with a greater risk of endometriosis diagnosed...

Greater risk of toxic shock syndrome from menstrual cups

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) has long-been associated with tampon use, but a study claims that menstrual cups could pose an even greater risk. The...

Worrying connection between feminine hygiene products and infection

A Canadian study found that women who use vaginal hygiene products are three times more likely to experience some type of infection. Vaginal hygiene products...

Expensive menopause treatments no better than placebo

Neither prescribed estradiol tablet nor over-the-counter moisturiser provides additional benefit over placebo tablet and gel in reducing post-menopausal vulvovaginal symptoms. Nearly half of post-menopausal women...

No link between hormonal birth control and depression

A US meta-analysis found no evidence to support a link between hormonal birth control and depression. Women face several options when it comes to birth...

Menopausal HRT linked to healthier heart

Women who use menopausal hormone therapy (HRT) appear to have a heart structure and function that is linked to a lower risk of heart...

Increased health risks with hysterectomy alone

Mayo Clinic researchers show that hysterectomy with ovarian conservation is associated with a significantly increased risk of several cardiovascular diseases and metabolic conditions. "This is...

No increased risk of stroke with early post-menopausal hormone therapy

Post-menopausal hormone therapy is not associated with increased risk of stroke, provided that it is started early, according to a report from Karolinska Institutet...

HPV vaccine lowers the need for cervical screens

Women may only need three cervical screens in their lifetime if they have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, a UK study has...

Increased cardiac and stroke death risk in the first year after discontinuation of HT

Discontinuation of postmenopausal Hormone therapy (HT) may be associated with increased risk of cardiac and stroke death in the first post-treatment year. Hormone therapy (HT)...

IUDs may cut cervical cancer risk by a third — US systematic review

Considered a safe and highly effective contraception method, intrauterine devices (IUDs) may also be quietly offering protection against the third-most common cancer in women...

Education needed regarding efficacy of HRT for most women

Women today have more options than ever before for treating their menopause symptoms, although hormone therapy still ranks as the most effective treatment for...

EMAS Guideline on calcium in reducing osteoporosis risk

The European Menopause and Andropause Society has issued a new clinical guide that summarises the evidence regarding the effects of calcium in reducing the...

No increased mortality risk from HRT — 18-year study

Among postmenopausal women in the Women’s Health Initiative trials, use of hormone therapy (HRT) for five to seven years was not associated with risk...

NICE guidelines on endometriosis: Diagnosis will improve, treatment won't

The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s new guidelines on endometriosis will be transformative in enabling women to circumvent years of unnecessary suffering, writes...

Breastfeeding significantly lowers endometriosis risk

A study by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that women who breastfed for longer periods of time had significantly lower risk of...

Link confirmed between the Pill and clot risk

New evidence confirms the link between newer contraceptive pills and a higher risk of serious blood clots.

Green tea extract licensed for EGWs

Sinecatechins ointment 10%, a new patient-applied treatment formulated from green tea has been licensed in Canada as efficacious in treating external anogenital warts (EGWs).

Managing hot flashes without hormones

Managing menopausal symptoms like hot flashes may be possible without taking hormones, but the evidence supporting most alternatives is weak, European researchers say.