Women's Health

Endometriosis May Not Cause Preterm Births

New research found no difference in rates of preterm births after adjusting for other risk factors.


Ovarian Cancer Patients May Benefit from Novel Immunotherapy

Researchers claim immunotherapy may offer improved outcomes for patients experiencing HRP ovarian cancer.


The Importance of Screening for Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause

New recommendations suggest every woman should be screened, whether or not they bring it up during an exam.


Study: Sexual Function Static or Improved After Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery

A recent systematic review found that for patients who underwent pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery, pain with sex decreased and overall sexual function improved or was unchanged. The results may inform how surgeons discuss POP surgery with patients.


Who Needs Chemotherapy? For Breast Cancer Patients, the RxPONDER Trial Refines the Answer

Initial results from the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) phase 3 RxPONDER trial demonstrate that postmenopausal women with a common form of breast cancer may be able to forego chemotherapy — and its potential adverse effects — in favor of standalone hormone therapy.


Reassessing Mandatory Mastectomy Recommendations

New guidelines on how to treat hereditary breast cancer could be a gamechanger.


The Future of Telemedicine

Convenience, fewer missed appointments and lower insurance costs benefit patients and doctors. Having access to patients’ medical records, private on-camera communication, and reducing unnecessary in-office and ER visits are a few reasons telemedicine continues to grow in popularity.


Study Suggests Connection Between Ovarian Cancer and Fibrosis, Provides Possible Risk Management Option

A recent study in Ottawa poses a connection between ovarian fibrosis and the risk of developing ovarian cancer, and hints at a drug that may decrease that risk.


Investigating the Impact of Self-Screening for Human Papillomavirus

Researchers at the University of Washington and four other health institutes explore whether at-home screening tests are an efficient and effective way to detect cervical precancer.


A New Treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Could Be Hiding In Plain Sight

By scrutinizing breast cancer cell lines, tissue grafts and samples, as well as data from The Cancer Genome Atlas, researchers at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (CUNY) and Hunter College, along with colleagues at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and The...