Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a cell culture test to detect substances that are directly or indirectly harmful to embryos. Based on an existing test used for developing new drugs and chemicals, the augmented version is designed to help reduce the number of animal experiments.
A team of researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery have applied high-throughput genomics to identify rare highly-penetrant genetic variants that drive the development of gestational diabetes.
A new study of more than 18 million pregnancies found a woman's heart health before she becomes pregnant is strongly related to her likelihood of experiencing a complication during her pregnancy or labor. The study examined the presence of four cardiovascular risk factors in women before they became pregnant: smoking, unhealthy body weight, hypertension and diabetes. Adverse pregnancy outcomes include maternal intensive care unit (ICU) admission, preterm birth, low birthweight and fetal death.
The COVID-19 pandemic knocked many women off schedule for important health appointments, a new study finds, and many didn't get back on schedule even after clinics reopened. The effect may have been greatest in areas where such care is already likely falling behind. The study looks at screenings for breast cancer, cervical cancer and sexually transmitted infections (STI), as well as two types of birth control care.
More than 75% of women with Opioid Use Disorder report having had an unintended pregnancy, but they are less likely to use effective contraception compared to women who do not use drugs. Results from a multi-year trial found that a two-part intervention featuring co-located contraceptive services in opioid treatment programs and financial incentives could offer an effective solution.
In this study using a simulated cohort, TVUS endometrial thickness screening missed over four times more cases of endometrial cancer among Black women versus White women owing to the greater prevalence of fibroids and non-endometrioid histology type that occurs among Black women.
According to ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology, return to routine screening for BI-RADS 3 lesions on supplemental automated whole-breast ultrasound (ABUS) substantially reduces the recall rate, while being unlikely to result in adverse outcome. This prospective study supports a recommendation for routine annual follow-up for BI-RADS 3 lesions at supplemental ABUS.
A new study, published by the North American Menopause Society in the journal Menopause, found a plant-based diet rich in soy reduces moderate-to-severe hot flashes by 84%, from nearly five per day to fewer than one per day. During the 12-week study, nearly 60% of women became totally free of moderate-to-severe hot flashes. Overall hot flashes (including mild ones) decreased by 79%.
A recent study by researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix defines a mechanistic role for an understudied bacteria family in gynecologic disease.
In an era of rampant misinformation, researchers review how misinformation regarding infertility and the COVID-19 vaccine spread.