Male & Female Health

2018/04/25MEDICAL UPDATE

Length of lactation inversely related to diabetes development

By Bruce Sylvester Lactation duration appears to be inversely related to development of type 2 diabetes, researchers reported in the March 2018 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.

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2018/04/08MEDICAL UPDATE

Italy: Hepatitis epidemic linked to European outbreaks

By Gary Finnegan Hepatitis A viruses (HAVs) circulating in an ongoing outbreak among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Lombardy region of Italy are predominantly attributable to strains linked to two other recent outbreaks in Europe, according to research presented at The International Liver Congress 2018 in Paris, France.

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2017/08/16MEDICAL UPDATE

Aspirin reduces rate of preeclampsia among at-risk pregnant women

Researchers report that treatment of at-risk pregnant women with low-dose aspirin (150 mg) resulted in  a significant reduction in pre-term preeclampsia.

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2016/08/25MEDICAL UPDATE

Investigative abaloparatide lowers fracture risk for women with osteoporosis

by Bruce Sylvester: Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who have received daily treatment with the investigative drug abaloparatide achieved a significantly reduced the risk of new vertebral and non-vertebral fractures compared with placebo, researchers reported in the August 16 issue of JAMA/The Journal of the American Medical Association.

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2016/08/08MEDICAL UPDATE

Women who smoke have increased risk of brain bleeds

by Bruce Sylvester: Researchers report that bleeding inside the lining of the brain, subarachnoid hemorrhage, happens at a significantly higher rate among smokers, especially female smokers, than among non-smokers. The findings appeared on July 21, 2016 in the journal Stroke.

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2016/02/24MEDICAL UPDATE

World Health Matters: Ireland: Study predicts risk of Caesarean delivery

by Gary Finnegan: Researchers have developed a new scoring system that rates women’s risk of Caesarean section. The study combines a range of indicators to help maternity hospitals better manage patients and resources, and to prepare pregnant women for the possibility of surgery.

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2016/02/02MEDICAL UPDATE

Increased risk of diabetes appears in women with sleep problems

by Bruce Sylvester: Women who have problems sleeping are at an increased risks of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers reported on January 28, 2016 in Diabetologia.

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2016/01/04MEDICAL UPDATE

Viagra ups insulin sensitivity in prediabetes

by Bruce Sylvester: Treatment with sildenafil, marketed as Viagra and other trade names, appears to improve insulin sensitivity in persons with prediabetes, as well as lowering a biological signal of elevated risk of kidney and heart disease.

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2015/07/10MEDICAL UPDATE

ADHD drug appears to treat cognitive difficulties related to onset of menopause

by Bruce Sylvester: Menopausal women having difficulty with time management, attention, organization, memory, and problem solving (also known as “executive functions”) appear to benefit from treatment with lisdexamfetamine, a drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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2015/04/03MEDICAL UPDATE

Spontaneous preterm delivery linked to higher risk of cardiovascular disease

by Bruce Sylvester: Compared to women who deliver at full-term, women with a history of spontaneous preterm delivery appear to have a doubled risk of developing heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, according to findings published on Feb. 10, 2015 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

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