Diabetes

Well-known drug has less risk for preterm delivery in PCOS

Metformin can halve the risk of late miscarriage and preterm births for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS occurs in 10 to 15 percent of all women. The symptoms are irregular menstrual periods, increased levels ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Psoriasis is independent risk factor for comorbidity in children

(HealthDay)—Children with psoriasis have an increased risk of comorbidities compared to children without psoriasis, independent of obesity, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in JAMA Dermatology.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Hormone discovery marks breakthough in understanding fertility

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have shown, for the first time, that a naturally occurring hormone plays a vital part in regulating a woman's fertility, a discovery that could lead to better diagnosis and treatment ...

Oncology & Cancer

Decreasing the most common gynecologic cancer

Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. An estimated 60,000 new cases of endometrial cancer - also known as uterine cancer - are diagnosed annually.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Age-related infertility may be caused by scarred ovaries

Women's decreased ability to produce healthy eggs as they become older may be due to excessive scarring and inflammation in their ovaries, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study in mice.

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