Obstetrics & gynaecology

Risk of uterine fibroids found to be lower in women using statins

(HealthDay)—The use of statins is associated with a lower risk of uterine fibroids and fibroid-related symptoms, according to a study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Uterine artery embolism can help avoid hysterectomy for fibroids

(HealthDay)—Hysterectomy can often be avoided in patients with uterine fibroids undergoing uterine artery embolization, according to a study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Oncology & Cancer

FDA OKs 'containment' bag for certain uterine surgeries

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it would permit limited use of a "tissue containment system" in conjunction with laparoscopic power morcellators—devices that grind up tissue in gynecological ...

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