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Weight Loss Tied to Lower Risk of Uterine Cancer

Posted 6 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 – Weight loss may lower older women's risk of cancer of the endometrium, the lining of the uterus, a new study suggests. "Many older adults think it's too late to benefit from weight loss, or think that because they are overweight or obese, the damage has already been done. But our findings show that's not true," study author Juhua Luo said a news release from the American ...

U.S. Maternal Death Rate Is Rising

Posted 8 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2016 – The number of U.S. women who die during or soon after pregnancy may be higher than previously thought – and it's on the rise, according to a new study. Between 2000 and 2014, the nation's maternal death rate rose by almost 27 percent, researchers found. However, over that time, reporting methods changed, the study authors noted. For every 100,000 live births, nearly 24 ...

Gene Tied to Breast Cancer Raises Uterine Cancer Risk Too

Posted 1 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 – Women with a gene mutation known as BRCA1 have an increased risk for a deadly form of uterine cancer, a new study finds. The BRCA1 gene mutation is already well known for significantly increasing the risk of breast and ovarian cancers. In fact, the risk is so high that some women consider having both breasts, as well as their ovaries, removed to prevent breast and ...

Common Infection Caused First U.S. Uterus Transplant to Fail, Hospital Says

Posted 8 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 – A common fungus caused the complication that forced Cleveland Clinic doctors to remove a transplanted uterus from a 26-year-old woman just two weeks after the groundbreaking procedure was performed, hospital officials said Friday. "Preliminary results suggest that the complication was due to an infection caused by an organism that is commonly found in a woman's ...

FDA OKs 'Containment' Bag for Certain Uterine Surgeries

Posted 7 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 – 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 surgeries. But the FDA still warns against using laparoscopic power morcellators in most women because the procedure can spread undetected cancer cells. ...

First U.S. Uterus Transplant Patient Grateful for Chance to Have Children

Posted 8 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 7, 2016 – The first American woman to receive a uterus transplant said Monday that she is grateful for the chance to try to have a child. Speaking at a morning news conference two weeks after her surgery, the 26-year-old woman – identified only as Lindsey – said that although she and her husband have adopted three kids, she has still longed to give birth to her own child. "At 16, ...

FDA Orders 'Black Box' Warning Label on Essure Long-Acting Contraceptive

Posted 1 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 – A special "black box" warning should be added to packaging for the Essure implantable birth control device, based on concerns over serious complications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday. The FDA also ordered Essure's manufacturer, Bayer, to conduct a new clinical study to gather more data about the health risks the device might pose for "in a ...

Surgeons Perform First U.S. Uterus Transplant

Posted 26 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2016 – Cleveland Clinic surgeons this week performed the nation's first uterus transplant, an experimental procedure offering women without a womb the possibility of pregnancy. The transplanted uterus came from a deceased donor, and the 26-year-old recipient was in stable condition following the nine-hour procedure, her doctors said Thursday. "Cleveland Clinic began screening ...

Black Women Less Likely to Survive Uterine Cancer, Study Finds

Posted 19 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 – Uterine cancer rates are rising in the United States, particularly among black and Asian women, according to a new study that also found black women are more likely to die of the disease. Researchers analyzed more than 120,000 cases of uterine cancer diagnosed in the United States between 2000 and 2011, and found that rates rose among all racial and ethnic groups. But ...

Many U.S. Women Live Far From Gynecologic Cancer Care

Posted 15 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 15, 2015 – Millions of American women have poor access to gynecologic cancer care, a new study finds. The analysis showed that 36 percent of counties in the United States are more than 50 miles from the nearest doctor specializing in ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer. About 10 percent of American women – nearly 15 million – live in those counties, researchers found. "This is ...

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Odds of Uterine Cancer

Posted 27 May 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 – Adhering to a Mediterranean diet may significantly reduce a woman's risk of uterine cancer, a new study suggests. "Our research shows the impact a healthy, balanced diet could have on a woman's risk of developing womb [uterine] cancer. This adds more weight to our understanding of how our everyday choices, like what we eat and how active we are, affect our risk of ...

Simple Test Might Predict Whether Some Pregnancies Succeed

Posted 28 Sep 2012 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 28 – Measuring progesterone levels in women with pain or bleeding during early pregnancy may help determine whether or not the pregnancy is viable, a new study says. A viable pregnancy means that there is a reasonable expectation that it will result in a live birth. Progesterone is a hormone that plays a key role in pregnancy. About one-third of women experience vaginal bleeding or ...

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