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Hope for women with the 'Angelina Jolie' gene

Hope for women with the ‘Angelina Jolie’ gene as scientists find drugs that can kill cancer cells but leave healthy ones unharmed Around one in 200 people carry a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes  The mutations raise the risk of breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic cancer Angelina Jolie had a preventative mastectomy in […]

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Contraceptive planning is essential to optimal health for women with heart disease

Pregnancy can increase the risk of morbidity and mortality in women with cardiovascular disease; however, many cardiologists are not having pre-pregnancy contraception discussions with their patients of child-bearing age. There is a need to provide evidence-based guidance for contraceptive safety and effectiveness and pregnancy planning options for this high-risk patient group, according to a paper […]

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IUD saving fertility for women with cancer

A common intrauterine device (IUD) could help preserve fertility and reduce the need for hysterectomies for women suffering endometrial cancer, according to University of Queensland research. UQ’s Professor Andreas Obermair, from the Queensland Centre for Gynecological Cancer Research, said his team had just completed the feMMe study—a phase II randomized trial with 165 endometrial cancer […]

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Researchers learn that pregnant women pass along protective COVID antibodies to their babies

Researchers Learn that Pregnant Women Pass Along Protective COVID Antibodies to their Babies Antibodies that guard against COVID-19 can transfer from mothers to babies while in the womb, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian researchers published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. This discovery, published Jan. 22, adds […]