Women's Health

Study Analyzing Efficacy of Nonhormonal Contraceptive Gel, Phexxi, for Prevention of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Completes Last Subject Last Visit
August 25, 2022

Top-line data from the EVOGUARD clinical trial examining the efficacy of Phexxi for the prevention of chlamydia and gonorrhea are expected in October 2022.

Vegetarian Diet May Up Risk for Hip Fracture in Women
August 23, 2022

Among more than 26 000 women, a vegetarian diet was associated with a 33% greater risk of hip fracture vs diets that included fish or meat.

Smaller Airway Structures Raise Risk for COPD in Women, According to New Research
August 08, 2022

Lung airways were smaller in women than men, even among ever-smokers and never-smokers, according to large analysis.

7 New Drugs Approved for Primary Care: Q2 2022
July 07, 2022

From type 2 diabetes to chronic yeast infection, we have picked the top 7 FDA-approved drugs every primary care physician should know about from the second quarter.

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Roe v Wade Abortion Ruling
June 24, 2022

The vote to render abortion illegal at the federal level means states will now govern abortion rules, which could lead to abortion being outlawed in half the country.

New Findings Suggest Need for Sex-specific Strategies to Prevent Heart Attacks in Young Adults
May 05, 2022

Seven risk factors accounted for 85% of the risk of first acute myocardial infarction in young adults in a new study.

Study: Investigational RSV Vaccine Elicited Neutralizing Antibody Responses in Pregnant Women
May 02, 2022

Results from a phase 2b trial showed that a bivalent RSV prefusion F protein-based vaccine was safe and led to higher neutralizing antibody responses in pregnant women.

Study: “Detrimental” Effects of Obesity on Risk of Heart Failure Greatest Among Women Who Experience Late Menopause
April 13, 2022

Obesity significantly increased the risk of heart failure among women who experienced menopause at age ≥55 years in a new study.

Antihypertensive Treatment during Pregnancy Linked to Better Outcomes, According to New NIH Study
April 08, 2022

ACC 2022: Use of antihypertensive therapy in pregnant women was associated with better pregnancy outcomes, such as preeclampsia and fetal or neonatal death.

Migraine Linked to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications in Preliminary Study
February 28, 2022

Researchers also found that women with migraine with aura had a higher risk of preeclampsia than those with migraine without aura.