An IOF and ECTS Working Group have published an updated review of literature published after 2017 on premenopausal osteoporosis. It outlines key information on factors affecting peak bone mass and distinguishing low bone mass from proper osteoporosis with increased fracture risk at a young age, causes of secondary osteoporosis versus idiopathic osteoporosis, as well as pregnancy-and lactation-associated osteoporosis. Also provided is a helpful flow-chart as general guidance for the management of this condition.
Researchers from Osaka University developed a novel three-dimensional imaging system to diagnose cervical cancer in a faster, non-invasive and more efficient way than the conventional approach. They showed that their imaging tool enables an accurate classification of cervical tissues into healthy or various forms of cancer when coupled with deep learning. These findings could improve the diagnostic approach for cancers.
Adolescents and young women with disabilities can stop periods and get relief from distressing menstrual symptoms with IUDs, in the largest study in this population to date.
Hispanic mothers had higher rates of COVID-19 than other groups of women, but ethnicity had no effect on outcomes among women with COVID-19 who delivered at two hospitals in northern Manhattan.
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have used a combination of label-free imaging and artificial intelligence to determine the potential fertility of sperm samples in cattle. The technique may help improve assisted reproductive technology in humans.
A new study has shown that although 86% of women seen at an outpatient gynecology clinic had a cardiovascular risk factor and 40.1% had at least one cardiovascular symptom, the awareness of cardiovascular risk factors and symptoms was low
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee published its Advisory Report to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Among its findings, the Committee concluded that current choline intake levels are too low for most Americans and found low intake levels among infants and toddlers, as well as vulnerable populations like pregnant and lactating women, especially concerning. Choline is an essential nutrient that supports a variety of processes at all stages of life and throughout the body.
Abdominal weight gain, which is common during the postmenopause period, is associated with an array of health problems, including diabetes and heart disease. A new study suggests that the use of antidepressants, beta-blockers, and insulin during the menopause transition is partially to blame for such unhealthy weight gain. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
Oxytocin plays a role in various mental health and sexual reproduction disorders. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now determined the three-dimensional structure of the oxytocin receptor to which the hormone binds. This knowledge could promote the development of novel drugs to treat a variety of diseases.
Researchers have showed that HLA-G gene regulates male-to-female ratio at birth. The study strengthens earlier findings of the vulnerability of male fetuses to preeclampsia.