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FDA approves first generic capecitabine to treat breast and colorectal cancers

On Sept. 16, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first generic version of Xeloda (capecitabine), used to treat metastatic breast and...

New program addresses women’s needs when developing medical devices

The Center for Devices and Radiological Health, part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has launched a new program designed to look...

Study: Showering helps ease discomfort of women in labor

A study in Clinical Nursing Research reports that a 30-minute “therapeutic shower” taken when a woman is in active labor, can significantly reduce tension...

Study: Tamoxifen reduces future risk of breast cancer in women with genetic predisposition who...

A study, published by the Journal of Clinical Oncology, of about 2,500 women has found that those who have inherited mutations in BRCA1 or...

Study: Poor sleep in pregnancy may contribute to birth-related complications

Poor sleep quality and quantity during pregnancy can disrupt normal immune processes and may lead to lower birth weights and other complications, according to...

Study: HPV increases risk of esophageal cancer

A meta-analysis published by PLOSOne found that human papillomavirus (HPV) triples the risk for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Read more

FDA approves first nonhormonal treatment for hot flashes

On June 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Brisdelle (paroxetine) to treat moderate to severe hot flashes associated with menopause. Brisdelle,...

Study: Postmenopausal women benefit from smoking cessation even if they have diabetes

The study “Smoking Cessation, Weight Change and Coronary Heart Disease Among Postmenopausal Women With and Without Diabetes,” published the Journal of the American Medical...

Introducing the quantum patient

The quantum patient is an indivisible human being whose health problems might not be healed through traditional specialization.

Stopping a seizure in a pregnant patient

The rapid response team works quickly to try to prevent fetal injury.

Taking a second look at stroke in women

You can help save lives by learning how stroke symptoms and risk factors differ in women and men.

FDA approves Diclegis for pregnant women who have nausea and vomiting

On April 8, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Diclegis (doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride) to treat pregnant women experiencing nausea and...

Interstitial cystitis – chronic, common, and sometimes complicated to treat

Although painful and disruptive, interstitial cystitis often can be managed with drugs, bladder instillation and other procedures, and dietary changes. Most patients also need psychosocial support or professional counseling to deal with related stress, anxiety, depression, and frustration.