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Study: Women who are abused as children more likely to have autistic child

A study in JAMA Psychiatry found women who were abused as children had an increased risk to have a child with autism. Read more.

Cesarean section rates vary widely in United States

A study in Health Affairs found that cesarean rates vary tenfold across hospitals, from 7.1% to 69.9%. “Cesarean delivery rates vary tenfold among US...

What every nurse should know about hemophilia

Learn about the causes of this disorder, current treatments, and important nursing considerations.

FDA approves new silicone breast implant

On Feb. 20, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Gel Filled Breast Implant for...

FDA approves Osphena for postmenopausal women with dyspareunia

On Feb. 26, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Osphena (ospemifene) to treat women with moderate to severe dyspareunia (pain during...

Study: NP-staffed clinic improves care, lowers cost for women with benign breast conditions

The Virginia Mason Breast Clinic, staffed by nurse practitioners (NPs), has substantially improved care timeliness for women with symptomatic benign breast conditions, according to...

Study: Delaying childbirth may reduce risk of aggressive form of breast cancer

Younger women who wait at least 15 years after their first menstrual period to give birth to their first child may reduce their risk...

From our readers…Negative effects of shackling pregnant incarcerated women

The author advocates for more respectful treatment of pregnant women who are incarcerated.

Study: Even minor increases in physical activity benefits bone health in premenopausal women

A study to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that physical activity, even minor increases, in premenopausal women is...

Saved by…um…Facebook?

Author Leah Curtin analyzes a case where a juror’s entry on Facebook affected the outcome.

Anastrozole and fulvestrant combination effective in metastatic breast cancer

The combination of anastrozole and fulvestrant was more effective than anastrozole alone or sequential anastrozole and fulvestrant for the treatment of hormone receptor-positive metastatic...

The nurse’s role in preventing cervical cancer: A cultural framework

A culturally appropriate framework can help nurses promote acceptance of the human papillomavirus vaccine.

USPSTF recommends against hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women to prevent chronic conditions

In a draft recommendation statement, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against the use of combined estrogen and progestin for the prevention...