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Judith M. Orvos, ELS
Judith M. Orvos, ELS, is a a BELS-certified medical writer and editor and an editorial consultant for Contemporary OB/GYN.
New data show no miscarriage link for HPV vaccination
A new study looks at whether or not the HPV vaccine increases miscarriage risk. And, is there a link between nocturnal enuresis and sleep apnea in postmenopause? Plus: The impact of the Mediterranean diet on breast cancer risk.
FDA’s morcellation safety communication and hysterectomy trends
A look at the ramifications of the FDA safety communication on morcellation. Plus: Are the odds better for extremely preferm infants? And, how technology may improve LARC adherence.
Red flags for pregnant women with headaches
A new study looks at what severe headaches in pregnancy could be indicative of. And, does exposure to a common environmental toxin increase the risk of miscarriage? Plus: Does hypertension in pregnancy not only impact the woman's future cardiovascular health, but also her siblings?
Alcohol consumption, mammographic density and breast cancer risk
Alcohol consumption, mammographic density and breast cancer risk
Could alcohol consumption have an impact on breast cancer screening? Plus, how has the HPV vaccine impacted CIN2+ rates. And: Can metformin plus changes in lifestyle mitigate PCOS.
What links stillbirth and obesity?
A new study examines what factors of obesity can increase the risk of stillbirth. Plus: The number of black women with BRCA mutations may be higher than previously thought. And, does prematurity increase the risk of ADHD?
Vaginal microbiome may predict preterm birth
A new case control study examines whether looking at the vaginal microbiome can predict preterm birth. And, do women who work in fields with long hours and physical demands have a more difficult time becoming pregnant? Plus: Do oral contraceptives moderate arthritis outcomes?
Beyond BRCA: Promising results with multigene testing for breast cancer
Results of a multi center observational study suggest that testing for a panel of genes may be the wave of the future for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and alter the course of clinical management.
Is ovarian cancer as deadly as we think?
A new analysis questions the conventional opinion that ovarian cancer is very deadly. Plus: Do new fetal heart monitoring technologies perform better than traditional methods? And do frozen oocytes lead to better birth rates than fresh?
Long-term benefits of OCs in cancer prevention
A new study indicates that oral contraceptives may have benefits beyond the reproductive. And, does vitamin D really provide a benefit in postmenopause? Plus: do cranberry capsules reduce the number of post-surgical UTIs?
Managing accreta takes a team
Facilities with accreta teams are working across disciplines to help patients.