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Miranda Hester
Ms. Hester is Content Specialist with Contemporary OB/GYN and Contemporary Pediatrics.
Is there a connection between HPV vaccines and MS?
A study of nearly 4 million women indicates that there is no causal relationship between the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (qHPV) vaccination and the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) or other demyelinating diseases.
Are women with PCOS at greater risk of cancer?
According to a new study in Gynecologic Oncology, women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be at greater risk of developing some types of cancer.
Are Hispanic women more likely to die of endometrial cancer?
According to a recent study in Gynecologic Oncology, Hispanic women may be less likely to survive endometrial cancer than their non-Hispanic white counterparts.
Ovarian cancer drug receives accelerated approval
An ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor has received accelerated approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of women with heavily pretreated ovarian cancer associated with defective BRCA genes.
Tamoxifen benefits in breast cancer extend decades
Taking tamoxifen for 5 years to prevent breast cancer results in a prophylactic effect that extends over the next 20 years, according to a new report published in in The Lancet Oncology.
FDA approves Gardasil 9
On December 10, 2014, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Gardasil 9 (Human Papillomavirus [HPV] 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) for the prevention of certain diseases caused by 9 types of HPV.
Are uterine contractions linked with IUI success?
Unlike with in vitro fertilization, it appears that uterine contractions may increase the chance of a successful intrauterine insemination (IUI), according to a new study.
FDA updates labeling of drugs for pregnant and lactating women
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a final rule altering how the labels for physicians on prescription drugs and biological products provide information for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Opioid abuse in pregnant women on rise
Prevalence of opioid abuse during pregnancy has more than doubled over the past 14 years, according to a new study in Anesthesiology.
Tdap vaccine not linked to preterm birth
Women who receive the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) may not be at increased risk of preterm birth or other adverse birth outcomes, according to a new study in JAMA.

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