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Linda Marie Wetzel
Endometriosis and skin cancer: Is there a link?
Results of a new prospective cohort study add to existing literature on the association between endometriosis and skin cancer and show that the connection is strongest for melanoma. The findings, published in Cancer Causes and Control, are by researchers from the United States and France.
Does breastfeeding help lower risk of endometriosis?
A new analysis of data from Nurses’ Health Study II (NHS II) shows that following the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ recommendations on breastfeeding may lower a woman’s risk of endometriosis. The association between the risk reduction and breastfeeding, the authors say, may be mediated at least in part by amenorrhea
Using imaging to determine depth of DIE
A recent study determined that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and rectal endoscopic sonography (RES) are of significant, but different value in determining the presence and depth of deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE).
Zika virus updates
The CDC sets up a registry to document the disease in pregnancy and infants. Plus: A look at Zika, HIV infection. Also, Zika care standards updated.
Supportive oncodermatology
Skin side effects from anticancer treatments can be a special burden for patients already suffering the extreme pressures of a cancer diagnosis. Treatments must be customized for patients based on the type of cancer and treatment, as well as the patient’s personal goals. Close and active relationships with patients are vital to assure the best possible outcome.
Data breaches: Fast facts
Data breaches: Fast facts
Be sure to follow these steps if you think you've been hacked.
Trends in tickborne diseases
Tickborne diseases are a significant health problem in the United States with over 40,000 confirmed or probable cases reported as recently as 2014. Almost 80% of these cases consist of Lyme disease, but other diseases, including viral infections, are present and have been increasing in number over the past 20 years. Experts in tickborne diseases share updates about what’s new and what’s changing in the detection and transmission of these diseases.
Vulvar pain syndromes: New approaches to an old problem
Dr. Badger is cautious about recommending more aggressive treatments such as surgery.

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