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Judith M. Orvos, ELS
Judith M. Orvos, ELS, is an editorial consultant for Contemporary OB/GYN.
Do NSAIDs increase CVD risk in women?
A new analysis of data from participants in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) suggests that regular use of some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may modestly increase cardiovascular risk in women. The findings were published in Circulation.
Urinary microbiome may differ in women with urge incontinence
New research by microbiologists at Loyola University suggests that the urinary microbiome in women with urgency urinary incontinence (UUI) may differ from that in women without the condition, which has implications for management of the disease.
FDA panel considers ban, ‘black box’ warning on power morcellators
A 2-day meeting of the FDA’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Advisory Committee on the safety of laparoscopic power morcellators produced recommendations, but the committee was not asked to advise as to whether the devices should be banned.
New pelvic exam guidelines: An expert perspective
"I worry that women will conclude that there is no value to an annual well-woman visit," says author Paula Hillard, MD.
CHARGE study links autism with prenatal exposure to pesticides
An 11-year study by investigators from California supports previous research that connects prenatal exposure to common pesticides with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The finding, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, strengthens the evidence linking neurodevelopmental disorders with gestational pesticide exposures.
Is 3D mammography the future of breast cancer screening?
Adding tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, to digital mammography may increase cancer detection and reduce false-positive results from screening, according to study in JAMA.
HRT a boon for young women with ovarian insufficiency
HRT a boon for young women with ovarian insufficiency
Hormone replacement helps to maintain normal bone mineral density (BMD) in young women with primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), a study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found.
Red meat intake in early adulthood may be linked to breast cancer risk
Substituting one serving per day of legumes for one serving per day of red meat may help lower a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to results of a multicenter study based on data from the Nurses’ Health Study II. The findings, published in BMJ, represent 20 years of follow up on a questionnaire on diet.
Women at risk of inadequate hematuria workup
New research presented at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting suggests that elderly women are less likely than men to be referred for hematuria evaluation, and therefore less likely to receive a definitive urologic diagnosis.
Aromatase inhibitor may improve outcome in premenopausal breast cancer
Adjuvant therapy combining ovarian suppression with an aromatase inhibitor—a class of drugs typically only recommended for postmenopausal patients—may be more beneficial for premenopausal patients with breast cancer than tamoxifen.

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