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.
Long-term outcomes with RFVTA for myoma
Early data from a 3-year study of outcomes with radiofrequency volumetric thermal ablation (RFVTA) in patients with myomas suggests that the technology may be just as effective as laparoscopic myomectomy.
Fetal DNA from Pap tests?
Trophoblast retrieval and isolation from the cervix (TRIC) may one day lead to early identification of fetal genetic disorders.
Should HPV screening intervals be extended for some women?
A new study questions whether current HPV testing intervals can be extended for some. Plus: Can azithromycin prophylaxis prevent post infection in women who have undergone a cesarean?
ACA’s impact on contraception choice
How has the Affordable Care Act changed what contraceptives women use? Plus: Does exercise protect against coronary heart disease?
Does gender make a difference in sleep patterns?
A study looks at whether women are at greater risk of sleep problems than their male counterparts. Also, are cesarean deliveries increasing the risk of childhood obesity? Plus: A study highlights the need for further research in postpartum psychosis.
Are MRI scans safe during pregnancy?
A study examines the safety of MRI scans during pregnancy. Plus: Researchers at Florida State University identify several compound that could combat Zika.
Hemolytic disease in ABO-incompatible preterm infants
A study looks at the incidence of hemolytic reactions in preterm newborns.
Do antipsychotics increase risk of congenital malformations?
A study looks at the potential link between antipsychotic medication and congenital malformations. Also, are current prenatal screening standards as good as expanded carrier screening? Plus: How much do overweight and obesity increase the risk of certain cancers.
Is Zika linked to another birth defect?
A retrospective case study in Brazil examines whether the Zika virus has ties to a birth defect other than microcephaly. Also, the USPSTF issues recommendations on screening for genital herpes. Plus: Does soy reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease in women with PCOS?

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