Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Women's Health http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/womens-health/condition-rss Women's Health en-us Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:42:17 UTC Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:42:17 UTC Statement Again Advises Against Routine Ovarian Cancer Screening http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/womens-health/statement-again-advises-against-routine-ovarian-cancer-screening Women who have no signs or symptoms of ovarian cancer should not receive a screening, according to a draft recommendation statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).  11:54 AM, Mon July 24, 2017 Older Women Underscreened for Cervical Cancer http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/June2017/older-women-underscreened-for-cervical-cancer Although current guidelines indicate that women at average risk do not need to be screened for cervical cancer after age 65, the results of a recent study suggest that women up to age 85 can benefit from these screenings. 12:00 PM, Thu June 15, 2017 Dairy Consumption Could Influence Breast Cancer Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/womens-health/dairy-consumption-could-influence-breast-cancer-risk New research indicates that high consumption of certain dairy products may either increase or decrease the risk of developing breast cancer, depending on the food. 2:02 PM, Thu March 23, 2017 OTC Oral Contraceptives for Adults, Teens? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/womens-health/otc-oral-contraceptive-for-adults-teens Published data seem to support OTC access.  1:38 PM, Wed March 15, 2017 Could Folic Acid Levels During Pregnancy Impact Childhood Hypertension? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/womens-health/could-folic-acid-levels-during-pregnancy-impact-childhood-hypertension A recently published study finds that maternal folic acid levels could have an effect on a child’s blood pressure.  9:00 AM, Thu March 9, 2017 What Losing the Affordable Care Act Means to Us: Women and Reproductive Health http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/what-losing-the-affordable-care-act-means-to-us-women-and-reproductive-health Testimony from women at different stages of life highlights the uncertainty of women’s healthcare without the Affordable Care Act. 5:23 PM, Fri November 18, 2016 Is Plan B More Effective Than Yuzpe Emergency Contraception? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/daniel-holland-pharmd/2016/08/is-plan-b-more-effective-than-yuzpe-emergency-contraception Some patients report difficulty accessing emergency contraception despite its OTC availability to those of all ages across the United States. 2:56 AM, Wed August 24, 2016 Zika Virus May Be Increasing Interest in Abortion Pills http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/womens-health/zika-virus-may-be-increasing-interest-in-abortion-pills Women in areas infiltrated by the Zika virus have been showing increased interest in abortion medications like mifepristone and misoprostol. 10:39 PM, Tue July 5, 2016 Flu Shot Reminders for Pregnant Women Should Be Diverse and Repeated http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/flu-shot-reminders-for-pregnant-women-should-be-diverse-and-repeated All pregnant women, plus those planning to become pregnant during the influenza season, should receive an inactivated influenza vaccine, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. 10:02 PM, Mon June 27, 2016 Mexican Pharmacies Seeing Surge in Texas Women Seeking Abortion Pill http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/womens-health/mexican-pharmacies-seeing-surge-in-texas-women-seeking-abortion-pill More women in Texas are seeking abortion pills from Mexican pharmacies. 8:48 AM, Mon June 20, 2016 Mercury and Seafood Exposure Linked to Autoimmune Disease Risk in Women http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2016/June2016/Mercury-and-Seafood-Exposure-Linked-to-Autoimmune-Disease-Risk-in-Women Although several health benefits are associated with seafood, recent study results indicate that women of childbearing age who expose themselves to mercury by eating seafood could be at greater risk of developing an autoimmune disorder. 5:12 AM, Thu June 16, 2016 Gynecologic Cancers: What to Look for http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2016/June2016/Gynecologic-Cancers-What-to-Look-for Gynecologic cancer is any cancer that starts in the female reproductive organs. 5:36 AM, Wed June 15, 2016 Infertility Treatment: The Pharmacist's Expanding Role http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2016/June2016/Infertility-Treatment-The-Pharmacists-Expanding-Role The use of fertility-enhancing medications has increased drastically over the past 30 years, with the role of the pharmacist continuing to expand within that specific niche of pharmacy. 11:59 PM, Thu June 9, 2016 During Penicillin Shortage, Prioritize Treatment of Pregnant Women http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/during-penicillin-shortage-prioritize-treatment-of-pregnant-women Due to manufacturing delays, Pfizer is shipping only 30% of its normal monthly supply of penicillin G benzathine injectable suspension (Bicillin L-A) until July 2016. 9:32 PM, Thu June 2, 2016 5 New Findings on Teen Pregnancy Rates http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/womens-health/5-new-findings-on-teen-pregnancy-rates Teen pregnancies have decreased 61% since 1991, new CDC data suggest. 11:15 PM, Thu May 26, 2016 4 Women's Health Trends Pharmacists Should Watch http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/womens-health/4-womens-health-trends-pharmacists-should-watch The term women's health" shouldn't be limited to reproductive matters. 9:25 PM, Mon May 23, 2016 Women Increasingly Injured by Wearing High Heels http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2016/May2016/Women-Increasingly-Injured-by-Wearing-High-Heels High-heeled shoes may be a staple for many women, but the results of a recent study suggest that injuries resulting from the use of this footwear may be on the rise. 5:14 AM, Mon May 23, 2016 Top 2 Health Care Areas Seeing the Biggest Spending Growth http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/womens-health/top-2-health-care-areas-seeing-the-biggest-spending-growth Spending on maternal health and childhood care has seen greater growth than spending on HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria since 2010, marking a reversal in spending trends from 2000 to 2010. 10:45 PM, Wed April 20, 2016 Vitamin D Increases Muscle Strength in Postmenopausal Women http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2016/April2016/Vitamin-D-Increases-Muscle-Strength-in-Postmenopausal-Women The results of a recent study suggest that vitamin D supplementation can significantly increase muscle strength and reduce the loss of muscle mass in postmenopausal women. 9:28 PM, Sun April 17, 2016 HPV Vaccine Considerably Reducing Cancer-Causing Virus Prevalence http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/womens-health/hpv-vaccine-considerably-reducing-cancer-causing-virus-prevalence Ever since the human papillomavirus vaccine hit the market 6 years ago, the prevalence of HPV has markedly decreased among women aged 14 to 24 years. 12:08 AM, Mon March 21, 2016