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CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant, Breastfeeding Individuals
The CDC now recommends COVID-19 vaccination for all individuals 12 years and older in the United States, including those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Study: COVID-19 During Pregnancy Associated With Preterm Birth
Among those who had hypertension, diabetes, and/or obesity as well as COVID-19, the risk rose to 160%.
FDA Approves Pembrolizumab, Lenvatinib Combination Therapy for Advanced Endometrial Carcinoma
The FDA has approved pembrolizumab in combination with lenvatinib for the treatment of advanced endometrial carcinoma that is not microsatellite instability-high or mismatch repair deficient
Study: Pregnant Women With Migraine at Higher Risk of Complications
The researchers noted that during high-risk pregnancies, special monitoring and care throughout the pregnancy is mandatory.
Expert: Although Women Are the Majority of Pharmacy Graduates, the ‘Leadership Numbers Have Remained the Same for the Past 40 Years’
Suzanne Soliman, PharmD, BCMAS, and Sally Arif, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP, discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted women in the pharmacy field.
Pharmacists Are Needed to Provide Birth Control
A contraception toolkit helps them improve women's reproductive health.
What Pharmacists Should Know About Endometrial Cancer
In the United States, endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of female reproductive organs.
New Developments for Gynecologic Cancers
Innovative treatment options and new screening guidelines are transforming diagnosis and management of the disease.
Women May Experience Heart Disease Differently Than Men
Help female patients stay informed about prevention strategies, symptoms, and treatment of this potentially deadly condition.
NIH Study Suggests Eating Habits Change Only Slightly After Gestational Diabetes Diagnosis
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that pregnant women only made slight changes to their diet after a gestational diabetes diagnosis.
FDA Approves Oral Ibrexafungerp For Treatment of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis
The approval is based on a pair of Phase 3 studies in which oral ibrexafungerp demonstrated efficacy and a favorable tolerability profile in women with vulvovaginal candidiasis.
Study Links Decrease in Cervical Cancer Incidence to Screening, HPV Vaccination
Other HPV-associated cancers were found to have increased over the study period, linking this trend to lack of guidelines and other resources.
Study: Weight Cycling Linked to Increased Sleep Problems in Women
most women reported 1 or more episodes of weight cycling, and each additional weight cycling episode was related to shorter sleep duration and poorer sleep quality.
Miscarriages Are Common Among Pharmacists
Occupational exposure to certain medications and long hours standing may increase risk.
Study: COVID-19 Vaccine Does Not Damage Placenta in Pregnancy
Researchers found no evidence of abnormal blood flow between the mother and fetus or problems with fetal blood flow following COVID-19 vaccination.
Study Supports Recommendations to Avoid Pregnancy for at Least 12 Months After Bariatric Surgery
More than half of all female patients who undergo bariatric surgery are of reproductive age, and the resulting weight loss improves fertility, as well as reducing the risk of gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders during pregnancy.
CVS Health Announces New Initiatives to Support Women's Health and Wellness in May
During National Women’s Health Week, which takes place from May 9 to May 15, CVS Health announced new initiatives to further support women’s health and wellness during the month of May.
Study Suggests Pregnant Women Do Not Face Higher Risk of Death From COVID-19
Slightly less than 1% of the pregnant patients died from COVID-19 compared to 3.5% of nonpregnant patients, according to the study findings.
Postmenopausal, Vitamin D-Deficient Women May Experience More Pain After Total Knee Replacement
Experts estimate that 60% of adults have insufficient levels of vitamin D, which is known to promote bone and soft tissue health.
Study: Breast Tumors Evolving to HER2-Low May Provide Broader Therapeutic Options
Data presented at the 2021 ESMO Breast Cancer Virtual Congress showed 29% of recurrent breast cancer biopsies showed conversion either from, or to, HER2-low expression.
Call Your Mom: Study Links Positive Mental Health, Heart Health in Older Women
For this Mother’s Day, Caroline Carney, MD, MSc, FAPM, CPHQ, explains the importance of understanding the correlation between mental health and heart health in women aged 65 years and older.
Pharmacy Focus Podcast: New Series - Women in Pharmacy Wednesday
The Pharmacy Times® Pharmacy Focus podcast provides the latest industry news and information, thought-leader insights, clinical updates, patient counseling tools, and innovative solutions for the everyday practice and business of pharmacy.
Study Finds Breastfeeding Linked to Higher Neurocognitive Testing Scores
Previous studies found breastfeeding does not impact executive function or memory, which was similar to the findings in this study, according to the authors.
Study of 2 COVID-19 Vaccines Show Positive Safety Results With Pregnancy
Preliminary study results showed no safety concerns among pregnant women that received Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
Migraines Associated with Risk of High Blood Pressure in Postmenopausal Women
Women who had migraines before menopause had a 29% increased risk of developing high blood pressure after menopause.
Study Identifies Genetic Mutations Linked to Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have identified additional genetic mutations that strongly predispose otherwise healthy women to peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM), a rare condition characterized by weakness of the heart muscle that begins sometime during the final month of pregnancy through 5 months after delivery.
Study: Women at High Risk of Breast Cancer Face Financial Hurdles Regardless of Insurance
According to the study authors, the findings suggest a need for greater transparency in health care pricing as well as policies eliminating financial obstacles to catching cancer early.
Protein Commonly Screened for In Pregnancy is Linked to Gestational Diabetes
The study highlights a new role for pregnancy-associated plasma protein A, known as PAPPA, in gestational diabetes, with translational potential as both a diagnostic tool and therapeutic target.
Study: Pregnancy Increases Risk for Women to Develop First-Time Symptomatic Kidney Stones
The risk peaks close to delivery and then improves by 1 year after delivery, though a modest risk of developing kidney stones continues beyond 1 year after delivery.
Mothers’ COVID-19 Vaccines Can Also Protect Breastfeeding Infants
There have now been approximately 70,000 pregnant people vaccinated against COVID-19 with no evidence of harm.
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