Tag Archives: women

Preventing postpartum depression: Start with women at greatest risk

January 30, 2019 from ObGynNews The last decade has brought appropriate attention to the high prevalence of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, with postpartum depression (PPD) constituting the most common complication in modern obstetrics. There have been very substantial efforts in more than 40 states in the United States to enhance screening for PPD and… Read More »

In Brief: Pregnancy Reduces Risk of Alcohol Use Disorder in Women and Their Partners

Because even small amounts of fetal exposure to alcohol have been associated with a constellation of adverse effects, women who are pregnant are counselled to avoid all consumption of alcohol.  Women who are pregnant or planning to conceive are highly motivated and often make fairly significant changes in their health behaviors; however, we have seen… Read More »

HIV-positive women less likely to be treated successfully for cervical precancer

Women living with HIV are more likely than HIV-negative women to have residual or recurring abnormal cells after treatment for precancerous cervical lesions, according to research recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. This systematic review and meta-analysis found that treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), or abnormal cells that could progress to cancer, was nearly… Read More »