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Estradiol/dienogest oral contraceptive improves heavy menstrual bleeding

NEW YORK - Women with heavy or prolonged periods benefit from treatment with an oral contraceptive formulation that combines step-down estradiol valerate with step-up dienogest, a report in the April issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology indicates. Dr. Jeffrey T. Jensen, with the Oregon Health & Science...

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Urine screening correctly ID’s chlamydia in pregnant women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Screening pregnant women for chlamydia using urine samples is just as accurate as when cervical secretions are used, suggests a new study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Urine sampling is also considerably cheaper than endocervical sampling -- and scores points...

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Hydrocortisone therapy linked to lower pneumonia risk in trauma patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hydrocortisone therapy may lower the risk of nosocomial pneumonia in severe trauma patients, according to new research from France. The study also found that hydrocortisone treatment was linked with shorter hospital stays and a smaller risk of acute lung injury and acute...