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Without thrombolysis, women fare worse than men after stroke

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Thrombolysis is a must for female stroke patients if they are to achieve the same outcomes as men, according to a March 2nd report in the Neurology. “Women need to be treated for stroke as soon as possible,” senior author Dr. Michael D. Hill, from the University of...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy slightly improves breast cancer-specific survival, primarily in young women with early-stage estrogen receptor (ER)-negative disease, new research shows. “The efficacy of prophylactic mastectomy in reducing the incidence of breast...

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Treatment of cervical dysplasia doesn’t increase preterm births: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Pregnant women who’ve had abnormal cervical tissue removed with a loop electrosurgical procedure (LEEP) are not at increased risk for preterm delivery, a retrospective study suggests. The 2006 consensus guidelines for management of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN)...