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Hormonal Contraceptives and Migraine: Is It Time to Revisit Stroke Risk?

Hormonal Contraceptives and Migraine: Is It Time to Revisit Stroke Risk?

Current oral contraceptive products contain lower doses of estrogen than those used in the past, prompting reconsideration of risks and benefits.

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Adverse Events Associated With Diazoxide Treatment for Congenital Hyperinsulinism

Adverse Events Associated With Diazoxide Treatment for Congenital Hyperinsulinism

Diazoxide treatment in children with congenital hyperinsulinism is associated most commonly with neutropenia, but also carries a risk for pulmonary hypertension.

Relacorilant Gets Orphan Drug Designation for Pancreatic Cancer

Relacorilant Gets Orphan Drug Designation for Pancreatic Cancer

The Company is investigating the treatment as a combination with nab-paclitaxel (Abraxane; Celgene) for pancreatic cancers and other solid tumors.

Medicaid Expansion Programs Improve Women's Access to Reproductive Services

Medicaid Expansion Programs Improve Women's Access to Reproductive Services

One-third of the women enrolled in Michigan's Medicaid expansion program reported improved access to birth control and family planning services.

Newer Hormonal Contraception May Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk

Newer Hormonal Contraception May Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk

There is a reduction in ovarian cancer risk associated with use of contemporary combined hormonal contraceptives.

Risk for Hypercalciuria With Recommended Dose of Vitamin D Supplement

Risk for Hypercalciuria With Recommended Dose of Vitamin D Supplement

The upper level of vitamin D recommended by the Endocrine Society can result in frequent hypercalciuria.

Ivacaftor Improves Insulin Secretion in Children With Cystic Fibrosis

Ivacaftor Improves Insulin Secretion in Children With Cystic Fibrosis

First-phase and glucose-potentiation of arginine-induced insulin secretion as assessed by acute C-peptide responses improved after the initiation of ivacaftor in children with cystic fibrosis.

Recent Increase in Contraception Use Noted Among US Teenagers

Recent Increase in Contraception Use Noted Among US Teenagers

Increases in use of one or more contraceptive methods, dual-method use, long-acting reversibles.

Medicaid Expansion Increases Access to Family Planning Services

Medicaid Expansion Increases Access to Family Planning Services

1 in 3 women of reproductive age report better ability to access birth control, family planning services.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome May Be Associated With Autism in Offspring

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome May Be Associated With Autism in Offspring

The prenatal sex steroid theory hypothesizes that women with PCOS would have heightened autistic traits and an increased rate of autism among their children.

Pancreatic Cancer and New-Onset Diabetes

Pancreatic Cancer and New-Onset Diabetes

New-onset adult diabetes mellitus appears to be both a risk factor for and a sequelae of pancreatic cancer.

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