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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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FDA Approves First Mobile App for Use in Preventing Pregnancy

FDA Approves First Mobile App for Use in Preventing Pregnancy

The algorithm was designed to account for sperm survival, variation in cycle length, ovulation day, temperature fluctuations and the length of the follicular and luteal phases of the menstrual cycle.

Cushing Syndrome Results in Poor Quality of Life Even After Remission

Cushing Syndrome Results in Poor Quality of Life Even After Remission

Although patients reach clinical and biochemical remission, patients exposed to hypercortisolism do not show functional remission.

Self-Administered Contraceptive Vaginal System Approved for Up to 1 Year of Use

Self-Administered Contraceptive Vaginal System Approved for Up to 1 Year of Use

The safety and efficacy of Annovera was evaluated in 3 open-label clinical trials involving healthy women (ages 18 to 40).

Plasma Copeptin More Accurate for Diabetes Insipidus Diagnosis

Plasma Copeptin More Accurate for Diabetes Insipidus Diagnosis

In patients with hypotonic polyuria, the direct measurement of hypertonic saline-stimulated plasma copeptin has better diagnostic accuracy than the water-deprivation test.

Metyrapone Reduced Urinary-Free Cortisol Levels in Cushing Syndrome

Metyrapone Reduced Urinary-Free Cortisol Levels in Cushing Syndrome

The treatment goals for Cushing syndrome are to normalize cortisol levels, reverse clinical symptoms, and if possible to remove the secreting neoplasm.

International PCOS Network Issues New Guidelines for Management and Diagnosis of PCOS

International PCOS Network Issues New Guidelines for Management and Diagnosis of PCOS

International evidence-based guidelines include 166 recommendations and practice points to improve health outcomes of women with PCOS.

The Association Between Skin Diseases and Metabolic Syndrome

The Association Between Skin Diseases and Metabolic Syndrome

Investigators examine the association between various skin conditions and metabolic syndrome.

Hepatitis B Infection May Increase the Risk for Pancreatic Cancer

Hepatitis B Infection May Increase the Risk for Pancreatic Cancer

Investigators assessed the association of hepatitis B infection and pancreatic cancer, along with predictors of pancreatic cancer and mortality.

Men With Migraines May Have Increased Serum Estradiol, Androgen Deficiency

Men With Migraines May Have Increased Serum Estradiol, Androgen Deficiency

Men with migraines were found to have increased levels of estradiol and to be more likely to have relative androgen deficiency compared with men without migraines.

Young Cancer Survivors Have High Risk of Endocrine Diseases

Young Cancer Survivors Have High Risk of Endocrine Diseases

Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors have a 73 percent higher risk of endocrine diseases.

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