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Non-invasive first trimester blood test reliably detects Down's syndrome
Cell-free fetal DNA testing, which measures the relative amount of free fetal DNA in a pregnant woman's blood, is a new screening test that indicates the risk of Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Edward syndrome (trisomy 18), and Patau syndrome (trisomy 13). View News Article (2015-02-03)


Study by CU researcher finds everyday exposure to chemicals could trigger early menopause
Women who are exposed to certain chemicals are more likely to experience menopause at a younger age, according to a newly published study by a researcher from the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus.  View News Article (2015-01-29)


Only about half of teenage girls receive HPV vaccine at the CDC's recommended age
It's a virus that is responsible for almost all cases of cervical cancer but a new study by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers indicates that only about half of the girls receive the vaccine at the recommended age to best protect themselves. View News Article (2015-01-21)


Researchers identify key substance that protects against pre-term birth
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified hyaluronon (HA) as a critical substance made by the body that protects against premature births caused by infection. View News Article (2015-01-13)


Nearly one in five women who undergo hysterectomy may not need the procedure
It is estimated that one in three women in the United States will have had a hysterectomy by the age of 60.  View News Article (2015-01-07)


Developing a noninvasive test for endometriosis
Researchers at UC San Francisco have identified patterns of genetic activity that can be used to diagnose endometriosis and its severity, a finding that may offer millions of women an alternative to surgery through a simple noninvasive procedure. View News Article (2014-11-24)


Common cholesterol-fighting drug may prevent hysterectomies in women with uterine fibroids
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, in collaboration with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Baylor College of Medicine and the Georgia Regents University, report for the first time that the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin inhibits the growth of human uterine fibroid tumors. View News Article (2014-11-14)


Women with bipolar disorder at 50 percent greater risk of delivering preterm babies
Women who have been previously hospitalized for bipolar disorder are nearly twice as likely to have premature babies compared to women without a history of mental illness, according to a new study by researchers at Women's College Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).  View News Article (2014-11-04)


New optimal screening threshold for gestational diabetes in twin pregnancies
A common complication, gestational diabetes affects approximately 6-7% of pregnant women. Currently, screening is done in two steps to help identify patients most at risk; however, the suggested levels for additional testing were based on singleton pregnancy data. View News Article (2014-10-31)


MFM specialists publish expert series on fetal surgery
Since the first human fetal surgery was reported in 1965, several different fetal surgical procedures have been developed and perfected, resulting in significantly improved outcomes for many fetuses. View News Article (2014-10-06)

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