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Women's health

From gynaecology to obstetrics, from breast cancer treatments to menopause research: the distinct medical needs of female patients are manifold. But also in many other areas of research, diagnostics and therapy, the awareness of women requiring different approaches than male patients is dawning.

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Article • Imaging controversial

MRI breast cancer screening of high-risk women: benefits outweigh drawbacks

Breast MRI is increasingly being used as a primary breast cancer screening exam for young women. It brings benefits in women with dense breasts, who are at an elevated risk of developing breast…

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Article • Women's health

Osteoporosis and menopause: New measures to assess fracture risk

Bone fractures caused by osteoporosis are a common major global health risk. The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) reports that one in three women over the age of 50 will sustain a…

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News • Mobile health technologies

Contraception counseling: Doctors shy away from digital methods

Pregnancy prevention apps, fertility-tracking wearables and more: Digital tools have expanded the range of contraceptive methods – but are rarely discussed at the GP's office, a new study shows.

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News • From conception to childbirth

Study shows what women want (in pregnancy health apps)

A team comprising obstetricians, gynecologists, pediatricians, and biomedical engineers has found the key determinants for digital health solutions that support women from pre- to post-pregnancy.

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News • Complication prevention

Placenta organoids help understand pre-eclampsia and pregnancy disorders

Using lab-grown ‘mini-placentas’, researchers from the UK and Switzerland hope to get new insights on dangerous pregnancy complications, such as pre-eclampsia.

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Article • Digital breast tomosynthesis

Transforming breast screening: The role of AI in improving reading workflow

While having more centers adopt digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast cancer screenings into their practice is a positive change, it also presents some challenges for…

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Article • Supplemental imaging

The next breast screening advancement: Contrast-enhanced mammography

With the recent recommendation changes from the European Council in 2022, how radiologists screen for breast cancer is changing. Mammography has long been an essential technology in screening for breast cancer, and in the recommendations the Council formally recognized the advantages of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). This landmark acknowledges the research on and benefits of DBT, advocating…

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