Feb 4th, 2019 - Overall, men who have been treated for prostate cancer can expect quality of life equal to that as men in the general population, even those diagnosed with advanced disease, concludes the largest study of its kind. However, the study also shows that sexual dysfunction is virtually ubiquitous among men treated for prostate cancer, regardless of age or disease stage. In addition, men treated with...
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Jan 30th, 2019 - Estrogen and androgen deficiency from menopause causes vulvovaginal and urogenital changes and a plethora of symptoms, most prominently dyspareunia. Read the supplement and earn CME credit for your knowledge of the following: The pathophysiology of dyspareunia due to vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) of menopause.
Jan 21st, 2019 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Sexual function in severely obese women improves after bariatric surgery, researchers in Brazil say. Dr. Ubirajara Barroso Jr. of Universidade Federal da Bahia and colleagues studied sexual function before and six months after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in 62 obese women (mean age, 36.8). Sexual dysfunction was defined as a Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) score bel...
Jan 21st, 2019 - Treatment with gabapentin improves sexual function in women with persistent, unexplained pain in the vulva (vulvodynia) who have increased pelvic muscle pain on examination. "Previous studies have suggested gabapentin reduces the pain of fibromyalgia...[and] our theory was that reducing pelvic floor muscle pain might reduce vulvodynia pain overall and thus improve sexual function," lead autho...
Jan 14th, 2019 - As the new year progresses, both states and the Trump administration are continuing their involvement in issues involving abortion and contraception. In Tennessee, a law that took effect Jan. 1 requires women who are considering abortions and who have had an ultrasound of their fetus be given an opportunity to see the ultrasound results. In Arizona, a new law requires providers to ask women who...
Jan 10th, 2019 - Validation Participants’ suggestions to improve MST treatment, including goal sharing, validation, knowledge, and support: “They should have staff awareness groups, or focus groups to teach them the same thing that the patients are receiving as far as how to handle yourself, how to interact with others. Don’t bring your sh** from home into your job.
Jan 8th, 2019 - Nonhormone therapies Topical lidocaine for insertional dyspareunia has been studied in postmenopausal women with breast cancer with severe GSM, dyspareunia, increased sexual distress scores, or abnormal sexual function with improvement seen using 4% aqueous lidocaine versus saline applied with a cotton ball to the vestibule for 3 minutes before vaginal penetration. 9 Vaginal laser therapy has th.
Dec 21st, 2018 - (Reuters Health) - - Millions of Americans have searched Google for information on how to understand, prevent and report sexual harassment and assault since the start of the #MeToo movement more than a year ago, a U.S. study suggests. FILE PHOTO: A vendor sells #MeToo badges a protest march for survivors of sexual assault and their supporters in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California U.S. November ...
Dec 20th, 2018 - (Reuters) - The U.S. Olympic community prioritized "medals and money" over the safety of its athletes, creating a culture that contributed to widespread instances of sexual abuse, according to a congressional report released on Thursday. The report comes after more than 350 women testified that former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar abused them during his tenure, crimes for which he is ...
Dec 18th, 2018 - A Texas oncologist has been charged with sexual assaults on former employees and is also accused of sexual assault by a former patient. His attorney says all the allegations are false. Eugenio Gerardo Galindo, MD, who previously served as medical director of Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Cancer Center and has a private practice in Edinburg, Texas, turned himself in to police and was arraigned...
Dec 8th, 2018 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men and women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a significantly increased risk of sexual dysfunction, according to a new meta-analysis. "As people get older, the prevalence of sexual dysfunction increases due to disturbance of hormones," said Dr. Zhigang Zhao from The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, in Guangzhou, China. "Inversely,...
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Dec 3rd, 2018 - Victims of sexual assault can benefit from referral to professionals with expertise in post-assault counseling. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner programs are listed at http://www.
Nov 25th, 2018 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Midlife and older women with a history of intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual assault or clinically significant posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experience more symptoms of menopause, researchers have found. "I think the strong associations between both PTSD and emotional intimate partner violence and a range of menopause symptoms highlights the importance of...
Nov 19th, 2018 - Intimate partner violence or sexual assault may have a significant effect on menopausal symptoms in women, according to a cohort study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Karen Winton/iStockphoto Researchers analyzed data from 2,016 women aged 40 years or older who were enrolled in the observational Reproductive Risks of Incontinence Study; 40% were non-Latina white, 21% were black, 20% were L.
Nov 19th, 2018 - Traumatic experiences among older women, such as intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), heightened a woman's risk of menopausal symptoms, researchers found. A lifetime history of emotional or physical intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and current clinically significant PTSD symptoms were all linked with an increased risk of menopause sympt...
Nov 17th, 2018 - (Reuters Health) - People with psoriasis may be at increased risk of sexual dysfunction, particularly when they also suffer from mood disorders or arthritis, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from 28 studies with more than 52,000 psoriasis patients and more than 1.8 million people without psoriasis. Those with psoriasis had a 5.5-fold higher risk of sexual dysfunction than p...
Nov 15th, 2018 - (Reuters Health) - People with psoriasis may be at increased risk of sexual dysfunction, particularly when they also suffer from mood disorders or arthritis, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from 28 studies with more than 52,000 psoriasis patients and more than 1.8 million people without psoriasis. Those with psoriasis - an autoimmune disorder that causes red, scaly skin pa...
Nov 5th, 2018 - Hello. I'm Dr Charles Vega, and I am a clinical professor of family medicine at the University of California at Irvine. Welcome to Medscape Morning Report, our 1-minute news story for primary care. The #MeToo movement has mainly focused on holding men accountable for abusive behaviors toward women, including sexual assault and harassment. Less emphasis has been placed on the long-term health co...
Nov 2nd, 2018 - The long-term mesh removal rate in women with a midurethral mesh sling (MUS) insertion for treating stress urinary incontinence (SUI) was 3. 3%, a British study found.
Oct 31st, 2018 - Researchers derived and validated a risk score for major NSAID adverse events. Also today, the ACIP resuscitates pertussis working group, it’s important to talk to adolescents about sexual assault, and costs increase for gun injuries in children.